Archive for August, 2013

In Thailand, no child left without a tablet

The government of Thailand, only a couple of years removed from deadly political turmoil, has embarked on an ambitious educational reform. Every one of the country’s 9 million schoolchildren is to get a tablet computer. Education leaders say that putting 21st century technology in the hands of students is a dramatic leap forward, especially for […]…

What vacation? These schools work to avoid the summer slack-off

Educators at a Chicago elementary school spent the summer redesigning their reading program for the first and second grades. They came up with the “CY-BEAR.” This fall, each student will receive a stuffed animal to read aloud to. Sounds goofy, but principal Shawn Jackson says it reduces the anxiety to read in front of others […]…