Category Archives: Technology

A Grand Bargain for Education!

Education reform is always on my mind — mostly because it is such an important issue. It may be the most important issue our country faces right now. How can we educate a person for life, a very long life, a life that will … Continue reading

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A Learning Mid-Life Crisis

We have all heard the terrible stories of people who lose their jobs, and then lose all hope for the future — even commit suicide. Why would someone do that? Why would someone end their life when there is always a … Continue reading

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What is Career Readiness?

There is an important fact that is too often overlooked when students are preparing for post-seconding education and their eventual career. It is that 60% of jobs will require some post secondary education, but only half of those (30%) will require a 4-degree. … Continue reading

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The Problem of the “Skills Gap”

We keep hearing about a “skills gap” between employees and the jobs they perform. But what exactly does that mean? Are we not teaching people the skills they need in K – 12 education and college, or is it employers who … Continue reading

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Tech in Learning or Not, That is the Question.

There seems to be a strange dichotomy in education and learning these days, and it revolves around tech. Does technology help learning or hinder it? You find opinions on both sides of the issue. And there is evidence to support both sides … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with High School?

A new contest is being sponsored by Steve Jobs widow, Laurene Powell Jobs — called the Super School Project. She and her philanthropic organization are crowdsourcing a contest to reinvent high school — not just improve it, not just enhance it, but … Continue reading

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Learn Technology Skills. Be Employed.

I wanted to share something interesting from a book I recently read. Employers really are hiring more for niche technology skills than they are for general knowledge. This fact was proven in an interesting study conducted by the search firm, … Continue reading

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