And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!” My husband is reading aloud to the children at bedtime. The little one is swinging from the upper bunk. Her older sister has found her own, more relevant book. Our children aren't ready for class, so we are 'worldschooling' them instead “Kid, you’ll move mountains!” “You know, that’s not really a book for young kids,” I tell him for the sixth time. In North America, where we both grew up, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the go-to graduation gift for teenagers leaving high school. “I know, but I want to drill it into them. And anyway, they love it,” he says as the girls segue into a conversation without him. Private schools in the US are more accessible, but UK state schools are better funded My husband is homesick. “I think it’s time to go back,” he tells me whenever he’s had a rough day at the office. “Back” could mean almost … [Read more...] about Would our children get a better education in America?
Peter Tait 13 July 2016 • 9:46am For sometime now there has been an apparent contradiction about the reputation of our schools from those abroad and those in the UK: on the one hand, we are seen as a world leader in education, admired and emulated by many countries, even those ranked higher in the PISA tables, while at home, we see a system in disarray with constant in-fighting about exams, academies, funding or teacher shortages. We read that A-levels remain a gold standard abroad and that the numbers of international schools, largely based on the UK model, are expected to jump from 8,000 to almost 15,000 by 2025, while our own schools struggle to balance their budgets and see their own experience of A-levels through the prism of inconsistent marking and grade inflation. Not surprisingly, Sir Roger Fry, founder and chairman of the King's Group, which runs schools in Spain and Panama, as well as the UK recently noted that "British education is admired around the … [Read more...] about Does British education deserve its gold standard reputation abroad?
Nick Gibb 1 March 2018 • 6:00am Today, thousands of parents across the country will find out which secondary school has offered a place for their child. After attending open evenings, reviewing prospectuses and doing the necessary research, we know today is an important day for pupils and parents. Last year, the proportion of pupils getting a place at their first choice of school across the country remained high; 83.5 per cent of first choice applications resulted in an offer and 94.6 per cent of parents received an offer from one of their top three preferences. Since 2010, the government has created 735,000 new school places across the country. We will continue to build on this by investing £5.8billion to create even more good school places, because we are determined to give parents choice when it comes to their children’s education. We are determined to give parents choice when it comes to their children’s educationSchools Minister Nick … [Read more...] about National Offer Day: Parents must have choice when it comes to education
Watch "We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World" on CNN International on October 11 and on CNN on October 12. (CNN)Some 62 million girls around the world are not in school, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development. But you can empower these girls by helping them receive an education in a safe environment. First lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to help young women achieve their potential through Let Girls Learn, an initiative she co-founded in 2015. The US government initiative provides access to education, especially in areas of conflict such as Afghanistan or Nigeria. The following organizations are working to educate girls: Aid for Africa Akili Dada American University of Nigeria Foundation Camfed For Her Girl Rising Girl Up -- United Nations Foundation Global G.L.O.W. The Malala Fund Mona Foundation Peace Corps' Let Girls Learn Fund … [Read more...] about How to help educate girls around the world
If Gini Hoffman had to pick a song to play while working, it might be Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” as she drives Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Healthmobile to schools, businesses, health fairs, screenings and clinics throughout Hampton Roads.“I think I’ve logged more than 40,000 miles driving as far west as Richmond and south to North Carolina,” Hoffman said.On the staff of Chesapeake Regional since 1982, Hoffman has held a myriad of positions from surgical floor nurse to diabetes educator to her present position as health education coordinator, where she has had a tremendous impact.“I have worked with Gini for over 19 years,” Beth Reitz, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare's director of community health, stated in the nomination statement. “Our programs and services have grown and helped many people because of Gini’s excellent supervision.“Over the years, she has trained thousands in CPR and taught the … [Read more...] about Gini Hoffman, nurse educator