Posts Tagged ‘literacy’

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: Bring Back Literacy Tests

Michael Flynn says that the new documentary about him is “timeless” and should be taught in law schools. Convention of States appears to want to bring back literacy tests for voting. Stew Peters is a violent conspiracy theorist and virulent antisemite. He’s also, of course, racist. The Center for Baptist Leadership, run by Christian nationalist […]

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo on promoting financial literacy through sustainable investing

There was a time in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s life when he had his money spread out in several different bank accounts, to protect it. “I was always taught: don’t put your eggs all in one basket,” Antetokounmpo told “CBS Mornings” on Friday. The Milwaukee Bucks forward has since learned “there are safer ways and much better… […]

Alarming Rate of Failure in New Literacy and Numeracy Exams in New Zealand

A pilot program for a new literacy and numeracy high school assessment in New Zealand has revealed the alarming deterioration in education standards, demonstrating an urgent need for education reform, according to an expert. New Zealand’s National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA), the qualification for senior secondary school students, is undergoing changes to ensure results […]

Cutting Food Waste: A Lesson In Climate Awareness And Environmental Literacy

Above photo: Students planting seedlings during a field trip to Great Kids Farm in 2019. Anne Rosenthal. America wastes up to 40 percent of its food, and schools are no exception. Teaching students where food comes from is part of the solution. Baltimore, MD – As a “farm to school specialist” in the Baltimore City […]

Literacy and the Golden Apples of Grade One

Commentary  Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day, and as we head into a new school year, it’s timely to reflect on the centrality of literacy in education. My wife teaches grade one, and, as with all primary teachers, one of the most critical aspects of her job is ensuring that her pupils become readers. Countless […]

Literacy among Iranian youth 6% above global average

Literacy among Iranian youth 6% above global average – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The average literacy rate of the youth (15-24-year age group) in Iran is estimated at 97.4 percent, which is almost 6 percent higher than the global average, Shapour Mohammadzadeh, head of the Literacy Movement Organization, has stated. The global youth literacy rate is […]

Iran’s literacy rate reaches up to 96.6%

TEHRAN – The rate of literacy among Iranians between 10-49 years has reached 96.6 percent, Shapour Mohammadzadeh, head of the Literacy Movement Organization, has stated. Before the [1979] Islamic revolution, according to a census conducted in 1976, over 51 percent of the people were illiterate, he said, ISNA reported on Wednesday. Over the past four […]

The FDA is a criminal cartel: protecting the drug industry’s monopoly while denying Americans the human right access to natural medicines

(NaturalNews) The Food and Drug Administration, as we have reported in the past, is completely in the tank for Big Pharma, an industry that lavishes tens of millions of dollars on our fat-cat “leaders” in Washington, D.C., to maintain healthy profits and shut out all competition. That includes natural remedies especially, because they’re […]

3 Powerful Practices for Experiencing States of Ecstasy and Bliss

26th October 2015 By Justin Faerman Guest Writer for Wake Up World “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” – Rumi How often do you experience states of ecstasy and bliss? If I had to guess, I’d probably say far less than you’d like. For most people it’s a fleeting experience […]

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