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Students Can Become Lifelong Learners While Learning Their Required Content

by Ray Holt, Graduate Student,  University of Mississippi,  September 12, 2012 “Teaching students how to learn and study throughout life is more important than how much information they learn in your class”.  This statement makes the assumption that it must be one or the other. That we cannot teach the required material while at the […]

Mississippi Learning: Why the State’s Students Start Behind — and Stay Behind

By Liz Willen, The Hechinger Report at Time.com CANTON, Miss. — When school begins next month in Mississippi, Akeeleon Lewis will head to kindergarten for the second time. He started school last fall not knowing his colors or numbers. “He couldn’t even hold a pencil,” says Judy Packer, his kindergarten teacher at McNeal Elementary School […]

Mississippi ACT scores remain flat, still worst in the nation

The Mississippi Press:  Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 9:01 PM     Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 9:10 PM The Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s ACT scores remained the worst in the nation last year, despite an increasing number of students taking courses that are supposed to prepare them for college. The testing organization, based […]

School bullies ID’d – the teachers union! (Voucher Fight)

Private schools intimidated for participating in legislature-approved voucher program.  by Dave Tombers While teachers unions across the country routinely may challenge school voucher programs in court, the teachers union in Louisiana, the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) has developed a new tactic – bully the schools that accept the vouchers. The American Federation for Children […]

Why higher education is getting left behind

By Christie Nicholson | July 26, 2012, 6:03 PM PDT With more than a trillion dollars in outstanding student debt in the U.S. and ever-increasing tuition costs some feel it’s time for higher education to make significant changes. Apart from the financial burdens, there is pressure for academe to embrace the new domain of online […]

How Political Correctness Is Transforming British Education

British teachers are also reluctant to discuss the medieval Crusades, in which Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem: lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques. In Cheshire, two students at the Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education […]