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Pliny The Elder & His Nephew: “There Never Was A Book So Bad…”

Pliny the Elder, a man who died in the eruption of Vesuvius, left behind a rich literary legacy that has lasted across the centuries of recorded time. The quote which is the title of this post comes from him. We … Continue reading

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Ofqual: “The International Baccalaureate is an excellent alternative to A levels”

THE International Baccalaureate is an excellent alternative to A levels, attractive to students who enjoy studying a range of subjects. Ofqual have released a report whose findings suggest the programme successfully prepares students for the demands of higher education. Source: … Continue reading

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IB students celebrate great exam results!

IB students from Garden International School Rayong (GIS) have achieved a range of excellent exam results. At GIS there were 17 IB2 students. Of these 15 took the Diploma course and 11 were awarded the full IB Diploma. The average … Continue reading

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Problema de plata (Money Problems): Educación el doble de cara, pero igual de mala (Twice as expensive, just as bad as ever)

Seguimos hablando de educación. Está bien. Es un tema importante. Tal vez el más importante de todos en este momento. Pero lo que no comparto es que sigamos hablando de educación casi únicamente en torno a montos de dinero. por … Continue reading

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Andy Hargreaves: “Los países de alto desempeño tienen educación pública fuerte”

Académico del Boston College Andy Hargreaves: “Los países de alto desempeño tienen educación pública fuerte” Uno de los expertos más reconocidos en educación analizó las políticas impulsadas en Chile y el movimiento estudiantil. por Elizabeth Simonsen (Santiago) Diario La Tercera … Continue reading

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Peer Effects: Is mixing of abilities the optimal policy?

To track, or not to track students? To mix, or not to mix? Mixed ability classes or grouping of students according to performance levels? Educators have struggled with these questions often, making agonizing decisions about what classroom or what class … Continue reading

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Univ. of Chile Researchers’ Surprising Conclusion: Success of Chile’s “Schools of Excellence” due to selection

Study concludes that success of schools of excellence are due to selection Researchers at the University of Chile analyzed the academic trajectory of 28,000 students. by Elizabeth Simonsen Source: La Tercera Over three thousand (3000) students applied last year for … Continue reading

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English: A Must for the Future of Chile

Currently, only 2% of Chileans speak English. That means that 98% are missing an important part of content on the Internet, where knowledge flows today in the most accessible. Fuente: El Dínamo In the world today, 402 million people speak … Continue reading

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IB Program Terminated in Idaho School District: Accused of Spreading Anti-American Ideology

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries. ** The International Baccalaureate® (IB) program—which is growing rapidly across U.S. school … Continue reading

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School Segregation in Chile: What it is & how to make it worse

School Segregation: What it is and how to make it worse Source: Educación 2020 Segregation is when those who belong to a particular group (socioeconomic status, race, sex, religion, physical or intellectual capacity) do not mix with others different from … Continue reading

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