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‘School Choice on Steroids’

New state programs allow students to opt out of their local schools part time and instead take online classes—many of them run by for-profit providers.<p>Chatfield High School in Minnesota doesn’t offer sociology (or German or criminology, for that matter), but when senior Keagan Clarke, 18, finished …

Education

Off the Path of Orthodoxy

There are many terms for people who have left Orthodox Judaism: <i>apikores</i> (an ancient Hebrew term for “apostate”); <i>chozer b’she’elah</i> (a decorous Israeli term, which translates roughly to “one who returns with questions”); <i>frei</i> (Yiddish for “free,” usually used in a derogatory fashion); and “O.T.D.,” or …

Your Students Should Be Coding (Five Sites to Get Them Started)

Creative Commons Licensed Image Source “More important than the utilitarian function of filling job vacancies, though, is the pedagogical value …

Education Technology

The Iran Deal and the Rut of History

Has the Obama administration’s pursuit of new beginnings blinded it to enduring enmities?<p>“The president said many times he’s willing to step out of the rut of history.” In this way Ben Rhodes of the White House, who over the years has broken new ground in the grandiosity of presidential …

South Asia

3 Ways Leaders Accidentally Undermine Their Teams’ Creativity

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about where creativity comes from and how to nurture and grow it in a team. As a result, even well-meaning leaders can end up killing the creativity of a team when they need it most.<p>If your team is in the midst of solving a problem or generating a new …

App of the Week: TypeSnippets keyboard for iOS stores your favorite phrases for easy access

The biggest boost to typing speed for iOS users has been the introduction of custom keyboards. Swype allows you to swipe around with just a finger or …

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Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade

A little data-driven self-knowledge can be a wonderful thing. As Lenore Skenazy points out in her amusing Wall Street Journal review of Laura Vanderkam’s <i>I Know How She Does It,</i> even the most successful super-achievers remain oblivious to where their time really goes.<p>“Never one to take the lazy …

The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom

Last week, at the Aspen Ideas festival, there came an interesting little moment between Kentaro Toyama, a computer scientist, and Jim Steyer, a …

Teaching

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to …

Education Technology

Coggle- A Handy Google Drive Tool for Collaboratively Creating Diagrams and Mind Maps

June 29, 2015<br>Coggle is a good Chrome app for creating mind maps. It integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and allows you to organize and share your …

New $1 million initiative will address Jewish executive recruitment, training

NEW YORK (JTA) – The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is spearheading an initiative to cultivate new professional leaders for the American …

The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust

<i>(Note: You might also want to see The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide)</i><p>International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on January 27th. It marks …

Google's digital art prize winner is a poem you control with your body

Google asked artists to prove that code could be beautiful with its DevArt competition, and hundreds delivered on that promise. However, there can only be one winner: <i>The Metamorphosis of Mr. Kalia</i>, a visual poem from Cyril Diagne and Béatrice Lartigue. The project lets you use your body movement to …