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- Teaching creativity in schools
To raise the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, schools need
to get serious about teaching creativity, Dimis Michaelides writes. That
doesn't just mean offering art or music classes; instead, it means prizing
and teaching creativity across the whole curriculum. "Education changemakers
need plenty of inspiration and much courage to move ahead on creativity, but
the time for it is ripe, very ripe," Michaelides writes.
- Some Ohio districts to hold online classes on
In Ohio, 120 of the state's 614 school districts have applied to use online
lessons on snow days -- also known as "calamity days" -- 20 more than in the
previous school year. Under the option, districts choosing to participate
can allow students to access online lessons when school is closed. Four
schools tested the program in 2011, but none used the option last school
year because of a mild winter.
- OECD releases report ranking countries in
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday
released this year's Education at a Glance report, providing statistics on
many education indicators among member nations as well as a handful of other
countries considered in the report.