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Research Project Aims to Build Better Math Texts - Education Week

With a five-year, $10 million federal grant, cognitive scientists are studying ways to remake a popular middle school math series to enhance students' learning.

Districts Out Ahead of States in Adopting Science Standards - Education Week

While statewide adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards are going slowly, some districts are moving fast to bring the new standards to classrooms.

Nation's 8th Graders Flatline on NAEP in Social Studies Subjects - Education Week

The nation's 8th graders have made no improvement in their knowledge of U.S. history, geography, or civics since 2010, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress released last week.

Groups Pledge Millions to Expand AP, IB Access - Education Week

Education, nonprofit, and business leaders are giving $100 million to identify and enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in AP and IB classes.

Career Technical Education - Education Week

Rigorous academic courses to prepare students for both college and career are gaining momentum, but new research suggests more needs to be done to strengthen successful "pathways" in schools.

Survey: Teacher Pipeline Still Shrinking - Education Week

A report from ACT Inc. shows that young people's interest in teaching continues to shrink.

State Takeover Gives Mass. District a Fresh Start - Education Week

The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.

Minister Heng Swee Keat to attend the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Council Conference

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, will attend the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Council Conference in Pattaya, Chonburi Province, Thailand, from 6 to 7 May 2015. This year, SEAMEO celebrates the 50th year of its founding.

Minister Heng will also have bilateral meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the Conference. He will be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Education.

The SEAMEO Council Conference is a biennial meeting of the Education Ministers from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, to discuss educational cooperation in the South-eastern Asia region.

More Rigorous GED Spurs Jitters, Competition - Education Week

The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.

Speech (in Chinese) by Ms Sim Ann at the Launch of “Deep Teaching: The Teaching Practices and Reflections of Singapore’s Chinese Language Master Teachers”

Ministry Of Education Feed - 30 April 2015

今天,我很高兴受邀出席《深入教学:新加坡华文特级教师的教学实践与反思》的新书发布与导读会。

首先,我要祝贺这本《深入教学》的主编陈志锐博士以及11名作家这本书从筹划到出版,经过了近3年的时间,真的是很不容易啊!

让我先介绍主编和11名作者。首先是《深入教学》的主编—陈志锐博士;11名作者是首席特教黄黛菁和林季华、以及特教洪瑞春,吴宝发、林振南、周凤儿、谢瑞芳、张曦姗、陈玉云、郭秀芬和郑迎江。《深入教学》总共收录了这11名华文特级教师所撰写的15篇华文教学的学术研究论文。

大家都知道,特教的主要任务是在专科范围内进行教学法的创新,并带动校群以及全国教师参与教学研究,进而推动在职教师的专业培训工作。尽管工作忙碌,他们却愿意抽出宝贵的时间,本着“以研带教”的理念,与教研中心的研究员、与学校的老师携手展开教育与教学研究,再把累积多年的课堂实践经验,写成论文,他们可以说是典型的“研究型”教师。

所谓“研究型教师”,指的是具有较强的研究意识和研究能力的教师。他们能自主地对自己的专长学科及其教学不断地加以反思,探索、和研究。在今天的教育领域里,教学的改革、学校的发展以及教学人员的专业化,研究型教师的参与是一个关键的因素。成为研究型教师已经是教师专业发展的一种趋势。

《深入教学》里特教们所探讨的课题都和新加坡的华文教学有密切的关系,涵盖面很广,包括新加坡小学、中学华文课程的改革历史;小学、中学的评估方式;口语、书面语的互动教学等等。这15篇论文从各个不同的角度探讨华文作为第二语文课堂教学的理论与方法,具有浓厚的新加坡教学特色,肯定能让华文老师从中得到启发。

最后,希望这本书能激励更多老师进行华文教学的研究与分享,以提升我们的华文教育和华文教学。在这里预祝各位教师,嘉宾,五一劳动节快乐!

谢谢各位!

Youth Celebrate! - A Dazzling Display of Exuberance and Achievements of Youth

Ministry Of Education Feed - 29 April 2015

In celebration of SG50, Youth Celebrate! is set to be a showcase of the vitality of our youth and their achievements in sports, arts and uniformed groups. Youth Celebrate! also marks the official opening of the Singapore Sports Hub. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be the Guest-of-Honour.

Co-organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Youth Celebrate! will be held at the Sports Hub on 26 July 2015 (Sunday). The event will bring together more than 3,700 performers and athletes from all MOE schools, as well as Special Education schools and Institutes of Higher Learning. This is the first time that our new National Stadium is hosting a joint sports and arts event for over 53,000 students, educators and parents.

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education said: “Youth Celebrate! is one of the biggest events MOE has organised for our students to showcase their diverse talents in sports, arts and mass performances. Students have been training hard together, and are raring to put up a good show for the audience to mark Singapore’s golden jubilee. I look forward to an exciting event that demonstrates the teamwork, resilience and vigour of our students.”

Completed in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub will celebrate its first year of operations with an Opening Season of events for the community. Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Communications and Information said: “I am excited that the Singapore Sports Hub will be having a two-month Opening Season, starting with the SEA Games in early June, and culminating in Youth Celebrate!. The future of Singapore lies with our youth, and we want to give them every opportunity to turn their dreams into reality. I hope that the Singapore Sports Hub will be a place where our youth shine in their sporting pursuits, break new ground for Singapore, and create shared memories which will bond us as Singaporeans.”

To mark this special milestone, PM Lee will be sealing a Time Capsule that will contain a repository of meaningful items that are symbolic of our nation’s sporting aspirations.

Highlights of Youth Celebrate!

Themed ‘Celebrating Diverse Talents, Creating Shared Memories and Looking Forward with Confidence’, Youth Celebrate! is held on Youth Day this year and includes displays of sport feats, performing arts and choreographed freestyle drills.

Youth Celebrate! will kick off with activities at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, where students will attempt to set two records in the Singapore Book of Records - the largest floating Singapore flag involving 486 swimmers and the most number of laps swum in one hour. There will also be diving and synchronised swimming performances.

At the National Stadium, highlights will include a novelty soccer match ‘Goal for a Cause’. Fifty primary school students pit their skills against 11 Singapore former national football players for a charitable cause. The show segment will then come alive with performances by the choir, dance and musical groups that draw inspiration from both traditional and popular cultures. This includes a 250-strong combined uniformed group freestyle drill and a 400-strong combined school display band. For the first time, over 400 student representatives from all schools will display a formation to reveal school logos.

Spectators will form part of the show as they open the Sports Hub with a Kallang Roar and card display, and participate by creating multi-coloured patterns through programmable lightsticks. In the lead up to Youth Celebrate!, students will also be coming together, using social media, to share and celebrate their achievements and the spirit of youths in sports and arts. More details will be released soon.

More Universities Take Up SBAC 'College-Ready' Cutoffs - Education Week

Nearly 200 colleges and universities agreed to use Smarter Balanced assessment results in deciding which students take remedial courses.

Q&A: Reporter Delves Into World of 'Digital Play' - Education Week

Veteran USA Today reporter Greg Toppo discusses his new book examining the hopes and reality of how schools and students are trying to use digital games for learning.

L.A. Demands Refund for iPad-Based Curricula - Education Week

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced last week that it will stop buying Apple iPads that come loaded with Pearson digital courses.

Blended Learning - Education Week

Using online editing sessions does not affect student scores on standardized writing and reading exams, according to a forthcoming study.

All-Girls STEM School Approved by L.A. Board - Education Week

The Los Angeles school board last week approved the creation of an all-girls school focused on science, technology, engineering, and math in an attempt to narrow the gap between boys and girls in those subjects.

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation, Not Dearth of Words - Education Week

A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.

Ohio Scuttles Mandate on Art, Music, P.E. Teachers - Education Week

Ohio's board of education last week approved a policy change that opponents say could gut elementary school music, art, nursing, and counseling offerings statewide.

More Universities Take Up SBAC 'College-Ready' Cutoffs - Education Week

Nearly 200 colleges and universities agreed to use Smarter Balanced assessment results in deciding which students take remedial courses.
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