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Plants, An Educational App for Exploring the World’s Biomes

Plants is an educational app by developer Tinybop that allows users to interactively explore the world’s biomes. The initial release of the app …

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What America Can Learn From Ontario's Education Success

In the last decade, the Canadian province dramatically improved its education system to become one of the best in the world. Its success can provide a blueprint for U.S. reform.<p><i>In the last decade, the Canadian province dramatically improved its education system to become one of the best in the</i> …

Generation Dropout: Millennials Joining the Workforce Are Less Educated Than Retiring Boomers

The U.S. is the only developed nation where the newest wave of employees is less educated than their parents.<p>(AP/Seth Perlman)<p>Things are looking grim for young Americans starting work.<p>According to a new report on the state of US education from the Council on Foreign Relations, Americans going into …

5 Surprising Books All Educators Should Read

The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changed the way I view education. They are not titles that will come up in a typical search of "books on education," -- some of them don't even mention education at all, and yet, they've undeniably shaped who I am and what I believe as an …

Education Is Working Just Fine

The popular narrative tells us that the education system in the U.S. is broken. Education technology promises to fix it. We need more tablets, better broadband, big data, and game-based learning. But we may not be asking all the right questions. Education is not only about taking care of today’s …

Psst, Dan Pink, Educators Don't Sell, They Engage

There is nothing in 5,000 years of economic history to justify <i>the belief that human societies should structure their behavior</i> <i>around the demands of</i> …

Digital Badges Bust Out of School-Defined Learning

<i>by Julia Steiny</i><p>Damian Ewens sits in his snazzy office at BetaSpring, a Providence business incubator. He’s mother hen to Achievery, a business that …

Tech Companies Fight For $5.4 Billion K-12 Education Market

The implementation of the new Common Core State Standards requires schools across the United States to adopt technology in classrooms, and technology …

Leaving Men Behind: Women Go to College in Ever-Greater Numbers

The Pendulum Swings: Female Students Make Dramatic Gains Since 1970s<p>A generation ago, it was expected that most middle-class boys would go on to …