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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 ...


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 ...


The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America's Schools:


In San Francisco's public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 "innovation grants" and encouraging them to behave more like start-up founders ...


Why You Should Take Your Kids To a Maker Faire:


This past month -- and for the fourth year in a row -- I visited California's San Mateo County Event Center for the granddaddy of Maker Faire events, a celebration of home-baked technology projects ...


Bozeman, Montana based VISIONS has set the standard for international community service programs for high school and middle school students for almost 30 years. :




How School Districts Could Be Laboratories of Improvement:


Will states use their new authority to improve academic achievement, particularly in high-poverty urban and rural areas? The answer will affect public education much more than anything DeVos will do. ...


New report reveals 10 ways students are outpacing their schools:


Students reveal their favorite technology learning preferences and talk about where digital learning can take them Although technology changes at a rapid pace, one thing is constant: today's students ...


The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know--I'm a Professor:


Now, don't get me wrong. The traditional lecture model worked wonderfully for eons. But it is an outdated idea, something that becomes obvious if you watch even a single episode of The Mechanical Universe. ...


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The Rise of Machines Means You Will Never Finish Your Education - The State with the Best Education Wins!:


Character is a skill, not a trait, they say, and schemes that teach it are both lasting and cost-effective. The most important thing will be learning to relearn, rather than learning how to do one ...


This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds:




The Best Documentaries About Innovators In STEM:


Throughout history, there are so many incredible Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) innovators whose lives we don't even know about. For instance, if you ask most people who first dreamed ...


This inspiring teacher's 'Wootube' channel is making math fun again:


For the past decade or so, there's been a decline in the number of mathematics students in high schools in Australia. But one teacher is giving new life to the subject through his thoroughly engaging ...


Vouchers Found to Lower Test Scores in Washington Schools:


Students who were not selected for vouchers fared better academically. For more than a decade, House Republicans led by the former Speaker John A. Boehner have used school children in the nation's ...


American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist:


Americans need to learn how to discover. Are Americans getting dumber? Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many ...

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