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    How the American School System Can Train Kids for High-Tech Jobs

    How the American School System Can Train Kids for High-Tech Jobs
    In May of 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an estimated 2.6 million jobs were unfilled. In the heart of the worst American recession in decades, with unemployment rates hovering at nine percent, there were over two million unfilled jobs. Why the contradiction? Many of these unfilled positions were in industries such as healthcare, aerospace, advanced precision manufacturing, scientific ...
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    Can We Teach Creative and Critical Thinking?

    Can We Teach Creative and Critical Thinking?
    When a teacher gives a test, he or she is trying to measure students' ability to recall and apply information learned over a particular period of time. The exams make it relatively straightforward: Did the student get an answer right or wrong? Was mastery of skills demonstrated? But how is creative or critical thought defined and taught? And by what assessment ...
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    Bullying, the New Epidemic

    Bullying, the New Epidemic
    No part of the country seems to have been struck more by the bullying epidemic than Mentor, Ohio. Four teens who all attended Mentor High School have committed suicide within the last two years. Now, two of the grieving families are suing the school district, citing "bullicide," according to The Associated Press. The families of Sladjana Vidovic and Eric Mohat, two ...
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    Can Technology Make Students More Effective Learners?

    Can Technology Make Students More Effective Learners?
    The education gap facing the nation’s work force is evident in the numbers. Most new jobs will require more than a high school education, yet fewer than half of Americans under 30 have a postsecondary degree of any kind. Recent state budget cuts, education experts agree, promise to make closing that gap even more difficult. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ...
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    Rhee: Resigning As Schools Chief 'Right Thing To Do'

    Rhee: Resigning As Schools Chief 'Right Thing To Do'
    WASHINGTON - D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has announced her resignation, effective at the end of the month. Flanked by D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, presumptive D.C. mayor Vincent Gray, and newly-minted interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Rhee announced her decision at a Wednesday morning press conference at the Mayflower hotel in Northwest. Rhee said the resignation was a mutual agreement between herself ...
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    What About Principal Evaluations?

    What About Principal Evaluations?
    New York City is currently enmeshed in a debate over whether it should release ratings of 12,000 of its teachers, as The Los Angeles Times did on behalf (or in spite of) the Los Angeles Unified School District back in August. Teacher evaluation has been a hot topic in the last year or so, but one topic that is discussed far ...
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    Teacher Saves 42 Students from Tsunami

    Teacher Saves 42 Students from Tsunami
    Incredibly touching, heroic stories keep emerging from Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster, and the latest comes from the coastal town of Ofunato. A courageous high school teacher named Robert Bailey saved the lives of his 42 students—and he only had eight minutes to do so. The 27-year-old British national has lived in Ofunato for four years with his wife, Mai. In ...
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