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Big Boss Robot In the Classroom

When I moved to Mongolia, I quickly got a job as an English teacher at a small private school in Darkhan. A new friend, who was also a teacher helped me get the job, and connected me to other teaching opportunities to supplement my teacher’s salary. I’m taking a break from full-time teaching for the time being, but I still have some private students, and when my friend presented me with an invitation for a visit with her 10th grade English class, I couldn’t refuse. It’s that time of year when kids already have one foot out the classroom door. They’re ready for the holidays and looking forward to a short break from their studies. In Mongolia, the holiday hype...

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Chinese Students Largest Int’l Student Group in US

Yes believe it. Of course, why not with a place as large as the US with apparent wealth, why not send your kids out of your way and across the globe. The graphic says it all. Look at the orange and how many students that represents. Chinese students are huge. It also explains why UCLA a 40% Asian school now has Asian food in one of the dorms “Feast at Rieber”. The photo in the link shows a “yuzu kosho” chicken sandwich. Are they kidding? That’s a highly specialized and detailed meal! Perhaps we can say, Chinese students are the new Japanese students. (VOA – Chinese Students)

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Best 100 Asian Universities

Where did you go to school, if at all? Where did it rank? Does it matter what’s at the top? It’s Hong Kong U of Science and Technology. Yes, don’t say you knew this. Number two? It’s neighbor University of Hong Kong. Best 100 Asian Universities. (US News – Best in Asia) If you’re down to know, here’s the best 400 in the world. (US News – Top 400)

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The Ruth Asawa School in SF

  Ruth Asawa is a mid century modern related artist who gets little recognition. She does have work in numerous museums, had a solo exhibition at JANM, and now a school. The SF School of the Arts. It’s already on their website. I’m not sure if it’s changing their curriculum, but just the name value is amazing. From Ruth Asawa’s website: “In 1982, Asawa focuses her energy on building a public high school for the arts, School of the Arts (SOTA) High School. Her dream is to house SOTA in the heart of civic center so that it is in close proximity to San Francisco’s world class cultural organizations — the San Francisco Opera, Ballet, Museum of Modern Art, the Asian...

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In L.A. Schools, Out With the Corn Dogs, in With the Sushi

“The district banned sodas on campuses in 2004, starting a trend followed by the state as well as districts across the country.” From now on, kids, if you want a corn dog you’re going to have to go to the L.A. County Fair, because you won’t be able to get one at school like you’re used to. This week, you may have heard that the L.A. County School Board banned the sale of flavored milks as one way to reduce the amount of sugars school kids were getting from their little cartons of chocolate and strawberry dairy products. Well, it appears that move was just the start of a major menu overhaul the school board has planned for public school...

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