When it comes to public education, it looks like private investors and entrepreneurs are ready to rally like it’s 1999. After several years of relative drought, K-12 education, which has long been seen as a tough nut to crack for private business, is starting to draw investment at nearly record levels, outpacing higher education financing for the first time in several years. According to GSV Advisors , a Chicago-based investment firm that specializes in education, in 2011, transactions in K-12 education climbed to $389 million, which is up from a low point of $13 million in 2005 and more than three times the investment in the sector in 2010. By comparison, even though online education startups like Coursera , Udacity , 2tor and others have attracted big buzz for major funding rounds, higher education as a whole received about $271 million in financing in 2011, a decline of 13 percent since 2010.
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School of One is committed to a rigorous program of research and evaluation. Since our first summer pilot in 2009, evaluations have produced key information about the program and important trends related to results, teachers and students, which have helped to refine the model over time. Spring 2010 Pilot In Spring 2010, School of One operated afterschool and in-school pilots, which were evaluated by the New York City Department of Education's Research and Policy Study Group (RPSG). The study compared students who participated in the afterschool program and in-school program with those who did not, finding that, on average, School of One students significantly outperformed those in traditional classes.
26 January 2009 <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0" width="600" height="380" id="physics" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" /><param name="movie" value="physics.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src="physics.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="600" height="380" name="physics" align="middle" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" allowfullscreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></embed></object> Meet Professor Richard Muller, professor of Berkeley's extremely popular class and book, " Physics and Technology for Future Presidents ."
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Artist Ron Miller takes us on a journey to eight of the most breathtaking views that await explorers of our solar system. The scale of these natural wonders dwarfs anything Earth has to offer. What might we see and feel if we could travel to these distant domains?
Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format.
The Montessori learning environment is much different than the traditional model. Instead of information passing from the teacher to the student, the teacher is skilled in putting the child in touch with the environment, and helping him learn to make intelligent choices and to carry out research in a prepared environment. The teacher then protects the student's concentration from interruption. This fosters a love of lifetime learning in the student. Keep in mind a triangle: the student, the parent or teacher, and the environment. It is the role of the adult to prepare, and continue to prepare, the environment, to link the child to it through well-thought-out introductions to books and materials, projects, and lessons, which nurture the child's exploration and creativity.
08 MARCH, 2013 By: Maria Popova “Only mind can discover how to do so much with so little as forever to be able to sustain and physically satisfy all humanity.” Writer Alvin Toffler once described architect, theorist, designer, and futurist Buckminster Fuller as “one of the most-powerful myth-makers and myth-exposers of our time … a controversial, constructive, endlessly energetic metaphor-maker who sees things differently from the rest of us, and thereby makes us see ourselves afresh” — perhaps the richest and most accurate account of a mind to whom we owe more than we realize. Today, the concept of synergy permeates everything from boardrooms to artspeak to hipster dinner party chatter — but it was Fuller who coined it as cultural currency in pioneering the study of synergentics , which concerns itself with the “behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts taken separately.”