The crazy weather in Austin, Texas in late January and early February — which went from ice storms to 70 degrees in a short time period — reminded me of working in the world of education: stormy and lots of change, but followed by sunny optimism.
One of the great things about working for a company that sells products in foreign countries is you sometimes get to see first-hand how other cultures’ educators are innovating in classrooms. That was my experience a couple of weeks ago when I went to London to meet with some of our foreign distributors at the Bett 2014 educational tradeshow.
At Fremont County School District 6 in Pavillion, Wyo., the diverse population, including a large number of Native American students, poses occasional communication challenges. “Some of these students have cultural and language barriers,” says Diana Clapp, superintendent. “Instructionally, that presents issues in delivering the best education possible to each student.”
In 1982, The US Department of Education created The National Blue Ribbon Program, a celebration of high standards in which schools in each state are honored for their excellence. There are numerous criteria for a school to be honored, and a lot of public schools are up for consideration. No more than six may be chosen, however.
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