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Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Syria was a leader in basic education in the region before the crisis began in 2011: an estimated 97% of primary school-age children were enrolled in school. Today, more than half of school-aged children in Syria are out of school. A recent report by UNICEF and partners highlights how severely the conflict has damaged education, decimating a [...]

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School in a Box $209.11

School in a Box $209.11

Kids coping with crisis crave normalcy. We all do. Attending classes gives them the chance to forget the devastation and focus on learning. Even in the middle of a disaster, UNICEF can get temporary classes up and running in 72 hours. We customize School-in-a-Box Kits for local languages and select basic educational supplies that can [...]

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Teachers threaten strikes over excessive workload

Teachers threaten strikes over excessive workload

Teachers are threatening strike action in their campaign against excessive workload. The National Union of Teachers’ annual conference has called for “sustained strike action” to back schools challenging a long hours culture. The union says teachers’ workload is “intolerable and getting worse”. The Department for Education said rather than threatening “unnecessary strike action” the NUT [...]

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Pupils ‘come to school hungry’, says teacher union

Pupils ‘come to school hungry’, says teacher union

Increasing numbers of pupils are coming to school hungry, anxious and unable to concentrate because of family financial pressures, a teachers’ union has said. The NASUWT union said growing numbers of teachers and schools were providing food, equipment and clothes for pupils. Others were offering financial advice and referring struggling families to external support services. [...]

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Cross-party move against England’s academy schools plan

Cross-party move against England’s academy schools plan

Leaders of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat groups in the Local Government Association have combined to oppose plans to force all English schools to become academies. In a joint letter to the Observer, they urge ministers to reconsider the plans. The LGA says the plan to remove all schools from council control has caused [...]

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The Path to Debt Free College: More School Choice

The Path to Debt Free College: More School Choice

There’s no shortage of efforts to solve our nation’s $1.3 trillion student debt crisis. Just last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced the Reducing Educational Debt Act, bills aimed at giving student borrowers new debt refinancing options and allocating more federal money to Pell Grants and community colleges. One week before, the Obama administration announced its [...]

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Misplacing Hope in Hero Teachers

Misplacing Hope in Hero Teachers

Gotham: a dark, stormy city, beset with crime and corruption. There is rampant violence and unrest. The psychopathic and sadistic Joker is on the loose, reeking mayhem on a law-abiding people. But just as the city is about to be eviscerated, Batman swoops in, saving innocent lives and brightening the skies once again. Gotham is [...]

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How Trump Can Make Education Great Again

How Trump Can Make Education Great Again

Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric is heavily focused on improving America’s ability to compete. He promises a better deal for American workers in trade agreements, and a more restrictive border policy in part to prevent competition from immigrants for low-wage jobs. These positions are well-known, but another area of interest for Trump also plays into concerns [...]

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Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Charter schools suspend students at a much higher rate than non-charter schools, some of which have suspension rates north of 70 percent. But a disproportionate amount of those suspensions fall on black students, who are four times more likely to be suspended than white students, and students with disabilities, who are twice as likely to [...]

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In pictures: famous British public schools with branches abroad

In pictures: famous British public schools with branches abroad

Harrow was one of the first major British public schools to expand abroad when it opened Harrow International Bangkok in 1998. Since then, it’s opened branches in Hong Kong and Beijing, with another due to open in Shanghai in August 2016. There’s a long list of famous old Harrovians, including Winston Churchill and Benedict Cumberbatch. [Source:- [...]

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Can you find the hidden letter in this memory puzzle?

Can you find the hidden letter in this memory puzzle?

This red dot puzzle tests your ability to recall images and has been shared by thousands online this week. Those who can easily answer the puzzle may just have an eidetic memory, the ability to recall images with vividness bordering on actual visual perception; also called a photographic memory. To solve the puzzle you must [...]

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what is the most effective way of getting students to retain the information you’ve imparted during a lesson?

what is the most effective way of getting students to retain the information you’ve imparted during a lesson?

We all know that the students who are able to focus for the longest periods of time on what we’re saying without their attention wandering are the ones most likely to retain the information. Conversely the students with short attention spans are also the ones most likely to be disruptive in class. No news there. [...]

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