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Monday, September 1, 2014

Pupils begin ‘tough’ new national curriculum

BBC – Hannah Richardson

“Millions of children in England will begin a “tough” new national curriculum when they return to school this week.” (more)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

Education Week – Liana Heitin

“A new group billing itself as a “Consumer Reports for school materials” will soon begin posting free online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to be aligned to the Common Core State Standards—an effort, some say, that has the potential to shake up the market.” (more)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nigeria: Stakeholder Lauds Introduction of New Curriculum in Nigerian Schools

All Africa – Ujunwa Atueyi

“THE Chairman, Board of Governors of the Jextoban Secondary School, Lagos, Pastor Emmanuel Adedayo Ojo, has described the introduction of a new curriculum in the nation’s secondary schools as one of the best efforts made towards transforming the sector in recent times.” (more)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Editorial: It’s vital we keep STEM at top of curriculum

The News-Journal – Editorial

“When people complain about the performance of our public school systems or how U.S. students compare with those from other countries, someone often will argue that schools fail to teach the right subjects.” (more)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Common Core Curriculum Void

NPR – Cory Turner

“Right now, America’s schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for the vast majority of the nation’s young students — millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of them, the Core Standards will feel tougher than what they’re used to. Because they are tougher.”(more)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Handwriting lovers work to preserve cursive education in schools

The Wausau Daily Herald – Keith Uhlig

“The fate of handwriting has become one of many points of argument when it comes to the education in the age of technology, even getting wrapped up in arguments about the controversial Common Core educational standards adopted by 45 states. When the standards were developed, penmanship classes were dropped. Now, more than a handful of states are fighting to restore cursive instruction.”(more)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Concluded Battle in the Curriculum Wars

Education Next – Mark Bauerlein

“In the Hoover Institution’s Defining Ideas journal, Tom Loveless has a brief, measured examination of today’s curriculum debates. Entitled “The Curriculum Wars,” the essay reviews age-old disputes between traditionalists and progressives in the 80s, 90s, and 00s, then reframes them in light of two recent developments: technology in education and Common Core.”(more)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

STEM skills should be ‘integrated across the curriculum’

The Telegraph – Josie Gurney-Read

“How do we address the lack of STEM graduates and get more girls into STEM subjects? This is a question that provokes continued debate both in the UK and on a global stage.”(more)

Monday, February 24, 2014

One way to help solve America’s major curriculum problem

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss

“Solving the problem of the traditional curriculum’s too-narrow scope would change those issues so much that every one of them would have to be rethought.”(more)

奥兰治郡学校获得国家学术优秀奖

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington

 

奥兰治郡学校的学生在学校的学术项目中取得优异的学术成绩,这个学校的学前班到十二年级的学术项目模仿了顶尖的国际学校系统的学术项目。

 

在一些国际学术项目中美国学生的表现持续很一般。这些学术项目包括,国际数学和科学研究和国际学生测试项目。

 

国际复兴学校奥兰治郡校区一直以来致力于培养学生的一种学术水平。有些国家会把这种高的学术水平视为平常。

 

奥兰治郡学校使用了独一无二的教学大纲和特别的教学方法来教授学生高国际水准的学术内容。在这里没有智商测试,而这里所有的学生都在学习,并取得了高学术水平。

 

关于国际复兴学校奥兰治郡校区学术项目的另一大特点就是它能将课堂学习最大化,从而最大程度减少学生在课后做作业的时间。这样,学生有足够的时间来培养对课外活动的兴趣和增强领导才能。

 

二零一四年二月二十五日星期二下午四点半在加洲的2987 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa, 将举行一场颁奖典礼。在颁奖典礼上,国际复兴学校奥兰治郡校区将获得两项教学优秀奖。您将有拍照和采访的机会。采访可以使用中文,西班牙语和英语三种语言。

 

有人可能会认为这个学校是为书呆子开的。其实不然。这个学校有国内优秀的运动员,小音乐家和演员。同时,他们在每年夏天都将组织国际性旅行活动。今年,该学校八年级的学生将使用他们学到的西班牙语知识参与活动的策划。

 

当看到三四岁的孩子能说三种语言的时候,当看到五岁的孩子学习代数基本知识的时候,当看到初中学生探索着如何把艺术,科学和数学融汇在一起解决实际生活问题的时候,人们总是非常激动的。