Hold a March for Smarts, little children, and see who shows up for that. Look at all the dignitaries gathered for Sunday’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall. Education: The civil rights issue that matters most
More Tax Breaks For Education Image via flickr.com Many employees and business people spend money on continuing education for work, career, pleasure or a mix of factors. A surprising amount can be deducted on your taxes, as I noted here .
Ed Miliband said during his party's annual conference at the weekend that Labour would cap tuition fees at £6,000 a year. Alternative white paper: it's your turn to ask the academics | Education
Alternative white paper: In defence of public higher education | Education
Hundreds of academics have signed a document, published today, that warns of dire consequences should the government's white paper on higher education become law. The document, In Defence of Public Higher Education , endorsed by a wide range of prominent academics, including Stefan Collini, of Cambridge University, and Howard Hotson, of Oxford, offers an alternative to the government's vision for the sector in the form of nine propositions about higher education's value to society. Higher education white paper is provoking a winter of discontent | Education
Pay gap between graduates and those without degrees widens with age Get a hat, get ahead.
St George's medical school at the University of London offers results of BBC rather than AAB to students from poorer-performing schools. Universities should make lower offers to poorer students, exam board urges
Reality check: Will free schools deprive other schools of funding? 8.40am: The Conservatives' promised schools revolution begins today with the opening of 24 free schools , a new brand of ultra independent state-funded school that will have more freedom than both traditional comprehensives and academies.
World university rankings show that good higher education can be a bargain The University of Copenhagen is 52nd in the world rankings and charges no fees to EU students.
Prisoners need real education, not just vocational training | Society Many prisoners expect that the jobs on offer to them on release will be unpleasant and badly paid. Photograph: Jochen Tack /Alamy
Formerly Homeless Student Starts Nonprofit to Help His Peers Get to College
for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool – Education Series « Evernote Blogcast Whether you’re writing a paper or studying for a test, odds are you spend more time gathering the pieces than actually working. Getting all of your notes together, hunting for quotes, and tracking down bibliographical information takes at least as long, if not longer, as writing the paper itself. In a group situation, sharing research and collaborating on the production of one document is even more difficult without the proper tools. Enter Evernote. For students, it’s an invaluable way to organize research and streamline the collaboration process. Here are some examples of how Evernote simplifies the student research process.
What is Special Education and who can cope with the Challenge? The past decade has seen increased emphasis on what is special education, the diagnosis and techniques a special education teacher can use to improve the learning capacity of the learner.
iStockphoto.com Yesterday, an Australian blogger named S Peter Davis wrote a piece for Cracked (the surprisingly interesting online offshoot of the old comedy print magazine) called "6 Reasons We're In Another 'Book-Burning' Period In History." Hard Choices: Do Libraries Really Destroy Books? : Monkey See
Why Education Without Creativity Isn't Enough Phaneesh Murthy, CEO of Indian outsourcing company iGate Patni. | Photo by Ritam Banerjee Last April, when sharing a stage at Facebook with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, President Obama summed up the conventional wisdom on what's needed to shape American minds for the global marketplace.
The Definition of Education Receiving education in America once meant a chance to escape the ramifications of a limited knowledge. It once provided children a chance to better themselves and move beyond the implications of imprudence that could be forced upon their impressionable minds through those who essentially are in the same position as they are.
Bring on the Learning Revolution! Today’s American classrooms appear oddly similar to the classrooms at the turn of the 20th century. Rows of wooden desks, chalkboards, and a teacher commanding the room, clog the space.
Learners Will Inherit the Earth: Alistair Smith on Reclaiming Education
With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit Of Students And Revenues