Tag: World

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the 2014 WISE Awards is 13.00 GMT January 15, 2014. Six innovative educational projects will be awarded $20,000 each for their positive contribution to education and society.Project representatives from any region, sector, or education level are encouraged to submit their application to demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities. Each year, the WISE Awards...

Survey of World Languages in Congress

In an effort to create a broad picture of second language capabilities among Americans, the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) (www.languagepolicy.org) surveyed members of Congress to find out how many of them speak a language other than English. NCLIS staff contacted each of the 540 Senators’, Representatives’, and Delegates’ offices and asked if the member speaks...

Britain’s World Language Crisis

An investigation carried out by U.K.-based The Guardian has revealed the dire state of foreign language education in the country. The report shows that the situation has become worse since a 2007 investigation on the decline of language education. About 40% of the active language departments at UK universities are predicted to close within the next 10 years if...

One Hispanic World

Spain's education, culture and sports minister called for the creation of a common cultural market of the Spanish language at the close of the annual meeting of directors of the Instituto Cervantes.“The consumption of British and American products by Britons and Americans is practically indistinct. We’re still not close to that, (even though) the language — Spanish — has...

U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World

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U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World Maybe our schools are better than we are being led to believe! Results of the 2011 PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) show that the only countries with better 4th Grade reading levels are Russia, Finland, and Singapore. This is a remarkable success for U.S. public education, especially when you take...

U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World

Maybe our schools are better than we are being led to believe!Results of the 2011 PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) show that the only countries with better 4th Grade reading levels are Russia, Finland, and Singapore. This is a remarkable success for U.S. public education, especially when you take into account Finland’s tiny population and 4%...

World Teachers’ Day

"Take a stand for teachers!" is the 2012 motto for World Teachers' Day. Celebrations are being organized around the world. UNESCO calls on everyone to consider undertaking a special celebration for World Teachers' Day. Contact us at the address indicated to tell us what you are planning."Teachers… ultimately determine our collective ability to innovate, to    invent, to find solutions...