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Today Is The Anniversary Of The Worst Federal Education Law Ever Passed

On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law. NCLB, as it was known, is the worst federal education legislation ever passed by Congress. It was punitive, harsh, stupid, ignorant about pedagogy and motivation, and ultimately a dismal failure. Those who still admire NCLB either helped write it, or were paid to like...

This Woman Was Forced To Be The First To Get College Education In Japan, And It Changed Her Country Forever

In 1868 Japan embarked on the Meiji period, which led its previously isolated society to modernize and have a much greater connection with the wider world. This period delivered fundamental changes to the country’s social structure, economy, foreign relations and education. During these times, diplomatic voyages like the Iwakura Mission became possible. The mission’s goal was not only to...

Can virtual reality revolutionize education?

(CNN)Imagine walking along the rim of an active volcano or seeing ancient Roman ruins come to life before your eyes.These days, you don't necessarily have to imagine.A wave of new edtech companies are using virtual reality to bring vivid experiences like these to the classroom, with advocates highlighting the technology's ability to inspire and grab the attention of...

Social Media Advertising 101: How to Get the Most Out of Your Ad Budget

Social media advertising is a must if you’re looking to reach a new, targeted audience—fast. Of course it can be scary to move from an organic social strategy to putting real money on the table. So, it’s important to understand all the options. In this guide, we explain how to use the various types of social media ads to achieve real...

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs brutal education in net neutrality

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues just last year on the topic of the internet and net neutrality. Because Kavanaugh was very,...

LittleBits lays off employees as it shifts focus toward education

New York City open-source maker startup LittleBits began to lay off staff last month, TechCrunch has learned. The loss of jobs comes as the company looks to shift more focus toward the K-12 market. Education-specific offerings have been lucrative for the company in its eight-year existence, but recent products have found the company embracing licensed products, courtesy...

China-based online education companies just launched an aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers

Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there’s perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now.  The reason: China-based online education companies are in an apparent race with each other to hire U.S. teachers who’d like to work from home this summer and, using their webcams, “teach cute kids” the...

5 Email Marketing Strategies to Try in 2018

There have never been more boulevards available for marketing than there are these days--TV, radio, billboards, website ads, social media, and so on. But even with all these channels to choose from, 80% of marketers concur email marketing remains one of the most effective strategies. With marketing automation in place, it’s tempting to “set it and forget it” when...

White House proposes combining Education and Labor departments

Washington (CNN)The White House wants to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency as part of a larger plan to restructure the government.President Donald Trump's expected proposal is a long shot since reorganizing the government will need approval from Congress. Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, tried and failed to combine several agencies focused on trade and...

Report: Trump Wants to Merge Education, Labor Departments

The White House will reportedly soon propose a plan to merge the Departments of Labor and Education. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration will make the plan public on Thursday. The reorganization would likely require congressional approval, which could doom it altogether. Initiatives that would streamline and reduce the size of the federal government and its...