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Education

EducationaL Excellence of Indians

The prowess of Indians in the field of higher education, especially in disciplines like mathematics, has taken a fabled shape by now. In almost every western college or university, it is a common sight to find an Indian name among the top three students. The situation has become so intimidating that President Barack Obama has urged Americans to raise their …

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Broward Aloha Math Kids First In Florida

Broward Aloha Math Kids First In Florida

Try solving – 628 x 85 + 19 x 40 =? You must be reaching for a calculator, but a child trained in ALOHA Mental Arithmetic can solve this in seconds using the Abacus technique of performing mathematical calculations. ALOHA stands for Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic. It is a Brain Development Program that is based on mental arithmetic using …

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Kumon

Kumon

Incorporating Learning into Summer Fun For children, learning is an on going process-one that con tinues even after the last bell of the school year. Just because families are gearing up for fun, sun, and relaxation, that doesn’t mean educational activities can’t be incorporated into vacation plans. Educators remind parents that time off from school shouldn’t mean a vacation from …

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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

(Excerpt of Ex – Prime minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair’s speech to the Class of 2008, Yale University, New Haven, on May 25, 2008) First, in fact, keep learning. Al ways be alive to the possibili ties of the next experience, of thinking, doing, and being. When Buddha was asked, near the end of his life, to describe …

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Generation Z: Building Tomorrow's Success

Generation Z: Building Tomorrow’s Success

Spelling Bee 2008 Sameer Mishra, an eighth grader at West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, won the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee beating 288 children in the 8 to 15 age group. Interestingly, another Indian, Siddharth Chand of Michigan, took second place thereby reinforcing the talent and prowess of the Indian American children in the States. The Bee is the nation’s …

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True Education - A simple and practical way to ignite the thinking of students

True Education – A simple and practical way to ignite the thinking of students

After 45 years, I returned to my ancestral village of Bantwal, near Mangalore in Karnataka, for a stay of more than two months.  It is a typical rural town, surrounded by small villages dependent upon farming and beedi-rolling.  In this town is a five-year degree college with 1,000 students. Most of them are first generation literates.  A large percentage (99 …

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The 2007 Scripts National Spelling Bee

The 2007 Scripts National Spelling Bee

And then there were only 15. On May 31, 2007, the nation’s brightest spellers eagerly waited on stage at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC, to begin the championship round of an annual, much loved and much respected event. The 80th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee brought together some of the most intelligent students from around the United States and …

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HINDU AMERICAN FOUNDATION SUES CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The HAF complaint alleges that the SBE violated the law when it approved textbooks for sixth grade history-social science that tend to demean, stereotype, and reflect adversely upon Hindus; that portray Hinduism as undesirable; that hold Hindu beliefs and practices up to ridicule or as inferior; that inaccurately describe and characterize Hinduism; and discourage belief in that religious tradition. The …

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Education

Thoughts on Education

Purpose of education is to make harmonious existence possible. A good position, a good income all these are means to achieve this one end. Position and income gives you the power to do what you want. To want the right things is the key to harmonious existence. Harmony results from the ability to find a path for oneself and the …

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Indians Dominate 2005

Indians Dominate 2005

National Spelling Bee Competition Eighth-grader Anurag Kashyap of California became this year’s National Spelling Bee Champion. Tied for second place were 11-year-old Samir Patel, who is home-schooled in Colleyville, Texas, and Aliya Deri, 13, a Pleasanton, California, student. Rajiv Tarigopula came fourth in the overall competition. The following is a list of all South Asians participated in the final competition. …

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