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6 common reactions when students bump into their teachers on the street

October 9, 2014 - 11:14 am in Africa, Asia, Australia & NZ, MAIN, The Good Stuff, U.K., U.S., World

  So teachers have lives outside of school (we do?) and when in a small town or country we often see our students out and about after-school. While we may offer them a wave and a greeting students tend to see it a different way. Here are six reactions…

Egypt: Ending child labour, providing education

October 8, 2014 - 6:33 pm in Africa, EdNews, World

  WORLD / Egypt - It’s no secret that child labour is a problem in Egypt. A 2010 International Labour Organisation and the Egyptian Central Agency…

Singapore: 17-year old student’s open letter to principal on BGR workshop goes viral

October 8, 2014 - 9:02 am in Asia, EdNews, MAIN, World

  <Update 10 October 2014: Focus on the Family Singapore has denied EdChron.com's request for a soft copy of the booklet for review. See below.>…

UK: Oxford takes down pictures of “dead white men”

September 23, 2014 - 4:51 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.K., World

  WORLD / U.K. - Gone are the days when students in the great hall at Oxford were watched over by “portraits of dead white men,” says Maev Kennedy of the Guardian. New black and white photographs of female graduates and fellows now grace the walls…

US: States with the best and worst school systems ranked

September 19, 2014 - 4:13 pm in Economy, EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - Education is the key to economic success, not only for individuals, but also at state level. An August 2013 Economic Policy Institute report found that states with high wages have well-educated workers. Investing in education not only…

US: Schools disrupted, in lockdowns, no thanks to swatting hoaxes

September 15, 2014 - 4:04 pm in Crime, EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - The first day of school this year at Westfield High School in Chantilly in Fairfax County, Virginia ended in a lockdown. The school was put under lockdown at about 3:30 p.m. as a result of a bomb threat. Approximately 200 teachers, students,…

iPhone 6 is here; have mobile devices really made a difference in the classroom?

September 14, 2014 - 6:39 pm in Africa, Asia, Australia & NZ, EdNews, MAIN, Opinions, Science & Tech, U.K., U.S., World

  The iPhone 6 may soon find its way into your classroom, whether it’s in your pocket, purse, or in the backpacks of your students. This newer, lighter, thinner, and faster iPhone is one more Apple tool that you can use to improve your students’…

Malaysia national test papers leaked on social media, almost half a million students to resit exams

September 13, 2014 - 11:12 am in Asia, EdNews, MAIN, Politics, World

  ASIA / Malaysia - The country's biggest examination leak has affected almost half a million students, as investigations continue. Examination papers leaked online before test According to it's Education Ministry's press release, the Science examination…

US: Social Studies textbooks not important; use the Internet says schools

September 10, 2014 - 4:39 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

Image credit: Wikipedia WORLD / U.S. - No more new social studies textbooks. This is the decision of several school districts. Metro Nashville Public Schools and some other Middle Tennessee school districts have stated that cutting costs was not the reason…

US: Falling application rates for teaching jobs

September 10, 2014 - 4:22 pm in MAIN, Opinions, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - Teacher applications and enrollment in teacher education programs is down across the country. The reasons vary from few general teacher job openings to administrative challenges to low school district budgets. North Carolina Isaac Groves…

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