Offutt AFB, headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), is consolidating the Thomas S. Power Library and the Offutt Air Force Base Education Center this summer due to sequestration. Full article
Department leaders play a key role in supporting and enacting an institution’s mission, David Evans writes, so it's crucial for them to understand higher-education issues and trends.
Some may see new media as a threat to teaching and research, but humans have adapted before to new modes of literacy, and will do so again, says Nigel Thrift.
[Last week the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program released "Undermining Pell: How Colleges Compete for Wealthy Students and Leave the Low-Income Behind," a report that presents a new analysis of little-examined U.S. Department...Show More Summary
Arthur Levine’s Education Week Commentary The Plight of Teacher' Unions offers a disheartened, broad brush account of America’s social, political, and economic institutions. He then presents a narrow, and impoverished, vision of public education -- and in particular, teachers unions. Show More Summary
Subtitle: Why you may need a trip to a COPAA conference to relax. 1. You thought the OSEP’s MOU on NCLB’s AYP came from CDC and was about another STD. 2. You are were actually able to follow #1. 3. You asked the Advocate Committee to research OCR guidance on the impact of the Albuquerque’s 5000 ft [...]
The New Yorker quietly adds just a smidgen of Gothic to a technology essay: The primary interface element of Now is what Google calls “cards,” which are modelled after real cards. They present a clean, trim canvas for information—one recalls...
A new report about what people called “education influentials” think will happen in the world of education says: That 87 percent of insiders think that the No Child Left Behind law won’t be reauthorized until at least 2015. … Continue reading ?
In creating a presentation for the Guild’s upcoming mLearnCon, I was thinking about ways we go wrong, and one is thinking that it’s just about content. Really, context is the new opportunity. So what are the opportunities? I thought of three possible ways in which we might use context: where, when, and what’s near. Most [...]
Los Angeles Schools Re-Think Suspension WSJ: This week, the Los Angeles Unified School District—the second-largest in the nation—decided to end the practice of suspending or expelling students for "willful defiance," starting this fall. Show More Summary
Earlier this month I spoke at Wyoming’s WyTECC conference in Rock Springs. Even though I was only able to spend one day at the conference, the hospitality of the event’s organizers and intimacy of the venue made it feel like a longer stay and I left behind some new good friends. Lately I’ve had the [...]
This is an interesting video that seems to be a conversation about finding new planets set to an animation. Most of what these guys are saying I won’t even pretend to be able to fully grasp, but I was able to understand a few basic concepts fro...
A flood wiped out and submerged an Argentine town in the 1980s. Yet this year it surfaced, ruins emerging into the air. Call it a kind of ghost town: People come to see the rusted hulks of automobiles and furniture,...
Starting in January, Yale will offer four courses through Coursera. The company, meanwhile, is working to make courses available in more languages.
I taught special education once. I wasn't very good at it. After teaching for about two years, I drove across the bridge to the Bronx one September morning, only to find my services were no longer required, I decided I would look for a job in Queens, where I lived. Show More Summary
I recently published a fourth grade “science quiz” given to students at a creationist South Carolina religious school, which featured questions in which the “correct” answers were essentially a denial of science. For example: Students were told to say True … Continue reading ?
A new analysis shows a relationship between the activities of high-school counselors and the college aspirations of ninth-graders whose parents don't have bachelor's degrees.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, a tip jar is a device whereby people can contribute a donation to a website – a bit like the jars in cafes in which customers can drop a few coins by way of a tip to staff. Indeed, the websites...Show More Summary
History is fascinating but too often kids find it boring in history class. Here Larry Cuban explains why and what to do about it. Cuban was a school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in … Continue reading ?
Teachers in Seattle protesting a state-mandated standardized test that they think is useless have scored a victory: The test will, starting next year, no longer be required for high school graduation. Jose Banda, superintendent of schools in Seattle, just told … Continue reading ?