In Kibera, a division of Nairobi, Kenya, girls there don’t have much of a shot at an education. Kenya is still very patriarchal, and if a family has both boys and girls, it’s the boys who will be granted the opportunity to attend secondary school. (Photos)
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Futurist Thomas Frey: Let’s first start off with a different question. “Who controls the bread supply in London?” This was the opening question that Jonas Eliasson started with in his TED talk titled “How to solve traffic jams.”
For people who graduate with a bachelor’s degree, higher education is overwhelmingly a smart investment. But what about students who drop out? As it turns out, less than 60 percent of Americans actually complete a B.A. within six years of starting. Do they reap a benefit?
The study finds correlation between higher illness absences and lower ventilation rates in California elementary schools. A new study by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has confirmed that opening windows to let in fresh air might be good for you. Analyzing extensive data on ventilation rates collected from more than 150 classrooms [...]
Swedish college students still graduate with a ton of debt. Colleges and universities in Sweden are free. But students there still end up with a lot of debt. The average at the beginning of 2013 was roughly 124,000 Swedish krona ($19,000). Sure, the average US student was carrying about 30% more, at $24,800.
Will the Millenial generation become radicalized because of crushing student loans and worthless college degrees?
Charles Hugh Smith, author of The existing social and financial order is crumbling because it is unsustainable on multiple levels. The central state is not the Millennials’ friend, it is their oppressor.
Congratulations class of 2013: you weren’t the class of 2010. For most undergrads, college graduation is an occasion to celebrate, but in this economy we know it’s also a time of gnawing, career-oriented dread for plenty others. Even at Harvard, where Oprah is sharing some words of wisdom at commencement this week, just 61 percent of soon-to-be [...]
Learn-to-code programs bent on teaching anyone, even children, programming skills are on the upswing. Meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs in the 20th Century. Today, it’s centered on Alphas, Betas and C++. Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers.
“The future of learning is blended learning for the majority of students.” Will brick-and-mortar schools as we know them be on their way out? It’s easy to think they will when you hear disruptive economics guru Clayton Christensen’s prediction that by 2019 half of all K-12 classes will be taught online.
Coding is just a fundamental tool, the same way writing in English and algebra are. There’s a good chance that your kid’s classroom will be remodeled by the tech industry. After years of more or less resisting the pull of the web, both college and K-12 seem ripe to be remade for the digital age. There’s political buy-in. [...]