Education in the 21st Century

Posted December 3, 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One major problem facing education, besides making it available for everyone, is having it evolve to fit the needs of an ever changing world. We can't have schools using the same methods they used decades ago, it won't apply! We live in a world connected by the Internet, we should use this connection to educate the masses!


Politico: Online Education Run Amok

Posted December 1, 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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Private companies want to scoop up your child's data. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/online-education-run-amok-113208.html#ixzz3KeamYUiV

Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/online-educa...

By: Caitlin Emma Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless to stop the flood of personal data about teenage students from flowing to private companies, thanks to loopholes in federal privacy laws. Universities and private companies this fall unveiled a slew of free, open-access online courses to high school students, marketing them as a way for kids to supplement t...


Is Online Education the Answer?

Posted November 30, 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One of the things we discussed at the South Jersey UN Day at St. Joseph High School was Education (Subtheme B). In Subtheme B one of the solutions to the problem of reaching every child was using the magic of Online Education to give access to children in developing nations. Everyday more and more receive access to the internet. (This site offers an estimate of how many users have access.) But this Politico article begs to differ. One of the arguments raised is the protection o...


Safety in the Classroom

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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Nelson Mandela once famously said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." If that's so, why is it that, according to the UN News Center, 58 million children of primary school age remain out of school? A major underlying problem facing the world of education is safety in the classroom. Who is stopping children from attending school? In most cases, parents and families want their children to attend classes and receive an education. Educated...


Progress in Education in the Philippines

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Source: http://twitter.com/unicefphils/status/430508536095...

Without doubt millions of people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Things are getting better and people are getting help. I just wanted to link this tweet by UNICEF on the topic.


California is Making Clean Energy More Available

Posted December 3, 2013 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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Clean energy is becoming more and more of a necessity. But, it's not available to everyone. California's Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to make it possible for California's residents to purchase clean energy. Most of the state's residents were unable to make use of the copious hours of sun to power their home due to the fact that they either rent their home an therefor do not own their roofs, don't have enough of a credit rating to install the solar panel, or their roof is simp...


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