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"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 ...


STEAM approach increases elementary students' scores in science :


The purpose of blending the arts with STEM is not just to make sure the arts are not left behind as schools focus on improving test scores in core subject areas. The arts give students creative ways to ...


The important connection between risk-taking and confidence in girls:


Claire Shipman and Katty Kay were often asked the same question when they spoke about their best-selling book, "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know." No ...


Time to Rethink Education: Casting a Vision for Learning and Work in the Future:


In a room full of varied interests, experiences and diverse opinions, students and educators sat with business leaders, advocates, innovators, and critics to find common ground and consider uncommon approaches ...


Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 students through college:


Now universities around the country are forming a new, color-blind, Affirmative Action, aiming to close the gap between rich and poor The Gates program looked for good students but not necessarily ...


The University Innovation Alliance - When Universities Collaborate - Students Win:


The University Innovation Alliance is the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States. We ...


The Future of Education in 20 Years:


Aaron North, VP of Education at the Kauffman Foundation, envisions what he wants the education system to look like for his son--and for the future of learning for all students in the next 20 years. By ...


Harvard's Learning Environments For Tomorrow Institute - The Future of Education - 10/2 - Cambridge, MA:


Learning Environments For Tomorrow https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/program/learning-environments-tomorrow-next-practices-educators-and-architects is Harvard's annual institute on future-focused schools. ...


Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning:


What differentiates the Mayfield Innovation Center from traditional classrooms is evident not just in the virtual reality technology, the 3-D printers or the open architecture that make the two-floor, ...


Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses - from 166 universities including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan - That Are Still Completely Free:


Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want to access ...


Inaugural ChickTech Workshop Aims To Engage High School Girls In Tech Saturday, April 14th In Pablo, Montana:


Young women from high schools across western Montana will gather for the inaugural ChickTech High School Program kickoff event on Saturday, April 14, in Pablo. The event, which is free to participants, ...


Illinois nonprofits hope mentors and real-world projects will improve diversity in STEM classes:


"We have to get more people involved in teaching tech." Illinois has the unique distinction of producing more top STEM talent than almost any other state, and it continues to produce a record number ...


How Universities Should Manage Innovation:


Higher education institutions are creating innovation offices and chief innovation officer positions, launching various online and competency-based offerings, and, in some cases, answering to nervous ...


An Alternate Reality Game That Takes Freshman Orientation to a New Level:




How the Next Generation of Global Kids Will Learn from One Another:


The best ways for educating young people have shifted dramatically thanks to technology - not surprisingly. Children still read books, of course, but increasingly tech tools make it possible for children ...


University Of Arizona Using Student Card Tracking To Predict Drop Outs:


The University of Arizona has been using its student ID cards--and big data--to help figure out which students are most likely to drop out in their freshman year, according to the school. According ...


Why an Honors Student Wants to Skip College and Go to Trade School:


As worries about student debt rise, states and businesses increasingly push faster, cheaper paths to the workplace; parents are stumped By Douglas Belkin https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-or-trade-school-its-a-tough-call-for-many-teens-1520245800 *** "Shop ...


10 Ways Higher Education Could Be Transformed to Support the Needs of a Changing World:


Is there a future for higher education? There is probably no other industry or social institution quite as invested in the future than education, yet its struggles with self-reinvention manifest as a ...


Ghana man teaching computing without computers becomes viral hit:


The man from Kumasi used his blackboard to meticulously draw a diagram of the popular Microsoft Word program. "Teaching of ICT in Ghana's school is very funny," he said in a Facebook post alongside ...


School District Ordered To Reimburse Family of Autistic Student For Private Placement:


A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Douglas County School District did not provide an adequate education to a student who has autism and must reimburse his family for the cost of sending him to ...

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