Global Learning

6/14/2013

6/14/2013

Hillary Clinton, who was introduced by her husband, took the stage at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago Thursday to outline her commitment to early childhood education, opportunities for women and girls, and the need for economic development in the United States.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013

This past school year has been less hectic for busy juniors and seniors at Hempfield High School, thanks to a new, online course-sharing initiative. The Hempfield School District, outside Lancaster, is one of three rural Pennsylvania districts that have implemented Open Campus PA, a program that shares high school teachers and allows participating students to take online classes on their own time.

5/9/2013

5/9/2013

For the first time, new K-12 science standards issued in April include climate change. But the standards, written by a consortium of science and education groups in consultation with 26 states, are only voluntary and could take years to roll out.

5/7/2013

5/7/2013

A new nationwide survey finds overwhelming public support for geography at all levels of education and recognizes the discipline’s value in government and business.

5/7/2013

Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.

4/24/2013

4/24/2013

At Dublin (Ohio) City Schools, Chinese teacher Dun Zhang teaches class in three different high school buildings—at the same time. With a shrinking budget and a desire to keep the foreign language program, the district moved to a blended model this year, with a combination of in-person, online, and video conference classes, to save money while reaching as many students as possible.

3/27/2013

3/27/2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces Becky J. Berg—superintendent of the Deer Park School District in Deer Park, Wash.—as the association’s new President.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013

Khadijah Niazi overcame several barriers to finish her introductory physics exam online. Pakistan recently blocked access to YouTube, the site Udacity used to host its lessons. She posted a plea for help on a Udacity message board and several classmates from Malaysia, Portugal, and England attempted to find a workaround. The next day she took the final exam. Even more amazing than the technology know-how is the fact that Kadijah was 11 years old and aced the class with the highest distinction.


3/13/2013

3/13/2013

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors have named two distinguished educators to serve on the ALAS Board.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

The Chinese language program for Arlington Heights School District 25 elementary school students, started in 2009, is being eliminated.

2/22/2013

2/22/2013

Fernando Melo from Columbia, Leakhelin Virak from Cambodia and Mohammed Bani Jameel from Iraq work on their English proficiency through short chapter books, while Tumaini Kasongo from Uganda completes assignments on her computer during a Westbrook Middle School language arts class.

2/22/2013

Of all the changes sweeping through the American public education system, one of the most significant is simply demographic: the growing population of Hispanic students.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013

The U.K. in early February made it all but official: personal finance instruction will be mandatory throughout the school system beginning in 2014.

12/18/2012

12/18/2012

Students at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring soon will be able to know more about their finances thanks to EverFi Inc. — an online program that the school has begun integrating into its courses that teaches students about financial literacy.

12/11/2012

12/11/2012

At Logansport High School, 47 students are enrolled in Chinese language classes — and are putting together complete sentences before their first semester is over.

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