Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?

Leaders in business, education and politics love to talk up how important Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is for America’s future. Innovations! Jobs! Progress! are all at stake, they often argue. Just last week, President Obama hosted scores of mostly young people for an evening of stargazing and fun space talk at the
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You Can’t Decolonise Colonial Systems

“Decolonisation” is the buzzword these days, and Angie Motshekga loves the buzz. She has already decided that Shakespeare will be removed from English Literature lists (1), undertaken to make Indigenous Languages a compulsory part of the curriculum (2), and has also set about making school History texts more “Afrocentric” (3). At the recent Basic Education
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Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it’s one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What’s the right balance between privacy and self-discovery? Research continues to provide some
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What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren’t Getting)

Erika Christakis’ new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: That’s because, she writes, “the distinction between early education and
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Why It’s Never Too Late To Rescue Failing Students

Four guys walk into a diner. One, in a plaid shirt, sells golf equipment online. His name is Chris Regan. Two — Eric Schiffhauer and Jordan Wagner — are midway through their Ph.D.’s at Johns Hopkins University. And the other, Jebree Christian, is a recent high school graduate from West Baltimore. His arms are covered
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Introducing the International STEM Co-operation Project

With kind thanks to “Belt and Road Initiative” sponsorship, we are looking for Kindergartens / Nurseries / Pre-schools around the world to partner with. Due to time zone restrictions we are currently focused on partners located in the UK or Australia. Through Video cooperation activities, Competitions, language exchange and STEM focused lessons we are looking
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Why GPS Activity Trackers Are Used In Sports And By Athletes

Athletes and sports stars and the coaches charged with helping to get the best performances out of these individuals could all benefit from using GPS activity tracking. With FIFA being very vocal about its plans for implementing the use of GPS performance trackers more widely, the fact that US soccer teams are about to start
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Rise of International Schools In China

Interestingly, the rich and educated of China have always been interested in giving their children access to the best education available. The interesting thing is that not only do they generally want their children to have a good educational foundation, but that they want them to have a good international educational foundation. It’s not really
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How Activity Trackers Can Be Used By Medical Professionals

Fitness trackers, activity trackers, the FitBit, the Apple Watch…whatever your preferred device is or preferred name for it is, they are very common nowadays. People like to try and be fit/more active and these devices help to monitor what they achieve. Normally people focus on metrics such as steps taken, calories burned and distance. However,
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