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June 26, 2015

First U.S. University Entrance Exams to Be Offered in Cuba

The Educational Testing Service will administer the Test of English as a Foreign Language to Cuban students for the first time, which could signal the beginning of a larger educational exchange between the countries.

June 16, 2015

How to Teach About Genocide and Mass Atrocity

Teaching about genocide and mass atrocity is never easy. Regardless, understanding mass atrocity and genocide remains an important part of understanding the world, and teaching about these subjects is imperative for developing students' global competence.

June 11, 2015

Mexico Reinstates Teacher Evaluations After Elections

The Mexican government has reinstated its plan to implement evaluations for public school teachers in the country, after suspending it last month amid protests by teachers.

June 09, 2015

Prioritizing Basic Education and Global Competence: Papua New Guinea

For many education systems, there is a common perception that a basic education must be offered before they can even begin thinking about integrating 21st century skills. Yet, making a quality 21st century education a pillar of an expanding system provides many opportunities.

June 04, 2015

Study Abroad for Younger Students: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions

We are increasingly realizing the benefits of study abroad for K-12 students and developing programs that contain components of language learning, sight seeing, cultural experiences, and interactions with sister schools.

June 03, 2015

Mexican Government Suspends Teacher Evaluations Amid Protests, Strike

Members of radical wing of Mexico's national teachers' union went on an indefinite strike this week in an attempt block President Enrique Peña Nieto's education-overhaul package, according to news reports.

June 02, 2015

Technology Is Vital to Understanding Art

Most U.S. students don't have the opportunity to come into contact with art, because they either don't have access - or more often, they don't feel like they have access. Here are strategies and free resources to help.

May 28, 2015

Data Breaches in Education Sector Are Costly, Study Finds

An education company's cost of a data breach can be $300 per compromised record, making it one of the most costly industries for lost or stolen records.

May 18, 2015

Jaime Casap Explains Why Global Competence Matters: It's Not Really a Small World

In education, we often talk about how it's critical it is to teach our students the "Four C's": communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. While I agree these are critical competencies our students should master, what we miss in this discussion is an emphasis on another very important C, global competency.

May 14, 2015

Shortage of Dual-Language Teachers: Filling the Gap

One of the biggest problems facing the world langauges field is the lack of teachers. This post examines the demand and the potential supply.

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