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Why We Need to Challenge Educational Status Quo

“In the early 1800s, Prussia created a top-down model of education to educate the masses with an emphasis on quantity not quality. This same model was imported to the United States in the mid 1800s, and now 150 years later, … Continue reading

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Education Trends in 2014

“For people looking to “disrupt” public education, it’s become requisite to bemoan the “educational status quo” — a phrase meant to evoke images of poor kids striving against the impediments of failing schools and incompetent teachers. Those who question these disruptors’ … Continue reading

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Benefits to Promoting Bilingualism

“Michael Booth took a few well-aimed shots at the myth of the Nordic Utopia this week. Like him, I too am married to a Dane and regularly spend time there, and I can testify to one thing that they definitely get … Continue reading

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“Education is the key” for women in America

“Education is the key to a better quality life in America. This is especially true for women, particularly the millions of them who are living on the brink of poverty — one illness, one home repair or one lost paycheck … Continue reading

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Immigrants Drawn by Education and Quality of Life

“That is backed up by the numbers: According to Chinese banking statistics, investable wealth in the Asian country has grown from $6.9 trillion in 2008 to a whopping $16.6 trillion last year. Today, an estimated 700,000 Chinese citizens qualify as … Continue reading

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Montreal Students Earn Recognition

“Two students at the Marymount Adult Education Centre of the English Montreal School Board have received the Adult Education Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) International’s Quebec chapter, known as Gamma Province: Viorica Negru and Zainab Abbas. Negru and … Continue reading

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Developments in Middle East Education

“While the jury is still out on the success, largely because success in higher education can never be measured overnight, the experiment is nonetheless bold and the desire to improve higher education worthy of praise and encouragement. The curriculum and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Petition to Improve Math Education in 2014

“As with most parents, we send our children to school with the blind faith that the system will help nurture our children’s education through strengthening of fundamental skills – reading, writing, arithmetic – and inspiring further learning and understanding of … Continue reading

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Recapping Top BC Education Stories of 2013

“The past year was a great year to be writing about public education in B.C. and elsewhere. In B.C., a new minister was appointed, followed by the appointment of a new deputy minister. In the parlance of school report cards, … Continue reading

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Big Education Stories to Follow in 2014

“One of the best things about school is that it’s the only place where the beginning of the year comes twice. September is about hope, the buying of fresh supplies and vows to study and eat healthy lunches. January is … Continue reading

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2013 Recap: 9 Best Education Articles

“Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by these writers will remain relevant … Continue reading

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Long-Term Benefits of RESPs

“Another very thoughtful gift my family benefited from were regular contributions from grandparents to the children’s Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). Like those of most parents, our budget was very tight and we welcomed the monetary gifts that not only … Continue reading

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Educational Apps for Children

“Kids these days have a penchant for high-tech and would rather play with smartphones and tablets than board games and building blocks.” http://phys.org/news/2013-12-experts-apps-kids.html

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Creative Thinking Education From Around the World

“Does creativity come from within or is it a skill which can be developed? Creative education is currently considered very effective. In this edition of Learning World we look at some examples.” http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/20/creative-thinking-new-ideas-in-education/  

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Emily Carr To Open Satellite Campus In Whistler

“After shutting the door on a stand-alone Whistler university, council has opened its arms to partner with one of the most prestigious art schools in the country. It’s designed to start off small, with a proposed two-week satellite studio program … Continue reading

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“50 Different Views of Education”

“Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it. What if a class … Continue reading

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Female Education In Saudi Arabia Improves

“Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars to improve women’s education, part of a broader drive to empower young Saudis for the marketplace. That has meant improved campuses, better facilities and research programs and a slight expansion in the curriculum … Continue reading

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VentureBeat’s Coverage of Education Technology

“The editors of VentureBeat, a media company that covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives, today announced the launch of an Education Technology channel. With partner support from Apollo Lightspeed, VentureBeat becomes the first major technology … Continue reading

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Educational Outreach Program wins 2nd Prestigious Award

“Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach has received the 2013 Donner Canadian Foundation Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Education for their First Nations and Inuit Education programs. Out of 477 total applicants, 92 in the category of education, Elephant Thoughts … Continue reading

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