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A self-directed education is something that you normally see in a doctoral or master’s program. However, in elementary and middle schools there are “schools within schools” that are focusing on each student’s individual strengths. This focus of education seems to be working for a lot of kids, as it gets them focused and learning quicker and broadens their knowledge of subjects through a learning mode they like and understand. Other schools are trying to catch up all over Hall County, Georgia.
Technology has taken a new turn in South Korea with the implementation of robotic English “teachers”. It seems to be taken straight out of a science fiction novel, but to the students, this is no imaginary scenario. The robots were developed by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). The robots were sent to “21 elementary schools in the southeastern city of Daegu.” This pilot project was “designed to nurture the nascent robot industry”.
With the DREAM Act essentially shelved and the Republican majority holding sway in the Senate, the Obama administration is looking for ways to shore up their immigration stance and gather support around them once again. The DREAM Act, in conjunction with increasing deportation of illegal immigrants with a criminal record, was part of President Obama’s strategy when he was elected into office. It would have allowed immigrants that were illegally brought here as children to become US citizens after they received a higher education or enlisted in the military. For many immigrants, some of them future college students, this was their only chance at a new life.
While the DREAM Act was put on hold on Wednesday, advocates for illegal immigrants obtaining citizenship through an education or military service have set their sights on the year 2012, when it will likely be picked up by the House again. The DREAM Act “would provide qualified people up to the age of 29 with a path to citizenship if they attend college or join the military.” This would make about 2.1 million immigrants eligible, although once the bill has gone through the various stages of approval, a “far smaller number” would meet the requirements.
Technology-based holiday gifts that are popular with children like iPods, video game systems, and laptop computers often gain a bad reputation among parents and teachers for “dumbing down kids.” But the introduction of educational applications for these devices may change their minds.
What’s the best way to distinguish a good teacher from a bad teacher? Ask the students. Preliminary results from a recently released survey show that student’s views on their teachers are useful in terms of gauging overall teacher effectiveness.
Education reform is taking a front seat in Indiana with Gov. Mitch Daniels. Similar to the Q comp program in Minnesota, Daniels has proposed “linking teacher pay to student performance,” with the added benefit of awarding students a scholarship if they finish high school a year early. The controversial aspect to the reform, however, is Daniel’s proposal to open state funds to help parents defray the cost of sending their children to private school. This would be the ultimate “true school choice plan” and one that has been opposed by public educators for years.
A summit hosted by the Foundation for Excellence in Education was held earlier this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss the U.S. education system. Among all topics presented, one in which figures from all political parties and CEO’s from prominent U.S. corporations agreed on was that technology was not utilized enough in the classroom.
Just one day after a report released by nonprofit organization America’s Promise Alliance claimed that the national high school graduation rate is rising; the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will provide “an unprecedented amount of aid to turn around struggling high schools.”