November 19, 2016

6 Reasons Why International Teachers Can Make a Great Career Teaching in the U.S.A.

If you’re an international teacher, one great way to make a real jump in your career is by becoming a teacher in the United States. Here are six important reasons why teaching full-time in the U.S. can provide a career boost: Reason #1: Higher salary and earning potential Once you’ve been approved to teach at an accredited primary or secondary school in the U.S., you will receive the same compensation as U.S.-born residents. Moreover, for some specific types of visas,…

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November 18, 2016

Is Homework Really Necessary?

Within the U.S., there seems to be a perennial debate about the value of homework. On the one side, proponents of homework tout its ability to develop good study habits and increase both understanding and retention of the subject matter. On the other side, opponents say that today’s youth are inundated with homework at an early age to a point where it now blunts their social development and ability to participate in extracurricular activities. Yet, the homework debate is not…

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November 17, 2016

The Right to Education and the U.S. Educational System

Within the U.S. K-12 educational system, there is a strong emphasis on the right to education for every student, starting at the kindergarten level and proceeding all the way to grade 12 (the final year of secondary school). This mindset infuses every aspect of the American educational experience, since the “right to education” means that an education must be accessible, readily available and free of any form of discrimination. As defined by UNESCO, education is a fundamental human right and…

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November 16, 2016

What You Need To Know About the Common Core Standards in America

In an attempt to overhaul its educational system and prepare more high school graduates for the global economy, the U.S. recently introduced a new set of educational standards, known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), for K-12 education. Typically referred to as just “Common Core,” these standards outline exactly what students should know after the completion of each year of school in two key areas: English Language Arts and Mathematics. By the time they complete high school, then, students…

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