Starlyn Lopez

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Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

School District Reform in Newark (National Bureau of Economic Research, October 2017) and Assessing the Impact of the Newark Education Reforms (Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University, September 2017)

In 2010, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced, with great fanfare, a $100 million challenge grant for the support of a series of reforms in Newark, …

Education

Anthony Dean-Harris' Favorite Jazz Albums of 2017

Anthony Dean-Harris<br>Editor-in-Chief <br>anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADHThese albums, my favorites of 2017, didn't merely stay with me. They didn't …

Inside the high-flying, big-spending world of an elite high...

It’s 10 o’clock on a Saturday morning, and members of one of the Bay Area’s elite high school marching bands are already sweating on a sun-scorched …

Middle School

Why we should teach all pupils as if they have dyslexia

Huge advancements have been made in education around the teaching of pupils with dyslexia. Teachers are more keenly aware of both when a diagnosis …

Teaching

Herbie Hancock And Wayne Shorter Share Open Letter To The Next Generation Of Artists

Why veteran teachers aren't surprised young people are shunning the profession

Judging from my email, a lot of California public school teachers are demoralized and questioning their career choices.<p>They're not at all surprised that fewer and fewer college students are going into teaching.<p>My column last week about a growing teacher shortage triggered a barrage of responses. …

Education

Debt, defaults, and devaluations: why this market crash is like nothing we've seen before

A pernicious cycle of collapsing commodities, corporate defaults, and currency wars loom over the global economy. Can anything stop it from unravelling?<p>A global recession is on the way. This truism of economics holds at any point in which the world is not in the grips of a contraction.<p>The real …

10 Short Books You Can Read Before The End Of The Year

Explore entire worlds, in just around 200 pages.<p>According to a recent survey conducted on FlipSnack, popular books are getting longer and longer. A few of this past year’s weighty tomes serve as hard evidence. Whether the trend can be chalked up to the ability of lightweight eReaders to accommodate …

The success habit I wish I knew 18 years ago

<i>How the top 2% think. Literally.</i><p>Most people live in a reactive state. They work on stuff until someone distracts them. Then they react to what the …

Will Chicago Public Schools collapse before teachers union strikes?

Chicago teachers made the official announcement Monday. They're ready to walk out of their classrooms, to abandon their students as early as March. Last week's voting wasn't surprising or close: 88 percent of all Chicago Teachers Union members — that is, 96 percent of those who cast ballots — voted …

100 Years Of Billy Strayhorn, Emotional Architect Of Song

In 1964, near the end of his career, Billy Strayhorn accompanied himself on a live recording of one of his best-known songs. It starts:<p><i>I used to visit all the very gay places</i><i>Those come-what-may places</i><i>Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life</i><i>To get the feel of life</i><i>From jazz and cocktails ...</i><p>…

Intelligence is meaningless if you can’t recognize your own mistakes

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a …

Self-improvement

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Graduation Rate Gap Between Black And White Students Is Closing In Most States

"This is a vital step toward readiness for success in college and careers for every student in this country."<p>High school graduation rates were on the rise during the 2013-2014 school year, according to new preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education. The numbers also show …

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

October , 2015<br>As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. …

Why Do Rich Kids Do Better Than Poor Kids in School?

Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that …

People weren't supposed to be saving this much money — and now it's a problem

So, let's start with the basic premise: Consumers are not economists.<p>This means that normal people who have a job and then decide what to do with their hard-earned money often make decisions that economists don't expect.<p>The latest example is when, how much, and why people save money. In short, too …

We must despise our kids: Our ugly war on teachers must end now

Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing: Demonizing teachers. It’s the “reformers” doing the most harm<p>Last week’s jobs report showed the labor market decelerating. This appears to be the fifth straight year that promising signs in the winter end up softening in the summer and fall. And …

10 creative ways to arrange your tracks when you've run out of ideas

<b>It's relatively easy to lay down a few decent ideas, but turning them into fully-fledged arrangements is, arguably, the hardest part of music</b> …

Meet The Next Secretary Of Education

The man who will succeed Education Secretary Arne Duncan has both an inspirational personal story and a record of controversy in what's become a national debate over the Common Core learning standards.<p>At age 40, John King Jr. will become one of the youngest Cabinet members in American history. He's …

Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality

The best of intentions has made a mess of higher ed<p>One day, Bill Bennett may be best remembered for saying (in 1987, while he was President Reagan’s …

Higher Education

Companies forced to disclose CEO-workforce pay gap

Securities and Exchange Commission votes 3-2 to institute provision of Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act from 2017 but expects pushback from businesses<p>Publicly traded companies will have to disclose the pay ratios of their CEOs and the median pay of their workforce thanks to a split vote by the US …

Who’s down with TPP?: Big business wins and democracy loses as both parties lie about free trade

Both parties line up to back a job-killing trade deal without even reading it. The hypocrisy is staggering<p>If you need further proof of your democracy’s ill health, the Senate provided plenty of it this week as it began debating whether to fast track President Obama’s much-beloved Trans Pacific …

Mobile phone bans 'improve school exam results'

<b>Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of giving pupils an extra week's education over the course of an academic year, researchers say.</b><p>The study, published by the London School of Economics, looked at schools in four English cities and found test scores increased by more than 6% in those …

London School of Economics

Adobe Education Exchange - An Excellent Educational Platform for Teachers

May 12, 2015<br>Adobe Education Exchange is a great educational platform that hosts a wealth of resources for teachers and educators. You can use it to …

Education Technology

A Beautiful Visual on The Impact of Music Education on Kids Cognitive Skills

April 12, 2015<br>Does music education really improve kids cognitive skills? The answer, in our view, is hard to determine and it requires a series of …

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