The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!
The excitement I now see on my students' faces -- and their obvious pleasure when their proposals get taken seriously by the community members reviewing their work -- makes it hard for me to imagine ever going back to the old ways of teaching.
The film follows five students, showing the impact chess and being on the team has on their lives, and how those gains may be erased when the economic meltdown forces budget cuts that may hamper the team's ability to compete at the highest levels.
Along the way, I've learned a lot and also opened up an entirely new revenue stream with no carbon footprint -- so I thought I'd take the next few minutes to share my top ten tips for how you can get into the webinar game.
Instead of offering disconnected but well-intentioned efforts to help children think, feel or act, would adults start to help children think, feel and act? Would communities be increasingly populated with people who were neither narcissistic nor emotionally empty?
In the same vein as any work of art, appreciate plans for what they are and leave room for spontaneous creativity. What initially strikes us as a violation of or departure from the grand plan may become the focal point of the next.
Radical education and radical politics do go together, because they both challenge the model of the person and the relations among them. So those suspicious of our president because of his ties to such a radical thinker may be somewhat correct.
There's an important new consensus developing around how people learn -- and a missed opportunity about how to start applying that knowledge in schools. We'd be wise to pay closer attention to both trends.
There are many ways in which children, both typically developing and those with special needs, can help when times are tough. Simultaneously, parents and educators should jump on these opportunities to teach functional skills.
While the Maryland ballot initiative on education is great for young migrants in that state, it highlights the fact that federal action is sorely needed to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants everywhere.
I never expected to be accepted at the highest learning institution in the country. I felt happy because I knew I would pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I remember my mother saying: 'Life is a journey, so you should work hard to be what you want to be.'