Shannah Tharp Gilliam

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Artist Amusingly Adds Strange Details to Old Photos

Artist Colin Batty puts an amusingly strange spin on photographs of the past. Taking cabinet cards from the early 1900s, he uses acrylic paint and crafts entirely new and surprising scenes directly on the image. His additions are often hilarious but also creepy, and he does a fantastic job of …

Art

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Fashion Education Workshop at White House

Michelle Obama

Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Education

<i>This blog is co-authored by Ben Hecht and Kathy Merchant, President & CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.</i><p>\<p>Education is a game changer. Those that have more of it earn more over a lifetime and have the greatest chances to build wealth. Yet a wide gap persists between educational attainment …

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

College isn't all about what happens in the classroom. It's a time to try new things, have new experiences and discover who you are and what you value. With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who …

College & University
Education

The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s dusk. New York City’s streetlights have just flickered on. You cross the street, dodge a trolley and a Model T, and pass the legendary Lafayette Theater where a live performance of Macbeth is in mid-swing. You walk on, into the wail …

Virtual Reality

A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

President Obama's goal for America to have the world's most educated citizenry by the year 2020 provides a clarion call to improve outcomes at the nation's 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). To meet this challenge, and in recognition of the remarkable role of HBCUs in …

A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated by Oscar Wilde

<b>Oscar Wilde</b> (October 16, 1854–November 30, 1900) was not only the twentieth century’s first pop-culture celebrity, but also arguably the most tragic one — at the height of his literary celebrity, his strong opinions and the socially unacceptable romance behind his exquisite love letters led to a …

Chicago Ideas Week: A call to radically change children's education

Children shouldn’t go to school as we know it but should instead play and explore with other children, without adult restrictions and guidelines.<p>That was perhaps the most provocative perspective on disruptive educational innovation offered Wednesday at a Chicago Ideas Week event called “Education: …

Los Angeles

How Over-Hyping a College Education Destroyed the Millennials

Since when has something that was good for one or a few ever been good for everyone?<p>A college degree is great, but is it necessary for everyone, and at what cost (literally) are we willing to pay for this social experiment? Is it $1 trillion, $2 trillion, $5 trillion?<p>We overhyped a college …

Early Childhood Education Boosts Lifetime Achievement, Paper Finds

Investments in early childhood education can pay for themselves because they substantially boost students’ chances of educational and economic achievement over the course of their lives.<p>That was the finding of a paper presented at a conference on economic opportunity and inequality sponsored by the …