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4 years ago
Preschool is the most playful but also one of the most important stages of our educational journey. For many children, preschool is their first experience interacting with teachers and peers. It's their first opportunity at learning. A preschool in Seattle has developed a new system to help preschoolers learn and experience something new. The program...
4 years ago
There seems to be a never-ending chorus that our public schools, especially those in low socioeconomic neighborhoods, are always in dismay. Critics point to student test scores, teacher retention and a host of other issues as examples that our public schools are failing. One barometer often uses to gauge a school’s progress is high school graduation rates. For instance, in 2009, the high school graduation rate was 60.4 percent in New York City. This became an important policy issue for fo...
4 years ago
Since its inception and implementation, few educational policies have generated as much debate as charter schools. The issue is rearing its head again. Parents who cannot afford private schools but cares about their children's education often resort to charter schools as the alternative. It has virtually become the modern rival to public schools. Unlike public schools, charter schools are funded institutions run by their conduct and programs. It has the freedom to e...
4 years ago
America is one of the highest migrated countries in the world. Many people admire the USA as a place for opportunities and success. When immigrants arrive in the United States, they often face many challenges such as adapting to the new environment and mastering English. For those of school age or who want to continue their education, one of the biggest challenges is adjusting to the education system and acquiring jobs. Prince George's County in Maryland has launched tw...
4 years ago
The seemingly endless increase in college tuition continues to be of grave concern for many current and prospective college students. The issue has reached a crisis point for some that several weeks ago, college students from all over the country staged protests they dubbed the "Million Student March." Their demands were simple: free tuition, $15 minimum wage and no debt. U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie S...
4 years ago
Graduating college or obtaining a doctorate might not be enough for some people. These people often want to enhance their technical skills or learn something new adding to the adage that learning is a lifelong endeavor. Udacity, is an online education system which was launched in 2012 to introduce cheaper college courses. However, the program saw a lack of growth. As a result, they concentrated on offering courses and specific certifications such as Intro to Data Analysis,” and “A/B Testing” for individuals intereste...
4 years ago
Stories of professional athletes going broke after their playing days have become too commonplace. There are various reasons for this: personal habits, financial mismanagement by handlers and lack of investment or preparation for a post-playing life. Universities are trying to help future professional athletes avoid such a fate. Though most colleges offer finance courses (as an elective), most student athletes neglect financial courses in college. The courses are tailored to
4 years ago
The worldwide web is really an extraordinarily and powerful tool. It has altered the way we do business, how we participate in the democratic and political process, and even the way we change our leaders. There is a lot of controversy about whether internet access creates democracy. Kosta Grammatis, the founder of the internet advocacy group A Human Right, believes it does. He believes that the internet is a place where people c...
4 years ago
Technology has become a part of the educational process and has changed the way educators teach, students learn, and the way teachers and students communicate. Technology is shaping high school and college classrooms around the world. Qualcomm and Sesame Workshop India recently gathered for a new project called Play 'n' Learn. The project is intended to help students learn using technology, creating digital games loaded on smartphones and tablets to primary grade children. Their goal is to develop 21st-century skills of critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
4 years ago
Access to education continues to be a major problem in many countries across the globe. When we usually talk about access to education, we often think of people in poor and remote regions of the world. However, in the US, there are various reasons why people lack access to schooling. The increasing cost of tuition has forced some low-income to attend school part-time, take online courses or pursue other avenues. According to the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, low-income students might still have a more difficult time