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The Consequences of Immigration for America’s Public Schools

It is difficult to overstate the impact that immigration is having on our nation’s schools.<p>In a recent report based on Census Bureau data authored by …

Your kids bored at school? Tell them to get over it

Any discussion about the problems in American education – and what is to blame for these problems – will likely include one or all of the usual …

39 Photos That Show the Before and After Effects of Photoshop On Hollywood's Biggest Stars | 22 Words

<b>Altering photos is nothing new. In fact, it's been around pretty much as long as magazines and celebrity culture has.</b><p>But now, Photoshop makes it so …

Teacher shortage is coming

The shortage coming in teaching is an educational tsunami. I held a teaching certificate for 20 years. I did not teach in public schools. My friend …

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities

Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation's 6.7 million children with disabilities, perhaps by requiring public schools to offer a special education program that will ensure they can make significant progress.<p>The case of a Colorado boy with …

Disability

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

Pushy parents live vicariously through their children and become obsessed with 'trophy-hunting', deputy head warns

Pushy parents are living vicariously through their children, obsessing over their progress and buying into a “trophy-hunting” culture, the deputy head of one of Britain’s top preparatory schools has warned.<p>Children are being drawn into a “relentless cycle” of tutoring and “over-preparing” for …

Shrewsbury

Hilton Is Pretty Sure It Needs Five More Hotel Brands to Better Compete

At Hilton Worldwide’s Investor Day on Dec. 8, Jim Holthouser, Hilton’s executive vice president of global brands, revealed that while the company is …

Ofsted is once again trying to bust the myth that extensive marking is best for students. When will the message get through?<p>Ofsted’s latest update for inspectors stresses – again – that inspectors should not be passing judgement on marking in schools. In the update, Sean Harford, HMI National …

Teaching

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

Reader Gabrielle Klingelhöfer shared the site Learning Apps with me, and I’m sure glad she did!<p>It’s a free site that lets teachers create virtual …

Education Technology

3 Signs You Have Succumbed to Helicopter Management

There is nothing efficient about hovering over the people you hired because you trusted they can do the job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Helicopter parenting took off in the 1980s, when paranoia was at an all-time high over child abductions, and the U.S. was in an …

What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

For Ross Roberts, it was a lack of resources that drove him from the classroom. For Danielle Painton, it was too much emphasis on testing. For Sergio Gonzalez, it was a nasty political environment.<p>Welcome to the U.S. teaching force, where the "I'm outta here" rate is an estimated 8 percent a year — …

Education

The One Type of Leader Who Can Turn Around a Failing School

The strength of a nation’s economy and the vitality of its society depend on the quality of its schools. So why does the UK still lag behind its peers, despite investing more than them? The 2012 OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) study showed the UK invested the 8th largest …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. …

Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Two vastly wealthy multinational media companies are exploiting a copyright law loophole to sell the world's music without paying royalties to the world's songwriters. Why? Because Google and Amazon--purveyors of Big Data--claim they "can't" find contact information for song owners in a Google …

22 Words

Photoshop or not, these stars are all beautiful, but some of the changes are HUGE. Wow!

Michelle Obama Cradling George W. Bush Is the Internet's Latest Photoshop Craze

After First Lady Michelle Obama embraced former President George W. Bush at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American …

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Everything to Know About Real Estate Comps and How to Find Them

There is so much to look into when investing in a property. <b>An appraiser or a</b> <b>real estate agent</b> <b>will typically look at comparable sales, better known as</b> …

Real Estate

The difference between design and product management

Yesterday I was asked how a designer differs from a product manager. I found the answer surprisingly hard to give. Everyone designs, but not everyone …

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy

Quick: If you take out a $1000 loan that has a 20% rate, how much will you owe a year in interest?<p>Answer: $200. But if you got that wrong, you’re not …

Have You Seen Gravit, a Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Marketers have long known that images are the ultimate online marketing power-up. They attract attention, hold that attention, and increase …

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …

Microsoft defines "big data," and how it fits in with Excel | On MSFT

Many business teams have defined the term “big data” very differently amongst themselves. However, Microsoft has shared a new blog post explaining …