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PBS Video - Viral sensation Flossie Lewis is still a spectacular teacher at 94:


More than 7 million people viewed teacher Flossie Lewis's Brief but Spectacular take on growing old in 2016. When it aired, her former students contacted us by the dozen, many to express appreciation ...


What Shop Class Did for Me:


Among us boys, Wilhelm Wolfskill gained immediate cult-hero status with a single utterance. "Willie," as we called him behind his back, was our "shop class" teacher at South Lebanon Middle School ...


The language of software and why you need to learn it:


The language of software may be complicated but it might also be the key to success in your career sooner than you think. Coding is the underlying principle of everything in technology. The internet, ...


Narrowing the Rural School Digital Divide in Montana:




Study: For most home buyers, a good school is more important than a garage or an updated kitchen:


Savvy home buyers, even when they don't have children, typically recognize the connection between good schools and strong home values. For buyers with children, the school district is often one ...


Why GIS in Education Matters:




Arne Duncan on Face the Nation - Public education and 'big lies': Arne Duncan's 'How Schools Work' is really about politics:


"Lies are emblematic of our educational system as an apple left on the corner of a favorite teacher's desk," he writes. "But, unlike the apple, the lies aren't sweet. They are overripe and rotten." Cassie ...


How 'innovation ecosystems' can be used to create new education solutions:


There's a disconnect between educators and entrepreneurs, write Drs. Barbara Kurshan and Rachel Ebby-Rosin of Penn's Graduate School of Education. Here are a handful of tools to help them better collaborate. One ...


23 Best Technology and Science Podcasts That Will Make You More Intelligent:


Instead of listening to the radio or randomly watching cat videos on YouTube, why not spend your time constructively and listen to some interesting and informative podcasts. This hand-picked selection ...


How This Entrepreneur Is Teaching Millenials About Finance - Napkin Finance:


75% of Americans would struggle to gather $1,000 in case of an emergency. After graduating, Hay found herself explaining compound interest to a friend - simply writing the basics on the back of a ...


Could more collaboration close the skills gap for new graduates?:




It's time to change our learning model:


From redesigning structures to transforming learning models, fearless educators are leading the way By Joel Rose https://www.eschoolnews.com/2018/07/27/its-time-to-change-our-learning-model/?all More: ...


We Can Build the STEM Workforce Our Future Economy Needs:


Forbes recently profiled one such effort. Project Lead the Way https://www.pltw.org/ is a national nonprofit that serves millions of kindergarten- through high school-age students. By Larry Jacob ...


Designing the Future of Learning for All Kids:


Right now, there are pockets of innovation around college- and career- readiness in education. Models are sprouting up, experimenting, and thriving to better prepare students for life and learning ...


Universities must step up to cater for 'Society 5.0':


Making Japan 'the most innovation-friendly country in the world' is one of the Japanese government's key goals, according to Yuko Harayama, former executive member of the Japanese Council for Science, ...


A Better Way to Run Schools:




How the Gates Foundation's plan to grade teachers failed students:




Transforming the Traditional American High School for the Future - for All Students:


Schools across the country are exploring ways to prepare students to succeed in an ambiguous future workforce. Belton High School is transforming its curriculum to meet the needs of all students' career ...


Harvard's New Data Science Program Signals a Big Shift for Businesses:


The fact that elite universities are now investing in -- and seeing results from -- data science programs should send a signal to entrepreneurs: It's time to start seriously considering the implications ...


"Do Schools Kill Creativity?" is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time. :


In his entertaining and provocative presentation, Sir Ken Robinson says (referring largely to the state of education today) that "..if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up ...


8 reasons why we should combine art + math:




How Smaller Colleges Are Disrupting Higher Education:


The year-round perceptions of college are the reverse of rosy. During a moment of national upheaval and political division, with many of our institutions and values under attack, doubters and cynics have ...


Fixing America's Schools:


Philanthropist and education expert Ted Dintersmith hits the road and discovers four new ways educators are inspiring students. by Joseph Darius Jaafari http://nationswell.com/ted-dintersmith-school-reform/ *** Does ...


University seeks innovators, not test-takers:


"It's not our job to teach people to study for exams and take tests, but to have people graduating who know how to do things," In the new Jamie Hyneman Center at Lappeenranta University of Technology, ...


AI in schools: China's massive and unprecedented education experiment:


In 2017, China revealed an ambitious masterplan to lead the world in both AI research and deployment by 2030. The roadmap not only looks to expand the country's research and development of AI technology, ...


OK Go Sandbox - an online resource for educators:


OK Go Sandbox is an online resource for educators that uses OK Go's music videos as starting points for integrated guided inquiry challenges allowing students to explore various STEAM concepts. ...


Apple pushes to teach coding to students who are deaf and blind:


Tim Cook has been vocal about wanting students to learn to code. On Thursday, Apple's CEO announced that the company is bringing its "Everyone Can Code" curricula for the Swift programming language to ...


Data Analytics Helps Boston Schools Better Serve Students:


Boston Public Schools have partnered with the Boston Area Research Initiative to create an Opportunity Index, which captures metrics about students that typical education statistics might miss. by ...


University of Montana - Creative writing is more than just a numbers game:


One of the stated goals of the Strategy for Distinction -- the plan to strengthen the University of Montana and secure its future by cutting its operating budget -- is to create "agile, lifelong learners." ...


The Neglected Challenges of Rural Education:


While the national focus is often on the poor performance of urban schools, rural and many small-town schools perform significantly worse than urban schools in many cases. By Will Flanders https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2018/05/08/the_neglected_challenges_of_rural_education_110275.html Please ...

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