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The Case for Design Thinking in Education

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

The problem seems evident in the language. We 'adopt' programs. We 'purchase' materials. We 'integrate' technology. We even 'train' teachers. For all of the changing programs referenced, how many teachers actually changed their practice?

Cuba's Schools Are Failing Its Children

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.30.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The lack of educational quality is bumping up against an increasing rigor in the final exams for high school. The result: entire schools where they are barely able to pass three or four students.

High School Places Bet On Poker To Teach Math

The Washington Post | Kevin Sieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The two makeshift poker tables in William Snyder's math classroom at George Mason High School were buzzing as Daniel Fletcher, 17, debated what to do ...

Not Every Playing Field Should be Level

Rachel Grob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rachel Grob

It's easy to tell, right away, how decidedly the Blue Rock School in West Nyack, NY, has departed from the norm.