More schools should adopt multilingual education, suggests Kate McDermott, a senior education specialist with Save the Children Thailand. In this commentary, she explains how students benefit from learning their mother language and their "national language."
A private school in New Zealand primarily enrols students who are twice exceptional -- those with learning disorders who are gifted in another area, such as art. Some students who struggled in other schools say they are thriving now.
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Implementing A District-Wide Science Success Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
The Education Select Committee in England is seeking a long-term plan to address the country's teacher shortage. Government officials say recruitment efforts are underway, particularly in physics and maths.
Two theater professors -- one in Finland and one in Britain -- recently organised a long-distance theatre seminar using videoconferencing technology. The professors highlight the virtual theatre project and some of the challenges and solutions.
A private school in the United Arab Emirates has installed interactive projectors and has adopted an iPad programme. Educators say the interactive technology is engaging students and helping to bolster collaborative learning.
Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they're worn out and at times -- and this is the worst of all -- before we have new ones.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist
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