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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:




How one mother discovered a problem with special education and got legislators to help try to fix it:


Data suggests that by the time students with learning disabilities are referred for special-education services, wide achievement gaps already exist. School districts track how much money is spent ...


Virginian works to elevate the American civic discourse, starting with children:


"We can't cry and hide in the basement. We've got to do something and have that faith in one another." A small effort that could help heal an election-fractured nation radiates from Charlottesville, ...


How Exercise Can Improve Your Academic Performance:


Is This the Missing Key to Your Success in College? You already know that regular exercise is important for controlling weight and avoiding a variety of health conditions. But it can also improve ...


Don't Stop at STEM:


Olin College President Richard Miller, a prominent voice in the movement to reform engineering curriculum, explains how higher education can create more innovators by better integrating studies that have ...


How Schools Can Have the Great Principals They Need:




Giving children computers basically does the opposite of what you expect:


For better or for worse, homework has gone online. Children these days conduct research on the Internet, post messages to classroom discussion boards or complete Web-based learning programs. The Federal ...


A Great Science Teacher Quit Because US Schools Are Broken :


"I think the whole system needs to be changed and the focus needs to be on thinking and not so much on facts." The school's founders never planned for science to be a focal point at Baychester. "We ...


Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?:




Putting data to work in higher ed:




5 Life Lessons Your Kid Will Learn as a Young Entrepreneur:


Experience is the best teacher. Early business ventures build children's capacity to balance risks, overcome challenges as they work toward goals and cope with the disappointment of failure. Deep ...


Virginia Education Department Launches School Performance Data Portal:


If you're seeking pretty much any piece of data about your child's school, a new Virginia Department of Education website has you covered. The new School Quality Profiles http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/ ...


MetroLab Network Advisory Council to Direct Smart City-University Partnerships:


Members of the advisory council -- which will help guide the organization http://metrolab.heinz.cmu.edu/ and the partnerships it creates between universities and cities -- represent industry, academia ...


K-12 data is failing students-here's what education could look like:


"Failure to transform the U.S. education system by leveraging data will have considerable consequences not just for individual students and taxpayers, but for U.S. productivity growth and competitiveness," ...


'Tell me what's awesome about your kid.' A top Idaho teacher taps the power of parents:


Sonia Galaviz, an award-winning fifth-grade teacher at Garfield Elementary School in Boise, doesn't think for a moment she is the only teacher in her students' lives. From the moment she learns who ...


The essential components of STEM education:


Schools seeking to build, strengthen or improve their STEM education programs now have a 14-point checklist to use as a guide, thanks to NSF-funded research from George Washington University, George Mason ...

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