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The post-16 retake challenge

I think it is a reasonable aspiration that 16-18 year olds who haven’t achieved a threshold standard in English and Maths should continue to study both subjects in some form as part of their programme of study post-16. 1,064 more words

Education

Orientation

BY NICK FORTIER

Orientation implies a process. When someone attends an orientation they generally expect to be oriented toward something: a culture, a code of conduct, an approach to the set of tasks at hand. 809 more words

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Mayor de Blasio's School Renewal Plan: Is This Going to Derail Community Schools?

BY MATT GONZALES

Matt Gonzales is a MA student of Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a former special education teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District, and a longtime activist. 783 more words

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Return on Investment Schooling

BY MATT HASTINGS

There is a well-worn comparison made between public schools and factories. Students are moved through school systems along assembly lines. Teachers work on the students as they pass in and out of classrooms coordinated by a system of bells. 646 more words

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Some Quebec schools to start a ’no exemptions’ sex ed pilot project

Education on sexual matters is too important to be optional, according to Quebec’s ministry of education.

The province is rolling out a new pilot project in which sex education, like French and Mathematics, will soon become mandatory for all students from kindergarten to the last year of high school, regardless of the religious or personal convictions of parents across different cultural communities. 778 more words

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Its time for Nova Scotia to focus on large scale tests

September is upon us, and I, like many of my teaching brethren, spent the final week of August  gearing up for the upcoming school year. And this year, as I was unpacking a box of binders during my annual pre-September ritual, I came across a beautifully printed, colourful document which, if I am not mistaken, had been given to every teacher in the Province before their annual June exodus. 1,221 more words

Public Education

a vs b, Agenda (education) short version, Dionysus' puzzle

Why is competition so important? Winning over somebody else. Why would you feel accomplished? Is it the journey? Is it the expression on the faces of the non-winners? 413 more words

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