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We Need Engineering Heroes

Ioannis Miaoulis | Posted 10.06.2016 | Science
Ioannis Miaoulis

Now is the time to elevate engineering as key to innovation. While we can't all be Sally Ride or John Glenn, we can learn enough about engineering to thrive in our complex technological world. Let's make the Orion spacecraft, designed to take humans into deep space, a real first step toward Mars.

The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The convergence of different studies showing steady improvement indicates that indeed a real change in teaching and learning has occurred and student...

Don't Blame the Kids for Not Learning Math -- Part 2

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

I think most of us would prefer to have our own children in a larger class with a master teacher than in a smaller class with an average teacher.

Are You Smarter Than A 10th Grader? Take The Test

Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

The Real Reason America's Schools Stink

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Over the next few weeks, millions of American schoolchildren will return to the classroom from summer vacation, and not a moment too soon. Compared to...

U.S. Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis

Michael Rebell | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Michael Rebell

Childhood poverty has a profound impact on learning. Achievement gaps for disadvantaged children begin before they start school and widen throughout their school careers. But research shows that change is possible.

The Global Standardized Test: An Interview With The Director Of PISA

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The performance of U.S. students in the 2009 PISA was poor, especially when you consider that the U.S. has the biggest global economy and is among the top 10 countries in standards of living.

Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

The STEM curriculum offers America our greatest hope of prosperity in the 21st century -- a century that will be defined by the ability of our greatest innovators to solve our greatest problems quickly and efficiently.