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KQED

Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century …

A City Education: Why Do We Write Off the Things That Matter to Kids?

<i>Through A City Education, City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the</i> …

Education

Education system too chaotic, says David Blunkett

The national education system is "chaotic" and needs to be glued back together after becoming too fragmented under the coalition government, the former education secretary David Blunkett has said as he completes a review into accountability in education.<p>Blunkett told the Guardian that Labour would …

The real problem with US Common Core: it further outsources education

New York is the latest to revolt against Common Core. What's especially scary is more business intrusion into the classroom<p>There's a pretty good chance that up until last week, you'd never heard of the Common Core national standards and curriculum. That changed recently when New York State became …

Play

“It has to be about a shared interest and it has to be about making, producing and creating,” she said. “The places that we’ve seen it happen most …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

15 of the Weirdest Educational Videos on YouTube

Producers of educational videos and public-service announcements have been trying to teach kids to look both ways and stay away from strangers for …

8 Educational (and Fun) iOS Games for Teens

Educational Mobile Games<p>1. Chemistry - Space Chem<p>2. English - Psychobabble<p>3. History - WWII: History Challenge<p>4. Social Studies - Presidents vs. …

Teachers as Experts in Education

Jenna Bush Hager talks with a teacher during Education Nation’s Teacher Town Hall who says “teachers are on the front lines.”

The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids

Children of all ages are sharpening their growing brains with technology. With the sea of apps that all claim to be "educational," though, let's …

20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

First things first, most twentysomethings are too hard on themselves.It’s one of the downsides of a youth-obsessed culture. We tend to think if we …

Loneliness

Sex education: young people with learning disabilities are being left out

To mark sexual health week, Emma Sterland highlights the importance of delivering positive sex and relationship education<p>Talking to children about sex is a discussion most parents find difficult. Tricky at the best of times, embarrassing and disastrous at the worst. But when your child has learning …

Reframing the Purpose of Education

History teacher Jesse Hagopian from Seattle talks during Education Nation’s Teacher Town Hall about standardized tests and “reframing the purpose of education.”

Has the US fallen behind in education?

Author and investigative reporter Amanda Ripley explains whether the U.S. educates children as effectively as other nations.

Asean Johnson talks Education Nation

The importance of public education, especially in Chicago has become a major focus of Ed Schultz's attention. The articulate Asean Johnson and Shoneice Reynolds join Ed to discuss the need to fix the issues facing the Chicago Public Schools.

The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough

The 10-year-old Londoners I took to Wales were proof that a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom<p>What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. An overview of research into outdoor education by King’s College London …

Educational Apps For Your Kids

As fun and educational as iPads can be, when it comes to parents playing learning games with their children (as opposed to kids playing by themselves …

Working as an Education Activist Outside of the Classroom: My Foray Into the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

For the past nine years, I've spent 10 months of every year at my second home: Julia de Burgos Elementary School in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some days were exhilarating. Some were exhausting. All of them were meaningful. I had the opportunity to watch a class that I'd …

What Critics Don't Understand About Gamified Education - GCo

<b>Gamified Education Is a New Model of Learning</b><p>Critics of gamified education always seem to miss some major points:<p>1) Gamified education is much more …

Physical Education Trend Must Be Reversed

Following this Labor Day weekend, virtually all of the nation's students in grades K-12 will be back in school. Unfortunately, fewer of them will be participating in physical education classes and intramural sports programs.<p>It's mind-boggling that at a time when overweight and obesity levels are …

I welcome Common Core education standards, but let's not forget creativity

Across the nation, students and teachers are headed back to school. Teachers, such as myself, are furiously preparing their classrooms to welcome students and planning new lessons to ensure that this year is an educational one.<p>For many across the country, the planning and preparation has taken a …

Private higher education: improving certainly, but still could do better

Private providers are the subject of heated debate in the UK higher education sector. It's in this context that QAA (the Quality Assurance Agency for higher education) carried out 'educational oversight' reviews of 209 private colleges over the course of 2012. Overall, our review judged 86% of them …

Google Glass app store will debut in 2014

Back in July, a Google Glass software update inadvertently spilled the beans on a forthcoming app store optimized for the device, and now it looks like it's official. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, a Glass-optimized app marketplace is set to debut sometime in 2014, and a Google rep confirmed as …

Can private schools transform state education?

Private schools should end their "splendid isolation" and work with state schools, according to chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw. He was speaking at a recent conference hosted by one of England's most prestigious private schools, Wellington College. The college's master, Anthony …

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …

After seven years of tinkering, farmer perfects ‘panda cow’

John Bartheld holds "Peanut," a miniature Panda cow, Thursday, July 18, 2013, on his farm in Roy, Wash. Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a “panda cow.” He succeeded on June 28, 2013 …

Cute Animals

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …