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Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create …

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How DreamBox is Revolutionizing...

Education Blog: How DreamBox is Revolutionizing Elementary Math Class<p>The latest post by Sean Scarpiello looks at a fantastic new gizmo called a …

Lonegan blasts Common Core education program championed by Christie

TRENTON — Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was in Trenton today opposing another policy championed by Gov. Chris Christie’s …

Students seeing need for social media classes

At least two colleges have launched M.B.A.s in social media, and students across the country are discovering its utility.<p>Marc Torrence noticed a change in his popularity after covering his first University of Alabama football game -- he gained thousands of followers on Twitter.<p>"Even if 10 or 15 …

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"Ready-to-Use Data Templates"

Accountability takes time, which is something school counselors often don't have. Ready-to-use data tools for classroom lessons, student contact …

From the Counselor's Office

National School Counseling Week: The Whole Child<p>I hope that all of you have had a wonderful National School Counseling Week, and that you have been …

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Don't Buy Into The Myth About Universal College Education And Economic Growth

College began across the country last week. Opportunists associated with the higher-education establishment took the occasion to engage in special pleading.<p>First was the leader of the organization most on the hook for higher ed, the federal government. Last year, the feds dished out $112 billion on …

PigIt helps students pay for college via ‘educational piggy bank’

Piglt is one of the many startups trying to rescue students from the burden of student loans.<p>Cofounder Casey Wallace described the site as “education’s entrepreneurial piggy bank.” Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer …

Raising the Bar for Education Standards Is Necessary

Should states only set educational standards that are easily attainable? Apparently, that's what many critics of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) believe. This notion should drive every parent insane. Personally, as a mother of two young boys--one in preschool, the other about to begin 5th …

The early years educational underclass is a handy moralisers' myth

The Centre for Social Justice set out its modus operandi rather helpfully, five years ago, in the report co-authored by Iain Duncan Smith and the Labour MP Graham Allen: Good Parents, Great Kids, Better Citizens. This contains the famous illustration of the two brain scans, the "neglected …

Former Egghead CEO launches LearnBig, a clearinghouse for online education content

Online learning has exploded in the past few years, with new companies like Khan Academy and Coursera offering students a way to learn subjects …

A broad, cultural education is vital to the health of a democratic society | Richard Taylor

The Workers' Educational Association was set up to bring the joy of learning to the masses. Never has it been more relevant<p>The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) formally came into existence in 1903 and soon became a strong national presence. To understand whether it is still relevant in the …

Mexican education reforms pass senate

Mexico's senate has overwhelmingly approved sweeping reform of the notoriously dysfunctional public school system, handing the president, Enrique Peña Nieto, an important victory in his push to remake some of his country's worst-run institutions.<p>The senate voted 102-22 in favour of a standardised …

Bridging the 'Opportunity Gap': Ensuring Pathways to Quality Education for All Children

More than a half-century ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sent a telegram to Cesar Chavez: "Our separate struggles are really one," he wrote. "A struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity."<p>It is a good reminder as we mark the Sept. 15 beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and last …

Obama vs. Education

It was 50 years ago this June that George Wallace, the Democratic governor of Alabama, made his infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door” to prevent …

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