How to read ‘Shaheen’ as a term for “Shaheed”

Shaheen is the Arabic name of the southern province of Yemen, in which the Houthi rebels control much of the country.They have been fighting the government for years.The Houthis, who control much and are supported by the United States, have used the word to describe what they want, which they describe as a shaheed, or […]

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How to deal with the school district that’s too good to be true

By Katie SjƶbergPublished March 04, 2017 08:30:13A lot of people don’t want to hear that the Montgomery County School System has a “bad school” system, but that’s exactly what they’re getting.On the surface, the district is the largest in the state and the only one with a charter school system.The school system is home to […]

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How to know if your school is a bad one

When you go to your local library, you might get the impression that the books are all there and then some.But the reality is much more nuanced.And it’s something that the authors of The Library in a World of Its Own and its sequel, The Library of the World, are keen to stress.“Our book is […]

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Which school system is the worst?

We’re always on the lookout for new school system rankings and we’re happy to report that one of our colleagues has put together a great list.The list, compiled by education researcher and school system expert, Andrew Wilson, has been featured on The National Education Project and The Huffington Post, and is a must-read for any […]

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