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A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

| September 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

A glimpse inside the education of two “unschooled” boys.

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Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

| September 10, 2014

Soon Goucher’s admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.

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Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

| September 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves?

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What If Teachers Were Charged With Setting School Direction?

What If Teachers Were Charged With Setting School Direction?

| September 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

It may take awhile to come to consensus on tough issues, but teachers at Mission Hill School say the process helps them air out bad feelings that can poison the community.

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A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

What would a school district run entirely by charter companies look like? Keep an eye on New Orleans for the answer.

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Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

| August 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

Students tackle tough computer science concepts by embodying the computational thinking behind them, all without ever touching a computer.

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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

| August 27, 2014 | 17 Comments

Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.

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What Would a ‘Slow Education Movement’ Look Like?

What Would a ‘Slow Education Movement’ Look Like?

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Comments

Educator Shelley Wright argues that it’s time for a “slow education movement,” where children are allowed to learn at their own pace, but more slowly, freely and thoroughly.

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Quiz Yourself: How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning?

Quiz Yourself: How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning?

| August 25, 2014 | 10 Comments

Test how well you know some of these counterintuitive study tips.

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How Kids Are Learning to Code While Playing Minecraft

How Kids Are Learning to Code While Playing Minecraft

| August 22, 2014 | 6 Comments

To get ahead in the game, kids are learning to code their own Minecraft features.

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