Universities Turn Business

Universities Turn Business

As we continue to recover from the crash of the American economy in 2008, we are seeing more changes befalling traditional universities. More and more, universities are changing over to a business-like model for education as they struggle to cut costs, scrap...
Extended Time in School, Smarter Students?

Extended Time in School, Smarter Students?

Since 2009, over 1,000 schools in the U.S. have increased the amount of time children spend in school. Now, five states, including Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Tennessee have decided to crank school time up a notch, adding 300 hours to the...
Education Apps for Kids: Holiday Apps

Education Apps for Kids: Holiday Apps

If PJs and a cup of coffee is your idea of holiday shopping, then look no further than the AppStore when finding gifts for your technology-craving children. Yes, the iPad and the iPhone are all the rage among even the youngest kids these days; all they know is that...
The Delectable Teachings of Mathematics

The Delectable Teachings of Mathematics

“The kids had switched off to math long before I had even got there.” This was how one math teacher, Nigel Nisbet, described the start of his teaching experience in a high school geometry class. He would draw geometric shapes on the board and run through an exercise...
Holiday Activities and Lesson Plans

Holiday Activities and Lesson Plans

If you’re a teacher you might be thinking about how you can bring some holiday activities into the classroom this season. From decorating the classroom, to gift making for parents, here is a list of ways you can incorporate the holiday season in the classroom:...
Bill Gates: Bumps in the Road and Making a Dent in Education

Bill Gates: Bumps in the Road and Making a Dent in Education

Change for education is a slow difficult one. That’s what Bill Gates would say. Working towards improving education requires making mistakes and learning from them. It means that some philanthropic investments in public schools may prove to be relatively ineffective....
Pilot Schools: Customizing Education

Pilot Schools: Customizing Education

You’ve heard the term “pilot schools” in numerous headlines in the education section of various newspapers and newsfeeds, but what are pilot schools exactly? Pilot schools are similar yet different from charter schools. Like charter schools, pilot schools have more...
George Lucas to Donate $4 billion to Education

George Lucas to Donate $4 billion to Education

George Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, is handing over Lucasfilm and its Star Wars creations to Disney for $4 billion, making it Disney’s fourth largest buyout ever. Disney plans to release a seventh Star Wars film in 2015, and Disney CEO Robert Iger has also...
Falling into College Admissions

Falling into College Admissions

Fall is in the air, and that means college admissions for high school seniors. While senior year is considered the best year of high school, a time to be young and free, it certainly does not come without the stresses over college admissions and college...
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