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What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Finland?

What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Finland? | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
“At least two factors – the evolution of the global economy and ongoing concerns about the quality of American education – are fueling interest in how other nations approach teaching and...
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Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder.

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder. | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
A version of this post originally appeared on TeacherPop, the blog of Teach for America corps members. In 2007, when I was 22, I took a position as an aerospace engineer working on the design of NASA’s next-generation spacecraft.
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Why Students Do Better Overseas

Why Students Do Better Overseas | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
The United States has much to learn from other countries, especially in preparing teachers and paying for schools.
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Big Idea 2014: Let's Close the Digital Learning Gap

Big Idea 2014: Let's Close the Digital Learning Gap | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.We are facing a digital learning gap in America – yet another divide between
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Blind ideology putting Australian education at risk

Blind ideology putting Australian education at risk | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
While Australia continues to perform highly in education, this has been put at risk by rising politicisation and declining respect for teacher professionalism.
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Seasoned teachers worth so much more in NC | Other Views | NewsObserver.com

Seasoned teachers worth so much more in NC | Other Views | NewsObserver.com | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
The proportions of novices in the classroom are particularly high in schools in underprivileged areas. Some observers applaud the rapid “greening” of the teaching force because they think that experienced teachers are not needed.
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Finland's school system: The new Nokia?

Finland's school system: The new Nokia? | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
For more than a decade Finland has been lauded as an educational leader because of the country’s stellar performance in the OECD’s PISA assessments.
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Social Business and the Pursuit of Happiness

Social Business and the Pursuit of Happiness | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money.
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Brace yourself: Pearson has a ‘new global education strategy’

Brace yourself: Pearson has a ‘new global education strategy’ | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
A skeptical cognitive scientist explains.
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Teachers, Parents, and Children: Be Very Afraid of the Grand High Corporate Reformer, Melinda Gates

Teachers, Parents, and Children: Be Very Afraid of the Grand High Corporate Reformer, Melinda Gates | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Grand High Witch: Witches of England  Teachers of the US... You are a disgrace! Miserable witches teachers... You are good-for-nothing worms! Everywhere I look, I see the repulsive sight of hundred...
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The fetishization of international test scores

The fetishization of international test scores | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
How we make something seem important even when it isn't.
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The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Finland

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Finland | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Finland - The Huffington Post
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U.S. Math, Reading Achievement Edges Up, But Gaps Remain

U.S. Math, Reading Achievement Edges Up, But Gaps Remain | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
A few jurisdictions are seeing big gains in 4th and 8th grade math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but results still lag for some states and student groups.
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The PISA 2012 scores show the failure of 'market based' education reform

The PISA 2012 scores show the failure of 'market based' education reform | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Pasi Sahlberg: A truly successful education system has students of all socio-economic backgrounds scoring highly on PISA tests
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Frederick M. Hess, Bror Saxberg - How to Use Technology in Education

Frederick M. Hess, Bror Saxberg - How to Use Technology in Education | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.
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If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.
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El colegio público de Lima con mejor rendimiento está en Jicamarca

El colegio público de Lima con mejor rendimiento está en Jicamarca | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Profesores del colegio Fe y Alegría N°58 desafían a la pobreza con la lectura. Este centro educativo es el mejor entre las filiales de Latinoamérica
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Derek Bok on policymakers' misconceptions of the role of higher learning. - Project Syndicate

Derek Bok on policymakers' misconceptions of the role of higher learning. - Project Syndicate | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Ever since economists revealed how much universities contribute to economic growth, politicians have paid close attention to higher education.
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Things educators could say but don’t

Things educators could say but don’t | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Are teachers more humanely motivated than most of the rest of us?
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Our schools are not broken, the system is - Substance News

Our schools are not broken, the system is - Substance News | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Reporting on Chicago Education, Political, and Labor Union News that focuses on corruption, crony capitalism, and doing what is best for the poorest students in the Chicago and US Public School System.
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What Would it Take to Professionalize Teaching?

What Would it Take to Professionalize Teaching? | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
Teachers have one of the hardest jobs in the world,but we have a long way to go to ensure that teachers work in a system that supports them as the professionals they are. Here are some steps to get us there.
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Are schools squandering their teachers' talent?

Are schools squandering their teachers' talent? | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
We must stop squirreling away our teachers' talent. It's time to invest in it like other high performing nations do, say Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
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Answering the Big Question on New Technology in Schools: Does It Work? (Part 1)

Answering the Big Question on New Technology in Schools: Does It Work? (Part 1) | The Social Business Model, Finnish Lessons, Technology and Equity in ELT | Scoop.it
What drives many district and state technology leaders bonkers is being asked time and again by their school boards, superintendents, parents, and media: What does the research say about whether we sh...
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