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The disadvantaged need the best teachers

David Cameron wants to bring opportunity to everyone, wherever they live, whatever their background. It’s an admirable intention, but he really needs to get on with it in our country’s schools. The geographical lottery in educational achievement means that only … Continue reading

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Language Death: The Case For Lifetime Language Maintenance for EFL Teachers

You can “lose” your language. After you learn a language, you must maintain your ability to use a language. Without maintenance, a learned language will wither away and die. Let there be no doubt about that. Language death is a … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: A Lesson From Our Sponsor, Edutopia

How to Engage Underperforming Students By focusing tightly on instructional strategies and professional development (PD), educators at Cochrane Collegiate Academy saved their school from closure. In just three years, they have doubled student performance, and they continue to reach higher. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Minds: Beating Cerebral Palsy & A 14 Year-Old Home Schooler

India, with a population of a billion people,competition to achieve is fierce. So it is remarkable to see the accomplishments of two unlikely students. One, with Cerebral palsy, beat all the odds against her to accomplish her dreams. The other … Continue reading

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Booker T. Washington High School Wins Obama Commencement Speech Contest

White House – http://www.whitehouse.gov/commencement Congratulations Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee! Today, the White House announced Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee as the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. … Continue reading

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A Lesson From The Best: A Trinity of Top Public Schools

Best Practices in Public Education, everyone is interested in knowing what the best schools are doing. What are students doing? How are they doing it? Why not let the students themselves tell the story? Check out the videos produced by … Continue reading

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KIPP – Knowledge is Power Program – Education Success Story

Charter school excellence. What is that? Children from poor, disadvantaged backgrounds achieving college graduation, and lifetime empowerment – just like the children who come from economically advantaged backgrounds… Here is the KIPP system. Does this look like excellence? For me, … Continue reading

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