Michael Steiner

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Why investment in universal education makes business sense

Last month, investment in global education came to the fore at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York. Business leaders need to know where future talent and customers will be, and education has become the hot topic. When four large companies from the energy, media, management consultancy …

Education Secretary: Tech Will Never Replace Great Teachers

Everyone wants to hangout with Sal Khan. The popular founder of the innovative Khan Academy is a good person to rub elbows with — even if you're the …

Education in England: sliding down the class

It wasn't Michael Gove, David Blunkett or even Kenneth Baker who first whipped up a fuss about "informal methods of teaching", and suggested a restored emphasis on the three Rs. No, it was prime minister James Callaghan, in a speech at Ruskin College in 1976. For four decades England has fretted …

US in a 'real state of crisis,' education secretary says

The United States is in "a real state of crisis," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Tuesday, as findings of a study showed that American adults fare poorly in mathematical and technical skills needed for a modern workplace compared to their counterparts in most other developed …

NBC News profiles UCS program as part of its Education Nation initiative

NBC News has profiled the Utica Center for Science and Industry as part of its Education Nation initiative.<p>The national news station profiled how …

Achievement and Progress in Education: The Coursera Example - GCo

<b>Julia Stiglitz and Pamela Fox Talk About Coursera’s Vision for Free Education at GSummit SF 2013</b><p>Coursera is hard at work transforming post-secondary …

Amazon buys math education company TenMarks

Amazon has purchased TenMarks, an online math tutoring service, the companies announced Thursday.<p>Dave Limp, Amazon's vice president of Kindle, said in a press release that TenMarks is a good match for Amazon. With this acquisition, Amazon will focus on developing education content and …

Lessons for educators: which countries are miles ahead in professional development?

From maths pedagogy in Singapore to social and emotional learning in Sweden, <b>Martin Williams</b> profiles who's leading innovation in education<p>Teaching is an international issue and, increasingly, teachers are looking abroad for ideas about professional development.<p>Whether you're trying to improve a …

On International Day of the Girl, Proof That Education is Power

<b>By Kakenya Ntaiya</b><p><b>Today, the International Day of the Girl, is an important day as the international community recognizes the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world.</b><p>This year’s theme is “innovating for girls’ education.” Why education? Education is one of the most …

How Big Data and Mobile Technology Startups Are Changing Education | The Network | The Network

Recently, there's been a notable increase in startup accelerators aimed at incubating educational tech companies. The first, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Imagine K12, opened for business in 2011. Now a handful of others have appeared, from Kaplan EdTech Accelerator powered by TechStars, a three-month …

Silicon Valley Companies Fight For Talent, Pay Extravagant Salaries

By Sarah McBride<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Among Twitter Inc's highest-paid executives, Christopher Fry's name stands out.<p>The senior vice president of engineering raked in $10.3 million last year, just behind Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo's $11.5 million, according to Twitter's IPO documents. …