21st-century learning

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture

Having an Education Pays--Even in a Difficult Job Market

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

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Judy Hartnett's picture

Rethinking Classroom Furniture

Classroom furniture is coldly utilitarian at best – it gets the job done, but you wouldn’t consider decorating your home with it.

But how realistically can it be improved?

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Courtney Williams's picture

Race to The Top Round Three: 9 States Can Apply For $200 Million With STEM Education Focus

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 million Race to the Top round three fund.

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Courtney Williams's picture

K12 Education Should Take a Lesson From Colleges

Yes, a college education is certainly "worth it" to the many students for whom college is a way out of cyclical poverty or geographic isolation.

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The 2011 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products

The winners reflect how educators seek a variety of technological tools in tough economic times.
Marion Herbert's picture

Steve Jobs’ Top 15 Quotes on Education

It’s only been 1 month since the untimely death of Steve Jobs; and Steve would be pleased to know that he’s still in the news and still a large part of the public consciousness. There’s a new biography out and soon to be aired never before seen TV interviews. And, his quotes abound.

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Marion Herbert's picture

States Competing for Early Education Grants

Missouri and Kansas have joined the race for millions of federal grant dollars for early-childhood education, but the real prize won’t be the money.

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Courtney Williams's picture

Career Technology Ed Becomes More Important as Funding Shrinks

At a time when college graduates are struggling to find jobs, employers in vocational fields are struggling to find trained workers.

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Courtney Williams's picture

Innovation Fund to Reward Creative Indiana School Programs

Schools and nonprofit groups that want to try or expand a creative or novel education program can now compete for funding from a new state Innovation Fund that is set to distribute $5 million over the next two years.

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Courtney Williams's picture

Steve Jobs: Student, Teacher and Leader in Revolutionizing Education and Technology

In a time of educational debate and shuffling nationwide, a college dropout, businessman and paragon of technological innovation emerged as an inadvertent, but forceful, momentum for an educational revolution around the world.

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