Remedial Education Too Common and Costly, Report Says

(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons) A recently released report from the Center for American Progress has examined the remedial education system currently in place in the United States, calling it a “black hole” from which students are unlikely to pull themselves out of. The report, “Remedial Education: The Cost of Catching Up,” More...

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By admin On Friday, February 9th, 2018

California’s Brown Signs Bill to Increase Computer Science Education

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will implement a three-year planning process to increase computer science education across all grade levels in More...

By admin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Maryland High School Decides on Gender Neutral Homecoming

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) A Maryland high school is introducing a gender-neutral homecoming court this year to offer students the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they would prefer to be More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Read To Be Ready Program Promotes Better Literacy Teaching in TN

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) The Tennessee Department of Education has joined with roughly 90 districts in the state to create a network that trains teachers in the best ways to teach children literacy More...

By admin On Monday, January 29th, 2018

Lee Cronin’s ongoing quest for print-your-own medicine, and more news from TED speakers

Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Print your own pharmaceutical factory. As part of an ongoing quest to make pharmaceuticals easier to manufacture, chemist Lee Cronin and his team at the University of Glasgow More...

By admin On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Talks from TEDNYC Idea Search 2018

Cloe Shasha and Kelly Stoetzel hosted the fast-paced TED Idea Search 2018 program on January 24, 2018 at TED HQ in New York, NY. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) TED is always looking for new voices with fresh ideas — More...

By admin On Thursday, January 18th, 2018

New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe, and more news from TED speakers

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe. KIC 8462852 (often called “Tabby’s star,” after the astronomer More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

TED debuts “Small Thing Big Idea” original video series on Facebook Watch

Today we’re debuting a new original video series on Facebook Watch called Small Thing Big Idea: Designs That Changed the World. Each 3- to 4-minute weekly episode takes a brief but delightful look at the lasting More...

By admin On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

A photograph by Paul Nicklen shows the tragedy of extinction, and more news from TED speakers

The past few weeks have brimmed over with TED-related news. Here, some highlights: This is what extinction looks like. Photographer Paul Nicklen shocked the world with footage of a starving polar bear that he and More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

By Abigail Tenembaum and Michael Weitz of Virtuozo When Oprah Winfrey spoke at the Golden Globes last Sunday night, her speech lit up social media within minutes. It was powerful, memorable and somehow exactly More...