A decade ago, when many viewed bullying as just another rite of passage, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) conducted a landmark survey to better understand the toll of school-based harassment and violence.
At the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on Sept. 24, the First Lady and the former president shared a moment of affection. George W. Bush signed for the construction of the museum, which is the first national museum dedicated to the history of black people in the U.S., in 2003.
DADAAB REFUGEE COMPLEX, Kenya — Mohamed Omar Abdille remembers the night before he left his home in Merca, Somalia, in September 2012 to begin life as a refugee.
He was 15. Family and friends gathered around the table for a final meal before his departure. His mother served his favorite supper of spaghetti, beef and milk. They joked and laughed about his journey ahead and spoke of the peace that prevailed at the Dadaab refugee complex, 325 miles away in Kenya, and about the opportunities…
It’s a message we wish we heard from all teachers: school is stressful, so pet some dogs.
Alina Ramirez, a California high school senior, shared a photo on Twitter earlier this month of a “ways to cope with stress” list her psychology teacher, Brett Phillips, handed out during a unit on stress.
It’s full of great suggestions — looking at art, venting with a friend, doling out compliments — and a few stranger ones, like teaching a child how to fly a kite (sounds kinda stressful) and telling…
Reading and writing are so natural to most of us that we pretty much take them for granted.
But not everyone gets the same level of education. In order to make a point about how hard life is for those who haven’t been taught basic literacy skills (the video states that 3.6 million refugee children are denied an education, for example), the campaign group ONE took a slightly unconventional approach. It hypnotized a variety of men and women from different backgrounds into temporary…
Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy arm, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is making an investment in India-based startup Byju’s. The education startup offers personalized learning and assessment services to students.
Apart from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Sequoia Capital, and existing backers Sofina, Lightspeed Ventures, and Times Internet Ltd participated in the $50 million investment round. This marks the…
Singapore’s education system has long been criticised for the emphasis on grades over the learning process. But it looks like the Ministry of Education wants to make a bold statement to counter that.
It just launched a touching commercial based on a true story of a student and her teacher Madam Phua.
The video shows how Phua guided Shirley through a failing grade with Geography lessons. Both student and teacher continue to keep in touch today, according to the ad.