Education Advocate Marciene Mattleman Honored For Decades of Service in Phila.Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.
More Donations Sought For After-School Programs To Ease Philly Schools ShutdownsWith two dozen schools permanently closing in June, about ten thousand Philadelphia students will attend new public schools next year.
Women In Computer ScienceAn increase in the number of women studying computer sciences is attributed somewhat to companies such as Facebook, Yelp and Zynga and the movie, “The Social Network” portraying the knowledge as hot and coders hip!
<em>Einstein Never Used Flashcards</em>The Ultimate Block Party, along with Disney, Crayola, Lego and researchers from Columbia University and MIT, are celebrating play and pushing against the belief that education only takes place when kids are in seats, staring at chalkboards and taking notes.
Community Organizing And School ReformA report from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform looks at community organizing as a means of systemic education reform.
To Really Learn, Take A TestAn article in the journal <em>Science</em> reports that students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall the information, retained 50% more a week later than those who used two other methods.
Discovering Frances HarperA poet, novelist, political activist and vice president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896… yet the name Frances Ellen Watkins Harper cannot be found in most history books.
Liberal Arts Students Solve Real ProblemsLiberal Arts students at Lafayette College, part of the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, are doing community engagement and economic outreach that one might expect from engineering departments.
The 'At' Sign In EmailsCall it what you want, the universal @ sign is an example of globalism.
Tech Programs For Older AdultsOnly 30% to 60% of people over 65 ever go online compared with the US average of 79% according to a Pew Research Center study; however, those 74 and over are the fastest growing group on social-networking sites.
How California Teaches Environmental EducationCalifornia is leading the way in Environmental Education. Since 2004 more than 1,000 people, 6 state agencies and 19 school districts have helped create 85 environmental teaching units, K-12, putting the state far ahead of every other state.
Teacher-Run SchoolsAcross the country teachers are taking over schools. Minnesota’s legislature passed a law in 2009 that permits school districts to operate teacher-run schools.
Using <em>Little Red Riding Hood</em> To TeachThe Washington Post describes an integrated approach to teaching that was piloted in 90 kindergartens across Montgomery County, Maryland. It is expected to be picked up nationwide.
SAT SaviorHarvard student Jason Shah started INeedAPencil.com -- a website offering 60 sessions of free SAT prep in “conversational” language with sports analogies and practice exams.