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There is a widespread misconception that student athletes receive academic favoritism. This overshadows the time and effort most college athletes dedicate to their academics. Experts indicate that most employers are developing interest in hiring athletes because of the qualities they acquire through the sports. Perhaps this initiative by the education board in Tuscaloosa will make athletes even more marketable in the work force after they graduate from college. The program will focus primaril...
I remember when I was in elementary school in Ghana, I was required to take a "Religious and Moral Education" class. As the name implies, this class was intended to teach students morals and the importance of tolerating other people regardless of their race, religion, gender or ethnicity. However, one of the challenges facing current religious education is that some teachers might try to impose their personal views on students. This piece in the Economist argues that it is very risky to allow religious educa...
Test scores play a huge role in the educational career of every individual, regardless of where they attend school. Adequate test preparation is one of the best ways to improve students' test scores. This article looks at a non traditional way in which student test scores have improved. First Lady Michelle Obama visited an all girls school in London. She explained to the girls how she rose beyond her humble background to...
Reform continues to dominate conversations in criminal justice circles. Rehabilitation has shown some positives effects when it comes to recidivism. The US still has the highest incarceration rates among developed nations. Recidivism in most countries has decreased due to educational programs that enlighten inmates about basic life skills and in most cases to teach vocational skills. This prison in England has...
Several landmark US Supreme Court cases have paved the way for educational equality in America. However, this might be the case on paper and not in practice. Brown v. Board of Education ensured that race should not be serve as a barrier to quality education for anyone. However, recent reports prove otherwise. A survey of 50 million students across the country provides evidence that "separate but equal" still exists in schools across the country. The report shows that minorities have the highest rate of la...
The criminal justice has gradually shifted from simply punishing to correcting offenders to make them better suited for society upon release. Current trends in technology and education is demanding the need for educational and rehabilitation programs for offenders. The issue of educating current former inmates always sparks controversy.
For most parents, summer camps are probably the best way to engage their children in fun activities. There are several camps that usually carry different themes but all have a common goal of using collaboration to build activities. The recent demands of technology has called for the need to shift many aspects of our lives towards the STEM fields. The Vialogue below illustrates the work of an organization that uses summer camps to teach concepts of STEM without making children feel they are "learning."
Education and technology have created avenues for easy access to global education. Most Western countries experience an influx of international students who have an aim of learning a different culture while gaining a quality education. The U.S is one of the main destinations of many international students across the globe in search of education and greener pastures.
Technology's influence on modern day life is as such that we are not surprised to children pick up iPads more often than a book. Even though most people feel like technology hinders learning, this new initiative seems to give us more than one reason to believe in technology based learning only. Using the concept of a one room school house, children will be placed in mixed age classrooms. There will be no gym, cafeteria or even report cards. The reason for eliminating these traditional school rituals is for...
New York City brings together people who share extremely diverse cultures and backgrounds. It is thus probably beneficial to set up all aspects of our environment to meet the needs of this cultural fusion. Language is a huge part of culture and it should not be a barrier for education in New York City. There is a new program that offers classes in foreign languages. The languages include but are not limited to French, Arabic and Creole. Students whose fir...