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The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.

Writing A Check Is The Easy Part Of 'Doing Good.' Here's What Comes Next.

Andrew Plepler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Andrew Plepler

With polls showing that most Americans regard themselves as ill-equipped to handle their finances, we've identified an opportunity to educate those who are eager to learn.

Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

Salman Khan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

He then said, "Dad, aren't you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing." I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell­-tale signs of a 'growth­ mindset.'

My TEDx Talk: How to Create a Successful Social Enterprise

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.07.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

After months of organizing and gathering my thoughts, I developed the B.I.B. methodology, which underlines the success of most social enterprises.

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Larry P. Thomas

Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.

Why I Traded Textbooks and Chalk For The Silicon Valley Hustle

Quim Sabrià | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Quim Sabrià

In five months, my life shifted drastically. I exchanged my beloved students, the chalk and the noisy halls of a public school in Barcelona for elevator pitches with business angels in Palo Alto.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Didn't Mean to Eavesdrop

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

Quantum Education Comes From Three 'R's + Four 'C's

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Molly Alexander Darden

Not fully understanding the link between education and its effect on their future success, our youth are often distracted with social media along with athletics -- tweeting constantly, both in class and out.

Are Brits Lazy Linguists ?

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

Most of the expats in Hawaii don't need engineers, lawyers or doctors within their first few months of living here. They need someone to help them with phonetics.

Know Your Money: Introducing HuffPost Financial Education

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce Financial Education, a new HuffPost section in partnership with Bank of America's Better Money Habits initiative. Financial Education will be a hub of stories, advice and tools to help you make informed money management decisions, from planning a budget and reducing debt to improving your credit score and refinancing a mortgage. Financial Education is rooted in the belief that by empowering ourselves to take control of our own financial lives, we can reduce the stress that so often accompanies financial decisions and at the same time improve the parts of our lives that are about so much more than money: our health, our families, our careers, our homes.

The World Needs Financial Education.. Here's Why

Salman Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

I started Khan Academy to help my cousins in math while my day job was being an investment analyst. It didn't take long, however, to realize that the same tools I was using to explain math could be helpful in finance as well.

Texas Test Wars: A New Hope

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Parents are refusing to let schools give their kids the tests. Teachers are refusing to administer the tests. School boards are begging for relief from testing mandates. That's all nice, say the dwindling number of defenders of linking accountability to standardized testing, but if we got rid of tests what would you replace them with?

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part VI

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates has already spent billions on education reform. One would think that a seasoned businessman like Gates would be sure of his investment before wielding his checkbook (and disrupting countless lives in the process). Not so.

Getting Buy-in for an Education Revolution

Mehroz Baig | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Mehroz Baig

Along those same lines, the entire sense of how we define success is also up for questioning. Do SATs really measure a student's intellectual ability?

Creating a Legacy of Passion-Driven Education

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Demi Wetzel, Culture Manager and Global Facilitator at Startup Weekend The United States is home to one of the most static education systems in t...

The Meaning of Disruption and Social Fiction

Carl Pope | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Several of the Skoll Award Social Entrepreneurship Award winners at this year's "Disruption" themed World Forum meet the classic definition crafted by HBS's Clayton Christenson of disruption - serving customers who are ignored by the existing business models.

Why Would Students Voluntarily Answer One Billion Math Problems?

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology
Shantanu Sinha

We recently surpassed one billion math problems answered on Khan Academy. I've seen it coming for quite some time, and I still find it somewhat astounding.

The Future of Education: Constant Schooling

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Marian Salzman

Worldwide, wherever possible, young people are spending longer in education. When it's effective, they learn more, they become more skilled, they are better able to get jobs and earn a decent living. Even so, just leaving college with a good degree is no longer enough.

Disrupt This

Dan Butin | Posted 01.30.2013 | College
Dan Butin

Sure, students skip class and space out. But my job as a college professor is to figure out how to make you want to come to class and then hold your attention when you're there. It is to make ideas matter and learning come alive.

Math Teacher's Hugely Popular YouTube Videos Won Him Students In Over 100 Countries

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Teacher Rob Tarrou is helping students around the world with math, without leaving St. Petersburg, Fla. Tarrou has been teaching at St. Petersburg...

Giving His Way to Success

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Peter A. Georgescu

In 2004, Khan began making his YouTube videos of basic math instruction as an alternative to sending his cousins the videos directly. His discovery? His cousins preferred videos to the genuine article: they were quite happy to use the videos rather than have him teach them in person.

OpenCourseWare, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Jessie Alvarez | Posted 12.26.2012 | Teen
Jessie Alvarez

In the Internet era, it's great to see people proving access to education online. If the world continues this way, I see a future where everyone can have all facts and information in front of them.

Reflections From Two Years of Khan Academy in the Classroom

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Shantanu Sinha

What's most important is that students have the support they need to master topics at their own pace, and precious classroom time is used to promote interactive, creative, and engaging shared experiences.

Why Would Some of the Brightest Minds at Facebook and Google Leave to Work For This Not-for-Profit?

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Simi Singh Juneja

I recently sat down with the wonderfully gregarious and gentle Shantanu Sinha, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Khan Academy.