Categories for Education

Facebook Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform to 120 Additional Schools

August 11, 2016 9:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 4191
Facebook’s newest partnership with Summit Public Schools introduces an innovative approach to learning On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, announced that 120 U.S. schools are planning to introduce a free student-directed learning system this fall. Co-created by the social network and the charter school network, the “Summit Personalized Learning… View Article

New Texas Campus Gun Law Coincides with 50th Anniversary of University of Texas Massacre

August 2, 2016 3:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3426
School commemorates the 1966 shooting the same day as the start of a new state law allowing concealed handguns on public university campuses A Texas law permitting concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms went into effect Monday – a date that coincides with the 50th anniversary… View Article

Nike To Train Over 7,000 Gym Teachers in China

June 21, 2016 7:08 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4094
Nike recently announced plans to collaborate with the Chinese Ministry of Education on training over 7,000 gym teachers at 300 schools across China over the next three years. The new agreement is a product of the China-US Cultural Exchange event earlier this month, which is sponsored by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and United States… View Article

Fast Company’s Best Advice From 2016 Commencement Speeches

June 21, 2016 6:45 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 3572
From Sheryl Sandberg to Spike Lee, here’s a collection of some of the most inspiring advice from this year’s commencement addresses. This article originally appeared on Fast Company, by STEPHANIE VOZZA.  College graduation is one of those pivotal milestones in life when you stand with your entire future before you. It’s also one of those moments when… View Article

University of Missouri President Resigns

November 10, 2015 5:51 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1066
After racial tensions on the campus of the University of Missouri took a turn for the worse, the student government as well as faculty threatened a walk out if the current president, Tim Wolfe, did not step down. Even the football team went on strike in response to the lack of action on the president’s… View Article

Using Tablets To Reach Kids With Autism

July 28, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1488
Two 5-year-old boys, one with autism, were having some friendly playtime when they had a communication breakdown. One boy didn’t respond to the other and walked away. The ignored kid got frustrated and pushed over a small staircase, causing the first boy to fall. Their speech therapist, Jordan Sadler, decided to address the issue by… View Article

7 Credit Cards For Recent College Grads

July 17, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2068
If you’re a recent college graduate, you might be looking for a credit card to add to your wallet. It’s a good way to build your credit history as you enter the phase of your life where you’ll be out on your own. Down the road you’ll need good credit to get approved for a mortgage or car… View Article

Education vs. Entrepreneurship: Which Path Wins?

July 6, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 8 | Views: 2133
That’s how Steve Jobs described his decision to drop out of college, speaking in his now-famous 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University — and presumably striking terror into the hearts of parents who had always assumed their children’s successful futures would include a college degree. And who can blame them? After all, the U.S. Bureau… View Article

The Moon Shape Is (Slightly) Flat, Scientists Say

October 14, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 930
Forty-five years after astronauts landed on the moon, scientists say they have finally discovered its true shape: slightly flattened, with a bulge on one side. “Like a lemon with an equatorial bulge,” said Ian Garrick-Bethell, a planetary scientist at University of California, Santa Cruz, and an author of the study, being published in the journal… View Article