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The Disconnect Between Education and Entrepreneurship:


As the CEO of an edtech startup, I witness first-hand the abundant challenges that confront our country's educational system. While there are pockets of hope, it feels like things are getting worse, not ...


Tech firms are forgetting about STEM and focusing on STEAM:


It was recently thought that four subjects alone could spur innovation by bringing order and logic to creative thinking: Science, technology, engineering, and math--fields known to much of the modern ...


A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry:


Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn's Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile. "Let's ...


Nowhere is tech more important than in curriculum-here's why:




5 elements for a winning, data-informed district:


During an ISTE 2017 panel, district technology leaders offer their best practices for harnessing data and improving student learning. By Laura Ascione, Managing Editor Full Story: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/08/08/elements-data-informed-districts/?ps=russ%40matr.net-0013000000j13I7-0033000000qi9AL *** How ...


This Video Explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Won a Teenager $400K:


He makes it so simple! Eighteen-year-old student Ryan Chester won US$400,000 for this video explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity as part of the inaugural Breakthrough Junior Challenge ...


Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain:


The studio for what is arguably the world's most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley's basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end ...


Why STEM should be spelled STEAM. - Where All the School's a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long - Why all parents should care about arts education:


When Bre-Yanna Cameron was in middle school, singing and acting meant one thing to her: escape. Performing was the only time she felt liberated -- no bullies, no fights, no peer pressure, no doubts. A ...


Why all parents should care about arts education:


When we think about "the arts," often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate ...


Florida Axes Homework For Elementary School Kids:




Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning:




"Summer Melt" - The challenge of the 40% of high school graduates who don't show up for college after being accepted.:


According to research from Harvard, as many as 40% of kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don't actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon ...


Teaching 21st Century Skills For 21st Century Success Requires An Ecosystem Approach:


It is almost universally acknowledged that in order to succeed in the 21st century, students must learn much more than the "three Rs" and basic computer competency. The term "21st century skills" is used ...


This Startup is Deploying an Army of Wall-Crawling Robots to Teach Kids Coding:


Coding, software development and other computer science skills are some of the most prized assets for job seekers in today's increasingly digital world. However, there simply aren't enough qualified workers ...


Babies can learn second language in 1 hour per day:


Researchers have developed a play-based educational program that can teach babies a second language in just one hour per day. For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing ...


Tech trouble? Some schools are training students to help:


When Crane Middle School decided to turn over minor IT repairs and troubleshooting duties to students, even the program coordinator was skeptical. Now, two years into the program, Nicole Rangel and ...


How Dual-Track Education Could Help Students Gear Up for the Digital Economy:


"Apprenticeships - long embraced as a work-force-training method in other countries - may now have an opening to become a far more common pathway to education and employment in the United States." A ...


Chicago won't allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future:


To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they've secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, ...


A neuroscientist explains how being bilingual makes your brain more robust:


Marian Sigman, a neuroscientist and author of "The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides," explains how babies that grow up bilingual will have brain functions that might ...


Why losing control of your classroom is a good thing:




These are the top 10 workforce skills students will need by 2020:


According to a recent McGraw-Hill Education survey, just 40 percent of college seniors said they felt their college experience was helpful in preparing for a career. Alarmingly, that percentage plummeted ...


Get Your Kids Coding With Sony's Clever Building Blocks:


Forget everything you think you know about programming: the long hours behind a screen, the lines of code stacking up, all that time spent debugging someone else's mess. Koov makes learning to code--the ...


Traditional school assessment rewards the wrong behaviors-here's why:




7 ways rural schools can sustain personalized learning:




16.4 million American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows:


Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the National Dairy Council. If you do ...


Higher Education Seeks Answers to Leaner Years:




Study links college students' grades to sleep schedules:


Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns. The study, published Monday ...


Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to Students:


"If some kids can go home and learn, discover and backfill information, while other kids' learning stops at school, that's a huge problem." The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication ...


Why Kids Should Be Part of Adult Education:


It's a problem that a group of students at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy set out to alleviate by offering free adult education and career development services at a library in ...


The 3 major dos and don'ts of blended learning:


Administrator discusses how to think about blended learning implementation in stages, refinement and honing. By Tara Beams Full Story: https://www.eschoolnews.com/?p=185128?ps=russ@matr.net-0013000000j13I7-0033000000qi9AL *** University ...

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