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Education’s ‘dirty secret’: Wikipedia in the classroom

Wikipedia is still not referred to as a reliable source for use in the classroom by many college and university professors – even as professionals in other fields, like medicine,…

College-educated workers are taking jobs that don’t require degrees

In a packed pub in midtown Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is surrounded on three sides by people clamoring for his attention, the Los Angeles Times reports.…

Dartmouth foreign language classes embrace Twitter

Dartmouth foreign language classes embrace Twitter

Foreign language professor Tania Convertini is thrilled to catch her Dartmouth College students complaining about homework or upcoming tests. She's not eavesdropping _ she's reading their tweets, written in Italian…

Exploring YouTube’s education channels

YouTube is usually associated with the latest viral video, but now growing numbers of people are turning to the video-sharing website for education instead of entertainment, NBC News reports. …

27 ways to make sure students pay attention in class

Keeping the attention of your students is not easy. If you’re still in school right now (mid-June) then you know it’s downright impossible, edudemic reports.…

Colleges fight to retain interest of STEM majors

Experts estimate that less than 40 percent of students who enter college as STEM majors actually wind up earning a degree in science, technology, engineering or math, U.S. News reports.…

Is AP better than freshman college courses?

We are in the midst of a national debate over the worth of Advanced Placement courses and tests in high school, says Jay Mathews for The Washington Post.…

Report: Teacher preparation programs an ‘industry of mediocrity’

Report: Teacher preparation programs an ‘industry of mediocrity’

In a new report that’s already dividing the education community within hours of its release, findings based on eight years of research are supposedly able to rank U.S. teacher preparation…

10 popular, banned books

10 popular, banned books

Reading is still a central part of learning, and with the current emphasis on eBooks and 21st century learning in school and campus libraries, it’s hard to imagine any book…

Should everyone go to college?

Should everyone go to college?

Not all college degrees or all college graduates are created equal, according to a new Brookings Institution brief. …

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