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Brazilian literacy campaign taps technology to keep readers on task to finish reading their novels

Brazilian literacy campaign taps technology to keep readers on task to finish reading their novels

LatinaLista — It wasn’t that long ago that doomsayers predicted the end of print books given the rising popularity of e-readers. After all, how can something as archaic, as bound-type-on-paper, even compare, or stand alongside, to today’s technology? A new literacy campaign from Brazil highlights how traditional print books cannot only complement today’s technology but

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Guest Voz: Poverty and the perception of poverty – how both matter for schooling outcomes

By Andreas Schleicher LatinaLista Compensating for students’ socio-economic disadvantage is one of the greatest challenges facing teachers,school leaders and education systems as a whole. However, data from PISA show that some countries are much better at this than others. Consider the featured photo. The horizontal axis shows the percentage of lower secondary teachers who work

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A closer look at what’s driving Central American unaccompanied minors northward

By Mike Allison Central American Politics One of the many things that has bothered me about the crisis of unaccompanied minors on the border is that I totally missed the story as the number of young people from Central America exploded over the last two-plus years. President Obama was warned over a year ago and

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Documentary Shares Story of Robotics Team, Immigrant Students

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat In 2004, a group of four undocumented immigrant Latino high school students accomplished an astonishing achievement. Competing on a robotics team formed at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, the four young men defeated students from the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology in an elite robotics competition. In

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