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Here's a model for major school reform that looks vastly different from Betsy DeVos's vision:


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quietly tried to change the University of Wisconsin system's century-old mission by proposing to remove words in the state code that command the university to "search for truth" ...


An MIT Dean Planned a University With No Classrooms. Here's Where It Stands.:


When Christine Ortiz, a former dean of the graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, last spoke with The Chronicle, she shared big plans for creating "the university of the future." ...


Why some students quit college - and how they can finish:




State Innovations for School Near-Completers:


This Promising Practices report overviews the 2017 policy landscape regarding near-completers, reviews three states' outreach strategies to this population and includes policy considerations for state ...


STEM Students Shortchanged in Entrepreneurship Classes:




This May Be the Key to Graduating At-Risk Students:


It turns out that how long a mentor sticks around can have a huge impact. One organization is working with schools to follow kids from kindergarten to graduation, and it's expanding to more cities. by ...


25 innovators and innovations that changed education over the last 25 years:




How A Former VC Wants To Disrupt American Education:




Where will STEM education be in 5 years?:




Students need tech skills for more than just jobs -- they need it to be good citizens:


Job preparation is a good reason for making a high-quality math and science education more broadly available, but there is another increasingly important reason to move quickly to give young people a ...


Project-based learning, or "gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks" allows students in this Colorado district learn by working real jobs.:


This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards Students bank $10 an hour for after-school work completing projects for nearby companies by WAYNE D'ORIO http://hechingerreport.org/stem-focused-district-hands-paychecks-along-report-cards/ *** University ...


Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak just launched a new startup to reinvent tech-industry training:


Steve "Woz" Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and inventor of the Apple II computer, announced on Friday the launch of his latest startup, Woz U https://woz-u.com/ The venture is a "digital institute" ...


Here's a great way to get kids to learn. Unfortunately, too many schools don't do it.:


When Mike Bloomberg, ex-mayor of New York, said he'd like to fire the lower-scoring half of the city's teachers and give their students to the better-scoring half, doubling the size of their classes ...


3 winning characteristics of a school STEAM program:


Access to cutting-edge technology and the integration of the STEAM curriculum across the School have been integral to success, but above all else, the quality of the program is a result of the administration ...


Trump to create $200M grant program for computer education:


Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior White House adviser on the issue, says it's vital that students learn how to write computer code and study computer science. She says early exposure to ...


A Stanford psychologist has a simple mental exercise for tackling student stress:


Stress can be debilitating, paralyzing, and generally bad for our health. It can also motivate us to get organized, try new things, and push to higher levels of achievement. Kelly McGonigal, a health ...


4 reasons data is crucial for personalized learning:




Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet - Revolutionizing Education:


Musk is famous for being the face of such organizations as Tesla and SpaceX. He is also the co-chairman of the AI research company OpenAI and the CEO of neurotechnology company Neuralink, among other ...


Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter:




What we learn by tracking gifted kids for 45 years:




Leading from the Middle: A New Approach to Education's Needs of Today and the Promises of Tomorrow:




How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language:


Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. A new study reports that working out during a language class amplifies people's ability ...


Wyoming school district looks to spread successful system statewide:




Video: Educating the Next Innovators with Guy Kawasaki:


'Iolani School graduate and former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki shares his thoughts on educating the next generation of innovators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQbQl3SWXM&feature=youtu.be The ...


New York City is now offering free lunch at all public schools:


Good riddance "lunch shaming" -- the practice of holding children accountable for school lunch bills. Starting this school year in New York City, all 1.1 million students who attend public schools will ...


How to Measure Brilliance? By More Than a Test - District Embraces '6Cs' as Teaching Model:


At East Lee Campus, you'll find students participating in a mock trial with a local mayor as judge, presenting marketing plans for a school store to area business owners, and discussing the "modern ...


Beyond the Core: Advancing student success through the arts (It's spelled STEAM):




The 2 stages of successful early STEM education:




Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism:




Today's TED Talk - Can a robot pass a university entrance exam?:



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