MATR Sponsor:


MATR Supporters:

21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..." News


New report reveals 10 ways students are outpacing their schools:


Students reveal their favorite technology learning preferences and talk about where digital learning can take them Although technology changes at a rapid pace, one thing is constant: today's students ...


The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know--I'm a Professor:


Now, don't get me wrong. The traditional lecture model worked wonderfully for eons. But it is an outdated idea, something that becomes obvious if you watch even a single episode of The Mechanical Universe. ...


The Bully Project:




The Rise of Machines Means You Will Never Finish Your Education - The State with the Best Education Wins!:


Character is a skill, not a trait, they say, and schemes that teach it are both lasting and cost-effective. The most important thing will be learning to relearn, rather than learning how to do one ...


This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds:




The Best Documentaries About Innovators In STEM:


Throughout history, there are so many incredible Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) innovators whose lives we don't even know about. For instance, if you ask most people who first dreamed ...


This inspiring teacher's 'Wootube' channel is making math fun again:


For the past decade or so, there's been a decline in the number of mathematics students in high schools in Australia. But one teacher is giving new life to the subject through his thoroughly engaging ...


Vouchers Found to Lower Test Scores in Washington Schools:


Students who were not selected for vouchers fared better academically. For more than a decade, House Republicans led by the former Speaker John A. Boehner have used school children in the nation's ...


American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist:


Americans need to learn how to discover. Are Americans getting dumber? Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many ...


XQ - The Super School Project - The Future of American High School Is On Its Way:


The Super School Project set out an open call for America to reimagine high school with meaningful, measurable solutions -- and thousands of educators, community leaders, parents and students answered ...


The d.School at Stanford - Experiential Learning at Its Best:


We believe everyone has the capacity to be creative. The Stanford d.school is a place where people use design to develop their own creative potential. https://dschool.stanford.edu/ "Extreme by ...


ClearGov Launches Stat Dashboard for School Districts:


ClearGov http://www.cleargov.com , a startup known for delivering interactive statistics dashboards to local governments, is moving to also serve K-12 school districts. by Ben Miller Full Story: ...


Study finds gap between data-science jobs, education:


"The time-honored practice of treating degrees as proxies for skill sets doesn't work with data science and analytics," A "fundamental disconnect" exists between data-science skills that employers ...


It's Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children - Darby Leads the Way in Montana:


On the whole, the way we educate students hasn't gotten a major upgrade in more than a century. Technology has both revolutionized what we need to teach to children, but also the capabilities that we ...


Software helps educators respond to more than just their students' grades:


Edurio https://edurio.com/ is a software tool that collects and analyzes student feedback to provide deeper insights into classrooms and help those in charge of academics. The company is committed to ...


It's not just about jobs. Education organizations must help students find their passions. :


It should come as no surprise that each year, higher education graduates millions of students into career paths that leave them unhappy and unfulfilled. They suffer from a crisis of meaning. During ...


This app wants to help you learn something new every day:


This app https://curiosity.com/ , which is made by a company that spun out of Discovery Communications, takes the joy of learning and distills it into a form that can suit even the busiest person. If ...


It's Not Enough For Working Class Kids To Get Into College:


The rising cost of higher education presents a huge obstacle to students from less advantaged backgrounds, but a new report suggests it's not the lack of money that makes college tough for working class ...


Should high school be more like the real world? These innovators think so:


Students at Powderhouse Studios won't have the typical American high school experience - and that's exactly the point of the new school, its founders say. Resnick said that rigorous, challenging and ...


What happened when one school banned homework -- and asked kids to read and play instead:


Mark Trifilio, principal of the public pre-K-5th grade Orchard School in Vermont, sat down with the school's 40 educators last summer to discuss the soon-to-start new school year and homework -- how much ...


What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success:


Since the 1980s, the main driver of Finnish education policy has been the idea that every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic ...


Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate :


Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students' grades, test scores and other information in order to identify those in potential trouble, and promptly assisted them. ...


Direct-to-Student Data:




Bill would make '21st-century skills' a high school grad requirement:


The bill defines 21st-century skills as a foreign language; visual arts, performing arts or applied arts; computer science or coding, or a formal career and technical education program approved by the ...


Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data:


At Georgia State's nursing school, the faculty used to believe that students who got a poor grade in "Conceptual Foundations of Nursing" probably wouldn't go on to graduation. So they were surprised, ...


Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids:




How a small high school learned to challenge every student:


"All students deserve and should have equal access to what everyone else has." The school sent all staff to IB training, including the counselors and special education teachers. Halberg said "teachers ...


How one man revolutionized teaching by trusting kids to teach themselves.:


Imagine a classroom with 20 children, four computers, and no teacher. Under those circumstances, do you think the children could teach themselves? It's time we shrink the gap between learning and ...


How Education Is Failing Rural America:




Kids With Autism Find Path to Success at STEM-Focused School:



View ALL 21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..." news



Reprinted under the Fair Use doctrine of international copyright law. Full copyright retained by the original publication. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.


E-mail this page to a friend!