Eric Staats

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | @ericstaats7 | Keep up with Eric Staats on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Eric Staats”

Apple acquires education technology startup LearnSprout, as Apple pushes new education features for iOS 9.3

Apple has acquired education technology startup LearnSprout for an undisclosed sum, via Bloomberg. LearnSprout’s software lets teachers track student progress and test scores, organize class achievement targets and more school-oriented features. The acquisition follows Apple’s announcement of iOS …

Education Technology

Four in 10 teachers 'attacked by pupils'

<b>Four out of 10 teachers have experienced violence from pupils in the past year, a survey for the ATL teachers union suggests.</b><p>Of those who had experienced violence, 77% said they had been pushed, and around half were kicked or had an object thrown at them.<p>Nine out of 10 staff had dealt with …

Mental Health

Shaking Up the College Admissions Process | The Takeaway | WNYC

College admissions officers from 83 universities, including the Ivy League, plan to change their admissions process to attract and admit a more …

How not to raise a workaholic

When she was 13, my diligent daughter was assigned a science project on cell biology. She had to make up "families" of cell parts, complete with personality traits based on their functions. A clever idea, but it was impossible for Shelby to devote the deep thought it required amid all her other …

Education

Education reform’s devious blame game: The charter school movement doesn’t want you to know it’s failing

<b>(.sho​ck via Shutterstock)</b><p>Insiders finger Wall Street for misspent funds and schools’ poor performance. It’s all part of a new PR strategy<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>January 29, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Charter schools, which have been criticized for grabbing billions in …

Politics - U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis | HuffPost

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education