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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Solution to Poverty

In his final book, the civil rights leader laid out his vision for a universal basic income that would raise all Americans into the middle class.<p>When Americans stop to commemorate Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr. each year, we tend to do a great disservice to the man's legacy by glossing over his final …

Middle School: Not So Bad

It's pretty great, actually.<p>Middle school has a terrible reputation. The titles of James Patterson’s middle-school series say it all: From the number-one <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life</i>, which launched the series in 2011, to last summer’s <i>Middle School: How I</i> …

Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans Will Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

Why? To make a mathematical joke.<p>To all those concerned about America's productivity collapse during March Madness: <i>Be more concerned.</i><p>Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Quicken Loans have agreed to pay $1 billion to whomever fills out a perfect Men's NCAA Tournament bracket this year, in 40 …

Gentrification May Actually Be Boon To Longtime Residents

<b>Listen · 4:36</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Bobby Foster Jr. can often be found reading the paper on a wooden bench outside Murry's grocery store on the corner of Sixth and H streets northeast in Washington, D.C.<p>"The sun shines over here this time of day," says Foster, a retired cook. "It's …

#PAGov: Does Corbett Think It Was Unfair of Him to Scrap Rendell’s Education Funding Formula?

Tom Corbett is trolling us hard today, calling PA’s state education funding unfair while ignoring his own starring role in making it more unfair.<p>Lots …

Coursera Launches An Online Vocational Mini-Credential Taught By Top Colleges

Online education juggernaut Coursera has unveiled its own version of a college credential. And, unlike traditional college, Coursera’s “Specialization” program track is less than $500, vocationally oriented, taught by faculty from top universities, and takes less than six months to finish. From …

Why Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Prize To Predict The Perfect NCAA Bracket Matters

By this time next year, the world could see one more geeky billionaire. Investment mogul Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company is backing a billion-dollar prize to predict the perfect NCAA tournament bracket.<p>“We’ve seen a lot of contests offering a million dollars for putting together a good …

20 Years Ago, De La Soul Refused To Go Pop

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, Queen Latifah, Salt 'n' Pepa, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, the Wu-Tang Clan and more than a dozen other rappers released albums that helped to change the sound of America. Among them was a record by …

The Top 13 Education Stories Of 2013

What’s the best way to teach our kids (or, for that matter, our adults)? Read about the year in MOOCs, coding for kids, and the college dorm of the future.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The …

Google Destroys Rap Genius’ Search Rankings As Punishment For SEO Spam, But Resolution In Progress

Google hit back hard today after it learned lyrics site Rap Genius had been using dubious SEO tricks to attain top spots in search results. Now RapGenius.com doesn’t appear on the first page of results for a search of “Rap Genius,” and popular queries like “Jay-Z Holy Grail Lyrics” don’t bring up …

Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

There is less difference between our work and home devices, our tablets and our mobile phones. They are not meant for “work” or for the “home.” We just use them wherever we are. The idea of a balance or even the concept of an enterprise hardware manufacturer seems quaint.<p>The difference, really, is …

National Geographic Offers Up Over 500 Maps Through Google Maps Engine’s Public Data Program

Google is launching an initiative to let organizations share their map data with the public, via Google’s Maps product and cloud-based infrastructure, and today partner National Geographic announced their participation in the project and shared some info via the official Google Maps blog. The …

Nickelodeon Vets Debut BatteryPOP, A Kid-Safe, Kid-Programmed Online Network

YouTube may be a popular destination for kids, but parents know that it’s not a kid-friendly one. One innocent video of Elmo singing leads to others of him cursing and slinging racial slurs. That’s why two Nickelodeon vets have created batteryPOP – an online and mobile destination where children …

STI Buys Chalkable For $10M To Bring Its Educational App Store And Learning Platform To K-12 Schools

With entrepreneurs beginning to wake up to the huge demand for better learning tools, and the opportunity for technology to remove some of the long-standing barriers within the system, startups have begun to flood into the education market. As a result, venture investment has begun to flow into …

The Open Secret Of iBeacon: Apple Could Have 250M Potential Units In The Wild By 2014

Yesterday, Apple began a small press push on its new iBeacon technology, pushed an Apple Store app update to support them and turned the feature on in 254 U.S.-based stores in an initial rollout. According to the details we know so far, some Apple stores may have as many as 20 iBeacons deployed, …

Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype

Public school children have become lab rats of policymakers who are eager to see change faster than we can study what works. Experimental reforms are often founded on the lackluster research of ideological think tanks, who have filled the expertise vacuum left by academics unwilling to conduct …

Giving Back(packs): A Buy-One-Give-One Bag That Goes Beyond Donation

It’s amazing what a difference a few items make in kids’ lives, especially when they are in poverty. Mixing motivational rallies with education and a surprise gift bag at the end, State Bags is changing the often criticized “Buy One, Give One” model.<p>Five years ago, Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman …

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

“We have a new problem forthcoming and that is our devices that once were just an entertainment tool are also becoming our educational and work …

The Most Notable EducationStories of 2013

The year in review<p>Here are some of the stories that dominated the education conversation this year—and will likely shape discussions for years to come.<p><b>Teaching Kids “Grit” (& Other Soft Skills)</b><p>“Selfie” might be the word of the year for the general public, but among educators and parents it’s …

You Should Use Twitter Because It Makes Everyone As Smart As Anyone

Twitter’s purpose is still widely misunderstood, and many people think they have no need for it. But it has great potential to enlighten us. Here’s how:<p>We are a specialized species. Each of us lives a different life with unique passions, intellectual pursuits and hobbies. We choose a path and along …

Almost No One Buys 3D Printers

Despite the technology's potential and hype, the most important 3D-printing company only sold 5,925 printers last quarter.<p>3D printing is the next big thing, according to some tech pundits. The former editor of Wired magazine, Chris Anderson, for example, says 3D printing will be bigger than the …

7 resources you can use to educate and engage students

In every issue of our magazine, our editors and contributors hand-pick a variety of books, films, websites, and other media for all ages.<p>Here are …

Why We Need 4.0 Schools In Every City

The shift to Common Core and digital learning is a great opportunity but it will also take an ecosystem of creative capacity. That's why high on my …

Year Up Helps Give Urban Youth The Training And Connections They Need To Land Hot Tech Jobs

Here in the tech industry, it seems that people are always talking about “how hard it is to hire.” That’s something that can sound a little odd, given that there are still so many unemployed people here in the United States. But the reality is, there is often a gap in skills and connections between …

The LA Times Trolls Innocent Teachers

The once-respectable Los Angeles Times is leveraging its dwindling platform to attack individual teachers under the guise of data transparency. The<p>editorial board Times won a court case allowing them to use a highly contentious, self-designed algorithm to rank the best and worst teachers in the Los …

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics offering $25k in grants for creative civic projects

If you have an idea for how to change communities through art and design, <b>The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM)</b> wants to hear about …

Philadelphia should be the heart of an East Coast global edtech hub: Bobbi Kurshan

Philadelphia should be at the heart of an East Coast global hub of education innovation. With few exceptions, Philadelphia has all the accoutrements …

What is Media Literacy?

According to the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), <b>media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create …