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The Schools In Bangkok Thailand And Exchange Program

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In Thailand, the need for students to study overseas to take an undergraduate degree has increased. Among the Thai students studying abroad, half of them are taking classes under the higher education programs. The Thai students that are going after educational pursuits in the U.S. have the following number breakdown:

  • 9% are students of short term non-degree program.
  • 9% are students of Optional Practical Training.
  • 9% are students of post-graduates.

In the United States, the total number of students from Thailand that are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs had a 2.3% increase even though the total number of Thai students in the U.S. had decreased in the past few years. It is possible that some of the students found their ideal schools in Bangkok Thailand that they drop the idea of studying abroad. But, there are still others who prefer to obtain formal education in English-speaking countries to improve their proficiency in English.

Popular Academic Programs

Summer programs and student exchange in the U.S. are the most favourite choices of high school students from Thailand.  Many Thai students who intend to improve their proficiency in the English language often enrol at universities that have English-intensive or ESL programs. Also, students who are seeking to familiarize with Western culture are likely to enrol at universities that offer exchange student programs.

Most Thai students are not interested in enrolling at online programs because most employers don’t take the said programs seriously. Also, a student must have a high level of self-discipline to make sure that he will be able to follow the program on his own. Taking the online courses may be too much of a challenge for some that they have decided not to spare it some thought.

Some of the most popular academic programs include:

  • Law
  • Economics
  • Culinary
  • Aviation
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

Improving the schools in Bangkok Thailand can help many Thai students get a better education and work opportunities in the country and overseas. The government should give more effort in improving the education system that can also help produce better workers in the future.

Milwaukee Receives Funding For Early Childhood Education Programs

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Societies all over the world have recognized the value of investing in early quality childhood education because of the spillover effects to the children, their families and society. Children are born with an innate ability to learn and absorb information from the environment. Early childhood education is offered by Star Bright Montessori for children ages 2 to 6 years old to shape their minds and attitudes towards learning.

Next Door and the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee will receive more than $13 million in funding from the Federal Office of Head Start for early childhood education programs. The funds will serve more than 1,200 infants and toddlers that are living in poverty.

According to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the funding is a transformative community asset that will prepare children for kindergarten. It will also support families during the critical years of their children’s life. Younger residents are the target of early childhood initiatives in Milwaukee.

Next Door will serve 749 children while Head Start will serve 629 students’ ages 3 to 5 and 120 student’s ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Next Door president Dr. Tracey Sparrow said that support through high quality early childhood education can prepare children for success in school and close the achievement gap for children who are living in poverty.

Meanwhile, UCC serves a total of 510 children and provides programs for Hispanics and South Side Milwaukee residents ranging from 6 weeks in age to those ready for college. Over the last decade, enrollment rates and college acceptance for UCC alumni has increased from 8% to 96%.

UCC’s investments in early childhood education in Milwaukee has fueled change and laid the foundation for success at the at-risk communities. This exciting step forward ensures that every child regardless of his circumstances at birth can be provided with opportunities to be successful.

It is important for parents to always remember that education is something that no one can take away from their children. High quality early childhood education provided by Star Bright Montessori will support a child’s most critical development years. Education is the ticket that will open more doors for a child to the world.  

Hundreds Of Public Schools Display Themselves In Victoria As Protest Against Funding Cuts

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Getting high school furniture and running an institution costs a lot of money, which is why the Morrison Government’s $256 million cut to public school funding in South Australia has received a lot of flak. In response, public schools in the region took over Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.

Hundreds of public schools from the region were on display on the square’s lawn, as part of the Fair Funding Now! campaign, not only to counter the funding cuts, as well as to secure additional funding for public schools. Alongside the pubic rally, the Fair Funding Now! mobile billboard campaign is also being launched in Booth by, with the mobile billboard set to roam across Adelaide, with the aim of informing the community the importance of getting proper funding for local public schools, to ensure quality education, and to get resources like primary and high school furniture, among others.

According to the Australian Education Union Federal President, Correna Haythorpe, the people in South Australia were vexed that the Morrison Government was skimping on public school funding, with parents, teachers and voters alike making their disappointment on the government’s decision to cut $256 million from public school funding clear.

After six years, Ms. Haythorpe says, the Federal Coalition has made it very clear that they don’t support public schools. Reportedly, the government’s plan would drop all the public schools in the South Australia region below the national resource standard, every last one. This means that none of them would have the funding to meet the needs of students for the next half-decade, at the minimum.

AEU South Australia Branch President Howard Spread bury says that recent polls have stated that the majority of voters consider public school funding to be a key issue for them for election, with more than two-thirds saying that greater investment in the local public education facilities is a better investment  for federal funding than tax cuts for high income earners.

He notes that this is a clear rebuttal of the Morrison Government’s cuts to public school funding by their electorate.  They have made it clear what they want; a government that takes funding public schools seriously.

What To Know About An International School In Bangkok?

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In Thailand, there are so many popular international schools for expats and their kids. You may want to enroll your child in a nursery school, primary and secondary schools for older children. The right international school in Bangkok will prepare the child for an International Baccalaureate and other accreditations. There are schools that follow the American, British or Canadian curricula with English-speaking programmes, while others follow Mandarin, French or German language and system.

Education in Thailand

If the child has a Thai parent, then he’s considered a Thai citizen, and thus can attend a Thai school. Expats’ children are not permitted in schools offering the public system. The Thai school system is managed by the Thai Ministry of Education. Basic education runs six years of primary education and six years of secondary or high school education. Kindergartens, preschools and play groups are also available for young kids. Once all levels are completed, the child needs to take and pass the National Education Test to finish his programme.

International Schools in Thailand

If you’re an expat working in Thailand, you can send your child to an international school in Bangkok for their education. In Thailand’s international school system, they come in three tiers, with the first tier being the best and most expensive. The second tier have their tuition fees slightly reduced to be affordable to those on a budget. The third tier is suited for the affluent Thai families rather than expats. The curricula offered in these schools are approved by the Thai Ministry of Education.

If you want to enrol your child in an international school in Bangkok, he must possess a passport at least six months before expiry; non-immigrant EDT visa; all records from the previous school where the child attended; birth and health certificate; and immunisation records.

The admission and enrolment process can vary from each school. Tuition fees can really be expensive but there is a high-quality of learning, fewer students in classrooms, first rate facilities and extracurricular activities. Some international schools offer boarding facilities; however, classes are open during daytime.

So, look around for international schools in Bangkok that make your children learn and love their education, especially that it’s the foundation for their future.