Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:50am
High school typing class was once just an elective for students planning to attend college. No more. Teaching kids to type from an early age is becoming standard.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 02/07/2015 - 2:19pm
For the past several decades, school systems have disinvested in teaching students how to make things, discontinuing shop classes and other hands-on learning to stress academic instruction and college prep classes. But now, creating opportunities for students to have applied learning experiences is a critical pathway to high-demand jobs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:21pm
Scholars who study online education are recommending that states curb the growth of full-time virtual schools until better quality safeguards are put in place.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:45pm
More technology in the classroom has long been a policy-making panacea. But mounting evidence shows that showering students, especially those from struggling families, with networked devices will not shrink the class divide in education. If anything, it will widen it.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:12am
Our leaders must not only support STEM education, but those who create jobs and drive growth in a technology-based economy. Through public and private STEM education initiatives, we can prepare young Americans for prosperous 21st-century careers in an ever-growing high-tech marketplace.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:09am
Our responsibilities to children have changed dramatically as technology options and social media channels have exploded, providing a new platform for curriculum in our classrooms and conversations on our playgrounds. Today, access to both quality and questionable content can seem limitless and it can be difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:19pm
Teachers and students are diving into digital learning, which offers exciting possibilities but perpetually new privacy challenges. North Carolina should catch up quickly with its privacy rules, and Congress should move forward with President Barack Obama's proposals to safeguard student data in the classroom and at home. There's little that's slow about the digital universe. Our lawmakers need to keep up.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:52pm
For decades, South Carolina has struggled to provide better education to rural students and address failing schools. Greater collaboration with the state’s burgeoning manufacturing and tech industries could provide a fresh way for students to develop practical skills.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:40pm
We grant roughly 85,000 H1B visas for immigrants with special skills. Yet we overlook a generation of undocumented students who are deemed foreigners but who grew up here and plan to stay. At a time when science and technology prowess will be critical to this country’s growth, we can’t afford to squander the homegrown brainpower of these students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:10pm
Our courts must have a quicker means of obtaining identifying information in cases of cyber-threats or cyberbullying. Cyber-threat perpetrators and cyberbullies have all the tools they need to launch their attacks; victims should have the tools they need to defend themselves.