On Monday, I wrote about the decline of science education in the US, as well the rise of "unscience" and our growing struggle to compete with China in terms of real innovation. As if he wanted to hand me the perfect segue, President Obama announced the administration's Educate to Innovate program.
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The BBC reported reported Wednesday that many students are being urged or are choosing to avoid high-level mathematics courses because of their perceived difficulty.
Several months ago, as the Obama administration started examining NASA's budget critically, I suggested that what American education could really use was a space race. Who would we be racing against?
I first covered ePals almost three and half years ago, highlighting the emerging safe social network and email-based collaboration tools for K12 students. Since then, we've seen them roll out a full-featured social learning platform, layer their role-based communications tools on top of Live@Edu (now Office365 for Education), and finally raise $23 million in an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange in August.
It's blocked! No, it's a glitch! Wait, it's a little bit blocked! More fun for Google in China.
Quite a bit of attention has been paid to what Google may lose by exiting the Chinese market. ZDNet bloggers, along with countless news outlets have been covering the evolving Google-China story in detail and it all comes down to neither Google nor China being willing to budge in their positions on censorship.