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Mar 29, 2016

NY Professor Says Algebra is Too Hard, Schools Should Drop It

One out of 5 young Americans does not graduate from high school. The chief academic reason is they failed ninth-grade algebra. So says Andrew Hacker, Professor at Queens College in New York. Learn why and what he says should be taught instead of Algebra.

The Future of Learning for Our Careers is Up to Us
Jeff Selingo explores why students struggle to launch into a career after college and how they can better navigate the route from high school through college and into the workforce.

Jeff Selingo has written a book on moving from schooling to a career, but in a world where learning is never-ending, it speaks to professional development too. How do school districts best promote professional development that actually drive improvement? Perhaps this model would be the best way to move forward.

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

How does technology impact curiosity? Research has shown that desired level of knowledge increases sharply with a small increase in knowledge and creates curiosity. This article looks at the double-edged sword that is a student's technological access to information. Here is how to get the most out of technology while by passing the pitfalls.

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