Abbas is 10 years old. He goes to school every day from 1.30 pm to 6.00 pm. Education for him has been a battle. He is Afghan, and arrived at the Malakasa refugee camp in north-eastern Greece with his family a year and a half ago. He is one of 2,500 children living in camps who have started formal education in Greek schools.
Parents in China have started protesting against the heaps of homework their children receive daily.
The latest outcry was sparked by a viral post entitled “Goodness, what have I done wrong to have to do homework with my kids”.
Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.
During my senior year of college, I taught math to 26 inmates, none of whom had finished high school. What I faced was 26 examples of the failure of American education. What I did not realize is the profound effect this would have on my career as a school leader.