Nov 25, 2013 — More older Americans are going online, but many seniors don't have the resources, devices or skills to navigate the Web. One pilot program is giving tablets and training to seniors to help them combat isolation while staying safe online.
Nov 20, 2013 — Trip Hawkins founded Electronic Arts, the company behind the Madden NFL video game. His latest venture is heading in a very different direction: using the advances in gaming technology to teach children emotional intelligence.
Oct 30, 2013 — We are a society obsessed with death and dying. It's time we moved the other way and put more of our energy into celebrating life and living. We have a lot to learn from our children here, who are constantly performing grand experiments about the world. Until, that is, we stop them.
Aug 29, 2013 — When children have so little experience of nature that they fear butterflies, how should we respond? That's the question anthropologist Barbara J. King asks after reading about a new garden at the Dallas Arboretum focused on educating kids.
Aug 12, 2013 — Crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment. One site called for employees to submit ideas that could help improve the safety of students and staff at school.
Aug 9, 2013 — Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics. A new study finds that girls are more likely to take physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math.
Jul 23, 2013 — Brilliant.org is an online hub for the world's most promising young minds to come together, connect, and see how they measure up against one another.
Jul 19, 2013 — School officials say they have to take tough steps to close a $1 billion budget deficit. Teachers say the administration is going back on a promise to keep cuts away from classrooms.
May 20, 2013 — It's the end of the academic year and students everywhere are taking tests. What for? Commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests we should shift our focus from testing for assessment to testing for learning.
May 15, 2013 — Improvements in science education can take many forms. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that one of the easiest and most rewarding is to simply put real research scientists in front of students. A few volunteer hours from a scientist can change how a student sees the world forever.