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Technology's influence on modern day life is as such that we are not surprised to children pick up iPads more often than a book. Even though most people feel like technology hinders learning, this new initiative seems to give us more than one reason to believe in technology based learning only. Using the concept of a one room school house, children will be placed in mixed age classrooms. There will be no gym, cafeteria or even report cards. The reason for eliminating these traditional school rituals is for...
New York City brings together people who share extremely diverse cultures and backgrounds. It is thus probably beneficial to set up all aspects of our environment to meet the needs of this cultural fusion. Language is a huge part of culture and it should not be a barrier for education in New York City. There is a new program that offers classes in foreign languages. The languages include but are not limited to French, Arabic and Creole. Students whose fir...
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Civics, with its importance to our cultural and political life, is fast becoming an afterthought in our nation's schools. For some young people, government and even the cycle of elections sound like noise to their ears. Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, has made Civics education her primary cause since leaving the bench. As a way of advocating for change, she is behind a new animated learning tool for young people to understand h...
The main goal of the corrections facility is to avoid an increase in repeat offenders. Criminology experts indicate that crimes shape the way society functions and that there is no way to eradicate criminal activities completely. Edovo is a technology based educational platform aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders by giving inmates the chance to acquire education. This program can reduce r...
This article found that 40% of students in New York City who have been recommended for special-education services are not receiving the services. The Department of Special Education said its data cannot be heavily relied on because most students who need these services are not even accounted for. For those students who received the recommended services, they were still missing some other services. Teachers and parents also tr...
Learning is an art that we should appreciate on a daily basis. Learning comes in different forms. It includes but not limited to simple and complex activities. Most adults have the misconception that certain activities cannot be performed once they reach a certain age. For some adults, learning a new language or a physical activity is too daunting. The brain goes hand in hand with learning and we essentially feed the brain with information anytime we learn.
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This year's presidential campaign has been sometimes described as a circus. Donald Trump, who remains the frontrunner for the Republican party, often flaunts his business success during speeches and debates. However, he has yet to boast of his educational endeavor, Trump University. A New York Times report indicate ...
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Many people (myself included) often wonder how the college admission process for elite colleges work. A successful class for the most part translates to an enhanced reputation for almost every school. A lot of students apply to elite colleges every year but it is quite unclear who the "ideal" student is because the admissions experts fail to provide a standard guideline for making their decisions. It is worth noting that qualified students might be denied in order to make room for for student athletes and those in band.
Education has experienced several changes in recent years. Schools are constantly improving their systems in order to keep up with the educational dynamics. College students also have different factors that drives them to choose their majors in order to fit into the system seamlessly. Recent reports indicate that school administrators are channelling more funds into STEM education than any other area of education. This is mainly because many st...
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The ongoing water crisis in Flint has sparked a nationwide debate about many topics such as race, class and governance. Lead is a very harmful substance that can cause many defects when it enters the bloodstream. According to reports, the issue in Flint was brought to the notice of officials long before it exacerbated. Officials in Flint did not admit there was a huge lead problem with the water supply. They rather informed the public that the city had not found a similar issue with the water supply. Many illnesses and deaths were recorded overtime and that left the city with no other o...
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