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Shyamalan sees problems in the classroom

first_imgYou know famed film director M. Night Shyamalan from his blockbuster movies “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,” and “The Village,” but here’s the surprise twist: He just wrote a book about education reform, “I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap.”In this edition of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s EdCast, Shyamalan explores his unique “outside” perspective on education and his data-driven approach to closing the education gap, while debunking other popular reform ideas.M. Night Shyamalan’s school senseM. Night Shyamalan, filmmaker and author of “I Got Schooled,” shares his unique journey as a curious, education reform “outsider” looking for data-informed answers on how to close America’s education gap. “I got interested in this because of going on a location scout on a movie, visiting high schools in Philadelphia … and I got moved by the dire situation in some of those [schools] that I visited and I felt like I was in a third-world country,” says Shyamalan. “It felt sinful … and so we started to ask questions.”In the interview, Shyamalan goes on to discuss what he learned during his five-year journey researching the sector and the evolving role he is hoping to play in the broader national discussion on improving American education.Shyamalan was at Harvard on Monday to discuss his book about education reform at the Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forum.last_img read more

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Survey on the capacity and business of nautical tourism ports in 2017

first_imgAccording to the research of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on the Capacity and Operations of Nautical Tourism Ports in 2017, 140 nautical tourism ports on the Croatian coast were included, namely 70 marinas (of which 13 dry marinas) and 70 other nautical tourism ports. The total area of ​​their waters is 3 m711 with 951 berths.Number of vessels at permanent berth at the same level as in 2016 In the ports of nautical tourism on 31 December 2017, there were 13 thousand vessels on a permanent berth, which is 0,1% more than on 31 December 2016. 86,7% of vessels used berths at sea, and 13,3% exclusively on land. %. According to the type of vessel with a permanent berth in the sea, most sailing yachts were 51,0%. This is followed by motor yachts (45,6%) and other vessels (3,4%).Most vessels on a permanent berth were under the flag of Croatia, 42,5%. This is followed by vessels flying the flag of Austria (16,5%), Germany (16,0%), Slovenia (5,0%), Italy (4,7%) and the United Kingdom (2,6%).Source: CBSIncrease in the number of vessels in transit by 1,9% compared to 2016There were 2017 thousand vessels in transit in 202, which is 1,9% more than in 2016. According to the type of vessels in transit for which a berth at sea was used, the highest number of yachts was sailing, 65,7%. This is followed by motor yachts (29,7%) and other vessels (4,6%).In 2017, most vessels in transit were from Croatia (46,0%), Italy (15,0%), Germany (12,6%), Austria (7,3%) and Slovenia (3,8%), which makes up 84,7% of the total number of vessels in transit.Nautical tourism port revenue increased by 11,2% compared to 2016 The total revenue of nautical tourism ports in 2017 amounted to HRK 855 million. Of that, HRK 598 million was generated from the rental of berths, which is 70,0% of the total revenue. Compared to 2016, the total income is higher by 11,2%, and the income from renting berths by 10,9%.Source: CBSSource: CBSRelated news:ILIRIJA INVESTS HRK 35 MILLION IN RAISING THE QUALITY OF ITS ACCOMMODATION CAPACITIES AND NEW FACILITIESCROATIA STILL A FAVORITE NAUTICAL DESTINATION IN EUROPElast_img read more

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