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3 years ago
It is safe to say that as long as testing has been around, so has cheating. It has become part of education. Cheating is not restricted to American schools, with our overemphasis on testing. In many parts of the world, standardized exams is more high stakes as test scores essentially determines your life options. In an effort to combat and deter cheaters, students taking the Gaoko, a high stakes college entrance exam in China, could face prison time if caught cheating. This is now the law for the more than nine million students who took the test this year. Students who are caught cheating face up to seven years in prison.
4 years ago
A lot of Individuals look displeased when they see a math problem because they find it difficult. This was not the case of a young boy who is now an Oxford professor. Andrew Wiles shocked the world when he solved a 300 year old math problem that had perplexed mathematicians for centuries. Wiles had been secretly working since the age of 10 to find a solution to the equation known as the "Fermat's Last Theorem." This problem has been a barrier to so many mathematicians. He was
4 years ago
As educators continue to encourage their students to use the web for homework, projects and other school relayed assignments, experts are highlighting a disturbing and emerging trend aptly dubbed the “digital divide.” This divide is between those students who have access to broadband internet connection at home to those who do not. This disparity, as often the case, is among socio-economic and racial lines. School leaders across the country, in districts w...
4 years ago
One might not be able to figure out what the future holds without education. Many children across the world, especially in developing countries, lack access to education because of financial burden. As a result, It is difficult and nearly impossible for millions of children without education to succeed and achieve their goals. Education represent the best way of improving their lives. However they cannot move beyond their current status due to circumstances. An innovation program in Kenya is trying to improve the lives of youth through education. Jason Doherty, founder of
4 years ago
We all recall back to 2015; a year where radical extremist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram terrorized the world. We vividly remember the violent events in Paris in January and November. One of the emerging concerns that arose from the attacks is how we can combat terrorism. For example, ISIS wants an Islamic republic in the Middle East and Boko Haram is against the education of girls. This article talks about how education can act as a buffer to recruiting terrorists.
4 years ago
Is the ed tech revolution all hype? Educators, parents and administrators all seem to think technology can play a major role in shaping our education system. This is seen in the countless number of education product available in the App store and other platforms. In this op-ed, Pete Whaelan, the CEO of InsideTrack, argues that much of the hype surrounding...
4 years ago
I’m sure we all participated in the the Powerball craze that took over the country several weeks ago. Lottery commissions all across the country often state that some of the revenue from ticket sales goes towards public good such as parks and education. Is this actually true? CNN Money found that the lottery revenue often replaces, not supplement, targeted public programs. This is true in several states such as Florida and North Carolina, which have all seen school budget cuts. They found that about only 1...
4 years ago
When was the last time you wrote something meaningful on paper? I am sure like many of us, our phones, tablets and laptops have become our primary method for joting down notes, ideas, and letters. Our constant use of email for work, personal and academic purposes has all but eliminated our use of hand writing. In this op-ed for Time, the author agues that handwriting, despite its lack of use, still matters. She argues that “handwriting is part of our identity. Your handwriting—and your signature especially—is you—...
4 years ago
The rate at which innovation and technology is changing our everyday lives is scary. A new app makes it easier for students who are struggling with math. The app, Photo Math, uses a smartphone camera to scan a photo of a math equation in a textbook and display the answer instantly. I welcome this new development because it will help reduce the number of students who struggle with math problems.
4 years ago
There a host of issues facing postwar Afghanistan. Just like most postwar countries, Afghanistan is struggling to build a strong civil society. The country has made tremendous strides in improving education opportunities for children since the fall of the Taliban nearly 15 years ago. Children, especially young girls who were prohibited from schooling under the Taliban, have gained access to education. Despite the progress, enormous challenges remain. An area of increasing concern is malnutrition. An estimated 40% of children in Afghanistan are too small for their age due to lack of proper nutr...