Mandela’s Belief that Education Can Change the World Is Still a Dream

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Two years after Nelson Mandela’s death, the challenge remains to use education to change South Africa and the rest of the world.

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Dads, It’s Time to Apply Good Office Habits to Our Children’s Classrooms

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Children shouldn’t sit at desks all day. They need to stand, walk, and move around — just like we should do at work.

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Where Adjuncts Go When the Music Stops

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Most universities in the United States could not open their doors without cheap adjunct labor. But where do those adjuncts go when the system breaks them?

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Workaholism isn’t a Valid Requirement for Advancing in Science

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Despite macho career advice, it’s time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.

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What is Behind the Magic of Sesame Street?

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A recent study concluded that children who watched Sesame Street in the 1970s fared better in school. Why?

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Kids Prefer Math When You Let Them Figure Out the Answer for Themselves

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Rather than having teachers instruct students on solution methods, many students prefer to work out solutions by themselves or by working with other students.

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Is Student Loan Debt Really a Crisis?

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For many borrowers — particularly those with advanced degrees — a high debt is far from a crisis.

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Tapping into Kids’ Passion for Minecraft in the Classroom

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Minecraft is not just the world’s most successful PC game – teachers are now using it in the classroom to get kids excited about learning.

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Teachers on the Frontline Against Terror

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What should schools do about radicalisation? From July 1, schools in the UK have a legal duty to prevent pupils being radicalised.

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Bernie Sanders is Right: College Should Be Free For Everyone

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No one deserves a lifetime of debt.

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4 Easy Ways to Invest in Yourself

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Be the best you can be. That’s an admirable goal!

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Learning to Learn: 10 Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner

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The most important thing we can learn is how to keep learning.

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Front-Loading Change: Why Scott Walker is so Wrong (or Maybe Right?)

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If our assumption is that education is supposed to benefit children, then Scott Walker is wrong. But maybe he’s working under different assumptions.

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Is Academic Freedom a License to Provoke Without Consequences?

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Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.

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Get Laid or Get an Education? What’s it Gonna Be?

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To graduate or not to graduate? It’s a treacherous dichotomy based on a false premise.

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Compulsory Science and Maths is Great but There’s More to be Done

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We need to start teaching maths and science as early as possible to get the most benefit.

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