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Younger workers lack work ethic, good attitude

Are today’s younger workers likely to be as dedicated and industrious as those of generations past?

How–and why–to teach innovation in our schools

Call for innovative society raises important questions about education

Meet 10 superintendents who are exemplary ed-tech leaders

If you start with a clear vision for how to implement technology effectively, and you make sure your staff is well trained and supported, and you seek to transform instructional practices to leverage technology’s full potential, then technology really can empower education. And that’s what the winners of our annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards are doing.”

Missoula, Montana’s Hawthorne Elementary students get high-tech education

Some of the first-graders at Hawthorne Elementary enter school with zero exposure to technology.

Critics say top-rated Chinese education system has a flaw

Critics say the Chinese education system, though tops in test-taking, has a shortfall in producing students who are innovative and creative.

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

Cutting Education Costs, Not Education

A few promising approaches to finding cost savings without cutting student services.

Focus on success, strict policies help Spokane, Washington’s Rogers High transform

The school’s renovation, completed in 2008-’09, made a difference. The students take pride in the school, technological resources are up-to-date, and it’s cleaner and brighter, Rogers officials said.

Beyond the Business Suit – For young people, learning office norms is crucial for survival in the new economy.

Oddly, for something so important, it receives little emphasis in schools and colleges; many job training programs gloss over it.

Teen software whiz shows challenges facing schools

14-year-old entrepreneur highlights the challenges educators face in teaching members of the iGeneration