EDUCATION TODAY AND TOMORROW

By WEAC | Wisconsin Education Association Council

Inside one Colorado family’s long legal journey to affirm their son’s right to a meaningful education

Jennifer was sitting on a plane at Denver International Airport last March when she got an email on her phone that made her want to scream with …

Law

Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training

Automation and globalization are making some workers’ skills obsolete. Why can’t the federal government figure out how to successfully prepare Americans for the future?<p>When asked about Donald Trump’s June 2017 executive order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships, Anthony Carnevale says it’s …

Education

Damaged bodies, healing hearts

Despite devastating injuries, struggling towns still see football <br>as a way to make it through<p>Published on November 14, 2017<p><b>ELDON, Mo.</b><p>Highway 52 curls west around town and unspools across the rippling farmland. It is easy to miss the house tucked on a gravelly side road called Forgotten Lane, where …

Medicine

The Corporatization of Kindergarten

The company WeWork will launch a school that teaches young children to be entrepreneurs.<p>The $20 billion company WeWork is best known for renting sleek co-working spaces to entrepreneurs and freelancers in cities across the globe, but in the past two years it has branched out into furnished …

Education

For Students With Disabilities, Overcoming Low Expectations Can Be Half the Battle

They're capable of the work. School leaders and teachers just don't always believe it.<p>MONROVIA, Calif. — Mark Nelson was ready to take a final during his sophomore year at Monrovia High School in Southern California in 2011. He knew it would be easy; he said tests in his special education classes …

Education

Ten ideas that changed my teaching: #1 There is no average student

I don’t think anyone would argue that all people are the same. Sure we’re made of the same DNA, we all smell, get hungry, angry, laugh and spend most …

Pedagogy

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

column | Postsecondary Learning<p>As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt<p>By Sean Gallagher (Columnist)     Nov 6, …

Learning

Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?

Learning Strategies<p>Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?<p>By Jenny Abamu     Nov 6, 2017<p>…

Education

How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — They call it the “Church Lane Hug.”<p>That is how educators at Church Lane Elementary Technology, a public school here, describe the protective two-armed way they teach students to carry their school-issued laptops.<p>Administrators at Baltimore County Public Schools, the …

Silicon Valley

Almost All Students With Disabilities Are Capable Of Graduating. Here's Why They Don't.

Our education system is failing students with special needs.<p>As a teenager, Michael McLaughlin wanted to go to college. He had several disabilities, including dyslexia and bipolar disorder, which threatened to make the road ahead more difficult. He sometimes had trouble paying attention in class and …

Education

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

To Fail Or Not To Fail: The Fierce Debate Over High Standards

<b>This story contains language that some readers may find offensive.</b><p>"I can't teach the book right now," says Shaka Greene, algebra teacher at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. "Because my students are still learning to add 49 plus 17."<p>So begins Part 3 — the conclusion of our podcast series: …

Education

The future of football: How concerns about head injuries are changing youth sports in Madison

Research on the long-term neurological consequences of playing football is relatively new, and the unknowns are considerable. Still, the body of …

Madison

Revised Data Shows Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated

A college degree is the key to unlocking many of the best careers in the modern labor market. But more than 20 million working-age adults in the United States are college dropouts, failed in some way by institutions that collectively receive hundreds of billions of dollars in public funding every …

Higher Education

Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind

In this 2013 photo, Shannan Van Houten, a physician assistant, gives medical care to a patient at Golden Valley Health Center, CareNow, in Modesto, …

Careers