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Month: October 2018

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho gets big national award

Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has another award to add to his sprawling collection. The Council of Great City Schools Thursday night honored Carvalho with the Green-Garner award, the highest honor for an urban educator, at its 62nd annual conference in Baltimore. He was one of nine finalists, all big-city school superintendents, from 74 of the largest…

Linda Darling-Hammond Recognized for Work in Education

Earlier this month, the ACEL National Award winners for 2017 were honoured at the National Awards Ceremony during the 2017 ACEL National Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The award winners for 2017, which included renowned educators Emeritus Professor Richard Teese and Linda Darling-Hammond, were selected for their exceptional contributions to education well beyond their…

Unizin Announces Strategic Alliance with edX to Advance Education

Unizin, a nonprofit consortium of 25 universities, today announced a partnership with edX.org, the leading nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT. Unizin will operate and invest in the Open edX platform, the learning experience platform that powers edX.org. The software will serve as a hosted platform for Unizin’s member universities, and key…

Posse Foundation’s Deborah Bial to Deliver Carleton Convocation

The Posse Foundation’s Deborah Bial will deliver Carleton’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 20 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An education strategist, Bial addresses the challenges of college access for underrepresented populations by identifying and fostering latent talent and opening opportunities for them to pursue higher education. The title…

"An Idea is Anything That Edits One's World"

Our opening ambit to Chris Anderson, head of TED, the non-profit dedicated to the maxim: ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, is this: “What is an idea?” Anderson is animated when talking about the power of abstract thought, “What excites me about ideas is how powerful they are, physically they are nothing, but if you ignite in someone’s mind,…

Chairman Sara Martinez Tucker Recalls Career Journey

As a young girl from Laredo, Texas, Sara Martinez Tucker never imagined she would become the newest chairman of the UT System Board of Regents. In her new position, Tucker hopes to help students from humble backgrounds achieve the life they desire through a college education, like her….

Lifelong Kindergarten: How to Learn Like a Kid, by the Co-Creater of Scratch

Mitchel Resnick is one of the most humane, accomplished and prolific creators of educational technology in the world, one of the co-creators of Logo and Lego Mindstorms, and founder the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten group, where the open source, kid-friendly, open-ended Scratch software development tool was born; in a new book (also called “Lifelong…

WGU President Emeritus Dr. Robert Mendenhall Awarded Top Honor by Presidents' Forum

WGU President Emeritus Dr. Robert Mendenhall Awarded Top Honor by Presidents’ Forum….

No, You're Not Dumb. Anyone Can Learn Anything.

The Entrepreneur interviews Sal Khan….

New York Times Interview with Deborah Bial

2013 Prize Recipient, Deborah Bial, discusses the Posse Foundation and why “success isn’t always about you”….