In a recent study, child refugees from Syria reveal what resilience means to them. The tweens and teenagers revealed, among other things, that their resilience comes from acclimating to their new communities by making friends and going to school.
Officials in the UK have raised concerns that the country's data on international students are not accurate, Hollie Chandler, a senior policy analyst at the Russell Group, writes in this commentary. She notes that country's data are based on the International Passenger Survey, which some say is flawed.
A group of teenage girls in Kenya have developed a mobile app aimed at ending the practice of female genital mutilation, a common occurrence in the country despite being banned. The students are hoping to win funds to further develop the app at Technovation, a competition sponsored by Google, Verizon and the UN.
With 32% of students reading below grade level, officials in Northern Lights School Division in central Canada moved literacy teaching from English-language arts alone to a schoolwide approach, vice principal Cindy Young notes. In this article, Young writes professional development has helped train all educators to teach reading and efforts are underway for professional learning communities.
The most painful moment in my life also became the moment I showed the most strength and courage.
Cecelia Ahern, writer
Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.