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Ashley Carter Meets with a Philippine Delegation on Education

On Wednesday, September 3rd, the District of Columbia’s State School Board of Education At-Large Representative, Ashley Carter met with a delegation of 3 educators and school administration professionals from the Philippines. 275 more words

Work Of The Board

No candidates compete for Fort Chipewyan seat on reorganized Northland school division

Northland school division’s first elected school board in seven years was missing a key ingredient — candidates.

When the call for nominations closed Monday, nobody had put their names forward in three of the division’s 11 new wards. 420 more words

Local News

English Education Policy, Intelligence and Nature vs. Nurture

According to Professor Danny Dorling, English education policy is based on the ‘nasty little theory that not all children have it in them to think like a few are able to think.’ (Dorling, 2013: online). 3,487 more words

Politics

The holistic, digitalists, and democracy

The holistic philosophy is about the interaction of the cognitive and the affective; the combination of knowledges – teacher and academic (also other); teaching and learning being organised by dynamic broad aims (assisted by criteria that can be seen as converted objectives); dynamic broad aims being an expression of the essence of curriculum areas; learning being meaningful, exploratory, and challenging (hence the attention to discovery learning and problem solving); learning experiences having shape extending from an introduction, to gaining information, to using that information flexibly, to a conclusion; learning being coherent and organic not fragmented and desultory; children having significant control over their learning; observational evaluation being central; and that philosophy being fundamental to school education in a democracy. 2,049 more words

Schooling

Quebec to spend $20.6 million adding CSDM classrooms in N.D.G.

Quebec is pumping $20.6 million into two Notre-Dame-de-Grâce schools to help deal with overcrowding.

The Commission scolaire de Montréal says its schools in the area are bursting at the seams, thanks to… 381 more words

Local News

Easing student debt won't cut it.

Apparently, the prime minister is considering ways to ease the burden of student debt (story here). That sounds like a good idea; she might also take the opportunity to consider how the tuition fee and loan system has changed the university system in this country and whether there’s a case for more fundamental change. 576 more words

Education

Making all children wear trousers is not a gender neutral uniform policy

Piers Morgan criticises Lewes school’s gender neutral uniform – BBC news

although I don’t agree with Piers Morgan’s reason for finding the Priory school’s uniform policy absurd. 371 more words

Education