WCER: About WCER The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research centers in the world. Under the direction of Robert Mathieu, WCER provides a dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety of topics in education. A place for research WCER is home to some 425 faculty, staff, and graduate students who are engaged in more than 100 research projects spanning the full range of education research – including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), English language learning and assessment, social studies and literacy, the learning sciences, education policy, school finance and human resource management, teacher professional development, and value-added modeling. Training tomorrow's researchers
a child's right We are thrilled to announce that, as of October 10, 2012, A Child’s Right is operating under a new name: Splash. We want to assure you that, even though our name is different, nothing about who we are or what we do is changing. Our mission, values, core work model, partners, staff, and plans for future growth remain the same. Why Splash? Endangered Species Interactive Website View our new interactive map to learn about endangered species success in your state or territory. Launch Map » Horn of Africa: on the brink of a humanitarian crisis One of the worst droughts in a century, compounded by high food prices and unremitting political strife, is spawning an immense humanitarian crisis on the Horn of Africa. Thousands of Somalis are fleeing their homeland each week; most of those who survive the brutal journey end up in refugee camps in neighboring Kenya. Aid agencies are calling it the worst drought in 60 years.
The Earth Institute at Columbia University Exploring Science in the Field from Pole to Pole Company Donates 330,000 Bed Nets to Help Fight Malaria in Africa Lords of the Past Ancient Rocks, Modern Problem Sustainability Management Alum Works to Bring Electric Vehicles to NYC Man Installs a Charity Fridge Outside His Home 10.9K 213ShareNew In all my enthusiasm for stories about refrigerators, somehow I missed this very sweet one from Saudi Arabia. Last May, just before the holy month of Ramadan, a gentleman in Ha’il, a city in the northwestern part of the country, was contemplating how he could do more for those in need. 11 Myths About Global Hunger One of the most common myths about hunger is that there isn't enough food in the world. In fact, there is. Hunger is often a question of access. (Copyright: WFP/Mohammed Siddiq)
English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying Children in England are unhappier at school than their peers in almost every other country included in a new international survey, with widespread bullying causing huge damage to their wellbeing. An estimated half a million 10- and 12-year-olds are physically bullied at school, according to a study by the Children’s Society, which found that 38% of children surveyed had been hit by classmates in the last month. In an international comparison of children’s happiness in 15 countries, the report concluded that children in England were unhappier with their school experience than their peers in 11 other countries, including Ethiopia and Algeria. The findings, which are outlined in the Children’s Society’s annual Good Childhood report, carried out in collaboration with the University of York, paint an alarming picture of children’s experiences at school in England, and their wider sense of wellbeing. “We know that this is related to their mental health and can prevent them flourishing.
Want to Build a New App? There's an App for That, Too Competition in Apple’s App Store is so tough that even strong concepts must be planned to perfection before any development should start. So enter App Cooker: A hot new iPad app that makes sure other apps have the right ingredients in place before any development begins. App Cooker ($19.99) from Sophia-Antipolis, France-based Hot Apps Factory helps aspiring designers organize, plan and get app projects ready for production. 30-year-old Xavier Veyrat — the designer of App Cooker — spoke to Mashable about the development of the platform and the steps that go into creating a masterpiece app recipe. Kids Are Tying Coats to Street Poles for Homeless People to Wear and Stay Warm This Winter Halifax, Nova Scotia's residents have recently been seeing an interesting sight: coats tied to street poles. At first, one might think that these clothes are lost, but they've actually been put there for a specific reason. If you look closely, there are labels attached to the jackets that read, "We’re not lost! If you are stuck out in the cold, please take me to keep warm!"
How The Powerful Gun Lobby Works To Discredit The Doctors Trying To Keep Children Safe By Tara Culp-Ressler on May 13, 2013 at 9:05 am "How The Powerful Gun Lobby Works To Discredit The Doctors Trying To Keep Children Safe" The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. Practical Action Where we work Practical Action works directly in more than 40 developing countries across the world. We have offices in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Peru, Sudan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, and our consultancy work extends across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our publications, knowledge and approach are used in almost every developing country in the world - extending the reach of our practical approach to tackling poverty.