Education

old school

What are people doing to solve the biggest problems in education today? Sal Khan discusses how he’s reinventing education with more than just online videos. Author Amanda Ripley tackles the fear of many American parents that their kids are falling behind and psychologist David Anderegg gives us his remedy: stop stigmatizing nerdiness. Read More...

Harvard U

In the 1930’s, the president of Harvard devised a military-inspired way to bring in middle and lower-income scholarship students. However, in the past 80 years, it’s expanded way beyond the original purpose. Read More...

Water filters

If today's elementary school kids are going to be the engineers of tomorrow, they need better building blocks. Read More...

Picture book

As the Cold War raged, concerns grew over American children’s education. Then a new rhyming book flipped literacy on its head. Read More...

Square Watermelon

Should you embrace the unexpected and challenge the status quo? Read More...

Early Primer

As the Cold War raged, concerns grew over children’s education in America until a new rhyming book flipped literacy on its head. Read More...

classroom

Everyone has ideas about how to create more successful graduates: less homework. shorter summer vacations, and more computer science. Amanda Ripley, an investigative journalist for Time, traveled around the world to find out what really helps kids get ahead. Read more...

Joi Ito

Failure is more important than ever, and it’s also much cheaper, according to MIT’s Joi Ito. He explains how he succeeded in academia despite never finishing college - and why our education system needs a complete overhaul. Read More...

Thomas Friedman

The New York Times columnist tells us what's around the corner for education, jobs, and the economy. Read More...

Professor

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University. Credit: NASA / Flickr Creative Commons

In this web exclusive, Nobel prize-winning economist Bob Shiller shares his thoughts on massive open online courses.  Read More...

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