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Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

| February 6, 2015 | 10 Comments

Math circles are an Eastern European and Russian tradition that spread across the U.S. in the last two decades thanks to math lovers who yearn for more.

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Can Virtual High Schools Live Up to the Hype?

Can Virtual High Schools Live Up to the Hype?

| February 3, 2015 | 11 Comments

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What’s to be done?

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What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

| February 2, 2015 | 23 Comments

The definition of “personalized learning” is as varied as the richness of instruction tailored to learners.

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

| January 29, 2015

New research shows that teenagers’ brains aren’t fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.

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Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas

Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas

| January 29, 2015 | 7 Comments

When leaders make space for new ideas within public schools new teaching models can thrive.

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More Colleges Offer Competency-Based Degree Programs

More Colleges Offer Competency-Based Degree Programs

| January 26, 2015 | 7 Comments

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

| January 22, 2015 | 31 Comments

Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.

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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

| January 2, 2015 | 9 Comments

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colleges are beginning to experiment with the traditional lecture to rethink how science is taught, and retain overlooked students in the process.

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Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

| December 26, 2014 | 16 Comments

Knowing what gets in the way of accomplishing goals can be more powerful than all the positive thinking in the world.

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