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@the_fuller_cut Barbershop are #UPP The Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, #Michigan, is the latest barbershop to make waves for its educational discount program – $2 off a haircut for any child who reads to him. Ryan Griffin, a barber at the shop, read about a few other barbershops who were doing similar programs back in August […]

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#Rhianna is Using her platform to help ensure that girls and boys in the world’s poorest countries can get a quality education. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation today announced a multi-year partnership with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and international advocacy group #GlobalCitizen. The partnership will advocate for the rights of the over quarter of […]

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A video posted by Using Platform Positively (@usingplatformpositively) on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:17am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js #LadyGaga is #UPP Thank you @ladygaga for #UsingyourPlatformPositively #ladygagafan #children #school #education #mic (Source: https://www.instagram.com/)

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Painfully agreeing with Gove

The Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Gove spoke about the importance of good literacy and numeracy skills for all young people at the British Chambers of Commerce yesterday. And I cannot believe I am typing this but I agree with Gove. I particularly agree with the importance he places on illiteracy and innumeracy in England, comparing it […]

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Why is the current situation “Girls vs. STEM subjects” and not “Girls & STEM Subjects” (Part 1)

  In January, I chaired an Education Debate in Newham the panel included Lord Andrew Adonis and Professor Becky Francis from King’s College London. There was an interesting question raised by an audience member around improving the number of young women taking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects. Sharon Hodgson MP (Shadow Minster for Women and Equalities) who was also on the panel shared an […]

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Why is Education directed towards making a living rather than making a life?

Happy Monday all! My friend Juliana Olukitibi sent me this link adamant that I would love it… and Julianna was right. 13 year-old Logan LaPlante articulately and honestly discusses how hacking his education is helping achieve his goal. When he grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy, who doesn’t? But Logan doesn’t feel […]

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Happy New Year!!! =)

Happy New, Fun, Loving, Restful and Blessed New Year to you ALL! First, I want to sincerely apologise for not updating my blog in quite a while. My life has been so hectic but this is not an excuse of inconsistency =( I am back and back with a bang! As it is the first […]

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We need to place more value on technical and vocational education

Last month, 13 Studio Schools and 12 University Technical College opened across the country and tens more are in development. These new schools aim to provide academic and vocational routes that suit young people best and will create an education system to compete with the world’s best such as Germany and Netherlands where notably youth […]

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Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Why doesn’t our education systems allow innovation to happen? Geoffery Canada shares his compelling thoughts on this important issue on Ted Talks Education.

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#MandelaDay

Happy Birthday 95th Birthday Madiba Mandela Nelson!  

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