Gates Foundation Invests Billions to Improve American Education

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is well-known for his philanthropy in the education sector. He recently earmarked an additional $1.7 billion in funding through the Gates Foundation in order to increase the availability of quality education. The primary focus of the investment centers on people of color and low income families. The Gates Foundation […]... Read More

Success Academy is Leading the Charge

If the proof is in the pudding, then perhaps the educational system as a whole should have a look at the recipe devised and executed by Success Academy. Leading the charge is Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools. The first school opened in 2006 and has since grown to 32 locations. […]... Read More

How Escape Rooms Are Changing Education One Puzzle At A Time

It seems like a no-brainer to anyone that remembers their time in school, but escape rooms are now becoming an increasingly popular teaching aid. By combining student’s desires to move around and feel engaged, and a teacher’s needs to mix learning and fun in a creative way, escape rooms have become a remarkably popular tool […]... Read More

Critical Thinking Skills Stagnate in Chinese Universities

Countries are constantly comparing their statistics to the rest of the world, whether it’s GNP or educational rankings. In countries, like the United States, that have seen their educational rankings decline, governments and educators alike are looking at what is working in other countries in the hopes of discovering what they can do to improve. […]... Read More

Does Auto Correct Cut Learning How to Spell?

For many dedicated students, writing the perfect report is vital for success. Therefore, in order to excel, one must have a strong grasp of the English vocabulary. However, with the booming influence of technology, the gift of auto correct is readily available to numerous students. All you need is a simple right mouse click for […]... Read More

Games + Instruction Brings Out Best in Students

Extra Credits is a YouTube channel that makes videos discussing game design. In a recent series on the future of video games in education, they discovered something interesting. An educational game studio, Filament Games, teamed up with Sun Prairie School District in Wisconsin to bring one of their sandbox system games into the classroom of […]... Read More