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Global Education: World Class Education News

What is World Class Education News? It is a new Internet start-up that aims to provide a single point solution on world-class education news and resources and networking opportunities for educators across the globe.


It is the mission of World Class Education News to become a place for educators and those passionate about education to stay informed about world-class educational models, issues, and practices, and to network with one another for sharing ideas and discussing solutions. In this session, we will discuss the methods used on the website to bridge the global educational divide. We will also showcase methods by which educators can close the gap between knowing educational practices and doing the best practices that align with different cultural contexts. Our discussion will look at the technical utility of global collaboration and opportunities for partnership among multiple entities across the world in order to highlight pressing educational issues.


Key Points

  • A central location, provided by this website, where educators can explore education news from elsewhere and connect with educators in other nations, provides a way to instigate local discussions about change.

  • Global collaborations offer exciting opportunities for a school ‘“ at all levels and for teachers and students.




1 Hour




Kevin Simpson



Kevin Simpson, M.Ed., from Flint, Michigan, and has been in the education field since 1998. He has taught and consulted in parochial, public, and international schools located in Washington, D.C.; Michigan; Virginia; Maryland; Laos; Qatar; Dubai; Lebanon; Egypt; Dominica; Bahrain; Venezuela; and Thailand. He was a National Consultant with the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative, which provided effective, research-based practices to educators across the country.


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