Remembering pastor Billy Graham, and more news in brief

Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Remembering Billy Graham. For more than 60 years, pastor Billy Graham inspired countless people around the world with his sermons. On Wednesday, February 21, he passed away at his home in North Carolina after struggling with numerous illnesses over the past few years. He was 99 years old. Raised on a dairy farm More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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The Big Idea: How to find and hire the best employees

So, you want to hire the best employee for the job? Or perhaps you’re the employee looking to be hired. Here’s some counterintuitive and hyper-intuitive advice that could get the right foot in the door. Expand More...

By admin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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New podcast alert: WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED original, premieres Feb. 28

Adam Grant to Explore the Psychology of Unconventional Workplaces as Host of Upcoming New TED Original Podcast “WorkLife” Organizational psychologist, professor, bestselling author and TED speaker Adam Grant More...

By admin On Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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You are here for a reason: 4 questions with Halla Tómasdóttir

Cartier and TED believe in the power of bold ideas to empower local initiatives to have global impact. To celebrate Cartier’s dedication to launching the ideas of female entrepreneurs into concrete change, More...

By admin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Local Partnerships May Ease Teacher Shortages, CAP Says

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) A new report from the Center of American Progress takes a closer look at the teacher shortage issue occurring across the United States and offers a series of recommendations More...

By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Holcomb Proposes to Build on Pence’s Ed Reforms in Indiana

(Photo: AP) Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, now also the Republican candidate for governor of the state, explained his education plan that continues many of the initiatives of Gov. Mike Pence and will broaden others, More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Rapper Common Performs at New York Charter School Rally

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) Thousands of parents, students, and educators were in attendance at a pro-charter school rally in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier in the week, where they were treated More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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Question Re-Use Plagues New SAT Exam as Coleman Responds

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The maker of the SAT has recently announced plans to streamline the math questions used on the exams, in addition to reducing the reuse of the exams in an effort to decrease More...

By admin On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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LinkedIn Learning Debuts Over 9,000 Online Courses

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) Popular career-focused social media site LinkedIn has released LinkedIn Learning, an online learning website devoted to teaching people new career skills and helping businesses More...

By admin On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Judge Orders Restroom Access for Ohio Transgender Student

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The Highland Local Schools in Morrow County, Ohio challenged President Obama’s transgender bathroom rule this week as a federal judge rejected the move and ordered that More...