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Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

America's Cult of Ignorance Is No Match for Asia's Cult of Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
John W. Traphagan

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." This cult of ignorance is the most serious national security issue facing the U.S. today.

CHART: In Terms of Social Progress, America is Not #1 -- It's #16

Michael E. Porter | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Michael E. Porter

As Americans, we like to think of ourselves as a world leader. Yet the new Social Progress Index, a comprehensive framework measuring numerous important social outcomes, paints a very different picture - the U.S. ranks only 16th of 132 countries measured, behind other large countries such as Germany, the UK, Japan and Canada. On Health and Wellness, for example, we spend more on health care than any country in the world but in terms of the outcomes achieved--such as obesity and life expectancy--we are number 70 in the world, way below our advanced economy peers.

Do You Know Why The U.S. Is Actually The Worst?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Loving the U.S. unconditionally is so passé. Nowadays, people are all about using French words like "passé" and pointing out that the nation has a lot of improving to do.

Back to the Party

China Hands | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
China Hands

Relationships in China have become crucial to everything from buying real estate to landing employment out of college to receiving quality medical care.

Cheng's Views on Chinese and American Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Notice that the percentage of Chinese eighth graders scoring "advanced" in mathematics is higher that the percentage of eighth graders scoring "advanced" from all other nations. After all, isn't the Race to the Top really the Race to the Top of the World? China sure is lucky. Or is it?

BUSTED: 5 Big Myths About Our Schools

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

Conversations about the U.S. education system often revolve around misconceptions. ...

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

We learned the results of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) last week, and American students performed the same on the we...

PISA Results: A Chicken Little Moment?

Arthur Camins | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Arthur Camins

"These kinds of studies [PISA analyses] are really good at describing where we stand and maybe looking at trends. They're not good at all at telling us why."

Education Losers Now Recovering

Richard Whitmire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

ow often does Tennessee get cited nationally for producing great academic gains for its children? Almost never, about the same number of times Washington, D.C., gets touted for its superior academic results.

Visualizing the Numbers Behind the United States' Hottest Export: Education

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.06.2013 | Education
VisualNews.com

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It Lies Within: The Key to Education Reform

Sagar Tikoo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Teen
Sagar Tikoo

Too often, students complain "When will we ever use this?" and "Why are we learning this?" The key to success is not to tell them why, but to show them why.

How Much The U.S. Will Spend On Education This School Year

AP | CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Schools and classrooms are spiffed up – maybe. New textbooks have been ordered – perhaps....

How Should We Teach the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington?

John Thompson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

Once test-driven "reform" is consigned to the ash pile of history, I want to see education resume its role in helping to bend the arc of history to justice.

Rankings: The Best B-School Advertisements

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Preetam Kaushik

B-School rankings, for the last few decades, have determined admissions, salaries, grants, publications in major journals and other factors linked clo...

'We're Number Umpteenth!': Debunking the Persistent Myth of Lagging U.S. Schools

Alfie Kohn | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Alfie Kohn

Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.

Providing All Students With a Quality Education Is a Moral -- and Economic -- Necessity

Bob Wise | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Wise

By addressing the large gaps in high school graduation rates between white students and students of color, the nation could see large fiscal gains while improving the lives of millions of young Americans.

'A Nation At Risk': 30 Years After Report, Schools Remain Unchanged

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. students are falling behind their international rivals. Young people aren't adept at new technology. America's economy will suffer ...

Phi Burger Kappa

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Jeff Danziger

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Thirty Years Later: Still At Risk

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Charles Kolb

The fundamental policy question today is precisely what it was in 1983: If we are outspending the rest of the world on education, why aren't we out-performing the rest of the world?

Everybody Truly Wants to Learn

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 05.01.2013 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

I saw this video on "The Independent Project" thanks to a shout-out from my old principal, Mr. A. Within minutes of checking out the premise of the project, their website and this video, I was fascinated and frankly, hooked.

Lessons From Pre-K That Work

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. By Jackie Ma...

This I Believe

Chris Lehmann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Chris Lehmann

I believe that the first and most powerful rule in teaching is: Care. Care. Care. Care. Care. And when you don't know what else to do, care more.

Global Connections, Common Core Standards Can Boost U.S. Student Competitiveness, Education Ranking

Miles Gilburne | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education
Miles Gilburne

How do American students fare on the latest round of respected international assessments? Not so well, according to recent results on the exam known as the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA.

U.S. Education Deserves the Same Statistical Sophistication as Baseball and Elections

Martin Carnoy | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Martin Carnoy

We're a nation that's coming to respect statistics. Billy Bean convinced us that better statistics could beat bigger payrolls in sports. Nate Silver helped humble Karl Rove's money machine with better statistics. Maybe it's time to take a more careful look at the international test statistics judging how good our nation's schools are.