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I met Sandra as a first-year tenth-grade teacher to 165 students at Locke High School in South Central, Los Angeles.
Executive summary Education policymakers and analysts express great concern about the performance of U.S. students on international tests. Education reformers frequently invoke the relatively poor performance of U.S. students to justify school policy changes.
Yesterday, National Journal 's Jim Tankersley introduced us to Nick Hanauer , a venture capitalist from Seattle, whose speech at the TED University conference was deemed "too politically controversial to post on their web site." Last night, NJ produced the full slideshow to accompany the full text of the speech.
It’s time we as a nation have a serious discussion about outlawing billionaires.
Wherever you look, the heat, the drought, and the fires stagger the imagination . Now, it’s Oklahoma at the heart of the American firestorm, with “18 straight days of 100-plus degree temperatures and persistent drought” and so many fires in neighboring states that extra help is unavailable.
Recently, the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) appointed Shamshad Akhtar as Assistant Secretary – General for Economic Development. DESA News interviewed Akhtar , where she shared her thoughts on her new position, the current global situation, and work that still needs to be done. She said, “we need to eradicate poverty at a faster pace.”
Notable Quotes "People are what they do. Not what they say they do or would do if not scared
On the History of the U.S. Economy in Decline Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com
By Robert McNeely If many so-called education reformers really want to close the student achievement gap, they should direct their fire away from public school educators and take aim at the real issue—poverty. This was the consensus of a panel of policy advocates and academics that convened recently on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to discuss the impact of poverty on student learning over the past 40 years.
By Ji Eun Chung Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education The gap between the rich and poor has widened in OECD countries over the past 30 years.
Heifer's classroom resources give teachers the resources to educate their students about their world neighbors, hunger and poverty and sustainable development while inspiring students to help Heifer build a better world. Each program meets national learning standards, are flexible (use one or all) and help lead students on the path to active global citizenship. Elementary Lesson Plans in English – Our Pre-K through sixth grade Global Education Resource Kits resource kits put a new spin on courses like English, geography, science and others. Posters, maps, videos and action ideas support and enrich the lesson plans. View and download the components .
It’s still dangerous out there for feminist bloggers. Here’s how to deal with sexist trolls. A widely cited 2006 University of Maryland survey shows that web users with “female” names are 25 times more likely to be harassed than users with “male” or ambiguous names.