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Schools are failing to develop students with moral identities:




Todd Smith of Smith Ventures seeks to change the region's K12 educational paradigm:


"K-12 students want to vet their potential futures (Smart Blue Collar, Innovative White Collar or Entrepreneurship Collar) as often as possible without restraint...students need to court failure...not ...


A school garden might encourage your kids to eat vegetables. Here's how to start one.:


The most common question I'm asked by parents is, "How can I get my kid to eat vegetables?" My usual advice is to provide ample opportunity for kids to try a variety of veggies and to ensure they see ...


MSU student collaborates with local food bank to build new youth gardening education program:


Thanks to Mikkelson, Holder said, the food bank's first-ever summer gardening program for at-risk youth is now wrapping up. During the nine-week program, Holder observed the inaugural class of five teen ...


Former Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess believes that universal preschool is necessary for the children who are our future:




When applying to college, this character trait may mean more than grades:


As college application season arrives, the biggest struggle for many students is deciding what to write about for their personal essay. Channeling one's inner self into a package that shines in print ...


These videos of girls meeting female STEM stars will help you dream big:


A new Ad Council campaign called "She Can STEM" wants to change that stereotype with short videos that feature girls meeting women who are STEM superstars. That includes Maya Gupta, research scientist ...


What Should High School Graduates Know?:


Kauffman Foundation-sponsored Great Schools Visits give a cross-section of Kansas Citians an opportunity to see what schools around the country are doing to prepare high school students for success. ...


How schools are failing working parents -- and how some are helping:


The greatest problem for working parents appears to be school hours and frequent closures. A recent report from the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank, lays out stark statistics: ...


Improving tech education doesn't start with tech:


Automation is stripping away jobs from entire industries in the United States -- and the pace of job loss is accelerating. Whole segments of the population are forced to work harder for less money. Our ...


Our economic future requires education that prepares students for the future workforce:




PBS Video - Viral sensation Flossie Lewis is still a spectacular teacher at 94:


More than 7 million people viewed teacher Flossie Lewis's Brief but Spectacular take on growing old in 2016. When it aired, her former students contacted us by the dozen, many to express appreciation ...


What Shop Class Did for Me:


Among us boys, Wilhelm Wolfskill gained immediate cult-hero status with a single utterance. "Willie," as we called him behind his back, was our "shop class" teacher at South Lebanon Middle School ...


The language of software and why you need to learn it:


The language of software may be complicated but it might also be the key to success in your career sooner than you think. Coding is the underlying principle of everything in technology. The internet, ...


Narrowing the Rural School Digital Divide in Montana:




Study: For most home buyers, a good school is more important than a garage or an updated kitchen:


Savvy home buyers, even when they don't have children, typically recognize the connection between good schools and strong home values. For buyers with children, the school district is often one ...


Why GIS in Education Matters:




Arne Duncan on Face the Nation - Public education and 'big lies': Arne Duncan's 'How Schools Work' is really about politics:


"Lies are emblematic of our educational system as an apple left on the corner of a favorite teacher's desk," he writes. "But, unlike the apple, the lies aren't sweet. They are overripe and rotten." Cassie ...


How 'innovation ecosystems' can be used to create new education solutions:


There's a disconnect between educators and entrepreneurs, write Drs. Barbara Kurshan and Rachel Ebby-Rosin of Penn's Graduate School of Education. Here are a handful of tools to help them better collaborate. One ...


23 Best Technology and Science Podcasts That Will Make You More Intelligent:


Instead of listening to the radio or randomly watching cat videos on YouTube, why not spend your time constructively and listen to some interesting and informative podcasts. This hand-picked selection ...


How This Entrepreneur Is Teaching Millenials About Finance - Napkin Finance:


75% of Americans would struggle to gather $1,000 in case of an emergency. After graduating, Hay found herself explaining compound interest to a friend - simply writing the basics on the back of a ...


Could more collaboration close the skills gap for new graduates?:




It's time to change our learning model:


From redesigning structures to transforming learning models, fearless educators are leading the way By Joel Rose https://www.eschoolnews.com/2018/07/27/its-time-to-change-our-learning-model/?all More: ...


We Can Build the STEM Workforce Our Future Economy Needs:


Forbes recently profiled one such effort. Project Lead the Way https://www.pltw.org/ is a national nonprofit that serves millions of kindergarten- through high school-age students. By Larry Jacob ...


Designing the Future of Learning for All Kids:


Right now, there are pockets of innovation around college- and career- readiness in education. Models are sprouting up, experimenting, and thriving to better prepare students for life and learning ...


Universities must step up to cater for 'Society 5.0':


Making Japan 'the most innovation-friendly country in the world' is one of the Japanese government's key goals, according to Yuko Harayama, former executive member of the Japanese Council for Science, ...


A Better Way to Run Schools:




How the Gates Foundation's plan to grade teachers failed students:




Transforming the Traditional American High School for the Future - for All Students:


Schools across the country are exploring ways to prepare students to succeed in an ambiguous future workforce. Belton High School is transforming its curriculum to meet the needs of all students' career ...


Harvard's New Data Science Program Signals a Big Shift for Businesses:


The fact that elite universities are now investing in -- and seeing results from -- data science programs should send a signal to entrepreneurs: It's time to start seriously considering the implications ...

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