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The Learning Center, Pennsylvania High School, Puts Itself Up For Sale On eBay

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 3, 2012

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The Learning School

LANGHORNE, Pa. — Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay.

The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., is designed to offset steep budget cuts. A tongue-in-cheek listing describes the alternative school for at-risk teens as “pre-owned” and “slightly used.”

The winner won’t own the facility, which is part of the Neshaminy School District. But he or she will get a plethora of goodies, including a naming opportunity, a free large pizza, a personalized school coffee mug and the chance to deliver a speech at graduation.

Not to mention the satisfaction of “delivering an education to a group of kids who could really use it,” according to the ad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Education Without Borders

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 18, 2012

By Gordon Brown, former prime Minister of Britain

Every child has a right to an education. Yet millions of children are living in countries where that right is systematically violated as a result of armed conflict. It is time for the international community to stop this state of affairs by getting serious about its responsibility to protect education in all countries, irrespective of the barriers created by armed conflict.

Education seldom figures in media reporting from conflict zones. Yet the effects are devastating. In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the education system has collapsed in the face of mass displacement and ongoing violence, over 1 million children are out of school. When the surge in refugees driven from Somalia by hunger and violence arrived in camps in northern Kenya last year there was no provision made for additional education. And the conflict in Yemen has pushed tens of thousands of children out of school. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Global Fund for Education

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 27, 2012

 

By Gordon Brown, Former prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The world is currently at risk of falling woefully short of the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. If we are to avoid this fate, a game-changing reform is needed. I believe that a Global Fund for Education is that game-changing initiative.

As you’ll see in the report below, I propose that World Bank’s Global Partnership for Education (formerly, the Fast Track Initiative) should be converted into an independent Global Fund for Education (GFE) that draws on the experience of the global funds in health, and that serves as a focal point for a renewed drive toward getting another 68 million children into school by 2015. The GFE would engage the business sector, and have the flexibility to make grants to NGOs and private companies, as well as national governments and multinational agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Flip the Curve: Student Achievement vs. School Budgets

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2011


Dear Bill Gates, did you write this article by yourself or you asked somebody to write for you? Because you always want to be a boss.
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