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Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers

Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers | Education | Scoop.it
Through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company will pay for its workers to earn college degrees.
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Michael Gove: Kill a Mockingbird? I'd never dream of it - Telegraph

Michael Gove: Kill a Mockingbird? I'd never dream of it - Telegraph | Education | Scoop.it
Reports that I want to ban American authors from the curriculum are the purest fiction, says Michael Gove.
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The Benefits of Mixing Rich and Poor

The Benefits of Mixing Rich and Poor | Education | Scoop.it
Head Start succeeds when all children are enrolled.
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Students pick up language and get their cues about behavior from one another, and decades of research has shown that poor students benefit academically from being educated with middle-class youngsters. That’s especially true in prekindergarten, where — particularly in the best schools — the kids rather than the teacher decide what they do and with whom they do it for substantial chunks of the day.

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A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers

Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
Google today launched a new free tool called Classroom as part of its Google Apps for Education suite. In short, Classroom helps teachers create and organi
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Google today launched a new free tool called Classroom as part of its Google Apps for Education suite. Sign up for a preview if you are interested.

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How will this substitute, augment or modify existing educational tools?

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Has Education arrived in the 21st Century yet?

Has Education arrived in the 21st Century yet? | Education | Scoop.it
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The author challenges if we have really moved out of the 20th Century and embraced the concept of 21st Century learning?

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Education 3.0: Embracing Technology to ‘Jump the Curve’ | Innovation Insights | WIRED

Education 3.0: Embracing Technology to ‘Jump the Curve’ | Innovation Insights | WIRED | Education | Scoop.it
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The author argues that the lower the usage of technology in classrooms, the harder it is to teach 21st century skills. When academics ignore a future that is not just technology intensive, but dependent, our graduates go into life under-prepared to work, live, and thrive.

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Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System | Education | Scoop.it
College presidents are balking at President Obama’s call for a rating system that would compare schools to aid prospective students and determine federal funding.
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Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning

Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning | Education | Scoop.it
In March, Tom Loveless, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, took an outdated swipe at the logic behind moving toward a student-centered learning system. He in essence suggested that because the curriculum wars have been decided more or less empirically, that people bent on disrupting the classroom and the factory-model [...]
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The author argues that today’s factory-model education system falls short in educating successfully each child for the simple reason that just because two children are the same age, it does not mean they learn at the same pace or should follow the same pathway. Each child has different learning needs at different times.

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When creativity and facts are a good match - news - TES

When creativity and facts are a good match - news - TES | Education | Scoop.it
Rote learning is key to problem-solving, international study finds
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"Learning some knowledge and memorising it is not a bad thing, it is a good thing,” argued Sir Michael Barber, “It is the basis on which you can do problem-solving. And the more knowledge you have, the more knowledge you are able to learn in the future, because it gives you a framework.

“Nobody should be remotely apologetic in the schools system about teaching some knowledge and ensuring that kids acquire it and can remember it.”

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Creativity and knowledge are akin to our hands- both are equally important

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Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught

Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught | Education | Scoop.it
Students from 19 countries argue economics courses failing wider society by ignoring need to address 21st-century issues
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"For too long economists have neglected the distribution of wealth, partly because of the profession's undue enthusiasm for simplistic mathematical models based on so-called representative agents," says Thomas Piketty.

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The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back

The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back | Education | Scoop.it
Can a budding labor movement improve the lives of non-tenured faculty—and, in the process, fix higher education?
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The author argues that the presence of adjuncts affects the quality of education in subtler ways. Adjuncts can have their contracts terminated without a grievance process, thus many are afraid to challenge their students in class because poor student evaluations could cost them their jobs. This resulted in college no longer creating a critically-thinking citizenry who can participate actively in a democracy.

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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Education | Scoop.it
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Self-directed learning is a necessary component of education and yet there is little emphasis on this in both public and private schools.

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