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3 years ago
For low-income students, the end of the school year means an idle summer whereas their richer counterparts engage in a host of enrichment programs. School districts across the country are rethinking their summer offerings for low-income students. A report from the Rand Corporation suggests that summer school is valuable if done right. It helps students perform better throughout the year. Educators in Boston are heeding this call. This summer, K-8 educators and stude...
3 years ago
The fast pace of ever evolving technological advance has completely changed and impacted the way live and learn. We are now able to educate people who are not able to step away from their occupations and family and life obligations. This is even pronounced for learners in developing countries and far-flung corners of the world. Most aspire to a Western education but cannot afford one so online courses and MOOCs serve as a great alternative.
3 years ago
One of hottest and most used edtech platforms is reeling from an accusation that should have us all thinking about how we use online and mobile “educational” apps. Edmodo, a platform used by educators, students, and parents to share resources, is being investigated for tracking teacher and student users for advertising purposes. Couple that with the news that it was recently hacked and things couldn’t get any worse for...
Students seem to be finally coming around to the idea that t...
3 years ago
As a high school senior, when making the decision of which college to attend it is recommended by counselors and principals to visit the college campus. This although can be proven counterintuitive. College tours may hinder the student’s perception of the college and what can potentially be the right choice for him/her. Our imagination can be misleading, as our mind collects small pieces of inf...
3 years ago
In my native Ecuador, students report to school typically by 7:30AM. Tardy students are sent home. The workload is more demanding and exams are far more frequen...
3 years ago
Schools are recreating their classrooms  to better prepare students for a technology based workforce. Advancements in technology can further drive the innovative ways in which students learn and think. One of these advancements should be coding, an emerging literacy trend that deserves notice. Students need to learn this new skill which is the basis of a new language that software and web pages are built on. As the number of computer science related jobs continue to increase, there is a need for s...
3 years ago
As the year concludes and college acceptance (and rejection) letters begin to roll in, high schools seniors like myself have to face the inevitable and difficult decision to start thinking about committing to a major and ultimately a career.I have decided to pursue economics as my undergraduate major. I’ve always had a deep interest in the topic. Economics is about people; it is the science of human behavior. Economics provide quantitative and computational tools that will allows us to understand and solve some of the world’s most complex problems. From big data analysis...