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4 years ago
Technology continues to shape our education system. It has been a major part of our education as it helps facilitate our new sophisticated learning strategies. One of the strategies used in the classroom to help the student comprehend assignments is multimedia. Research has shown videos has helped increase the level of understanding of students while learning. Students have enjoyed watching movies in class. However, movies are too long and often too hard to comprehend. Many people believe 10 minutes or fewer documentaries are better sources for students to learn faster and effectively. While...
4 years ago
You might not know that your identity often plays a huge role in the job application process. Research has shown that white sounding names like Amy can acquire as many jobs callbacks than someone with an African American sounding name. Stephanie Lampkin is an African American computer programmer who started coding at the age of 13. She was absolutely gutted when she had to go eight rounds of interviews in a pursuit of a position at a ...
4 years ago
For many low-income students, a bachelor degree is an ultimate goal. They have the desire and dedication to pursue their studies and climb out of poverty. However, due to financial burdens, they often experience some obstacles on the path to the degree. But two new reports have show that college graduates from families with a high income earn better wages than low-income graduates. The researchers believe the reason behind this is the resources ...
4 years ago
The recent national discourse about law enforcement and their relationship with minority youth has inspired a group of teenagers to create an app. Six high schoolers have created a platform that allow users to post videos of police abuse. The success of the app has inspired other young individuals to acquire the knowledge and skills to write code. They want to become inventors rather that consumers. As a result of their exploits, their school has created a codin...
4 years ago
Low-income students in American public schools continue to rise. For the first time in 50 years, the majority of U.S public school students come from low-income families. According to the Southern Education Foundation, for the 2012-2013 academic year, 51% of students in K-12 were eligible for the federal program that provides free and reduced-price lunches. The organization believes this is the main reason why low...
4 years ago
Many college students worry about their course load and finding the perfect way to manage their time. Three students at George Washington University have found a way to make money and give it back to the community. They have created an online lottery system that has up 98,000 participants. They plan to raise $5,000 in advertisement revenue. The profit gained will be split between themselves, one or two lucky w...
4 years ago
Every year, youth organizations and youth representatives from UN Member States gather to discuss and address matters of concern to today's youth. This year I had the chance to attend this major meeting and participate in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agenda is set to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The Youth Forum made a list of 17 goals and they are using all the resources available t...
4 years ago
George and I are attending the annual Youth Forum at the United Nations (UN) today. We will be live blogging all of the day's events.
4 years ago
State exams are the best way to challenge students' learning abilities. However, teachers have been complaining recently about the New York state exams for third through eighth grades. They believe the exam is administered the wrong way. One of the significant concerns about the test is its timing. Students are not given enough time to complete the exam, which they believe is harming their test scores. As a result, the New York State Department of Education recently announce...
4 years ago
Succeeding as an entrepreneur is very demanding, it requires more than the concepts learned in the classroom. One of the primary reasons some ventures fail is unpreparedness. What if you fail to succeed? What are the alternative routes to take and overcome this setback? The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has developed a new program, Education Entrepreneurship program. The program ble...