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“11,000 smart, committed teachers can change the world”: A group of working Philadelphia teachers is looking to upset the status quo of the teachers union

<b>Amy Roat (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Up for a vote: “Social justice unionism,” in which every teachers union member participates in educational change<p>Emma Eisenberg<p>January 24, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>“I am sick of austerity,” Yaasiyn Muhammad, a teacher of African-American history at Central High School told a crowd …

Top 10 Technology Trends for 2016

Think of your last 24 hours. Chances are you’ve had several moments of continuous connection with information, apps, services, devices and other people. This “digital mesh” surrounds the individual and new, continuous and ambient experiences will emerge to exploit it.<p>Our lives are becoming …

Machine Learning

Google Drive's new updates are every neat freak's dreams

Google Drive is a blessing to anyone who wants to collaborate on documents or organize their own work. But it can get to the point where there’s so …

Google Drive

What the US could learn from Singapore about making teachers better

For teachers in Singapore to advance in their career, they must make sure their students learn. They also have to help their fellow teachers get better.<p>This model of collaborative professional development is one way other countries are doing a better job than the United States at improving the …

North Carolina Teachers Told to Say 'Please' as Little as Possible

Though many young kids are taught "please" is "the magic word," one school in Charlotte, North Carolina, actually asks its teachers to use the word …