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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…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

Video: Incredibly scary journeys to school around the world

September 7, 2014 - 5:39 pm in Africa, Asia, Australia & NZ, Featured, MAIN, Science & Tech, Travel, U.K., U.S., World

  Don't you just hate it when it takes at least 45 minutes to get to school so early in the morning? Consider ourselves, and our children, lucky. In many less developed countries around the world, students and teachers hike for miles and hours to get…

US immigrants see value in bilingualism, no more English-only focus

September 7, 2014 - 4:13 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - It used to be that English was the only language immigrants would like their children to equip themselves with. The idea was for their children to fit in quickly into American culture by speaking the dominant language. This is not necessarily…

US: El Paso ISD forced 16 employees to resign or be fired over fake GED certificates

September 5, 2014 - 5:34 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - Sixteen employees from El Paso Independent School District quit amidst allegations that they had used fake GED certificates to get their jobs, according to the El Paso Times. The school district has more than 90 schools and almost 9,000…

US: School wants to eliminate recess time. Good move?

September 4, 2014 - 6:05 pm in EdNews, MAIN, U.S., World

  WORLD / U.S. - When the No Child Left Behind Act was implemented in the early 2000’s, schools across the country started reducing the time kids spent at recess. The thought was that students would improve their standardized test scores if they had…

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