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Archive: October, 2013

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Americans Doubt the Rigor and Quality of Online Education

News from U.S. News & World Report: A new Gallup poll found most Americans doubt the quality and rigor of online education. Although the majority of Americans say the value and format of online education are equal to or better than traditional education, many still doubt its quality, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. [...]

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Pakistan’s educational challenges

News from CNN International: (CNN) — Schoolgirl and activist Malala Yousufzai is challenging the education system in Pakistan. After she was shot by the Taliban she became a key figure in the movement to improve education in Pakistan, particularly for girls. According to UNESCO, more than three million girls are out of school in Pakistan, [...]

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Kakenya Ntaiya: Bringing Education to Kenya’s Girls

News from National Geographic: Kakenya Ntaiya, a pioneering education activist in Kenya and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2013, putting her in the running for CNN Hero of the Year. For the past five years, the boarding school she started in her own village of Enoosaen, [...]

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South Korea’s education system

News from The Economist: FEW countries have done better than South Korea over the past half-century. Within the span of a single working life, its economy has grown 17-fold, its government has evolved from an austere dictatorship into a rowdy democracy, and its culture, once scarred by censorship, now beguiles the world with its music, [...]

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Mass. ranks 1st in US in global education study

News from Boston.com: Home / News / Local news / News Local Massachusetts By DENISE LAVOIE / AP Legal Affairs Writer / October 27, 2013 BOSTON (AP) — Polish up your best ‘‘wicked smaht’’ accents: Massachusetts finished first among U.S. states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe. Nineteen percent of [...]

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Obama urges more education spending, calls for ‘political courage in Washington’

News from Washington Post: NEW YORK — President Obama called Friday for “political courage in Washington” in a speech at an innovative public high school here, urging Congress to approve more money for education as a partisan debate over federal budget priorities is set to begin. Sleeves rolled up and suit jacket off, Obama warned [...]

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Obama, at Brooklyn School, Pushes Education Agenda

News from New York Times: Mr. Obama was cheered by visibly energized students and a strong cadre of New York politicians when he took the podium at Pathways in Technology Early College High School. “Hello Brooklyn,” he said, and started into his argument for creating more schools like the one he was visiting, casting them [...]

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Spanish students, teachers protest against education cuts, reform

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Outlook for education stocks brightens after Apollo results

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Zuck’s first major ed-tech investment? Panorama Education, the brainchild of a …

News from VentureBeat: Yale Scientific Magazine Aaron Feuer started the company out of his dorm room at Yale University When Aaron Feuer was in high school, he helped write a bill for students to give feedback on their classes. By the time he matriculated at Yale University, Feuer had picked up computer programming skills. He couldn’t shake [...]

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