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Vietnam’s Impressive PISA Scores

“On December 3rd, the OECD released the results from its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an exam administered every three years to 15- and 16-year-olds in dozens of countries. Vietnam recently joined the test for the first time, and it scored remarkably … Continue reading

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GCC Countries Need Education to Stay Competitive

“GCC countries need to invest in education and raise skill levels if the region is to be internationally competitive, according to an ICAEW report. Although GCC governments have recognised the need to diversify themselves from oil-based revenues, they still face … Continue reading

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Canada: International Education Powerhouse?

“Across the country, the educational experience of Canadian undergraduates is enriched by the presence of students from around the world. They bring new perspectives, cultures and languages to our campuses and communities. Together with study-abroad opportunities, this international exposure provides … Continue reading

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Canadian Teachers Find Jobs Abroad

“Newly qualified Canadian teachers frustrated with the over-saturated teaching market in many major Canadian cities are setting their sights on international schools abroad, where they say professional and personal benefits far outweigh those back home.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-canadian-teachers-head-abroad-amid-tight-job-market-1.2426110

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“School-in-a-box” Pop-up Schools

“Most of the buildings in Machakos, the former capital of Kenya, are made of concrete, with neat fences, informal gardens, indoor plumbing, and electricity, however erratic. By contrast, the local schoolhouse of Bridge International Academies is beyond basic: walls of corrugated … Continue reading

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