Category Archives: Global

Mainland Chinese students in Hernando exchange program

Source: Tampa Bay Times, Mar 2014 the exchange students from the Beijing New Talent Academy in China hopped off the bus and took their first steps in an unprecedented cultural experiment involving the Hernando County School District. The exchange is being paid for by the Chinese academy. All of the Chinese students will stay with …

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Scouring the World for Math Teachers

Source: Bridge to Tomorrow, Dec 2013 The state’s middle school students are struggling in math. And in a 21st century economy that relies heavily on innovation in science and technology and in which our kids will be in a desperate competition with students from leading states like Massachusetts and high-flying nations like China and Korea …

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Cambridge Exams in Central Florida

Source: Cambridge website, Dec 2013

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2012 PISA Results

Source: OECD website, Dec 2013

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SG Student Tuition

Source: EdVantage, Dec 2013 SINGAPORE – Secondary 3 student Erica Lee, 15, spent the first week of her year-end school holidays back in school – for extra lessons, including in mathematics. This was on top of the mathematics lessons she attended during regular school hours – at least 50 minutes – almost every day. She …

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2012 PISA Scores

Source: Business Insider, Dec 2013

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Rural Newcomb (NY) School Recruits Int’l Students

Source: Edweek, Feb 2013 Hults, 57, came up with a different idea after talking with his brother, who lives in Australia: What if he recruited international high school students to his district? That was a major industry in Australia and other countries. Why wouldn’t it work in his rural school? Since that epiphany, Hults has …

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English Proficiency Helps

Source: HBR blog, Nov 2013 Research shows a direct correlation between the English skills of a population and the economic performance of the country. Indicators like gross national income (GNI) and GDP go up.  In our latest edition of the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI), the largest ranking of English skills by country, we …

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Employers Value Int’l Experience

Source: NYTimes, Oct 2013 The third annual Global Employability Survey, designed and commissioned by the French education consulting firm Emerging and carried out by the German market research firm Trendence, asked recruiters and senior international executives to profile an ideal university graduate — and the ideal university producing such graduates. “Recruiters are more and more …

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Florida’s 2011 TIMMS Results

Source: NCES, Oct 2013   Related Sun-Sentinel story, Oct 2013 On the math exam, for example, Massachusetts’ eighth-graders posted an average score of 561, compared with an international average of 500 and a U.S. average of 509. The New England state was ranked sixth in the world, but its score was still well below top-ranked …

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