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Entries by C. M. Rubin from 05/2012

The Global Search for Education: Racing to the Top at Four

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Education

"We believe that tutoring at such a young age should be done by the parents, not with a hired tutor." -- Michael McCurdy Put down your teddy bear!...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Part 1

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

Here's a powerful challenge to the world of education: Improve the profession of teaching.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Part 2

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

Today we continue the conversation with someone who understands better than anyone why professional excellence is one of the most vital investments we can make in our children's future: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

Alice -- Tea?

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Books

I fell down a rabbit hole in search of a tea party for 1,000 children and a world record jam tart eating attempt. Down down down I went... until suddenly -- thump!

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Singapore

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Education

How does Singapore view the importance of a world-class teaching profession? How has its government responded? What progress has been made to date? What are Singapore's next steps to advance the teaching profession in the 21st century?

Alice -- Victoria!

| Posted 05.27.2012 | Books

Welcome to the 2012 Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno, the largest street entertainment event in Wales. My Dearest Cousin Anne, Have been invited...

The Global Search for Education: A View From Germany

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Education

When schooling starts for poor children at kindergarten or first grade they have already missed out on vital opportunities to develop skills needed to help them thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally in their early years of learning.