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Rotarians talk to students about importance of education

News from Eagle-Tribune: LAWRENCE — Once a month, members of the Rotary Club of Lawrence visit the Guilmette School for a career day with seventh graders. During the vocational service project, members talk about their occupations and the education they needed to get their jobs. Speaking to students this month were, Ron Hill, Rachel Concepcion, [...]

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Federal report: N.Y.’s education reform making progress

News from The Journal News | LoHud.com: Brian Tumulty, TJN 12:28 a.m. EDT March 19, 2014 Education Commissioner John King speaks at a forum on the Common Core state standards at Port Chester Middle School Oct. 28, 2013. ( Peter Carr / The Journal News )(Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News) SHARE 19 CONNECT >>> Read [...]

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Indiana legislature passes 31 education bills in 2014 – Chalkbeat Indiana

News from Indiana legislature passes 31 education bills in 2014 – Chalkbeat Indiana: Dumping Common Core and starting a preschool pilot were the top headlines for the legislature this year, but 2014 also brought a host of other significant education changes to Indiana, from establishing a new state agency to track data to allowing gun [...]

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The importance of early childhood education

News from Breaking Belize News: Preschool children at play(Orange Walk) ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting:  The activities for Child Stimulation Month continue around the country. The month of activities is designed to highlight the importance of early childhood education. Preschools have been in operation for many years in Belize, but many don’t fully understand the purpose [...]

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Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

News from The Atlantic: hydropeek/Flickr Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary [...]

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Letter: Teachers need to stress importance of education

News from Cincinnati.com: CIN 12:01 a.m. EDT March 16, 2014 Ben Cornist of PNC Bank works with students in the Girls Journey program. Letter writer Laura James says girls need to be encouraged to get an education. (Photo: Thanks to Aimee Shinkle ) SHARE 5 CONNECT >>> Read the full article Related News:

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EU Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education – New York Times

News from EU Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:43:17 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MzQaeFGL1ZG/DXrmvxADeHzpBR6rpqLHydeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Wed, 16-Apr-2014 04:43:17 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/world/europe/eu-fights-to-get-everyone-speaking-same-language-on-education.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 nnCoection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 [...]

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Battle over education standards continues

News from azcentral.com: Cathryn Creno , The Republic | azcentral.com 10:09 p.m. EDT March 12, 2014 SHARE 15 CONNECT EMAILMORE Arizona’s battle over Common Core Standards is still being waged. ……………. continues on azcentral.com >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Higher Education in Science and Technology is Critical for Africa’s Development

News from World Bank Group: KIGALI, March 12, 2014—As Sub-Saharan Africa develops rapidly, it is estimated that the continent will need millions of engineers just to reach a single Millennium Development Goal, that of access to safe water and improved sanitation. However, there is a serious shortage of engineers—and also of scientists, health professionals and [...]

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The other arms race

News from The Economist: MIRIM HIGH SCHOOL for girls in Seoul is living proof that South Koreans take education seriously. The students, aged 15 to 18, bow respectfully whenever a teacher passes. Many of them board, and all attend extra-curricular classes from 6pm to 9pm. Do they work too hard? Chang Byong-gap, the headmaster, laughs [...]

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