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InformED Report: The 13 Countries With The Best Education, According To Expats

14,300 Expats Rate Quality of Life Abroad, SCOTUS Rules On Special Ed, Senator Slams Vouchers, and Under Armor Promotes Fitness

The 13 countries with the best quality education in the world, according to expats

Will Martin | Business Insider Twitter

When moving abroad, especially when you have a family, there is a lot to consider when it comes to quality of life.

In a new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.



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This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Anya Kamenetz & Cory Turner | NPR        Anya’s Twitter         Cory’s Twitter

No rest for the weary in our weekly roundup of national education news.

Supreme Court rules on special education case

“I’m thrilled,” said Amanda Morin, a parent and advocate with the website Understood.org, after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case that could affect 6.5 million special education students. “Now I can actually go into a school system and say ‘The Supreme Court has said, based on my child’s abilities, he is legally entitled to make progress.’ “

In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a Colorado family asked the district to pay for their son’s private school tuition. They felt Endrew, who has autism and ADHD, wasn’t making sufficient progress in his public school.

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Impact Of Supreme Court Decision For Special Education Community

John McLaughlin | Autism IDEA   Twitter

The Endrew F decision is the most important US Supreme Court special education decision in 35 years.  Through the first five years, 1977-1982, of special education as we know it,  parents and schools made things up as they went along in a positive and collegial manner.  Then in 1982, the Supreme Court’s Rowley decision changed the atmosphere to one that was more combative.  Rowley was broadly interpreted that public schools needed to provide only a floor of opportunity via its special education programs – particularly those for children with more severe disabilities.

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Under Armour joins with charity to promote fitness

Kristi King | Washington Top News Twitter

Want your kids to improve their grades? Getting them to exercise may help.

And this week, Baltimore-based Under Armour sponsored donations of sports equipment to four area schools: Kelly Miller Middle School and Ross Elementary School in D.C., and New Song Academy and Jeffers Hill Elementary in Baltimore. “You should see some of the research. Kids who are active every day versus kids who are not — they’re doing dramatically better in school,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America.

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