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The Global Search for Education

The Global Search for Education: Girls

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."

The Global Search For Education - Give Them Access, They Will Come

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Children will always learn to do what they want to learn to do. So, I'm going to bet on self-motivated, curious, creative little children. Give them access and they will come!

The Global Search for Education: Social Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

An impressive 17 million plus users worldwide are doing their Edmodo. The company's mission since it's beginnings has been to provide a free and safe platform that allows students and teachers to come together to collaborate and learn.

The Global Search for Education: Health and Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Should health disparities be a fundamental part of national school reform to narrow our domestic achievement gap?

The Global Search for Education: If not the SAT, What?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What if this 21st century replacement for the SAT was able to measure high school students' critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication; in other words, all the essential skills that both educators and employers have said students need to succeed in college and the workplace?

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Fourth Way?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Even after one has identified that the old ways of doing things are no longer working, coming up with system-wide comprehensive solutions as to how to develop better schools and school systems is challenging.

The Global Search for Education: Internet Sharing Programs

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.23.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The Wikiwijs program enables all teachers in the Netherlands education system (primary, secondary and higher education) to search, find, create, develop and share all forms of multimedia learning materials.

The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

The Global Search for Education: UK on Testing

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Are the new performance measures proposed by Michael Gove a solution to "teaching to a test," improving standards and the overall quality of learning for all students in the UK education system?

The Global Search for Education: On US Education Problems

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to Andreas Schleicher of OECD, the United States is unique among countries in that the generation of workers entering the US workforce does not have higher college attainment levels than the generation about to leave the workforce.

The Global Search for Education: When Little Children Die

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

It's Christmas time in Newtown CT, but on the morning of my visit there is no joy in the air. There is only heartbreak. My husband and I built our idyllic country home just a few miles from this rustic New England town.

The Global Search for Education: Teach All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country. We believe this is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."

The Global Search for Education: Singapore on Technology

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Singapore has been faithfully implementing a master plan since 1997 for integrating technology into education."

The Global Search for Education: Forward Thinking

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education, Innovation, Infrastructure -- whichever way you line up the words, they all lead back to education. Because once a nation has goals for where it wants to be in 5 or 10 or 20 years, that nation is going to need to have a competent, competitive workforce to realize its goals.

The Global Search for Education: Education Technology

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

EdTechTeacher will host the first national iPads in education summit, bringing together educators, researchers, tech directors, principals, school leaders and industry partners to identify best practices for integrating iPads into education.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Investing in high-quality teaching is the centerpiece of any successful educational system. Intelligent societies understand that teaching is the profession on which all other professions depend."

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Andy Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education should not be the privilege of a select few, but the basic civil right of every American child. We must act conclusively to narrow our domestic achievement gap and to narrow our international achievement gap so that our students will be able to compete globally in the next decade.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Diane Ravitch

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I am honored to share the perspectives of Diane Ravitch as we continue the discussion of the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

The Global Search For Education: The Education Debate 2012 - Richard Wilson Riley

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The last presidential debate offered little in the way of focus on education and related policy. Today in The Global Search for Education series, I continue my conversations with education luminaries to discuss the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

The Global Search for Education: More on Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

After reading Howard Gardner's article, Harvard's Cheating Scandal as a Play in Four Acts, and listening to Dr. Gardner and Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant on 90.9 WBUR Radio Boston, I was curious to find out more about Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant's research on academic integrity.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete?

The Global Search for Education: It Takes a Community

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

It takes a community to prevent bullying in schools, which is expected to affect 13 million children in the U.S. in the current school year.

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks.

The Global Search for Education: Education in Film - the IB Film Program

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I don't believe there is a young person across the world that isn't a film fan. Our goal was to develop that passion into an awareness of how film is constructed and how meaning is developed when you work with audiovisual imagery."

The Global Search for Education: On Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to a survey of 24,000 high school students in grades 9-12, 95% of students said they cheated during the course of their education, ranging from letting somebody copy their homework to cheating on tests.