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21st Century

11 Ways My 21st-Century Children And I Are Different

Lindsey Mead | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

My father always told me that one of the most essential life skills was the ability to read a map while traveling. Grace and Whit just assume a destination will be punched into a GPS and we'll be guided there.

School-Business Collaboration as a Model for Supporting Public Education

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Haberman

As we come to the end of this whirlwind year in education reform, leading education blogger Alexander Russo recently summarized The Most Notable Educa...

Hi, I'm Thomas Pynchon

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Does anyone know about a Thomas Pynchon t-shirt offered for sale sometime around 1970? The whole t-shirt campaign for Bleeding Edge is making me wonder.

Brand Yourself As a 21st Century Leader

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

In reflecting upon my professional experiences, I inventoried ways in which my brand was created. These are tools that can be applied at any level in one's career.

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

Beyond Online Classes: How The Internet of Everything Is Transforming Education

Dave Evans | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

When we talk about technology-enabled learning, most people probably think of online classes, which have had mixed results so far. But with connection speeds going up, and equipment costs going down, we can go beyond online classes to create widely accessible immersive, interactive, real-time learning experiences. Soon, time and distance will no longer limit access to an engaging, high quality education. Anywhere there is sufficient bandwidth, a student can attend lectures, ask questions, and participate in real-time discussions with other students.

How College Students Save & Spend Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 11.08.2012 | College

Do you spend more than a thousand bucks just getting to class every year? Have you spent $765 over the last year eating off campus? You may be surp...

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

Who Stole My Identity, and Do I Get It Back? Why Having a Baby Is Like Becoming a Physician

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Dr Layla McCay

Mothers who put up photos of their kids in place of their own picture may or may not be doomed to permanent loss of self. But it doesn't hurt to maintain interests in other things.

Why We Are All 'The New Mavericks'

David Leddick | Posted 06.26.2012 | Fifty
David Leddick

If you're a Sextennial, now is the time to do all that living that you may have missed out on.

I'm Putting The Future Behind Me

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.10.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

I've given this century almost 12 years now, and it's done nothing but disappoint me. So I say, screw it. I'm going back to the 20th century.

Classroom Commentaries

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.04.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

There's nothing wrong with teaching with enthusiasm. And yet if we concentrate so narrowly upon satisfying the consumer demands of the educational market, we replace scholarly rigor and standards of excellence with grade inflation and an acceptable mediocrity.

Latino Student Success Can Help Enable "Exceptionalism"

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 01.20.2012 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

Not everyone buys into the idea of "American exceptionalism," but I do. Admittedly, my definition probably differs from what seems to be the popular n...

Common Sense Policy

Doug Demeo | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Doug Demeo

People want government to address our disparities in more honest ways. They want better response to our nation's concerns, beginning with fair and effective economic policy. Common sense policy.

Peace Is the New War: Keys to 21st Century Citizenship

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
John Tarnoff

While I have tremendous respect for those who serve in the military, 21st century citizenship needs to reframe the meaning of nationalism and civic pride as a commemoration of Peace, not War.

Transparency Is the New Privacy: Keys to 21st Century Citizenship

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
John Tarnoff

21st century citizenship describes a set of values, paradigm shifts and practices that raise our awareness of how to better engage with one another in the digital age.

Improving Education Through Data Quality

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

Data can be a game changer. And when it comes to education, we must change the game. There's no other way to restart our sputtering economy and prepare our citizens for the jobs of the 21st Century.

World Story Of The Year: Which Do You Choose?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haiti's devastating earthquake kicked off what was to be a truly turbulent year in global news. But the last year of the first decade of the 21st cen...

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire: Four Scenarios for the End of the American Century by 2025

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

Instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, this 21st-century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyberwarfare.

Fake Memoirs? Vampires? eBooks?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The story of the decade (2001- 2010) in books has got to be a whopper. In the last 10 years we've seen blockbuster franchises like Twilight and Harry ...

Business Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by business news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. In honor ...

Entertainment Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by entertainment news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From Bri...

Media Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by media news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From the rise of...

Comedy Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been host to some great comedic moments. From the funniest viral videos to weirdest SNL digital shorts, it has been ...

Sports Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by sports news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From the Tiger ...