Elmo and Friends Lead Education Effort for Refugee Children

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In refugee camps everywhere, there is no shortage of curious young minds: more than half of the world’s displaced population are children. But the barriers to receiving a quality early education are huge. “There are 250 million children whose developmental potential is at risk around the world,” said Sarah Smith, Director of Education at the International…

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Can homeschooling replace public schools?

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Editor’s note: China’s top education authority stressed that compulsory education cannot be replaced by any form of teaching last week. However, some experts argue that the philosophy and the teaching methods of public school cannot satisfy the needs for some children. Could compulsory education be replaced by homeschool? China Daily readers share their ideas. Ted180 (Canada)…

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