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Best And Worst Places To Be A Kid : Goats and Soda. Children on the North Cape in Norway live in one of the top countries for kids, according to a Save the Children report.

Best And Worst Places To Be A Kid : Goats and Soda

Norway is tied with Slovenia for the top spot. Jekaterina Nikitina/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jekaterina Nikitina/Getty Images Children on the North Cape in Norway live in one of the top countries for kids, according to a Save the Children report. A recent report from Save the Children documents what many people have known for a long time — a baby is far better off being born in Europe than in sub-Saharan Africa. A Republican Lawmaker Wants To Turn In Students Who Don't Speak English To Save Money. Factory vs. Studio – Michael Dearing – Medium. From 2006 to 2014, I taught at Stanford University.

Factory vs. Studio – Michael Dearing – Medium

This is the story of one of the activities I used in the classroom. Automation eating your industry? These are the skills that will always be valued in the workplace. By Alison E.

Automation eating your industry? These are the skills that will always be valued in the workplace.

Berman ✍️ If you’d asked farmers a few hundred years ago what skills their kids would need to thrive, it wouldn’t have taken long to answer. They’d need to know how to milk a cow or plant a field. They needed general skills for a single profession that barely changed. This is how it’s been for most of human history. 3 Ways Exponential Technologies are Impacting the Future of Learning – SingularityU – Medium. Exponential Technologies Impact What Needs to be Learned In a 2013 white paper titled Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work, Richard Murnane and Frank Levy argue that in the computer age, the skills which are valuable in the new labor market are significantly different than what they were several decades ago.

3 Ways Exponential Technologies are Impacting the Future of Learning – SingularityU – Medium

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics. On election night 2006, Dick DeVos, the bronzed, starched 51-year-old scion of Michigan’s wealthiest family, paced to a lectern in the dim ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in Lansing to deliver the speech that every candidate dreads.

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics

The Michigan gubernatorial race that year had been a dogfight of personal attacks between DeVos, the Republican nominee, and Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. Gloomy, bleached-out b-roll of shuttered factories in anti-Granholm ads made the governor’s sunny economic promise that “You’re gonna be blown away” sound less like an aspiration than a threat. Anti-DeVos ads cut closer to the bone, with one depicting a cartoon DeVos cheering a freighter hauling Michigan jobs to China. It was an unsubtle reference to DeVos’ time as president of Amway, the direct-sales behemoth his family co-founded and co-owns, when he eliminated jobs in Michigan while expanding dramatically in Asia.

Story Continued Below. Schools still use violence to punish kids. Depending on whom you’re inclined to believe, the recess exercise at Horton Elementary School in San Diego was either a physical education exercise instilling healthy practices or an instance of punitive physical abuse.

Schools still use violence to punish kids

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed. A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed

LA Johnson/NPR hide caption toggle caption LA Johnson/NPR A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. In Our Schools, Very young Black Lives Matter, Too. In Our Schools, Black Lives Matter, Too Students in kindergarten listen to their principal read a book at the International Community School on December 17, 2015 in Decatur, Georgia.

In Our Schools, Very young Black Lives Matter, Too

The elementary school, a public charter school for grades K-5, has about 400 students from 30 nations speaking 25 languages. Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them) : NPR Ed. Something's wrong in America's classrooms.

Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them) : NPR Ed

According to new data from the Education Department, black students — from kindergarten through high school — are 3.8 times more likely to be suspended than white students. Now the really bad news. What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? 5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education : NPR Ed. There are few household names in education research.

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education : NPR Ed

Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie. Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He also directs something called the Science of Learning Research Centre, which works with over 7,000 schools worldwide. Over the past 28 years he has published a dozen books, mostly on a theory he calls Visible Learning. Obvious? Small classes. Hattie doesn't run his own studies. Over the years, he has scrutinized — and ranked — 1,200 different meta-analyses looking at all types of interventions, ranging from increased parental involvement to ADHD medications to longer school days to performance pay for teachers, as well as other factors affecting education, like socioeconomic status. Technical Challenges. After a parent screamed at her, this first-grade teacher called the police.

Schools as Punishing Factories: The Handcuffing of Public Education. By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout This piece first appeared at Truthout. Some Study That I Used to Know ~ What Do You Remember from High School? Author Note: This is the first YouTube video I've tried "flipping" into a TEDed lesson, as I work to learn how to make best use of the new TEDed platform for making videos into interactive lessons. I'd welcome encouragement, feedback and questions from others trying it out. Success Academy undercover video shows no-excuses discipline at its ugliest. Dario Cantatore/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival Today, the New York Times published undercover video taken at a Success Academy elementary school in Brooklyn that’s part of the controversial charter network known for “no excuses” discipline.

It shows a first grade teacher berating and humiliating a girl who stumbles when solving a math problem. The teacher, Charlotte Dial, rips up the student’s paper and barks, “Go to the calm-down chair and sit! ,” though by all indications, the girl was already sitting calmly. “You’re confusing everybody,” the teacher says, her voice seething.

L.A. district continues to persecute one of the nation’s best teachers. In this 2003 file photo, Rafe Esquith, a fifth-grade teacher at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles, leads an innovative after-school group in his classroom. Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America. A Texan who called Obama a gay prostitute wants to control what goes in children’s textbooks. Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Common Core (and Neither Do His Rivals) ’s presidential campaign has not been driven by detailed policy papers. But on one issue at least, his position is clear: He hates the Common Core State Standards. Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered. Study Finds More Evidence of Racial Bias in Teachers' Expectations for Students - Teaching Now.

Recent Teacher Of The Year Resigns In Alabama Over Certification Issues. Oliver Elementary School in Birgmingham, Ala., where Ann Marie Corgill taught until Friday. The recent Alabama Teacher of the Year says she quit her job after being told she wasn't highly qualified to teach fifth grade. Teach Your Teachers Well. LAST month, at the urging of Gov. , New York’s Board of Regents suspended the use of state tests to evaluate teachers. This is a wise first step, but it won’t improve our schools unless we go further and build a professionalized system of support that views teachers as learners and challenges them to improve their classroom practices.

The national push over the last decade to strengthen how we evaluate teachers was rooted in studies that suggested that consecutive years with an ineffective teacher did lasting damage to a child’s life chances.