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Singing helps us remember information. Flickr/Martin Abegglen

Curious Kids: Who made the alphabet song?

Because of the way our brains work, we can remember songs and rhymes much more easily than just words or letters. The ABC song teaches kids the basics of the English language.
Learning to learn. Pascale Haag/Lab School Paris

Laboratory schools: a new educational phenomenon

The concept of laboratory schools has raised interest in recent reports (CNIRE, François Taddei...). Will they manage to bridge the gap between teaching and research?
When it comes to digital competitiveness, Australia needs to step up and get serious about education. University of Washington/Flickr

Australia’s digital strategy needs major readjustment

Australia ranks 15 out of 63 nations when it comes to digital competitiveness, according to a new report.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump participate in a round-table discussion during a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Miami. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Trump budget would abandon public education for private choice

The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
Venezuela is among the countries in which popular resistance to repressive politics is on the rise. Marco Bello/Reuters

Why we need an international freedom movement

There are groundswells of civic engagement in a handful of countries, but ensuring the survival of fundamental freedoms in these dangerous times will require a resistance that knows no borders.

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