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China: The world's cleverest country?

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China's results in international school tests are "remarkable", says Andreas Schleicher, responsible for the highly-influential Pisa tests.
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10 More Reuse Ideas for Food Packaging - Earth911.com

10 More Reuse Ideas for Food Packaging - Earth911.com | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
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Universities give discounts on tuition fees paid up front - Telegraph

Universities give discounts on tuition fees paid up front - Telegraph | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Universities are offering discounts of up to five per cent to students who pay their tuition fees up front. (RT @JonathanHaynes: So, so wrong!
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teachers reject bonus pay - The Australian

teachers reject bonus pay - The Australian | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
The Ageteachers reject bonus payThe AustralianVICTORIAN public school teachers have vowed to walk away from any pay deal that includes merit-based rewards, after the Baillieu government moved to offer bonuses for top-rated teachers.
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Do American Schools Need More Classroom Closers?

Do American Schools Need More Classroom Closers? | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
What is the statistical equivalent of a "save" in teaching -- and if we measured it, would it help us better assess a teacher's ability to support the learning and growth of children? (Do American Schools Need More Classroom Closers?
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Not all animals flee warming (ScienceAlert)

Not all animals flee warming (ScienceAlert) | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Research into how climate change is causing animals to move has found that as marine species seek cooler water, land animals are staying put.
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Clean Water for All

A community in Bonsaaso, Ghana learns that their local water supply contains unsafe mineral concentrations. See how they implement a filtration system design...

 

Ghana is one of the more stable nations in the region, and yet even it has serious issues with fresh water. This video shows how low-tech solutions can combat the tainting of water by environmental factors such as mineral contamination of water sources. The $5,000 price tag for such technology seems high, but is very affordable considering the benefits given.  Another organization working on this issue is: http://waterwellsforafrica.org/


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Taylor Doonan's curator insight, March 24, 6:07 PM
This video shows a water filter created by an engineer from Ghana and members of the community talking about how much the filter has helped them. The chemicals in the water made it unsafe to drink but this filter purifies the water to make it safe. 
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Old Ways Disappearing In The New Mongolia

With desertification, drought and a booming mining industry, Mongolians are leaving the traditional life of herding. Herdsman Bat-Erdene Badam says he will be the last in his family to tend livestock. 

 

How is globalization changing the traditional pastoral society of Mongolia?  As China's industrial production was ballooned, their need for mineral resources has need towards more mining jobs in Mongolia.  For more information and pictures on this topic, see: http://www.npr.org/series/152995168/mongolia-booms


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New Mexico translates special education rights into Navajo - Farmington Daily Times

New Mexico translates special education rights into NavajoFarmington Daily TimesBy Alysa Landry alandry@daily-times.com FARMINGTON — More than 23000 Navajo students in New Mexico and their parents now can read about special education rights in...
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An Up-Close Look at South American Laptop Programs

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Katie Ash is a writer and Web producer for Education Week Digital Directions. Michelle Davis is a senior writer for Education Week Digital Directions. Ian Quillen is a staff writer for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Malaysia Cannot Afford to Offer Free Higher Education, Says Minister

PUTRAJAYA Malaysia unlike Finland and Denmark has yet to be a high income country to afford free higher education for its citizens Higher Education Minister Datuk (RT @malaysiandigest: Malaysia Cannot Afford to Offer Free Higher Education, Says Minister...
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House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet - The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
The United Nations proposal is backed by China, Russia and Brazil and would give the United Nations more control over the Internet.
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The American West as you've never seen it before: Amazing 19th century pictures show the landscape as it was chartered for the first time

The American West as you've never seen it before: Amazing 19th century pictures show the landscape as it was chartered for the first time | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
The photos, taken by Timothy O'Sullivan, are the first ever taken of the impressive landscape in the 1860s and 1870s as officials charted the land in search of untapped natural resources.
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SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit -- Path Sequence

SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit -- Path Sequence | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
NASA image captured June 5-6, 2012. On June 5-6 2012, SDO is collecting images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.
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Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

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Wow!  Good or bad? By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay...

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For teacher in a Muslim school in Mansfield, it’s been a cultural journey

For teacher in a Muslim school in Mansfield, it’s been a cultural journey | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Rick Booth, a former newspaperman for more than 30 years in Rhode Island, knew he would be on a cultural journey when he took a job as an English teacher at Al-Noor Academy, a Muslim high school in Mansfield.
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Thousands of EU students owe £20 million in unpaid loans but just nine have been taken to court - Telegraph

Thousands of EU students owe £20 million in unpaid loans but just nine have been taken to court - Telegraph | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Foreign students owe millions of pounds in unpaid student loans – yet only nine have been taken to court to recover the debts.
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Solar System Exploration: News & Events: News Archive: Asteroid 2012 KT42 Buzzes Earth

Solar System Exploration: News & Events: News Archive: Asteroid 2012 KT42 Buzzes Earth | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
The Solar System Exploration website is a one-stop shop for planetary information published by NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
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Why is Geo-literacy Important?

Geographic content, spatial analysis and decision-making skills are vital and this video succinctly explains it's important within our educational system.  I know, I'm preaching to the choir, but please share this video to promote geo-literacy.   


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there is a picture of a person on a bike and the road splits into two paths... incredible visual... I want that picture!
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Persian or Iranian? Is there a Difference?

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Over the next few months, Ajam Media Collective will host a series that focuses on and describes various elements of the cultural, ethnic and linguistic mosaic that we refer to collectively as Iran...

 

What is in a name?  We know that there are subtle differences between Hispanic, Indigenous, Latino and Mexican that are bound with the history of these words and how they have been used by both insiders and outsiders to construct identity.  Likewise, the distinctions between the terms Persian and Iranian are often used interchangeably.  However there are political, ethnic, linguistic and religious connotations that shape the meanings behind these terms.  While I don't necessarily agree with all of the arguments, this is an interesting look at the historical roots of these distinctions and the ramifications of these terms.   


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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 3, 2012 11:17 PM
This is interesting, I have wondered this myself, when hearing a person describe themselves as Persian. The article goes on to say being Persian is a cultural subset of Iranians, who share a common language and culture. It can be conditered a cultural or political statement to call ones self Persian rather than Iranian.
Cam E's curator insight, March 4, 2014 11:23 AM

This has always been a question between my friends and I, as one of my friends identifies as Persian. In my limited experience in the US it seems that the people who identify themselves as Iranian have immigrated in the last two generations or so. In comparison to families which came over quite a few generations ago who refer to themselves as "Persian"

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 17, 2015 5:00 PM

This is an interesting phenomenon.  I believe we even have a little bit of the "that's not American"-swagger here in the U.S., but thankfully diversity is still celebrated more in our country than anywhere else.  This article points out many of the reasons why there has been and always probably will be much tension within the Middle East.  Like in Iran, most Arabic countries have several different tribes and ethnic groups residing within its borders.  The problem occurs when the countries try to make one culture, one language, or one ethnicity dominant over the others.  

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Sustainable Development Should Target Basic Education ...

Professor Ahlin Byill-Cataria, Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), has said education for sustainable development should not target higher education alone but ...
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Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship| The Committed Sardine

Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship| The Committed Sardine | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Reinventing education to teach creativity and entrepreneurship #goodread http://t.co/xDGZlgiY...
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Philippine Basic Education: On BESRA, a Voice Years Ago

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Over the past several years, there have been numerous attempts at “reforming” basic education in the Philippines. These initiatives include, inter alia, the proposals of the 1991 Congressional Commission on Education ...
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Get Outside to Celebrate National Environmental Education Week!

Get Outside to Celebrate National Environmental Education Week! | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and this week is National Environmental Education Week!  Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and get kids outside t...
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Aided school teachers hold state-level rally in support of demands - Hindustan Times

Aided school teachers hold state-level rally in support of demands - Hindustan Times | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Aided school teachers hold state-level rally in support of demandsHindustan TimesTeachers of state aided schools protesting at state-level rally in Jalandhar on Saturday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT photo) All teachers of aided schools across Punjab ...
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