How One Master Educator Uses Visuals and Tech to Make Dracula a Must-Take Course

When Stanley Stepanic was growing up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he lived in a house built in 1823. “Back then,” he says, “it was always cool to say, ‘I live in a haunted house. There’s a ghost here, and she committed suicide during the Civil War.’”“I was obsessed with ghosts and skeletons,” he says, “and Halloween was always my favorite holiday.”When he was five or six years old, Stepanic told his mother he wanted a Halloween-themed birthday party. “I had a cake with a skeleton,” he says, “and I dressed as Dracula.”It was destiny.

How Tech Tools Helped a Part-Time Tutor Become a Full-Time Entrepreneur

As a tutor, Josh Sohn doesn’t simply help students complete their homework or ace their SATs. He tries to make learning profound, “lift and support” the kids he works with, and demonstrate an engagement some parents just can’t provide; he even helped persuade one student not to drop out of school.

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

Disruptive forces in academic publishing have turned traditional models on their heads. While some publishers are stuck in the more traditional print publishing lifecycle, others are innovating—welcoming new tools and organizational changes into their workflows and cutting their time-to-market in half.

Building a Bridge from 21st Century Learners to 21st Century Earners

Millennials are expected to change jobs or employers four times in their first ten years after college graduation. By age 40, they’ll likely have shown up for work with between 10 and 15 employers. This means that our future workforce should expect to have seasons of work, non-work, as well as periods of looking for work in between. Consider the implications this has for the nature of work in adulthood.

This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

Jalil did all that we tell our young people they need to do in order to succeed. He graduated from the Fremont Unified School District and went on to attend De Anza Community College. He worked hard, got good grades, and transferred to San José State University. As a transfer junior, he spent three hours each day commuting back and forth to campus and paid for school with grants and scholarships.

The Math Paradox: What Japan Wants to Learn from the West

When it comes to teaching math and science, is the grass always greener across the Pacific Ocean?

Personal Statements 2016: The Roots of Diversity in Higher Education

Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the trendy season for trends, to reflect on 2015 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. This year, we asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college application essay prompts—yes, the very same ones that high school seniors are feverishly working on now!Here’s what Carol Quillen, President of Davidson College, had to say.

Why This MacArthur Genius Makes Tinkering a Graduation Requirement

Patrick Awuah was inspecting a new engineering center on Ashesi University’s campus when he received a call from an unknown number. The contractor and the architects were waiting on his approval and acceptance of the building. He stepped out. It was the MacArthur Foundation offering him the chance to become a genius. He said yes to both the building and the Foundation.

What Does College Ready Really Mean, Anyway?

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by Terry Heick
Yesterday, I was talking to my 14 year old daughter yesterday about the kinds of skills that translate to academic success.

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Looking Down Our Noses At The Community College Experience

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by Dale Schlundt, M.A.

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