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Global Education Rankings Cast Shadow on U.S. Education System
posted by: Alana | December 08, 2016, 04:32 pm   


The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted an international survey of nearly half a million 15-year-old students from 72 countries and economies to determine which countries excel in various educational subjects, and which ones fall behind.


The results of this survey are known as PISA or the Program for International Student Assessment and this particular survey focused on learning about how students compare on a global scale in science.


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Six ‘Protect Yourself Rules’ That All Young Children Must Learn
posted by: Alana | December 07, 2016, 02:34 pm   

Guest Post by Jon Conte, PhD., University of Washington, School of Social Work


I’ve dedicated my career to studying child abuse and the traumatic, long-term effects it has on children’s development. Over the decades, two statistics have never strayed far from my thoughts:


  • More than one in six children suffers from physical abuse.
  • One in 10 children will be sexually abused, often by someone they know and trust.


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Even Beginners Can Participate in this Week's Hour of Code
posted by: Alana | December 06, 2016, 11:58 am   


This week educators across the nation are participating in the “Hour of Code.” Celebrated annually during Computer Science Week, Hour of Code 2016 is being recognized from the 5th to the 11th December.


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Reform Matters: December 02, 2016
posted by: Alana | December 03, 2016, 12:52 am   


Election 2016: Betsy DeVos Chosen as U.S. Secretary of Education

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DeVos Nominated Secretary of Education
posted by: Alana | November 28, 2016, 01:38 pm   


Last week, President Elect Donald Trump had a big announcement to deliver about his education agenda. Four days after meeting with the President Elect, Betsy DeVos, 58, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Who is Betsy DeVos you might ask? A high-profile advocate for school choice, Ms. DeVos is chair of the American Federation for Children, a Washington, D.C.-based organization devoted to expanding school of choice options across the country. She also sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.


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