Daily Archives: September 17, 2011

Pearson Foundation: Education Reform in Ontario

Part 1 of 2: A video series which profiles the policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests. In this series, the focus is Ontario, Canada and the changes made to improve … Continue reading

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Pearson Buys Connections: What it Means

Pearson announced today that it acquired Connections Education, a leading national online learning provider. I know both companies well and think this is a great combination. http://huff.to/qHPMea “Connections” is another success story for “Sterling Partners”, backers of “Laureate, Sylvan”. Peter … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg: “Britain expects too much from teachers”

He argues in a speech that teachers cannot be responsible for all society’s problems following last month’s riots. Jeevan Vasagar and Allegra Stratton The Guardian, Monday 5 September 2011 http://bit.ly/ruysny The Deputy Prime Minister is to open up a new … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg on free schools and England education policy

Nick Clegg: “We currently have one of the most segregated school systems in the world, with a huge gulf between the best and the worst, and the latter concentrated disproportionately in the poorer areas.” http://nickclegg.com/nccom_home.aspx “The only way to bridge … Continue reading

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Free Schools: Education in England

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Cambridge University Encourages East End Schools To Apply

Cambridge University is hoping to encourage students from poorer backgrounds to apply by forging links with schools in London’s east end. http://huff.to/rccLHK The principal of Cambridge’s Newnham College Patricia Hodgson has told head teachers from Tower Hamlet schools how the … Continue reading

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Wackoidal: The new Education Buzz Word? Michael Gove Responds

On the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Michael Gove was invited to discuss the twenty-four free schools opening this month. The free schools are a Conservative invention: centrally funded, outside of local authority control and run by anyone who wants to … Continue reading

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Saving the Most Valuable Teaching Tool — Teachers’ Voices

Millions of teachers across the country are preparing lesson plans and stocking up on classroom supplies. Another thing teachers should be focusing on, but often neglect, is their most valuable teaching tool — their voice. http://huff.to/qctCqW Teachers have the highest … Continue reading

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The Guardian: 50 Greatest Arts Videos on YouTube

YouTube is best known for its offbeat videos that become viral sensations. But among its millions of clips is a treasure trove of rare and fascinating arts footage, lovingly posted by fans. Ajesh Patalay selects 50 of the best – … Continue reading

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The Price of the Guardian is Rising: Why?

Your Guardian http://bit.ly/qIravv Our editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, explains the cover price changes for the Guardian’s print editions The price of the Monday to Friday Guardian is rising to £1.20, with the Saturday paper costing £2.10. We know that these are … Continue reading

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