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The College Board's Center for Innovative Thought has released a new report, Teachers and the Uncertain American Future. Among other things, the report calls for substantial increases in teacher salaries and efforts to make teaching a preferred profession.
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No Child, a new Off-Broadway play, is about a dozen kids and their teachers in a Bronx public school, and is receiving really good reviews (NYMag). The actress who puts on this one-woman show was featured on Brian Lehrer this morning (listen to the show), which caught my attention. In the play, the teacher has the students learn about a penal colony, and the students come to realize how their lives are so similar to the prisoners.
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The Commission on the Future of Higher Education just released the 3rd draft off their report on what it anticipates the overall direction, or lack of direction in higher education for the coming decades. Requested by the Secretary of Education, the report can be downloaded for review through the Inside Higher Ed publication. I briefly reviewed the report and there appears to be limited information. Overall the report focuses on need-based financial aid, cultural accountability and productive innovation, and global aca...
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This week the BBC is running a report, on their 'Click' program , that discusses a recent report out of Sheffield University (UK) that looks at how children (18 months to 6 years old) are introduced to the computer. The report called, Digital Beginnings reviews the dynamic relationship between young children, computers and their usage — you can download the report for free. The program, 'Click' also reports on a course that teaches young children how to use th...
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