UN celebrates International Day of the Girl | US public schools recruit students from China | UNESCO: Education SDGs require tens of millions of new teachers
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12 October 2016
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Learning and Teaching
UN celebrates International Day of the Girl
UN celebrates International Day of the Girl
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An international Skype conversation about education that included US first lady Michelle Obama was planned Tuesday to mark the UN's International Day of the Girl. The event was intended to draw attention to the more than 62 million girls worldwide without access to education.
NBC News (11 Oct.) 
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US public schools recruit students from China
More than 1,000 Chinese students are studying in US public schools on F-1 visas in 2016 -- up from six a decade ago. While the students typically have been courted by private schools, public schools -- particularly in Maine and Michigan -- are stepping up recruitment efforts.
The Hechinger Report (04 Oct.) 
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Professional Development
UNESCO: Education SDGs require tens of millions of new teachers
The world will need nearly 69 million new teachers to meet the Sustainable Development Goals for education, says a report by UNESCO. The most critical shortages of teachers exist in South Asia and sub-Saharan African, the report says.
The Guardian (London) (05 Oct.) 
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Leadership and Governance
US schools enroll Syrian refugees
A small number of colleges and universities in the US are helping to enroll students from Syria to assist those displaced by war. Still, some are concerned that higher education -- and economic prosperity -- could be at risk for a generation.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (09 Oct.) 
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Technology
Report: Schools more vulnerable to hacking
Report: Schools more vulnerable to hacking
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Education organisations are hacked at three times the rate of health care groups -- making it the biggest target -- according to a BitSight report. Limited budget and IT resources create obstacles for K-12 schools in fighting ransomware, while universities and colleges have high levels of file-sharing, opening them to attacks, according to the data.
Healthcare IT News (10 Oct.) 
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Interest Area Spotlight
Robotics interests students in Singapore
Students at the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) in Singapore have formed a robotics group and recently travelled to Indonesia for the World Robot Games. Students say they are hopeful that learning mechanics and robotics will help prepare them for future careers.
The Straits Times (Singapore) (free content) (10 Oct.) 
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ECIS November conference 16-19 November 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark
There is another incredible opportunity to learn, grow and network in Copenhagen at the ECIS Annual Educators Conference. Visit our conference page to register and find information about pre-conference workshops and presenters. The theme of Cultivating Curiosity permeates the professional learning here, informing and transforming the practice of professional educators from near and far.
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