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2nd Oct 2014: International school idea for Parksville on the back burner (The Parksville Qualicum Beach News)
12th Sept 2014: District opens Lake Trail school for international students (Comex Valley Echo)
10th Sept 2014: Ontario standardized elementary and high school tests to move online (The Star)
5th Sept 2014: Later start-bells may be coming to Toronto high schools (The Star)
1st Aug 2014: Quebec elementary school bans homework (The Star)
24th July 2014: More money for new school (The Parksville Qualicum Beach News)
7th July 2014: Online privacy protection for kids lagging in Canada (The Star)
22nd June 2014: Taking a deep dive into language (The Montreal Gazette)
16th June 2014: The future of BC-Korea international education exchange (The Province)
22nd May 2014: International school coming to Parksville (Parksville Qualicum Beach News)
23rd Apr 2014: International School of Excellence desperate for new home (Calgary Herald)
23rd Apr 2014: Dwight International School remains committed to Cowichan (Cowichan News Leader)
14th Apr 2014: Citing grade inflation in high schools, elite program boosts its own marks (The Globe & Mail)
11th Apr 2014: iPads, tablets required for West Van high school students (CBC News)
4th Apr 2014: Why some schools are giving letter grades a fail (The Globe & Mail)
4th Apr 2014: What Shanghai can teach us about teaching math (The Globe & Mail)
25th Mar 2014: Parents push Alberta curriculum back to math basics (The Globe & Mail)
28th Feb 2014: Does ‘discovery learning’ prepare Alberta students for the 21st century or will it toss out a top tier education system? (National Post)
28th Feb 2014: Ontario’s all-day kindergarten classes overcrowded, teachers say (The Globe & Mail)
24th Feb 2014: Grade 8 too young for kids to choose between applied, academic streams, report says (The Star)
14th Feb 2014: High school programming redesigned for student flexibility at Spruce Grove Composite (Spruce Grove Examiner)
31st Jan 2014: Odd new rules limit teaching of French (The Montreal Gazette)
11th Dec 2013: The math problem: How educators want to improve skills of students, teachers (The Star)
28th Nov 2013: Pioneering school’s parents are sold on merits of all-day kindergarten (The Globe & Mail)
21st Nov 2013: The one-room classroom could make a comeback in Hamilton (The Globe & Mail)
18th Nov 2013: Parents, teachers and students part of public school board ‘action plan’ on math (Ottawa Citizen)
25th Oct 2013: Alternative programs modernize education (The Vancouver Sun)
15th Oct 2013: CIBT Group plans “Global Education City” in Vancouver (Professionals in International Education)
30th Sept 2013: Fitness class before math adds up to better marks, Ottawa high schools discover (Ottawa Citizen)
26th Sept 2013: Cellphones in classrooms pose challenges for Quebec high schools (Montreal Gazette)
13th Sept 2013: Alberta ‘Forest School’ gets students out of stuffy classrooms for lessons on practicalities of life (National Post)
4th Sept 2013: VSB attracts record number of international students (Vancouver Observer)
28th Aug 2013: Ontario teachers need better math training, minister says (The Globe & Mail)
27th Aug 2013: Back-to-school is back-to-stress for some kids; coping techniques can help (The Star)

20th Nov 2014: Russian-Jewish school in San Francisco to close? (Jweekly)
17th Nov 2014: HISD approves plans for first-of-its-kind Arabic school (Houston Business Journal)
11th Nov 2014: Houston international school to develop new campus near Katy (Houston Business Journal)
11th Nov 2014: Kokomo Schools approves $17 million construction projects (Kokomo Tribune)
4th Nov 2014: MPS identifies school to move into empty Malcolm X Academy (Journal Sentinel)28th Oct 2014: Governor Tours Potential Site for New Stamford School (It’s Relevant)
21st Oct 2014: French International School Could Be On The Move (Bethesda Now)
20th Oct 2014: French international school sets sights on larger school campus (Washington Business Journal)
20th Oct 2014: The New York International School Will Open in 2015 in the Upper East Side (Digital Journey)
10th Oct 2014: British School student achieves rare perfect IB score (Jamaica Plain Gazette)
1st Oct 2014: 3 Lessons American Districts Can Learn From Foreign Schools (THE Journal)
1st Oct 2014: Harlem Public School Gains Exclusive International Baccalaureate Status (DNAinfo)
25th Sept 2014: South Broward High now a Cambridge International School (Sun Sentinel)
22nd Sept 2014: Italian prime minister to visit SF companies, school (The Examiner)
21st Sept 2014: Up and running, Taos International School a labor of generosity (Taos News)
19th Sept 2014: Relocating to the US: Choosing a school (Re:locate)
11th Sept 2014: South Broward High School joins global community of Cambridge schools (Hollywood Gazette)
9th Sept 2014: Maryland Catholic school finds its footing amid demographic shifts (National Catholic Reporter)
9th Sept 2014: Kokomo Schools proposes increased funds for construction in 2015 budget (Kokomo Tribune)
3rd Sept 2014: New school year opens new chapter for Japanese school (Hometown Life)
3rd Sept 2014: German-American International School finds a temporary home (The Almanac)
31st Aug 2014: Beacon Hill International School: Cheating unfairly implied (The Seattle Times)
29th Aug 2014: German American International School finds temporary home at former Menlo Oaks campus (San Jose Mercury News)
28th Aug 2014: Livonia: The rest of the story on Hinoki school (The Detroit News)
25th Aug 2014: The bell tolls for back to school | San Juan School District (San Juan Journal)
25th Aug 2014: Livonia vs. the Hinoki school (Detroit News)
22nd Aug 2014: Schools struggling to accommodate Hispanic growth (Fox 23)
22nd Aug 2014: McKinney charter school opens academic year as International Baccalaureate World School (Dallas News)
20th Aug 2014: Mobile County school board approves $2.8 million contract to renovate Barton Academy, Yerby School (
19th Aug 2014: AISU – American International School of Utah (Good4Utah)
18th Aug 2014: Campus, Riverside open at capacity (La Prensa)
8th Aug 2014: New Campus International School will be on Cleveland State University campus (
7th Aug 2014: Marfa International School welcomes new head teacher (Big Bend Now)
7th Aug 2014: International School of Monterey earns prestigious World School designation (Monterey County Weekly)
3rd Aug 2014: Living & Learning: Combination schools booming, blurring lines in South Florida (Miami Herald)
1st Aug 2014: 13 Illinois Private Schools That Could Cost You an Arm and a Leg (Huffington Post)
1st Aug 2014: New Charter School Seeks Approval (My Central Oregon)
30th July 2014: New charter school proposed for Bend (The Bulletin)
25th July 2014: Charter schools in Taos a double-edged sword (Taos News)
24th July 2014: St. Cabrini Home sells, to become international school (Kingston Times)
23rd July 2014: Why Do Americans Stink at Math? (The New York Times)
21st July 2014: Old ParkCenter Mall to house Boise charter school (Idaho Statesman)
21st July 2014: De Pere private school files for bankruptcy (WAOW)
16th July 2014: The Renaissance International School, a Montessori School in Oakland, California Announces Open Enrollment for its Montessori Middle School Program for Fall 2014 (IT Business Net)
13th July 2014: Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights offers a model for teaching immigrants 13th July 2014: Why we chose the International School at Prospect Heights (Buffalo News)
7th July 2014: Wisconsin International School Considers Filing for Bankruptcy (ABC2 WBay)
7th July 2014: Wisconsin International School looking at bankruptcy (Fox11)
5th July 2014: De Pere school leaves legacy in community (Green Bay Press Gazette)
3rd July 2014: Campus International School will be on Cleveland State University campus or in renovated police station, parties agree (
27th June 2014: Wisconsin International School abruptly closes (ABC2 WBay)
26th June 2014: International School in De Pere closes suddenly (Green Bay Press Gazette)
26th June 2014: Wisconsin International School closes doors (Fox11)
26th June 2014: North Fair Oaks residents petition to keep German American International School away (San Jose Mercury News)
25th June 2014: International School of Louisiana names new Head of School (Uptown Messenger)
21st June 2014: International School students excel on Spanish exams (Sun Current)
20th June 2014: Cleveland school district considers development sites for Campus International at downtown’s edge (
18th June 2014: International School Shows How Common Core Can Work (New America Media)
11th June 2014: School district appoints interim elementary principal (Methow Valley News)
2nd June 2014: On the Move: School options important for many relocating employees (Houston Chronicle)
27th May 2014: International School of Louisiana to extend healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners (Bayou Buzz)
20th May 2014: Lycée Français community squabbles anew, this time over adding out-of-sequence grades (The Lens)
20th May 2014: Group recommends $158M in expansion, renovation projects at Missoula schools (Missoulian)
14th May 2014: International School of Louisiana in New Orleans receives national award ( – The Times-Picayune)
9th May 2014: Kokomo to expand international program, start entrepreneurial program (Kokomo Tribune)
5th May 2014: Schools Announce New Programs (Inside Indiana Business)
30th Apr 2014: International School of Louisiana may name new leader this month (Uptown Messenger)
28th Apr 2014: Sean Wilson to be next leader of International High School, ending 8-year run at ISL (The Lens)
28th Apr 2014: International School of Louisiana chief hired by International High ( – The Times-Picayune)
28th Apr 2014: Kingsbridge School Goes Green (Norwood Press)
18th Apr 2014: Houston private schools struggle with boom in applicants (Houston Business Journal)
7th Apr 2014: Israeli educators visit area (Sun Sentinel)
29th Mar 2014: International Baccalaureate school to open in Taos (Santa Fe New Mexican)
28th Mar 2014: Two for one: Spanish-English immersion thriving at elementaries (Fitchburg Star)
26th Mar 2014: Free bilingual, international baccalaureate charter school to open in Taos (The Taos News)
26th Mar 2014: GEMS Education partners with leading US online learning organisation (Re:locate)
25th Mar 2014: Alexandria adds 14 minutes to middle school day to make up for snow days (Washington Post)
19th Mar 2014: Buffalo school urges parents not to transfer out their child (The Buffalo News)
13th Mar 2014: A bit of Utah history comes down for a new charter school (
13th Mar 2014: Towers come crashing down at ‘80s 49th Street Galleria (The Salt Lake Tribune)
13th Mar 2014: Programming and personnel changes add to International School bookkeeping costs (The Lens)
13th Mar 2014: International School seeks new solutions to overcrowded Camp Street campus (Uptown Messenger)
11th Mar 2014: Menlo Park School is First in Area to Offer Bilingual International Baccalaureate Programs Thru Grade 8 (MenloPark-Atherton Patch)
7th Mar 2014: What’s the latest on Barton Academy? Q&A with Jaime Betbeze on renovation timetable (
27th Feb 2014: Wisconsin International School announces $1.2M capital campaign (Fox11)
21st Feb 2014: International School of Louisiana leader still lukewarm on OneApp ( – The Times-Picayune)
19th Feb 2014: International School of Louisiana in New Orleans is state-certified World Language Immersion School ( – The Times-Picayune)
19th Feb 2014: State certifies 3 language immersion schools (
15th Feb 2014: French Pre K-12 School Coming to Chicago’s Ravenswood Area (Chicago Now)
12th Feb 2014: Abercorn school selects new headmistress (Impact – Austin Metro)
10th Feb 2014: The real problem with US Common Core: it further outsources education (The Guardian)
8th Feb 2014: International School of Louisiana receives state certification (Uptown Messenger)
7th Feb 2014: German-American International School hopes to reopen at new home in North Fair Oaks (San Jose Mercury News)
5th Feb 2014: Super Elite GEMS World Academy Making Major Progress (Curbed Chicago)
4th Feb 2014: Awty International picks interim head to lead school (Houston Chronicle)
31st Jan 2014: The godless delusion (Times Educational Supplement)
30th Jan 2014: International School of Louisiana considers moving to accommodate growing enrolment (The Lens)
19th Jan 2014: Longer school day? No way, many parents and students say (
15th Jan 2014: LA Board of Education approves $115-million deal to bring iPads to classrooms (9to5 Mac)
13th Jan 2014: International school hopes to convert Tosa hotel into dorms (CBS 58)
6th Jan 2014: New Tempe Mandarin Chinese immersion preschool to hold open house today (AZ Central)
3rd Jan 2014: Morning Education: including NY state chief reinforces Common Core support & DoD review of schools (Politico)
27th Dec 2013: “La Scuola” Italian International School Coming to NoPa (Curbed San Francisco)
26th Dec 2013: Awty International appoints new head of school (Houston Business Journal)
22nd Dec 2013: NY School All-In On Trend Of All-Digital Textbooks (Huffington Post)
19th Dec 2013: Boise-based charter school has sights set on growth (Idaho Statesman)
16th Dec 2013: British School of Chicago Announces New Campus (The Sacramento Bee)
9th Dec 2013: Texas Law Safeguards Christmas Cheer In Schools (Huffington Post)
3rd Dec 2013: Virginia may get own results in 2015 PISA test (Washington Post)
20th Nov 2013: International education is available in Algiers Point ( – The Times-Picayune)
19th Nov 2013: Awty building planned for elementary grades (Houston Chronicle)
12th Nov 2013: Philadelphia Schools See Cash in Old Classrooms (The New York Times)
12th Nov 2013: America’s dumbest idea: creating a multiple-choice test generation (The Guardian)
8th Nov 2013: Politics – Election may spell trouble for charters (Times Educational Supplement)
6th Nov 2013: German home-school families face US deportation (BBC)
1st Nov 2013: Curriculum – Why teachers may wish they weren’t in Kansas any more (Times Educational Supplement)
31st Oct 2013: Ed. Dept. Still Seeking Input on English-Learner Programs (Education Week)
30th Oct 2013: Two Dwight Schools Named IB Open World Schools to Pilot Ground-Breaking Online IB Education (Broadway World)
25th Oct 2013: International School Of Columbus Closes Due To Finances (Indiana Public Media)
21st Oct 2013: L.A. District Eyes Expansion to 200-Day School Year (Education Week)
18th Oct 2013: When Zero Tolerance Becomes ‘Zero Common Sense’ (Education Week)
18th Oct 2013: Michael Gove learns no obvious lessons on Boston fact-finding trip (The Guardian)
15th Oct 2013: IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush’s Ed Reform Foundation (Mother Jones)
14th Oct 2013: U.S. Young Adults’ Tech Skills Lag Behind International Peers (Education Week)
13th Oct 2013: Skype connects Birmingham students, African village (The Detroit News)
10th Oct 2013: GEMS Academy Clears the Midway Point at Lakeshore East (Curbed Chicago)
9th Oct 2013: Boston school buses rolling again after strike but dispute still unresolved (The Guardian)
9th Oct 2013: Government shutdown: What’s closed, what’s open? (CNN)
6th Oct 2013: Teaching the US shutdown (The Guardian)
4th Oct 2013: ‘Give children same psychology training as US Army’ (The Telegraph)
3rd Oct 2013: British School opening delayed (Gazette Chicago)
30th Sept 2013: What the shutdown means for education (Politico)
30th Sept 2013: Teachers, Community Groups Partner to Enhance Lessons (US News)
27th Sept 2013: The iPad-hacking LA School Students Deserve Scholarships (LinkedIn)
23rd Sept 2013: How EdTech Is Now Being Used In Music Classrooms (Edudemic)
2nd Sept 2013: Chinese Educators Look to American Classrooms (The New York Times)
23rd Aug 2013: School work: Chinese want less, US more (China Daily)

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