The Global Search for Education: What Curriculum is Relevant For Today's World? – Our Top Global Teachers Weigh In

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything? Humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing …

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Education Notes: University High students take college calculus at UA

University High students taking college calculus at UA After reaching the highest level of calculus classes available in high school, five University High School students will meet on the University of Arizona campus this year to take college-level courses. University High School math teacher DeAnna McDonald reached out to the UA after five of her …

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Mariachi Is Inspiring a Revolution in Music Education

From the October 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY KAREN PETERSON Acoustic guitars are flying off the shelves at Iowa-based West Music, one of the country’s largest and oldest distributors of instruments for schools and school districts. Not just any acoustic guitars, but Spanish classical guitars and guitars with exotic names and unique sounds—like the oversized, bulbous bass guitarrón and …

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Critics: Iowa Education Plan Lacks Necessary Health Component

(Des Moines) — Physical-education teachers in Iowa are saying enough is enough. The latest draft of Iowa’s education plan – released Wednesday – doesn’t address PE coursework. Critics say school funding for physical education began dropping about six years ago. The initial drop was an unintended consequence of No Child Left Behind legislation. That was …

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