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Rehema Ellis

Blog Entries by Rehema Ellis

STEM Education Crucial to American Competitiveness

(10) Comments | Posted September 22, 2012 | 3:31 PM

On the first Friday of each month, the media, lawmakers and political campaigns cautiously wait to see if more Americans have gone back to work. While the monthly Department of Labor focuses on the number of unemployed Americans and new jobs created, there is an element missing. That is the...

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Lawmakers, Media Must Treat Education as an Economic Issue

(20) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 3:28 PM

In the most recent weekly tracking poll by the Economist and YouGov, 6 percent of Americans named education as the issue that is most important to them. Forty percent said the economy was the most important.

That's not surprising considering the nation is facing 9.1...

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Building a Nation of Nation Builders

(4) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 5:52 PM

When the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) announced last December that, compared with the students in 63 other countries, U.S. 15-year-olds ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math, there were news stories and statements from lawmakers proclaiming dismay.

But widespread focus...

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Education Nation

(4) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 5:57 PM

A teacher in a very tough inner-city school once told me it's important to remember that all children want to learn and all children can learn. No matter how difficult it might be to manage a classroom, or to get a child's attention, children really do want to learn.


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