Stephanie Griffin

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15 Technologies That Were Supposed To Change Education Forever

Every generation has its shiny new technology that's supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books. In the 1930s it was …

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts a Discussion on Education

Yesterday, to support the President’s “North Star” Goal -- that by 2020, Americans will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world -- First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with education stakeholders about the challenges and best practices regarding education …

Bloomberg's Education Plan Is Working: Don't Ditch It

Since the outgoing mayor took office, New York City's high-school graduation rates are up. There are more high-quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.<p>Bill de Blasio, the likely next New York City mayor, has made a lot of promises about public education. No additional charter schools; …

Snobbery about vocational education is denying our children opportunities

Could Michael Gove's Ebacc subjects lead to worse youth unemployment?<p>It is comforting to believe that one child's success need not diminish another's. In reality, we cannot avoid turning some children into sacrificial lambs. For the past four years, the government has pushed schools to focus on …

Our education curriculum was not political -- it will be if Pyne gets his way

Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s disingenuous defence of his curriculum review panel (mostly recently in the Fairfax press) may work for his …

Beware! Pearson's Plan for Education Is Coming to a Country Near You

In the United States school districts are traditionally organized and funded locally. Parents, teachers, and school and district administrators usually only think about state and national issues when they feel pressed from above by state imposed budget cuts or federal demands for curriculum change …

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Is Higher Education Worth It? Documentary Filmmaker Andrew Rossi Investigates.

It’s more expensive than ever to go to college and harder to find a job once you spend yourself into debt for that higher education. The system seems fundamentally broken. Can it be fixed and is there a better way for kids to approach the pricey world of higher education?<p>Those are questions that …

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