Cultivating curiosity in our kids

We have all heard of IQ (intelligence quotient), and we understand that the higher the IQ, the better a person’s reasoning and problem solving...

Omaha Superintendent Hosts Town Hall Seeking Students’ Ideas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Schools' new superintendent held a town hall-style meeting to learn about students' concerns and ideas, from ACT scores,...

How NAPLAN could assess creativity and critical thinking

NAPLAN testing starts this week. With calls for a review, many education experts are calling the Future of NAPLAN into question. In this series,...

Companies lack plans to add more women to management, despite CEO pledges: Study

There’s no shortage of corporate leaders who say they care about diversity and pledge to promote more women. The executives in charge of human...

Trident University and Knott’s Berry Farm to Host Military Families For A Day of...

Trident University International (Trident) today announced details of its third annual Snowball Express event. The event, co-sponsored by partner Knott’s Berry Farm, will be...

Gen Ed Is a Problem of Pedagogy, Not Subject Matter

Here’s an idea that popped into my head. Tell me what you think about it: Gen ed is a problem of pedagogy, not subject...

College Funding Options for Investors Starting Late

THE SCHOOL YEAR HAS started across the country, which means millions of parents in recent weeks have turned their attention to how they will pay for...

Army Corps, Texas officials propose sweeping hurricane protection plan

Following years of research, studies and public debate, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — in partnership with the state’s General Land Office —...

APLU names six public research universities as finalists for 2018 Innovation & Economic Prosperity...

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six public research institutions as finalists for its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity...

Program gives Mankato students a head start in manufacturing careers

At MTU Onsite Energy, East High School senior Ethan Dempster is mounting control panels, installing radiators and trying almost every other job on the...

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U.S. Secretary of Education coming to Bay District Schools

The U.S. Secretary of Education will be in Panama City Monday. Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressman Neal Dunn will visit Cedar Grove, which has been...

DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen

The US Department of Homeland Security has published a new proposed rule that would make people ineligible for US citizenship if their credit-scores were poor. Notionally, the...

Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

BLACK STUDENTS WHO HAVE just one black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college – and...

Scuttlebiz: What if Georgia’s low education ‘ranking’ is wrong?

The most complex obstacle to attracting talented professionals from other states to work in metro Augusta’s burgeoning cybersecurity industry is actually quite simple. They think...

Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction

Discovering where people find meaning in life is a challenging task. One way is to give them an opportunity to write, in their own...