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Why Asian Nations Dominate Global Education Rankings

Last week, Pearson Education released its annual global educational performance report. Once again, their findings provide a roadmap for teaching students in the 21st century and for why Asian nations are racing ahead.<p>Building on their last report, which I covered here, one of Pearson’s key …

Adrienne Rich on Why an Education Is Something You Claim, Not Something You Get

In September of 1977, months before the publication of her exquisite <i>Dream of a Common Language</i> and exactly two decades before becoming the first and so far only person to refuse the prestigious National Medal of Arts in an act of remarkable political courage, <b>Adrienne Rich</b> stood before the …

What is the Earthly Use of a Liberal Arts Education?

<i>These remarks are adapted from the commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College on May 23, 2014.</i><p>You are graduating at an interesting moment in history -- when the liberal arts are, honestly, not very cool. You all know what you're supposed to be doing these days -- study computer science, code at …

Bible School Uses Hitler Quote To Promote Education For Children (PHOTO)

Alabama-based Life-Savers Ministries (LSM) has admitted that it was probably a poor decision to select a quote from Adolf Hitler for use on a billboard supporting children's education, reports Raw Story.<p>The large sign depicted a diverse group of smiling kids and incongruously declared, "He alone, …

The Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs

The oft-given advice to “do what you love” might be of particular relevance to education professionals, many of whom commit to years of study and multiple degrees to secure jobs that may not always guarantee a healthy paycheck.<p>But the education sector includes a broad variety of occupations paying …

Educating girls is central to any nation’s effort to transform itself | Julia Gillard

Better education translates into reduced female fertility rates, improved infant mortality rates, and fewer early child marriages. We have to keep educational gender parity in sight<p>Like many girls in rural Yemen, Raysa Al-Kholani was married off early, when she was 13. Years later, her in-laws …

What are kids reading? Books like 'Hunger Games,' but classics, too.

What do green eggs, stick figures navigating the hazards of middle school, and post-apocalyptic teen battles have in common? They’re all to be found …

Teaching Character: The Choices We Make

Character is Not Always Doing the Right Thing<p>To fully grasp the concept, one must first understand what character is and what it is not. It isn't …

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