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How are Japanese schools different from America’s?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Education

From tokyo5.wordpress.com

The only experience I have with the American public school system is when I was a student in the ’70s – ’80s in West-central Florida. But I’m sure Florida’s public schools aren’t too different from schools in other parts of America.

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns - The Washington Post

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Education

From www.washingtonpost.com

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days  and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in  following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of "Understanding by Design" and the author of "Educative Assessment" and numerous articles on education.

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U. of Michigan Gets Accreditor Approval for Competency-Based Degree @insidehighered

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Education

From www.insidehighered.com

The University of Michigan's regional accreditor has signed off on a new competency-based degree that does not rely on the credit-hour standard, the university said last week. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools gave a green light to the proposed master's of health professions education, which the university's medical school will offer.

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Philosophy Journal Information: ESF Rankings, Citation Impact, & Rejection Rates

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Education

From webcache.googleusercontent.com

One word of explanation: journal type is my own classification into three groups–journals of primarily disciplinary interest (type 1), journals of extra-disciplinary interest (type 2), and history journals (type 3).

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SAT Scores and Income Inequality: How Wealthier Kids Rank Higher - Real Time Economics - WSJ

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Education

From blogs.wsj.com

On average, students in 2014 in every income bracket outscored students in a lower bracket on every section of the test, according to calculations from the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (also known as FairTest), using data provided by the College Board, which administers the test.

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Ranking Universities Based on Career Outcomes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Education

From blog.linkedin.com

More than ever, students go to college because they want to get jobs — good jobs. To that end, students and parents want to know which schools give them the best chance at getting a desirable job after graduation. This is where we can help.

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The STEM Crisis Is a Myth - IEEE Spectrum

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Category: Education

From m.spectrum.ieee.org

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Why Online Education Works

Friday, November 23, 2012
Category: Education

From www.cato-unbound.org

Teaching students 30 at a time is expensive and becoming relatively more expensive. Teaching is becoming relatively more expensive for the same reason that butlers have become relatively more expensiveâ€"butler productivity increased more slowly than productivity in other fields, so wages for butlers rose even as their output stagnated; as a result, the opportunity cost of butlers increased.

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The Siege of Academe

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Category: Education

From www.washingtonmonthly.com

The ongoing carnage in the newspaper industry provides an object lesson of what can happen when a long-established, information-focused industry’s business model is challenged by low-price competitors online.

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