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How Technology is shaping the Future of Education

The 21st century is a technologically advanced era. We see robotic machines taking over almost every human activity and work. Every sector, may it be industry, health, medicine, games, has been effected in either a good or bad way with the advancement in the field of...

US:How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity

Buoyed by Donald Trump’s championing of a voucher system—and cheered on by his education secretary Betsy DeVos—Arizona just passed one of the country’s most thoroughgoing policies in favor of so-called “school of choice.” The legislation signed by Governor Doug...

Pay Attention To Students’ Anxieties About Success

Two recent articles about students’ reactions to the pressures of high school should be required reading for every parent, high school counselor, and college admission officer, as well as university trustees and presidents. They’re not the only signs that...

Learning in school as a social activity

What do 15-year-old students really need from school and what can school give them for their personal growth? The third volume of PISA 2015 results on students’ well-being shows how important it is that education helps them develop not only knowledge and...

Investing in parents for a more productive and inclusive Brazil

Quality and innovative education policies emerge usually from a combination of factors such as good teachers, quality school management, and parental engagement, among others. In Brazil, a country with tremendous diversity and regional inequalities, good examples have...

How to get millions learning: From evidence to action

One year ago, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution launched Millions Learning: Scaling up Quality Education in Developing Countries. The report tells the story of where and how improvements in quality education have expanded, or...

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day

Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was starting to form on his forehead. Yikes, I thought, what a way to begin my first year...

Nontraditional education center opens in Bethel

Nontraditional education center opens in Bethel – NewsTimes BETHEL – A newly opened academy hopes to become the model for the future of nontraditional education. Workspace Academy, which opened in January in a 32,000-square foot space in the Clarke...

Which Is Better: American or Asian Education?

  After spending several months studying in America, these are the differences I’ve noticed between the two systems. By Jessie Yang, University of Hong Kong While I was studying in Taiwan, I heard a lot about the advantages of a U.S. education. Scholars would...

Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

The crisis in Syria has displaced about 1.4 million children and teenagers from their homes. An estimated 900,000 of them are not in school. Historically, in conflict zones, education has taken a backseat to immediate needs like food, shelter and medical care. But...

Ease Your Way into Project-Based Learning in Six Easy Steps

The most touted benefits of project-based learning (PBL) — high engagement, improved learning, intrinsic motivation, collaboration, college and career readiness, 21st century skills, rigor and relevance —  are goals all teachers share for their learners. But...

The Future of Refugee Education: A Roundup

Over the past month, Refugees Deeply took an in-depth look at the state of refugee education and the ideas that could shape the future of the field. The scale of the problem facing refugee educators is clear from the statistics. More than half of the world’s refugee...

Pakistan: “Education is the only solution”

  Pakistan’s countless flesh and blood victims of the seemingly unstoppable terrorist juggernaut rarely make international headlines. Obscured by the mainstream news narrative, the image of Pakistan which emerges hardly takes into account the extent of the loss,...

What can other development sectors learn from education?

The education sector sometimes feels like the younger sibling in the global development family. We are often learning from other “big brother and sister” sectors, such as health and infrastructure, where a wealth of evidence as well as funding levels typically exceed...

Who’s accountable for education? | World Education Blog

Who’s accountable for education? | World Education Blog It’s not long before Global Action Week launches, on the theme of Accountability in Education. This, as you may or may not know, is also the theme of our next Global Education Monitoring Report, due to launch on...

Syrian students: ‘We belong in the classroom’

April 13 (UPI) — Jamal al-Ibrahim is perplexed when asked if he thinks he should be working on the streets of Beirut. “Of course not. I should be in school, but I also need to provide for my family,” he says. Now 13, Jamal, one of the 1,500...

How Technology is shaping the Future of Education

The 21st century is a technologically advanced era. We see robotic machines taking over almost every human activity and work. Every sector, may it be industry, health, medicine, games, has been effected in either a good or bad way with the advancement in the field of...

Vietnam: It Takes a Village to Build a Library

Thuy and her son reading together. Thuy Tran, calls herself a bookworm even though books have often remained out of reach. “Books weren’t in my parents’ budget, so I have craved them ever since. Becoming a mother, my mission was to give my son a shelf full of...

Pakistan: “Education is the only solution”

Pakistan’s countless flesh and blood victims of the seemingly unstoppable terrorist juggernaut rarely make international headlines. Obscured by the mainstream news narrative, the image of Pakistan which emerges hardly takes into account the extent of the loss, injury,...

US: 5 Lessons for Greening Your Curriculum

On a typical school day in New York City’s South Bronx, students at Community School 55 learn about science, literacy, math, geography, and more by cultivating an indoor farm, turning their harvest into healthy meals and sharing the bounty with others in their...

Who’s accountable for education?

It’s not long before Global Action Week launches, on the theme of Accountability in Education. This, as you may or may not know, is also the theme of our next Global Education Monitoring Report, due to launch on 24 October. The word ‘accountability’ is not a...
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