caption VIPKID Founder and CEO Cindy Mi speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco, California. source Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch The Chinese education startup VIPKid, which connects fluent English-speaking teachers with Chinese students, raised $500 million in April for a valuation of over $3 billion. The company is led by its 35-year-old high-school dropout founder, Cindy Mi, who believes the company can help bridge cultural gaps between China, the US, and elsewhere while making high-quality education accessible and increasing interactions between people of different cultures. The company faces stiff competition but has thus far succeeded in large part because of its fervent community of more than 38,000 teachers, who generally seem enthusiastic about both the mission and the opportunity for supplemental income. At the same time, some teachers of color have reported … [Read more...] about A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it’s led her to the forefront of a tech startup worth $3 billion
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Choosing the preschool discipline: play or work for U.N. agenda 30 for sustainable development? Confronting the new K to 12 program that demands a continuum of learning from kindergarten to senior high school to match the U.N. Agenda 30 for Sustainable Lifelong Development, the Department of Education (DepEd) is still in the process of searching for the ideal preschool curriculum as its basis and its corresponding teacher training program. Quality kindergarten teaches you all you need to know and prepares you for life. Parents usually keep looking for preschools with scholastic materials for the three R’s while overlooking the importance of conditioning the 3 to 5-years-old to work independently. Practical Life activities in Care of oneself, Care of home and garden, not mere admonition are needed to develop the child’s love for work and order. The Montessori system spontaneously builds the young child’s character simultaneously with … [Read more...] about Choosing the preschool discipline: play or work for U.N. agenda 30 for sustainable development?
The new quiz is being designed to be relevant to the Thailand 4.0 era and to be conveniently used by teachers and public health officials nationwide so that children with lower IQ scores could be swiftly provided with aid This June, a Prathom 1 students nationwide will have their IQ tested, with results released in August, said department director general Dr Boonreung Traireungworawat The agency is aiming to raise IQ scores for Thailand’s Grade 1 students to 100 points and beyond, in line with their international peers, said Boonreung In 2016, IQ testing of 23,641 Prathom 1 pupils nationwide found an average score of 98.23 points, a slight increase from the 94.58 score from the previous testing in 2011 An estimated 37.61 per cent of Prathom 1 students or about 300,000 children had the IQ scores below the mean of 90 points - beyond the 25 per cent or less recommended by the World Health Organisation, Boonreung said Among the low-IQ scorers, 5.8 per cent obtained scores under … [Read more...] about New student IQ test being developed, launched in 2020
Eight workers have died in workplace accidents so far this year, as the push to halve the fatality rate by 2028 continues. This averages two a month, compared with the 42 deaths last year, an average of 3.5 a month. Last year's figure was the first time it had dipped below 50 in 13 years. From 2004 to 2016, workplace deaths ranged between 55 and 83. Outgoing Minister of State for Manpower Sam Tan, who revealed the latest figure yesterday, reminded employers, workers, public agencies and other stakeholders that eliminating such accidents is their collective responsibility. One incident this year occurred on March 1 when a 48-year-old Malaysian man died after falling from a platform 2.5m above the ground at the Lentor MRT station worksite. Prevention is better than cure, Mr Tan said at a Foreign Workers' Carnival organised by the Singapore Contractors Association (Scal), The Straits Times reported. For example, workers can report near-miss incidents to their employers using the Workplace … [Read more...] about Workplace deaths continue to drop, with 8 so far this year