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We’re boring our kids in school: This easy reform will actually help them learn

Students have a rich world available to them to develop and train their minds. It’s not school — but it could be<p>In 1967, media critic Marshall McLuhan predicted that within two decades, technology would make school unrecognizable. “As it is now, the teacher has a ready-made audience,” he wrote. “He …

The 4 Issues In Education That Every Presidential Candidate Should Be Talking About

<b>1. Inequality.</b><p>Educational resources in the United States remain unfairly stratified by socio-economic class. The lopsided distribution of classroom materials, technologies, libraries, counseling, support services and supplies is obvious. But there’s also the issue of professional development for …

Education

Schools lacking resources to teach high-level maths, science, technology and engineering: experts

Teachers and education specialists are concerned that poorer schools lack resources to teach high-level maths, science, technology and …

Education

5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for …

Innovative educational technology programs in low- and middle-income countries

Much is made of the need for 'innovation' in education. Bullet points containing words like 'disruption' and 'transformation' increasingly …

Innovation

Simplify with These 12 Lesson Planning Tools

New year = new lesson planner. Why not ditch your paper planners and go digital this year? With these apps and websites, you can bring lesson …

Common Core

Two Useful Game-based Learning Tools for Teachers

BrainRush allows you to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any student and monitor the activity and progress of each student in real …

Continued Education and Its Impact on Your Career

Education equals career success. That’s what we’ve been taught for years, right? But what kind of education makes the biggest impact? And does it …

Employment

Does school start too early? New study says yes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says schools are still starting the day too early, leading to serious concerns about the health of students. NBC chief education correspondent Rehema Ellis reports.

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital

Textbooks are expensive. There, I said it.<p>The high price of print textbooks is something that students and parents have been bemoaning increasingly over the past decade, and understandably so. Enrolling in college requires a significant financial investment from students and their families, and I …

Education

Advice On Applying To College From A New College Student

Since the 2015 America’s Top Colleges (done by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity for Forbes magazine) ranking came out recently and since I recently finished my college application process, it seems appropriate to write a guide for college applications. There are plenty of …

College & University

Eye-Opening Stats About High School and College Dropouts

With Congress busy debating the future of federal education policy, here’s a thought-provoking statistic: American adults in the 1940s had about the …

College & University

The case for career-focused charter schools | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Let’s begin with some data. Fewer than 33 percent of young people succeed in attaining a four-year degree by age twenty-five. If you disaggregate by …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

10 Worst Jobs for the Future

The labor market is steadily improving, with unemployment at its lowest level in a decade, but some fields continue to experience a downward slide. …

Survey: Most high school students feel unprepared for college, careers

Fewer than half of high school students across the country feel they’re ready for college and careers, even though these remain top goals for …

College & University

With online access comes education, opportunity | Stories

The first antennae connecting the town of Nanyuki to the Internet using underutilized broadcast bandwidth, or TV white spaces, was placed two and a …

Cost of School Supplies Could Hit Families Hard This School Year, Survey Finds

The new Backpack Index from Huntington Bank shows how a rise in estimated costs for school supplies could hurt low income families.

West Virginia

Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students

School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.

College & University

Surviving the First Day of School in the Milestone Grades

The first day of school always brings some jitters; but the first day of a new level – starting kindergarten, middle school, high school or college – …

Why Is College So Expensive? No One Seems To Know

Last week, FORBES took to New York City’s Washington Square Park, a magnet for young people from all over the world, to crowd-source answers to a contemporary enigma: Why is college so expensive?<p>To a healthy array of people – international students, both public school undergrads and private …

College & University

NASA to Launch the First Satellites Built by High School Students

Starting this fall, NASA will begin launching satellites built by high school students into orbit. It's all part of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative, which will allow teams of student engineers to send their projects into space by piggybacking them on larger launches.<p><b>Call it one heck of a</b> …

Space Exploration

Motivating the Unmotivated

In his book <i>Dropping Out</i>, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including:<p>. . . poor academic performance in middle school and even …

Teaching

Teacher Offers Best Advice for High School Freshman

After reading <i>Professor Offers Best Advice for College Freshmen</i>, I decided to write my top ten list of advice for high school freshmen (and older kids …

Teaching

Rethinking middle and high school success

My daughters are still years away from college or even high school, but I’m not looking forward to the high-pressure arena that they look to be from …

Education