A Review of K 12 Education

The compulsory attendance of children to go to school starting at the age of six to up nineteen in the thirteenth grade is called the K 12 educational system. Learning about a More »

Online Distance Learning Education

Online distance learning is gaining in popularity as the education method of choice for many students. However, it is still not as common as education obtained through traditional methods. There are several More »

Ways to Tell If A Medical Assistant Online School

These days, quality education is attainable with the use of the internet. You can study anywhere and anytime you want, even at the convenience of your own home. Many people are opting More »

Who Needs School Assistance

Education has always been a part of our lives. Most nations are making efforts to make its citizens knowledgeable and educated. School assistance is one such effort. While it can mean any More »

School Causes for Denial of Special Education

Do you have a child with Autism or other disabilities that is currently not receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE), despite your continued advocacy? Would you like to learn about a More »

Who Needs School Assistance

Education has always been a part of our lives. Most nations are making efforts to make its citizens knowledgeable and educated. School assistance is one such effort. While it can mean any kind of assistance to schools such as to set up their buildings and provide amenities to children, it is primarily for improving the education sector in the country. These are basically programs which help in incrementing the development standards of schools and students. It can also be an improvement in teacher’s standard of teaching by complementary vocational skills and inducing various methods to strengthen a student’s academic learning.

Many organizations work in this field, which caters to the needs of schools, be it in supplies or technology. These organizations also help a community by conducting seminars to educate parents in various ways they can help their children learn better. Parents are made to understand their role as primary educator. They can help in creating congenial environment at home; asking their children what they learned at school today, sharing with children their routine and knowledge, and asking them about their school environment and understanding if they are comfortable.

Alternative Education

What educational format is best for the ADD/ADHD child? As a parent, there are many choices, and increasingly popular choices, to public education. While making a decision may seem more difficult in the case of ADD/ADHD, the process is the same for the parent of any child.

A recent article in USA Today reports that home schooling has been on a steady rise for the last five years. There are now 1.5 million children being home schooled, up 74% since 1999. A desire for religious or moral instruction, formerly the number one reason to choose homeschooling, is now the second most popular reason. The first reason is safety and avoidance of peer pressure and exposure to drugs. Third is the dissatisfaction with academic instruction and fourth is interest in nontraditional approaches.

Current statistics indicate that the number of alternative educational/school choices, not including religious based schools or military schools, is somewhere around twelve thousand. That is the largest number of choices ever to exist outside the traditional public school system and the number keeps growing.

Obviously, the selection of public versus private includes many factors, among them

Special Needs Education

When children with special needs reach school age, many families struggle with the dilemma of where to find the best education. Should they try placing their child in public school or should they seek a private special education school?

Public School Problems

Federal laws such as IDEA and ADA as well as state and local statues mandate that children with special needs must be allowed access to the public educational system and the public schools must accommodate their needs. As parents soon discover, what sounds good on paper doesn’t always work out in reality.

Parents naturally expect that teachers and administrators already are familiar with the regulations governing special education, but that’s not always true. Many public schools don’t know the laws and will not provide needed assistance. It is up to parents to learn their child’s rights and educate the educators. Unfortunately this may not solve the problem.

Public schools are notoriously underfunded and overworked. Special education school expenses are much, much higher for the schools than those for traditional students and, though there are state and

A Review of K 12 Education

The compulsory attendance of children to go to school starting at the age of six to up nineteen in the thirteenth grade is called the K 12 educational system. Learning about a little bit of the background of this type of educational system makes it easier to understand its overall concept of teaching.

The first grade, kindergarten was created by a philosopher German teacher named Friedrich Froebel who wanted to create a place for young children to learn from their guided playing and enable them to bloom with their individual minds and initial learning. This grade was created long before K 12 education system was followed and which started in America in about 1856. At that time, education was not yet compulsory nor not all children have access to attend school. Kindergarten was usually taught to the children of the elite who do not have to work in their family’s farms.

In 1918, the Fisher Act helped the formulation of the K 12 education that is familiar today. The law started the recognition of the education for children with special needs and raised the age to fourteen when children can leave schooling. After the Act, separate

Online Distance Learning Education

Online distance learning is gaining in popularity as the education method of choice for many students. However, it is still not as common as education obtained through traditional methods. There are several myths that are associated with obtaining an distance learning education. One of these myths is that online education schools are not as good as traditional schools. Online distance learning education can be as equivalently good as education obtained from a traditional school. The important thing to do is select the right online learning program. There are lots of quality programs that allow students to interact with specialist teachers and professors and learn through high-quality software.

Another common myth is that employers reject degrees from online distance education institutions. This is true for fake schools; however, there are plenty of accredited schools that offer online distance learning education opportunities and education from these accredited schools are accepted by employers. Many traditional colleges that have a distance learning program, and any certification awarded upon completion of such a program will not indicate that the courses were completed online.

Another myth associated with online distance learning education is that academic credits from online learning programs do not

Ways to Tell If A Medical Assistant Online School

  • These days, quality education is attainable with the use of the internet. You can study anywhere and anytime you want, even at the convenience of your own home. Many people are opting to study online because of the convenience and accessibility it gives. With that said, online schooling is one of the booming businesses today.
  • Online schooling has become a great business opportunity for many legal educators. However, it also attracts fraudsters who masquerades their illegitimate online schooling programs as official schools. Graduating from any of these illegitimate online schooling programs will just be a waste of time and money since you will not be recognized, accepted or become certified because these are not accredited by the Department of Education.
  • Here are useful ways on how to tell if a Medical Assistant Online School is genuine:
  • 1. Check if the Medical Assistant Online School is included in the database of Accredited Post secondary Institutions and Programs of the Department of Education. For the list of accredited schools and programs, you can visit their website.
  • 2. Check the website of the American Association of Medical Assistants at their website and see if the online school

School Causes for Denial of Special Education

Do you have a child with Autism or other disabilities that is currently not receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE), despite your continued advocacy? Would you like to learn about a few school causes to help you in your advocacy? This article will be discussing 10 school reasons why few children in special education truly receive a free appropriate public education, that is required by federal special education law.

1. Many schools require parents to pay for independent educational evaluations (IEE) to prove that their child needs related and special education services. If parents are paying for experts to help them determine needed services for their child, the education is not free.

2. Most school district evaluations are not comprehensive enough to identify all of a child’s disabilities. Disabilities must be known before appropriate services can be determined.

3. The continual use of deny and/or delay tactics by many special education personnel prevent children from receiving an appropriate education.

4. Special education personnel sometimes refuse to take responsibility for a child’s lack of educational progress. Blaming the parent and child is a prevalent tactic that harms children.

5. The use of old

Students, Teachers, and Methodology

With my interest and background in education, my teaching in China placed me in a unique position to do firsthand observation of Chinese education at all levels, which was one of the primary purposes of my original sabbatical request and my subsequent trips there. My wife and I visited a number of elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as several community colleges; in addition, I had the opportunity of teaching at all university grade levels. I came to find out that education has very different, much more deterministic consequences for Chinese students than it does for American students.

Look at it this way. With a population of over 1.3 billion people, China has one-fifth of the world’s population: one in every five people on Earth is Chinese. Further complicating the problems of that massive populace is the distribution of the people. China has roughly the same land mass as the United States. However, a good portion of that area is uninhabitable or sparsely populated: the Gobi Desert is non-arable and the Himalayas and the Himalayan plateau regions have proven to be largely useless; the eastern half of the nation is where the majority of the people

Schooling Versus Leadership

Perhaps the terms, such as school and leadership were derived from the word education. Classically speaking, many things are implied in education. It covers a wide range of notions and meanings. In this short article, however, it will mean one thing to explore the negative relationship between schooling and leadership.

Why we have education, school and leadership simultaneously? What is the need of the three terms at the same time in an academic or a business institution? There seems to be some confusion, duplication or ambiguity. I argue that education in its purest form would have been enough to address philosophical issues especially in the academic sphere.

Education as a Latin word means to bring out something new. It may sometimes mean creativity, invention or other possibilities to exercise and cultivate the human mind so as to realize the mystery of life in every human being. If education is then about opening human eyes, what should be the purpose of schools and the essence of leadership? A million dollar question, right?

Here is a story that may help to clarify the context. A provident Chinese woman set aside some money long ago for her child

Minneapolis Schools

Minneapolis is located in the mid-Eastern portion of Minnesota. It is the sister-city to St. Paul, and sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Minneapolis Schools serve approximately 36,000 students. 16% of those students are enrolled in special education programs, 24% are English Language Learners, and 67% are participants in the state’s Free/Reduced Lunch program. Minneapolis Schools employ 226 administrators, 115 principals and assistant principals, 3,276 teachers, and 2,682 other staff members which includes educational assistants, clerical and student support workers, food service workers, transportation engineers, janitorial engineers, and tradesmen.

The Minneapolis School consists of 99 different schools: 23 K-5 elementary schools, 22 K-8 elementary schools, 7 middle schools (grades 6-8), 7 senior high schools (grades 9-12), 8 special education schools, 8 alternative schools, 19 contract alternative schools, and 5 charter schools. The entire budget for the 2006-2007 school year was $587,371,902, with the majority – $376,924,691 – going to the general operating fund.

With the mission: “To ensure that all students learn. We support their growth into knowledgeable, skilled and confident citizens capable of succeeding in their work, personal and family lives into the 21st Century,” the Minneapolis Schools use the following strategic plan:

Private School Education

There is a lot of discussion regarding the advantages of attending a prep institute of education in Toronto. The main advantages of Toronto private schools are the high academic standards. There are many different types of schools and the tuition will range depending on the particular school. There are some prep schools that go from primary education to secondary education.

Most Toronto independent schools offer superior facilities and extra-curricular activities. Private schools are able to afford the best sports and music education programs. The class sizes tend to be smaller than public schools. And the recruit the best teachers and are able to offer them competitive salaries.

Another advantage of independent schools is the fact that they are self-governing and have the freedom to expand their curriculum without the limitations of an overseeing school board. There are also more choices available for Toronto pre schools, Toronto independent high schools and various Toronto private institutions. Independent offer a variety of choices when it comes to education. Toronto independent may include religious, boarding, day schools, unisex or co-educational schools.

Further more, they generally have smaller classes that are more structured and disciplined. As a result, students enjoy

Three Tips for Educating Your Down Syndrome Child

One of the most daunting questions about having a child with Down syndrome is how to best educate them. A child with Down syndrome will have more specific educational needs than a typical child.

Mental retardation is the general rule for kids with Down syndrome, so you will be entering a whole new world of special education. But don’t despair! There are many systems set up to make sure that your Down syndrome child receives the best education possible, tailored to his or her needs.

Laws Guarantee Your Down Syndrome Child’s Education

The first thing you should know about Down syndrome education is that every child in the U.S. is entitled to what is called a free and appropriate education. That means that your child will be educated in the public school system in a way that fits his or needs, and this is guaranteed by law.

When your child enters school, testing will be done to see what kind of services your child needs. An IEP, or Individualized Education Plan, will be written to address your child’s unique needs. If the school is not able to provide for your child’s needs, there is

Are Schools Ethically Responsible to Provide

The Past and the Present

My fondest memories of childhood are the days I spent playing with my friends in a small Northern Mississippi town. I belonged to a small clan of children who did not have much in common with today’s children. We had no video games, no cable television, no internet, and no cellular phones. All we had were each other and our imaginations. I remember spending hours riding bikes up and down the old country road. We played hide-and-seek, tackle football, sword fights with sticks, and many other games that our imaginations brought us.

I remember school being full of exciting games and activities on the playground in which our teachers would participate and make it all the more fun. We loved school and all the rich experiences that occurred in the classroom, in the gym, and on the play-ground.

Are these the days of old? Reality hit a few months ago when my son invited a school-mate to spend the night. I took the boys outside to play a little catch. After only a few minutes, my son’s friend was sweating immensely and short of breath. It was very obvious that

Education in South Africa

It’s January, and that means the start of a new school year in South Africa. In less than a week, students (or learners, as they’re called in South Africa) and teachers will fill classrooms, hoping to embark on a new year of learning, enlightenment, and growth. It’s a good time for students to ride the momentum gained with last year’s record-breaking high school pass rate. For those of us in the United States, Canada, and other Western countries, it’s a good time to learn about the educational experiences that our young South African friends will have this year.

Primary education is mandatory in South Africa. According to the country’s Constitution, South Africa has an obligation to make education available and accessible. All South Africans have the right to a basic education, including adult basic education and further education.

School in South Africa begins in grade 0, or grade R. It’s the equivalent of our kindergarten, a time of school preparation and early childhood socialization. Grades 0 to 9 make up General Education and Training, followed by Further Education and Training (FET) from grades 10 to 12. Students either stay in high school during this time, or

Education Crisis Results in Poorly Prepared Future Workers

Following is a more literary form of the business proposal that I have presented to various chamber of commerce in the Los Angeles area. It is interesting to note that unlike academic theory or bureaucratic laced government-run institutions, that which works in the real world works virtually ignoring criticism or conjecture. Yes, Mr. Forbes, capitalism may not only save us but education as well. Here’s to the innovative, problem solving, get ‘er done spirit of the entrepreneur. Peace!

Over the past 17 years, the percentage of four-year college and university students who graduate has dipped more than 10 percentage points, despite increases in enrollment, according to the Council for Aid to Education and the National Governors Association. About 42 percent of students entering four-year colleges or universities graduate (Al Branch, CBS Business Network).

But there’s more. And it gets worse.

Every 26 seconds another student drops out of public high school which translates to nearly one-third of all public high school students dropping out. It’s so bad that Colon Powell and his wife are heading a national movement in an attempt to reverse the trend. But even of those two-thirds who graduate, the picture doesn’t

Teacher Education and Teacher


One of the sectors which fosters national development is education by ensuring the development of a functional human resource. The institution of strong educational structures leads to a society populated by enlightened people, who can cause positive economic progress and social transformation. A Positive social transformation and its associated economic growth are achieved as the people apply the skills they learned while they were in school. The acquisition of these skills is facilitated by one individual we all ‘teacher’. For this reason, nations seeking economic and social developments need not ignore teachers and their role in national development.

Teachers are the major factor that drives students’ achievements in learning. The performance of teachers generally determines, not only, the quality of education, but the general performance of the students they train. The teachers themselves therefore ought to get the best of education, so they can in turn help train students in the best of ways. It is known, that the quality of teachers and quality teaching are some of the most important factors that shape the learning and social and academic growth of students. Quality training will ensure, to a large extent, teachers are of

Crisis Education

For some time now our educational system has been awash in too much controversy. Having the current Educational Secretary heading the Department of Education has not done much to improve the nations overall prospects that our children will achieve a higher degree of an educational experience that will prepare them for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The reality facing too many parents is not whether to send our children to charter, or private schools but to face the fact that public schools have been on the decline for many years now. Consequently, the youth of today too many won’t and can’t receive that degree of quality in their education. Now, with the current policies in place there are very little options left for parents concerning the education of their children. We also have to really consider a whole set of demographics when we take into account the quality of education in the United States today.

When we take a hard look at our society much can be said of the sad conditions in too many urban and rural areas. For over 20 years now conditions have only gone from bad to worse. The children of 20

A Brief History of Special Education

Perhaps the largest and most pervasive issue in special education, as well as my own journey in education, is special education’s relationship to general education. History has shown that this has never been an easy clear cut relationship between the two. There has been a lot of giving and taking or maybe I should say pulling and pushing when it comes to educational policy, and the educational practices and services of education and special education by the human educators who deliver those services on both sides of the isle, like me.

Over the last 20+ years I have been on both sides of education. I have seen and felt what it was like to be a regular main stream educator dealing with special education policy, special education students and their specialized teachers. I have also been on the special education side trying to get regular education teachers to work more effectively with my special education students through modifying their instruction and materials and having a little more patience and empathy.

Furthermore, I have been a mainstream regular education teacher who taught regular education inclusion classes trying to figure out how to best work with some new

The Problem Is The Parents As First Educators

The long awaited Review of Funding for Schooling has been completed and the Report by the panel of eminent Australians chaired by David Gonski AC has been released.

In this Submission I have only focused on Chapter 3 in relation to equity and disadvantage but also have comments in relation to disabled children.

I have also concentrated on western suburbs schools in Sydney as I live in that area and my children attended a western suburbs catholic school before moving to an independent school.

The panel must be congratulated as the Report is both comprehensive and well researched and makes a number of recommendations that, if implemented may, to some degree, improve the educational outcomes of some Australian children.

The ‘Pink Elephant’ In the Gonski Report

I believe, however, that the Report, (for whatever reason) fails to acknowledge ‘the pink elephant’ in the classroom and that is that parents are the first educators of their children. This is the foundation premise of many independent schools in Australia, including the PARED (Parents For Education) schools, which excel academically year in and year out, although they are not selective and offer no scholarships to

Why Pursue E-Commerce Education

What is E-commerce Education?

E-commerce has been one of the most rapidly increasing industries of the last decade and has attracted the attention of entrepreneurs and large corporations. Electronic commerce has had a great success rate because shoppers are offered the luxury of browsing stores from the comfort of their very own home. Online shoppers prefer save time by avoiding crowded malls and parking lots. Cyber Monday has emerged as an online alternative to Black Friday and is now the single most profitable day in Internet sales. Cyber Monday takes place three days after Black Friday and allows buyers to complete holiday gift lists without having to navigate through malls full of crazed and relentless shoppers. Retailers have already released deals that will be available online this November.

While large and well-known companies reap the benefits of clever e-commerce campaigns, there is plenty of room in the industry for new businesses. Web savvy entrepreneurs look for niche markets where they can corral traffic and convert it to sales. Efforts can be futile if you have no e-commerce experience or a poor understanding of Internet operations. E-commerce education is something that few possess but it is a