College costs got you down? Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) proposed a five-minute university for a cost of $20 that teaches what graduates are going to remember five years later.
Ed Source As a teenager growing up in Cape Town in the 1960s, a favorite weekend activity was climbing to the top of Table Mountain, the glorious promontory at the end of the African continent. From there it was impossible to avoid seeing Robben Island, the flat mile-long smudge in Table Bay where Nelson Mandela […]
As we collectively give thanks for Nelson Mandela’s time with us, we pay a debt of gratitude by teaching his eternal lessons of togetherness among the living. As we mourn, we must continue to carry his message of unity because the tendency to segregate ourselves lives on. For instance, in the midst of Mandela’s passing, […]
On Campus It’s not very often the Queen of Jordan comes to Boston, but she was here last month to announce a new education partnership with Harvard and MIT’s non-profit online learning initiative, edX. The goal is develop a new platform called Edraak, which is designed to bring online courses to Arabic-speaking students. EdX is already […]
Hechinger Report contributing editor Jill Barshay took part in a podcast, “The United States Gets a C,” with American Radio Works this week (Dec 10, 2013). “The results are in from academic tests of 15-year-olds in 65 countries and regions. PISA shows Finland slipping, Vietnam doing well, and the United States still middle of the […]
Here’s a question. If the United States’s child poverty rate ranks second-worst among the world’s developed countries, and Mississippi has the highest child poverty rate in the U.S., then how do Mississippi’s kids stack up globally? We wouldn’t even be on the chart.
Yesterday, the iPotty, a potty seat that comes with an iPad holder (“Parents can give children a comfortable and fun place to learn to use the potty with the child-friendly iPotty from CTA Digital,” claims the marketing material), was voted the worst toy of 2013 in a parent poll sponsored by the Campaign for a […]