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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. ...


The Bully Project:




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 ...


XQ - The Super School Project - The Future of American High School Is On Its Way:


The Super School Project set out an open call for America to reimagine high school with meaningful, measurable solutions -- and thousands of educators, community leaders, parents and students answered ...


The d.School at Stanford - Experiential Learning at Its Best:


We believe everyone has the capacity to be creative. The Stanford d.school is a place where people use design to develop their own creative potential. https://dschool.stanford.edu/ "Extreme by ...


ClearGov Launches Stat Dashboard for School Districts:


ClearGov http://www.cleargov.com , a startup known for delivering interactive statistics dashboards to local governments, is moving to also serve K-12 school districts. by Ben Miller Full Story: ...


Study finds gap between data-science jobs, education:


"The time-honored practice of treating degrees as proxies for skill sets doesn't work with data science and analytics," A "fundamental disconnect" exists between data-science skills that employers ...


It's Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children - Darby Leads the Way in Montana:


On the whole, the way we educate students hasn't gotten a major upgrade in more than a century. Technology has both revolutionized what we need to teach to children, but also the capabilities that we ...


Software helps educators respond to more than just their students' grades:


Edurio https://edurio.com/ is a software tool that collects and analyzes student feedback to provide deeper insights into classrooms and help those in charge of academics. The company is committed to ...


It's not just about jobs. Education organizations must help students find their passions. :


It should come as no surprise that each year, higher education graduates millions of students into career paths that leave them unhappy and unfulfilled. They suffer from a crisis of meaning. During ...

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