Singapore School of Science and Technology and Ngee Ann Poly to launch Integrated Diploma Programme, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Singapore School of Science and Technology (SST) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) will be launching a pilot Integrated Diploma Programme (IDP).

It is for students who are strong academically and display an aptitude in applied Science, technology, engineering, as well as mathematics (Stem). They must also want to pursue a polytechnic education.

Under the programme, students from SST will progress directly to a Stem course in NP without having to sit the O levels.

The IDP was announced by Education Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (Nov 17) at SST’s 10th anniversary celebrations, which was held virtually.

SST is a specialised independent school that offers a four-year secondary O-level programme, with a focus on applied learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, aesthetics and mathematics.

The applied learning approach is to connect theoretical concepts to real life applications.

There are three other specialised independent schools in Singapore

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Election Results; WWII Vet Gets Diploma; Emu Rescue: CA Stories

CALIFORNIA – It was another busy news week across California. Missed the headlines on Patch?

Whether you’re looking for breaking or bizarre news, or sweet or silly features, we’ve rounded up some of the most share-worthy stories from the past week.

Take a look at some of this week’s top news stories from across the state.

LIVE UPDATES: CA Congressional Races And Propositions

Several of California’s closest races remain undecided, while voters roundly rejected five of the statewide ballot measures Wednesday.

Live Election Results: CA’s Most Contested Congressional Races

The polls have closed, capping eight competitive Congressional races in California’s 4th, 10th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 39th, 48th, 50th Districts.

Court Rules Against Newsom’s Mail-In-Ballot Executive Order

Gov. Newsom’s executive order required counties to mail ballots to all California voters amid COVID-19 safety concerns.

CA Affirmative Action Gets A ‘No’ As Prop 16 Fails

An effort to revive affirmative action amid

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