A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco finds that the wage growth gap between recent college grads and the rest of the workforce is wider than ever.
The company has begun a three-month trial of Wikipedia Zero in Kenya. It works exclusively via SMS and is designed to reach the millions of people who have mobile phones but no Internet access.
Wichita State University is one of a growing number of higher-education institutions that are using predictive analysis tools to help them determine how well incoming students will do.
Next month, the University of Wisconsin will begin accepting applications for degree programs that give students three months of "all you can eat" access to online courses and allow them to earn their degrees by taking competency tests.
Last week, game developer Rovio launched Angry Birds Playground, an educational curriculum based on the Finnish national model and targeted towards kindergartners.
According to government estimates, over half a million young people between the ages of 12 and 18 have problems with Internet addiction. The program will address the severe lack of treatment available from public and private institutions.
School’s out! Here is an end-of-the-school-year post in three strands positing that much of what we do in school is a monumental waste of time, creativity and intellect. Strand one: recruitment insights from Google In a recent interview in the New York Times, Laszlo Bock, a senior vice ...
Why do we expect a C student to have a shot of understanding the next concept when they have gaps on a more basic one?
Strategist and CEO Amy Jo Martin says that not only should we not fear young kids' use of social media, we should teach them to view it as a personal branding tool for their future success.
“I believe the children are our future.” Never has a more brazen tautology graced the opening line of a Top 40 song. But when Whitney Houston popularized these words in her 1986 hit, she gave voice to an orientation that seems to be in retreat today. For Douglas Rushkoff, author of a new ...
Marine biology professor David Smith and his students spent a total of 15 hours participating in lectures held 18 meters below the surface of the ocean. Sophisticated audio technology allowed them to interact with each other.
“Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurship comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.” -William Deresiewicz Imagine you are a painter for a moment. In front of you is a blank canvas, sitting desolate on its stand, awaiting your ...
Science fiction writer William Gibson famously stated on NPR’s Fresh Air back in 1993, “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed.” It’s a quote that in many ways still holds true today, illustrating the divide between developed and developing countries, and even more ...
The 21st century requires a new kind of learner—not someone who can simply churn out answers by rote, but a student who can think expansively and solve problems resourcefully.
Lawrence Krauss argues for differential pay scales for teachers with advanced training in science and math to accommodate the free market.