Voters to Presidential Candidates: ‘Don’t Forget Education!’

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On Black History Month

When an opera critic hailed her as, ‘perhaps the greatest black opera singer of all time,’ famous soprano Leontyne Price responded with, “What’s black got to do with it?” Exactly. Her fierce dedication, discipline, training and hard work – in... More >>

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Confessions of an online teacher

Remember when you could call an office and expect a real live human being to answer? Schools were among the last hold-outs — but now many have resorted to automated systems. My school’s recorded message instructs the caller to punch several numbers i... More >>

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Will teachers go extinct?

Maybe your school is receiving a technological facelift. Maybe online classes are under development to give your students opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have. Time to panic about the longevity of the teaching profession? Think again. More >>

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Upgrade your classrooms without crashing your budget

Advances in technology are accelerating at a pace greater than ever before. We all feel that as soon as a new device or “gadget” is plugged in and charged, it is obsolete and the next generation is already being introduced or launched. The word “clou... More >>

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How schools use data to improve student achievement A process-oriented approach to successful data use

With new technology taking education by storm, a recent survey of principals in the Southeast shows that data is becoming the most important decision-making factor in schools, not only for accountability, but also for curriculum and instructional us... More >>

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Common Core 101: Why, what and how

(Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a three-part series on Common Core State Standards.) How does educational inequity impact individual students? A college preparedness study analyzed which California high school students went on to receive fo... More >>

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Bridging the gap between technology integration and common core standards in the classroom

Google. YouTube. Wikipedia. All are household names, all are online staples that aren’t going away anytime soon and all are new faces of academic research in the last five years. Could the phrase “hit the books” actually be heading into obscurity? Ha... More >>

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Taking curriculum into the 21st century

Literally dozens of books have been written about the effects of technology on business today: Thomas Friedman’s “The World Is Flat,” Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind,” Jeremy Rifkin’s “The Future of Work,” Donald Tapscott’s “Wikinomics,” and ... More >>

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Making an art of work A diverse approach to education

Earlier this year, Bart A. Aslin, chief executive officer, SME Education Foundation happened to see Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel featured in a new documentary, “The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work.” He decided to contact... More >>

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Technical careers for 21st century students

Not long ago when people spoke about technical careers it was inclusive of anything from an electrician to a mechanic. Today, technical careers are evolving to include a wide variety of careers that are not only technical but technology-based. As tec... More >>

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What students can expect when pursuing careers in culinary arts

Over 600 students graduated in May 2011 at our Charlotte Johnson and Wales graduation ceremony at the Time Warner Cable Arena; ready to join the work force in hospitality — one of the biggest industries in the world. Many of the students I talked to ... More >>

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Technology’s growing impact on teaching and learning Finding a graduate program to help you keep pace

There is no longer much debate about the need to integrate technology into our classrooms. It is clear that technology can and should play a significant role in how we help students develop the skills they need to be successful in today’s competitive... More >>

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Selecting the ‘best fit’ graduate program: Some big questions

The search for the best school to meet personal and professional needs is often a daunting task. Many times, apprehension and fear permeate this decision. Sometimes circular logic contributes to the cognitive dissonance related to the question. Recr... More >>

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What to consider when choosing a graduate program

Greater earning capability, career enhancement and promotional opportunities are just a few of the reasons for continuing your education by earning a graduate degree. Depending upon the type of graduate program, whether campus-based, online or hybri... More >>

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