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Documentary Ivory Tower – Is College Worth It?

Ivory Tower questions the purpose of higher education in an era when the price of college has increased more than for any other service in the U.S. economy since 1978. While many college graduates struggle to find menial employment waiting … Continue reading

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Fast Foods Tricks: What they sell you…And what you’ll eat

Ads vs. Reality Have you ever been lured into visiting a fast-food restaurant thanks to an advertisement that showcases a mouthwatering meal you might not otherwise buy, only to be disappointed when the item you bought looks nothing like the … Continue reading

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Can Learning Really Be Fun and Games?

Can video games teach? The teacher, Ananth Pai of Parkview/Center Point Elementary school in Maplewood, Minnesota, is also an investor who realized that technology, incorporated in the classroom, which would allow students to be independent learners could make math fun … Continue reading

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Principal Eric Sheninger: Opening Minds on Social Networking

Being literate in 2011 means being digitally literate. The principal of New Milford (N.J.) High School has nearly 12,300 Twitter followers (his handle: @NMHS_Principal). He and his teachers use Facebook to communicate with students and parents, and students use it … Continue reading

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Miss USA 2011 — Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

This is so sad!!

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“Dark matter” Explained Through Animation

Want to watch a cool video and learn something today at the same time? Great! Dark Matters from PHD Comics on Vimeo. he video was done by a group called “PhD Comics” who have a very cool, kinetic and informative … Continue reading

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The Song That Is Irresistible To Our Rulers

Robert Higgs, Schlaurbaum laureate, delivers his address: Our rulers know how to sing that song, and they sing it day and night. The beached skulls are those of our fathers and our sons, our friends and our neighbors, for whom … Continue reading

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When “Open your textbook” Becomes “Open your laptop.”

Related Topic: Obama says too much testing makes education boring President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Financial Literacy A School Subject

Keyword: Financial Literacy Debt levels in Canada and in the US are at record levels and while many of us are great at spending money — unfortunately few of us are saving for a rainy day. So we need to … Continue reading

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New P.E. fitness model sparks academic success

Quote: Mens sana in corpore sano. Naperville Central High School, in the Chicago suburbs, has embraced a culture of fitness: PE is a daily, graded requirement. Naperville provides a powerful case study on how aerobic activity can transform not only … Continue reading

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