By Maria Loreto Biehl and Cecilia Diaz Campos* Probably very few of us question the importance of increasing children’s opportunities to access recreational spaces, sports and culture, language training, or technologies. We all desire that our children receive a modern education that will enable them to think both critically and creatively and allows them to navigate … [Lee más...] about More classroom hours? Lessons learned from Rio Negro, Argentina
* By Justine Stewart and Cynthia Hobbs Imagine an assembly line, organized with all the essential inputs to produce a successful school. Now, imagine that only a handful of the schools are effective. How would you change the production process? This is the challenge that Jamaica’s Ministry of Education (MoE) faces: how to develop the proper support system to improve … [Lee más...] about Mass Producing Excellence in Education: Transforming Exceptions into the Rule
Why become an advocate for public education when you send your own children to a private school? That was the question that left well-known actor Matt Damon nearly speechless in an interview with CNN. To make an analogy, it would be like claiming to be a supporter of Michelle Obama’s campaign against obesity with a hamburger, bursting with saturated fats, in hand. … [Lee más...] about Matt Damon’s Dilemma
In the time it takes you to read this blog post, it is possible that a Central American child will have attempted to cross the United States border. Furthermore, over the next three months, more than 34,000 unaccompanied children, primarily from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, also known as the Northern Triangle, are expected to make this treacherous trip. And as … [Lee más...] about Caught in the middle!
* By Catalina Covacevich Children formally learn to read in first grade. However, this is not achieved overnight. Instead it requires the mastery of pre-reading skills that begin to develop in the first months of life. For that reason, we should promote these skills before entering school. In that way, we can improve the reading ability of students. … [Lee más...] about Talk to your baby