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On Student Discussion and Unemployment: Students Become What They Repeatedly Do

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

When hanging out the other day with my friends Pavlov and Aristotle, they got me thinking about what behaviors students regularly repeat through the years of schooling. They mentioned it might have something to do with those struggling with unemployment.

Designing Schools to Engage and Drive Learning

Eric Sheninger | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

School would become a place where students couldn't wait to get to and at the end of the day would be reluctant to leave. School re-design needs to become part of the education reform conversation.

When the School Came to Town

Ed Schmidt | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Imagine building 5,357 schools in 12 states in 19 years. Now imagine that these schools weren't just four walls and a roof, but innovative facilities. Now remember this took place in a time where 17 states still mandated school populations be segregated.

Redefining the Classroom

Ed Schmidt | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Students from the colleges of Architecture and Building Design at Virginia Tech are investigating an alternative to the typical temporary classroom structures on campus.

School Shootings: When Things Go Horribly Wrong

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

We find campus violence so startling because it takes place in environments we like to think are the epitome of safety.

From Arizona Shootings, Teachable Moments

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

The horrific Tucson shootings are a reminder of the lessons to be learned from the campuses, buildings and design priorities of our nation's schools.

Schools: They're Not Just for Students Anymore!

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

"Buildings should be good neighbors"--Paul Thiry As the art and science of architecture have evolved over the years, one of the most important change...

Dancing with the Schools?

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

I'm not sure we really need not another dancing/talent/survivor based reality show -- but I do know we need better schools!

Who's to Blame When we Fail our Students?

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Why are our nation's schools facilities falling down around our children? Let me ask you -- are you playing the blame game as well?

'School Pride' Celebrates What Matters

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

When is a building not a building? When it's a school.