Just a few days before Christmas in 2012, Adam Lanza went on a murder spree at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He shot and killed 20 6-to-7 year-old children and 6 educators. Before driving to the school premises, Adam killed his 52-year-old mother, Nancy, in their home using a Bushmaster rifle. Show More Summary
As parents, we want to give our children the best of everything in life. We sing to them, we laugh with them, and we read to them. So when we come across a product that tells us it will teach our babies to read, we won't hesitate to pick it up. MyFox reports that a recent study suggests that these products are not all they are cracked up to be.
Physicist Brian Greene offers up a new experiment in online science education. Just don't call it a MOOC. At a time when companies and universities that run massive open online courses are struggling to prove their value, Columbia University...Show More Summary
Apple recently made a change to its loyalty program for organizations that spend upwards of $5,000 per year on its products, offering better discounts on Macs, iPads, accessories and, for the first time, unlocked iPhones and Apple T...
(March 11, 2014 12:00 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Public schools provide education free of charge. The result, unsurprisingly, is overwhelming market dominance. Almost 90% of school-age kids attend public school. Most people think this is a great thing. Maybe they're right, maybe they're wrong. Either way, though, public... (0 COMMENTS)
Late last week, Apple quietly updated its loyalty pricing program with several improvements that should drive more sales to organizations, IT pros and education. Read More
Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a scientist, not a devout atheist, and he has no problem with people subscribing to whatever religion they believe in. But as an educator, he has a big problem when religious activists attempt to insert their beliefs into science education as if it's an equally valid theory.
It is no accident that the so-called “architect” of the Common Core standards is now president of the College Board. Barack Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” education into the latest social justice iteration has hit a road block,...Show More Summary
Educator Rose Eveleth explains what makes certain foods spicy, how the body reacts to that spice and why certain people enjoy the burn of spicy foods more than others in “The Science of Spiciness“, a Ted-Ed animated lesson. Even though we say something is spicy, spicy is not a taste like sweet, salty or sour. [...]
Learners have been teaching themselves for many centuries. However in our highly connected time learning practices have truly gone feral. Twitter drips out 140 character learning bites around the clock. Google Scholar gives you, on demand, as many resources as you need. Scoop.It lets you connect with experts in your field who are curating the [...]
Identify a real-world problem. Engineer a solution. And, if the solution works, figure out how it can be commercially viable. That's what Michael Benchimol said he learned over 7 years of working in the laboratory of Sadik Esener, aShow More Summary
University educators support CPS teachers refusing to test February 28, 2014 STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR CHICAGO TEACHERS REFUSING TO ADMINISTER THE ILLINOIS STANDARD ACHIEVEMENT TEST FROM UNIVERSITY EDUCATION FACULTY As university faculty...Show More Summary
Andy Spears has more here.From WATE in Knoxville: NOXVILLE (WATE) - The Tennessee Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the Knox County Board of Education saying its use of Tennessee Value Added Assessment System estimates in high-stakes bonus decisions is unconstitutional. Show More Summary
Recent efforts by top schools in the US against unpaid internships might turn the tide on this practice, which has become just another way that US businesses get free labor, and at negligible education benefit to the interns: Good Steps...Show More Summary
National Law Journal: Consider the Legal Educator's Dilemma: Lower Standards, or Live With Enrollment Decline?, by Karen Sloan: The number of students heading into law schools in 2013 tumbled for the third straight year, according to data released by the ABA. New student enrollment at all ABA-accredited law schools fell...
Through A City Education, City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the opportunity gap and ending the dropout crisis. In New York City, a single subway ride on the 6 train can take you from the Bronx to Brooklyn. Show More Summary
Neal McCluskey Working on education every day, you get used to your subject rarely making major national news, probably because the troubles are constant and sudden crises rare. But change the SAT – once known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test – and all heck breaks loose. Show More Summary
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind approval of three charter schools has attracted the ire of much of the state and multiple lawsuits from parents standing up for their children's education. It has also attracted the wrath of the far left, who are suing de Blasio for not shutting down more charter schools. Show More Summary
The city's Department of Education has adopted basic guidelines for how to address transgender students, codifying everything from preferred gender pronouns to the issue of locker rooms. [ more › ]
This short educational animation helps kids and their parents navigate the treacherous waters of online ads. The animation was created by Dominic Owen and is presented by UK media literacy non-profit Media Smart and UK trade association the Internet Advertising Bureau. via Fast Company Co.Design, swissmiss