WASHINGTON — Every year states hand out more than $11 billion in financial aid to college students with no certainty as to whether they’ll ever graduate. Many states don’t track the money. They simply hand it over and hope for the best, as one educational consultant put it. It’s a “one-sided partnership,” according to Stan [...]
Elements 4D is a current project on Kickstarter featuring a set of wooden blocks engraved with the elements of the Periodic Table. When viewed through the frame of an iPad or iPhone, the blocks have “augmented reality” codes that cause them to show up on the screen as clear cubes, labeled with their various properties. [...]
Venture Beat reports that the towns with the smartest people are small college towns, based on how more than 3 million people around the U.S. performed in brain training games created by Lumosity. VB explains, “These games measured performance across five cognitive areas: memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem solving. Then the scores were [...]
For the past three weeks, after years of false starts, I’ve finally managed to sit down and meditate nightly. I had a heart-to-heart with my partner and came amicably to a decision we’d been batting around for months. I have been actively cultivating a sense of gratitude. And I’ve had a hugely productive run at [...]
As most people in ed-tech circles have heard by now, a much-touted MOOC experiment has ended in embarrassment. In January, Udacity, a for-profit founded by Google and Stanford employee Sebastian Thrun to create customized online college-level video-based courses, announced that it would partner with San Jose State University to offer online versions of three of SJSU's courses.
LOS ANGELES — When classes resume in Southern California in coming weeks, three public schools will be the first in the nation to reopen under new management spurred by a controversial education law dubbed the “parent trigger.” Parent Esmeralda Chacon is excited that 24th Street Elementary, just west of downtown Los Angeles, is bringing back [...]