Weekly snapshot of Chinese education news

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BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Here are the highlights of China's education news from the past week:

-- China to strengthen physical, aesthetic education in schools

China's central authorities have issued two sets of guidelines on strengthening and improving physical and aesthetic education in schools in the new era.

The guidelines were issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council and touched upon aspects of physical and aesthetic education in schools such as education reform, facilities and faculty, curriculum design, and institutional support.

The guidelines set goals that will see a marked improvement in physical and aesthetic education in schools by 2022, and diversified, modern, and high-quality systems of physical and aesthetic education established by 2035.

-- China to consider students' performance in art in high school admission

China will promote the inclusion of aesthetic assessment into high school admission standards on a pilot basis before expanding the scheme to cover the whole nation by 2022, said Wang Dengfeng, a senior official with the Ministry of Education.

Students' performance in physical and aesthetic education will be given more weight in the assessment, Wang said at a press conference on Friday.

-- China issues guideline to deepen education evaluation reform

China has issued a guideline to deepen the reform of education evaluation, stressing adhering to scientific education evaluation and speeding up the modernization of education.

It called for improving the evaluation of schools, teachers and students to facilitate nurturing young generations with an all-round moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetical grounding in addition to hard-working spirit. Enditem

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