23 Jul '11, 8am

The Amazing Phenomenon Of Education In Finland | Care2 Causes

The Amazing Phenomenon Of Education In Finland | Care2 Causes

The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System, is the title of a documentary by Harvard’s Tony Wagner , which looks at the way that the Finnish education system delivers consistent, high-quality education without testing, with long holidays for students, and with teachers who are considered national treasures. Here’s an excerpt from what Wagner has to say: “There is no domestic testing except a very quiet auditing program to test demographic samples of kids; not for accountability, not for public consumption, and not for comparison across schools. The fascinating thing is that because they have created such a high level of professionalism, they can trust their teachers. Their motto is “Trust Through Professionalism. The difference between the highest performing school in Finland and the lowest performing school in Finland is less than four percen...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-finland-phenomenon-inside...

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Become A Vegan This Weekend | Care2 Causes

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 4pm

I am vegan for the sake of both the animals and humans. The animal industry (because that is what farming is) involves inc...

McDonald's Partnership Will Recycle Veggie Oil Into Fuel | Care2 Causes

McDonald's Partnership Will Recycle Veggie Oil ...

care2.com 24 Jul '11, 1am

Earlier this month, McDonald’s United Arab Emirates division announced that it would partner with Neutral Fuels LLC to bui...

How DoSomething Engages Young People [VIDEO] | Care2 Causes

How DoSomething Engages Young People [VIDEO] | ...

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 5am

One of the great success stories of online advocacy has beenDoSomething.org , a not-for-profit that encourages young peopl...

Hungarian Government Destroys GMO Corn Crops | ...

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 2am

Just to clarify, there's a hell of a difference between selective breeding, which selects for genes that are already in th...

75 Percent of Texas Special Ed Students Suspended or Expelled | Care2 Causes

75 Percent of Texas Special Ed Students Suspend...

care2.com 22 Jul '11, 3pm

The majority of special education students in Texas, which has the second-largest public school system in the US, have bee...

UK Badgers in Danger | Care2 Causes

UK Badgers in Danger | Care2 Causes

care2.com 22 Jul '11, 8pm

A battle against badgers has been going on in the UK for some time now. The problem: tuberculosis in cattle. One of the an...

Light Pillars: Amazing Natural Phenomenon

Light Pillars: Amazing Natural Phenomenon

earthfirst.com 17 Jul '11, 11am

Photo credit: National Geographic From a distance, it looks like someone spared no expense to put on a spectacular, colorf...

How Good Are Student-Teaching Programs? | Care2 Causes

How Good Are Student-Teaching Programs? | Care2...

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 5pm

On July 21, the National Council on Teacher Quality released a report titled “Student Teaching in the United States, ” whi...

DOJ Preparing Subpoenas for Murdoch's News Corp. | Care2 Causes

DOJ Preparing Subpoenas for Murdoch's News Corp...

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 3pm

The US Department of Justice is preparing subpoenas as part of a preliminary investigation into News Corporation . The sub...

Animals as Legal Property and Economic Commodities | Care2 Causes

Animals as Legal Property and Economic Commodit...

care2.com 24 Jul '11, 9pm

While animal welfare has been a concern of many civilizations throughout world history, its beginnings in modern Western c...

Boy With Disabilities Forgotten on School Bus: Why Didn't Someone Ask Where He Was? | Care2 Causes

Boy With Disabilities Forgotten on School Bus: ...

care2.com 21 Jul '11, 10am

A 4-year-old boy with disabilities was left — forgotten — on a school bus for more than four hours in Jersey City on Wedne...

Tall Women More Likely to Develop Cancer | Care2 Causes

Tall Women More Likely to Develop Cancer | Care...

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 11am

A new study published in the journal Lancet came to a startling conclusion about the relationship between height and cance...

Two Dogs Die in #Albuquerque #NM Animal Welfare...

care2.com 24 Jul '11, 5pm

A report from Albuquerque, New Mexico came out yesterday that an animal welfare officer left two dogs in a hot animal welf...

What is Controversial About Birth Control? | Ca...

care2.com 22 Jul '11, 9am

If you don't believe in using birth control, fine: don't use it. Nobody is going to FORCE you to use it. Even if a pregnan...