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Why Academic Research is So Unpredictable and What We Can Do to Fix It

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Science

What is the reproducibility crisis, and what can the academic community to do solve it? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share kno...

The Open Data Button Takes on For Profit Academic Paywalls

Jason Schmitt | Posted 03.10.2017 | Education
Jason Schmitt

Paywalls stop research ideas dead in their tracks. These obstructions, while counterproductive to the digital, crowd-accelerated innovation world we ...

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

The Perils of an Early Start

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Courtney Willett

It was hard to not feel as though everyone had it together. I saw friends soar through classes that I fought to get a D in. It was never a question of intelligence, but rather the choices I made when I was 15.

Facts Amore: Tips From Italy Tour For Presenting Science

David Saddington | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science
David Saddington

In the long-term academics need to start making concessions and communicate science with clarity, especially for topics which have profound impacts upon society such as climate change.

Chronic Absenteeism, Poverty and How Community Schools Can Help

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.01.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Guest blog by Nicole Mader, Education Policy Analyst at the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School. All school leaders know that children have to ...

A New Gallup Survey Says Colleges and Employers Disagree About How Workforce-Ready Graduates Are -- Who's Right?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Today's employers are expecting practical skills, not just theory -- proof of an ability to learn, but also a proven ability to execute. And they aren't getting it.

SAT Scores and Asian American Academic Achievements

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there's a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America. The score over all has fallen 20 poin...

Social Networks & Knowledge Society Examined at ASF 2013

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Social networks can and should contribute to knowledge-based societies in the Arab world but their users and the direction they take need closer inspe...

The Caste System in Higher Education

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Pablo Eisenberg

Adjuncts are now almost 75 percent of all teachers in higher education, over half of whom are part-time. They remain the "untouchables" of our education caste system. College presidents and administrators seem to be looking the other way.

Maritime PSC: Not the Solution, But Part of the Solution

David Isenberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Those who follow the issue of attacks by Somali pirates on commercial shipping are likely aware that many shipowners' firms have turned to private sec...

Wayfinding 2.0 in Silicon Valley

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 08.24.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The ancient Polynesian wayfinders would have been at home in Palo Alto, as the Academic Summit this June focused on media as now entirely social.

Kickboard For Teachers Encourages Data Collection In the Classroom

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee “Be data driven, not data drowning,” is the slogan for Kickboard for Teachers -- an educational software, designed to help teachers ...

Four Weird Recent Economic Studies | BRAD TUTTLE | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

Studies show that flexing one’s muscles may help fight off—or possibly cause—wasteful impulse purchases, and other weird money findings....

Astoria Characters: The Saw Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Does Natalia Paruz's tune come from heaven or hell? It emanates from a saw -- the carpenter's tool that's used to cut wood.

The Academy and Fashion -- An Unlikely Pair Teaches Us About Innovation

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

In the rush to protect our ideas we often overlook the fact that the value of some ideas are most fully realized when they are shared, not kept secret.

In NYC Schools, a Little 'Respect for All'

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

New York's P.S. 24 became the site for Respect for All's launch week because of it's commitment to teaching social skills and empathy for other's to students.

In Qatar and Egypt, Education Reform Means Learning In English

Journalism Boot Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Journalism Boot Camp

English instruction in Qatar's schools, according to government plans, is to tailor students for higher education and jobs in English-language workplaces and universities.

Opening the Black Box of Peer Review

Michèle Lamont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michèle Lamont

An essay excerpted from How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Harvard University Press) Excellence is the holy grail o...

Peaceful Revolution: Afterschool For All

Jodi Grant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Grant

The economic downturn is creating even greater demand for afterschool programs, as families struggle to keep their jobs, take on more hours, or afford basic necessities for their children.

Don't Turn Obama Into Blair

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Indra Adnan

Too many people in the UK remember the hope and subsequent betrayal of New Labour's victory in 1997 when Tony Blair metamorphosed from Bambi to Terminator in his first term.

Why Academics Should Blog (Redux)

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

Academia should be a vanguard of our understanding of the world. It's a place where people have the time and space to think about the shape of the world, the source of some of the ideas that transform us.

Why Academics Should Blog

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

I've been reading a fair bit of academic writing. I've come to the conclusion that all academics should blog.

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Margee Ensign | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margee Ensign

Unfortunately, Sarah Palin is not alone in her global ignorance. Our colleges and high schools are not doing what's necessary... the current generation isn't gaining understanding of other cultures.