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Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'

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But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done. Founded in 2010 and heavily focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and experiential learning, MindDrive got headlines when its first cohort created a fully-functioning car that ran on the “power” of social media Tweets. “The

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How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

An annual study of Broadway and the 16 top nonprofit theaters in New York City, put out by the Asian American Performers Action Coalition, shows that from 2006 to 2016, Asian actors were hired for 3.7 Yet, funding for the arts currently shows no sign of rebounding from cutbacks stemming from George W. percent of the U.S.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

For an absurd example, if dropouts tended to take classes on Thursdays in their first semester at college, but students who completed their degrees didn’t, then you might worry about current students who are currently taking classes on Thursdays. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college.

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Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

Even as early as 2006 and 2007, it was apparent to sociologists Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill, authors of the book “Children of Katrina,” that students were falling way behind as a result of the storm and its aftermath. Terr’Nique Delair sits in English class at George Washington Carver High School.

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