Category Archive for: ‘Education’

  • 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 …

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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 …

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  • 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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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    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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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