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June 23, 2015

Why One District Added Another Test

Why one school district added yet another assessment to an already full testing docket.

March 31, 2015

Flipped Learning in the World-Language Classroom

How some language teachers are using flipped learning to make the most of limited classroom time.

March 09, 2015

Asia Shifts From Rote Learning to 21st Century Skills

Contrary to the widely held view that Asian education systems heavily emphasize traditional rote learning, this new research paints a picture of commitment among Asian countries and economies to make 21st century skills a significant component of their education systems moving forward.

January 27, 2015

Using Diverse Voices to Transform Our Classrooms and Communities

Understanding the differences and similarities among people from diverse cultures makes you empathetic to their experience.

January 14, 2015

Lessons From Toronto: Increasing Achievement in a Large Urban School System

Toronto has all of the complexities, instability, and turmoil of big city school board and union politics, but has shown strong academic performance relative to other cities. So its successes are very relevant to US educators.

January 08, 2015

Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Live Together

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) employs approaches that are learner centered, problem based, and focused on real-world contexts. Manitoba is leading the way.

December 16, 2014

Igniting Youth to Success through Afterschool

Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.

October 21, 2014

How One District Went Global, With Planning and Opportunity

Jack Bierwith has been the superintendent of Herricks Union Free School District on Long Island, New York for thirteen years and has guided the district as it has added language classes and integrated global competence into its curriculum for all students. Read his words of advice.

October 17, 2014

Globally Competent Kentucky: A State Approach

As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.

October 14, 2014

State Coalitions for Global Competence: Leadership Matters

Being a state leader in education has many challenges. Yet despite the persistent nudge of crushing responsibility, there are groups of chief state school officers and governors who have made great strides in integrating global content into student expectations. Why do they make the professional commitment and personal sacrifice to accomplish all of this and more? Because they know that at the heart of what they do, they want to prepare children for the future and the interconnected world in which they will be working and living.

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