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Canada
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)

USA
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 (KSL.com)
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 (AL.com)
27th Feb 2014: Wisconsin International School announces $1.2M capital campaign (Fox11)
21st Feb 2014: International School of Louisiana leader still lukewarm on OneApp (NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune)
19th Feb 2014: International School of Louisiana in New Orleans is state-certified World Language Immersion School (NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune)
19th Feb 2014: State certifies 3 language immersion schools (WRAL.com)
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 (NJ.com)
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 (NOLA.com – 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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