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Amanda Ripley talks about “The Smartest Kids in the World” with supporters of the DoSeum

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s new museum for kids

The DoSeum will open on June 6, 2015 as San Antonio’s new children’s museum, and will celebrate its Grand Opening over the June 6-7 weekend. I’ve been inside the building for a hard-hat tour and, more recently, for a sneak peek … Continue reading

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BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony welcomes a world-class educational opportunity

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The BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony on September 25, 2013 welcomed guests and dignitaries with a performance by the 7th & 8th grade strings. Tiffany O’Neill, BASIS San Antonio Head of School, celebrated the school’s opening. (Classes began September 3, 2013 … Continue reading

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BASIS Tucson North outperformed the average of every country in the world in reading, math, and science

“BASIS Tucson North, a nonselective high school serving an economically modest middle-class student population in Arizona, outperformed the average of every country in the world in reading, math, and science,” the report said. . . . So what’s the secret … Continue reading

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Andreas Schleicher (OECD) presentation at the Center for Educational Leadership at Trinity

So, how bad is it? Looking at successful education programs in other countries makes us even more aware of the problems here, but also gives us ideas about how to do things better.  Standardized assessment is essential to making improvements. … Continue reading

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