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Fourth Grade in a Foreign Country

The First Week

Ashworth

Thankfully, there was a smile at the end of the first day of school. Following the smile our daughter told us how some of the girls in her class took her by the hand during class break and showed her around. The morning of the second day they took her ...

Finding our way

Ashworth

This is a bit of a long post but I wanted to include some general information as I get started (see yesterday’s post for an introduction to the blog). Some quick stats gleaned from official city websites: **Heidelberg** Population: 133, 763 (2010) Number of primary schools (1 - 4th): 18, ...

Fourth Grade in a Foreign Country

Ashworth

“Math, Science, Reading Scores Show U.S. Schools Slipping Behind”, Dec. 2010, PBS Newshour; “Other Nations Outclass U.S. on Education”, Sept. 2010, CBS News; “Poor schools undermining US national security, panel says”, March, 2012, Yahoo News. We’ve got a crisis on our hands people and before you can even register this ...

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