The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | June 2015

The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | June 2015A roundup of articles about teenagers that appeared in The New York Times in June.

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Boarding school headmaster cleared of attacking wife

Case against Bromsgrove School headmaster Peter Clague, 49, is dismissed after his ex-wife is accused of ’embellishing’ events

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SIETAR +++ Third Culture Kid +++ Shelley Morrison +++ Lisa Liang +++ Alien Citizen +++ Absolutely Intercultural 192 +++

SIETAR +++ Third Culture Kid +++ Shelley Morrison +++ Lisa Liang +++ Alien Citizen +++ Absolutely Intercultural 192 +++

In May I attended the SIETAR conference in Valencia, Spain and today I’m going to bring you two very different tastes from the conference. SIETAR is the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research and we will be hearing about third culture kids and how to train people to work well together online…

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | underscore

This word has appeared in 641 New York Times articles in the past year.

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First Lady, Duncan Promote Let’s Read! Let’s Move!

First Lady, Duncan Promote Let’s Read! Let’s Move!
The US Department of Education is gearing up in preparation for its Let’s Read!  Let’s Move! summer series held at the National Archives in honor of freedom, history, and America’s birthday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is set to visit the National Archives and Records Administration later this week for the first field trip for the movement, which was created as an effort to encourage children to learn over the summer months and take part in physical activity…

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#TBT: A Bold Experiment To Fix Our Schools [Vouchers, 1999]

#TBT: A Bold Experiment To Fix Our Schools [Vouchers, 1999]

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#TBT: A Bold Experiment To Fix Our Schools [Vouchers, 1999]
Check out this 1999 Matt Miller story about vouchers: A Bold Experiment to Fix City Schools. The idea may be dead in name, but another version called ESAs just got approved in Nevada and is allowed in four other states.

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6 Things to Check Out at Singapore Science Festival 2015

Have you always been curious, imaginative and loves to tinker with things? Why not think about how we can apply all these to change and make something better? “Changemaker of Science” is the theme of this year’s Singapore Science Festival, and we look at how science can be used to transform and improve lives…

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Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)

Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)

– elearnspace.org

Personalized and adaptive learning has been described as the so-called holy grail of education. The idea is not new, though its technological instantiation is getting increased attention. In a well-funded education system, personalized instruction happens when guided by a teacher as each students strengths and weaknesses and knowledge gaps are known…

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Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)

Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)

– elearnspace.org

Personalized and adaptive learning has been described as the so-called holy grail of education. The idea is not new, though its technological instantiation is getting increased attention. In a well-funded education system, personalized instruction happens when guided by a teacher as each students strengths and weaknesses and knowledge gaps are known…

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Higher Education in Africa: Our continent needs science, not aid

Higher Education in Africa: Our continent needs science, not aidThe founder of Africa’s first drug discovery and development centre explains why scientific research is key to unlocking the continent’s potentialThe continent of Africa suffers a crippling disease burden, which continues to choke economic growth in addition to causing high morbidity and mortality…

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