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If Change is Inevitable–Is Progress Optional? Four Education Institutions Opting for Progress

<i>“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.</i>” Tony Robbins<p>The above quote from author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins sums up Dr. Richard …

Facebook is building education software that it plans to give away to any school that wants it

Facebook developed the tool — called the Personalized Learning Plan — in partnership with Summit Public Schools, which have notably high college-acceptance rates thanks to a special approach to learning that emphasizes letting students move at their own pace.<p>Instead of spending classroom time for …

Education Technology

Online Charter Schools Have "Overwhelming Negative Impact," Study Finds

More than 200,000 students are enrolled in the online schools, but evidence suggests they are getting a very bad education in return.<p>Online charter schools, which enroll 200,000 students nationwide, have an "overwhelming negative impact" on the academic outcomes of students by almost every measure, …

Education

Putting Kids First: A New Approach in the Charter vs. District Wars

If there’s one issue today that epitomizes the challenges facing public education, it’s the school district versus charter wars, with those in Los …

Govt’s flip-flopping over Maths and Science in English slammed - Nation

A WANITA Umno division chief has complained of feeling <i>pening</i> (headache) over the Government's inconsistent stand on the teaching of Mathematics and …

Two charts show how a minimum education criteria would lead to many MPs and MLAs being disqualified

Haryana's move to bar uneducated candidates from panchayat elections would have a significant impact if imposed at higher levels of government.<p>On …

School refusal: Anxious kids miss months, even years of class

It is often mistaken for wagging, but "school refusal" is a serious behavioural problem, with international research showing up to 28 per cent of …

Children ‘over-reliant on calculators’ in maths lessons

A generation of “Sat-Nav” children are growing up with poor maths skills after becoming over-reliant on calculators, ministers were warned today.<p>Pupils are unable to perform even the most basic sums in their heads because of exposure to hand-held technology at a young age, it was claimed.<p>Elizabeth …

If the world were a small village - 2013 edition

Students Learn Anatomy By Painting a Live Body

Sometimes, professors need to get creative to keep students interested and effectively learning their studied courses. For the past three years, RMIT University lecturer Dr. Claudia Diaz has adopted an unconventional method for her senior anatomy course involving a live model of the human …

RMIT University

A name change at Harvard misses point about racism in academia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Universities across the country have been struggling in recent weeks with a wave of allegations of racial bias, both systemic and symbolic, in academia. Buildings named after luminaries with racist histories have come into the crosshairs, along with a slew of institutional conventions on …

Justice

Teacher professional development

CPD for teachers<p>Professional development aims to enhance skills related to your job. It often takes place on the job, but can sometimes come before …

Education Week

Pay-for-success funding approaches have mostly focused on driving down special education enrollment, but these public-private partnerships can also …

Special Education

People didn't think a woman with a disability needed an education. She proved them wrong.

<b>Yeah, billion with a "b."</b><p>And while that means about 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability, many individuals are still …

Disability

3 Changes to the Education System

My mind is on overload. Eric Sheniger is participating in a book study on Voxer with us. The book we are discussing is Uncommon Learning. (written by …

Teaching

100+ Crowdsourced Learning Resources.

Because Education Goes Beyond Classrooms.<p>University education is usually just the beginning of a learning process that lasts for the rest of our …

Apple CEO: More computer science and coding education needed

BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer - <b>NEW YORK (AP) -</b> Teaching kids to code is just as important as teaching them any other language. And the younger …