Daily Archives: June 25, 2011

Michael Gove addresses the Policy Exchange: “3 Essential Characteristics of High-Performing Schools

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove speaks at Policy Exchange about Free Schools. Full Transcript here:http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a0077948/michael-goves-speech-to-the-policy-exchange-on-free-schools As a nation, we are blessed with some of the best schools in the world. But at the same time, we also … Continue reading

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Michael Gove on Free Schools

Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove visits King Solomon Academy with Schools Minister Lord Hill, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein, and Monique Miller and Josephine Baker from US Charter Schools. King Solomon … Continue reading

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How to Become an Academy: Ten Top Tips

Step 1: Registration At this stage the headteacher or Chair of Governors will complete and submit an online registration form and the school will be assigned a named contact within the Department who will provide support through the process of … Continue reading

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Key Stage 2 Testing, Assessment & Accountability Review: Final Report Published

Lord Bew launches his review into the Key Stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability system at the end of primary school. The report recommends that: •The current writing test should be replaced by teacher assessment of writing composition. This will … Continue reading

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Estelle Morris: ‘Michael Gove is trying to replicate his own education for the nation’s children’ (Video)

Estelle Morris, a former education secretary and Labour peer, discusses her successor Michael Gove and the coalition’s controversial education policies. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2011/jun/20/estelle-morris-michael-gove-video?intcmp=239

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Torneo de Debates en Inglés – POSTULACIÓN DISPONIBLE!

Debate competition is on the agenda once again for the English teachers in the Chilean public school system. If you are thinking about enrolling your school in the competition, now would be a good time to download a copy of … Continue reading

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Chilean Students Protest at Education Policies: A Suggestion For No-Comment TV – Tell the Story

Source: No Comment TV No Comment TV Quote: “We also think that sometimes images need no explanation or commentary, which is why we created No Comment and now No Comment TV: to show the world from a different angle.” (end … Continue reading

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Chile ‘Thriller’ Protest: Students Stage Michael Jackson Dance For Education (Video)

June 25 – Chilean students stage a mass performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in a protest over higher education. Student demonstrators took to the streets of Santiago dressed as goblins and ghouls from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video in their latest … Continue reading

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Going to High School and College at the Same Time: The Early College Program

Welcome to Early College High School. Early college high school is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and … Continue reading

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Highly Schooled: 2011 America’s Best High Schools – Rankings Released by Newsweek

Highly schooled, educated, prepared for life and college is what your son or daughter would be if they had attended one of the schools on this list. At least, that’s the conclusion one arrives at after looking at the methodology … Continue reading

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