Whether through early childhood education, sports or job training, Latin Americans are using every tool in the box to prepare and empower the next generation.
More and more, parents whose kids don't fit the cookie cutter mold of their neighborhood school are increasingly interested in the option of high-quality education online -- even if it means missing teacher-led instruction.
Accurate information is one thing, but testing in overdrive is quite another; it is a lousy strategy for nurturing anyone's brilliance.
If reading had evolved so that it only ever took place on a computer screen, would we look at the book as some primitive artifact, or as a marvelous and superior technology to be celebrated for its high-resolution user interface, portability and convenience?
The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 11). Our intrepid reporters learn lessons about the various aspects of journalism, from crafting ledes to interviewing to citing sources,
Was Hitchens' incredulity acerbic and coarse? Irreverent and obscene? Depends on your tastes and sensitivities. More importantly, these qualities were imbedded in charm and wit that set up the discussion of religion in a way that awoke our reflective capacities.
Presidents meet interesting people, promote big ideas, and affect the lives of countless students. They watch as students and families live dreams that are limited only by their imagination. College remains that one special place where dreams still matter.
Public investments in schools vary greatly across states, as do other policies that may boost or depress scores. This year, three states received individual PISA rankings -- as if they were independent countries. This can help us connect the dots between those disparities and scores.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. For many of the 37 million Americans who have some college education but no degree, life simply got in the way of their college pursuit.
Likely somewhere between the frenzy over their launch and the inevitable deflation of expectations lies the value.
I am Ibrahim Sobhi, 24 years old, born in a city in the middle delta of Egypt called ElSanta.
Just to give a sense of scale, only 56 percent of Maryland's fifth-graders -- and only 37 percent of low-income students -- read at an advanced level in 2013. At Chadwick, more than 95 percent of the low-income students read at an advanced level.
The U.S. is the leader in online learning due in part to our widespread access to broadband Internet and how common it is in households and schools. Other nations are racing to catch up, though.
The requirements are clear: you have to have good grades, be able to perform some cognitive tasks with words and numbers in the form of case studies that you should prepare for and practice, and hopefully look good in a suit.
It is too early to say that the concept itself works. In many ways, this is all beside the point. The question is much more than whether Promise Neighborhoods will work or not, it's whether the success will be large enough to matter.
For students today have access to the world's greatest library -- the Internet -- on their hip at any given moment, meaning everything from guidance to "the answers" are always just a Google search away.
Teachers need time to figure out how to teach thinking. Right now many complain that teaching thinking would take too much time away from the busy schedule that mandates they cover the curriculum in order to be ready for the test. It seems no one in school these days has time to think.
The world is moving too fast for "yeah but" lawyers in a "why not" world. We have to incubate the next generation of lawyers to think like the entrepreneurs with whom they must work. We must train lawyers to become innovators and entrepreneurs in their own right.