David Cameron will pledge to open 153 new free schools

Dramatic expansion of controversial schools programme proposed by prime minister in speech, seen by the Guardian, drafted for Monday Continue reading…

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AM News: NYC’s Diversity Problem, Districts’ Teacher Assignment Problem

Lack of Diversity Persists in Admissions to New York City’s Elite High Schools NYT:  Five percent of the students offered placement in eight specialized high schools were black and 7 percent were Hispanic, according to statistics released on Thursday. See also ChalkbeatNY.
Study: Novices Often Teach the Youngest, Neediest Students in Their Schools EdWeek: A new study finds that novice math teachers in a large urban district are more likely to teach the youngest and neediest students in their schools…

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Mongolia +++ Aberdeen +++ Kenya +++ Inside Out +++ Absolutely Intercultural 188 +++

Mongolia +++ Aberdeen +++ Kenya +++ Inside Out +++ Absolutely Intercultural 188 +++

In this show we are going to go to Mongolia, to Kenya and to Aberdeen. There IS an over-arching theme but I wonder if you can guess what it is?
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At the high school in Grenaa students there have the chance to go on an exchange trip to Kenya…

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The Learning Network: Should Circuses Be Animal Free?

The Learning Network: Should Circuses Be Animal Free?Is it cruel to use wild animals, such as elephants, tigers and bears, as traveling entertainers? Or would the circus just not be the circus without its animal stars?

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The Learning Network: Analyzing the Elements of Art: Six Ways to Think About Shape

The Learning Network: Analyzing the Elements of Art: Six Ways to Think About Shapea collaboration with KQED Art School to explore one of the seven elements of visual art — shape — and suggest ways to apply the ideas to images and articles found in The New York Times.

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Quotes: Two Problems With Ed Journalism These Days, Says Charter Advocate

First, education reporters too often do not have a firm enough grasp on the data for the issues which they are covering. Second, too much of education reporting is about raising or lowering the status of specific individuals, rather than examining the root causes of school system dysfunction.
- Neerav Kingsland (What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Charter School Performance)
Related posts: : Washington Post Doubles Down In National Coverage; About That Front-Page Washington Post Story; The Washington Post's Wacky Montgomery County Coverage; San Diego Union-Tribune Corrects Washington Post Poverty Headline.

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Self-confidence: the secret of success in modern Britain

OECD study shows UK has biggest science gender gap of any major developed country

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Looking for Kicks in New York City

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Looking for Kicks in New York CityHere are several paragraphs from a March 4 article, “ ‘New York Spring Spectacular’ Brings High Kicks to Radio City Music Hall.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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Social Responsibility in Education Programs You Should Know About

Social Responsibility in Education
As a leading partner in education, Mentoring Minds provides affordable effective learning tools designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed with a focus on development of critical thinking skills. However, the company provides more than educational tools for the classroom as they also want to prepare students for life outside of school…

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School admissions changes 'unlikely to help pupils from deprived backgrounds'

Research and Information on State Education says regulation alone will not ensure that schools have a diverse intake Continue reading…

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