Monthly Archives: August 2014

A School is Not a Pet. And Yet . . .

This weekend’s story in the New York Times about former NFL star Deion Sanders’ struggling charter school lays bare much of what’s wrong with the way Americans think about public education in general, and charter schools in particular.

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This is what it looks like when you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . .

Imagine if more reforms did the same?

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This is what the future of learning looks like

Imagine if everyone had a chance to discover their unique talent and passion to the same degree that Kelvin Doe did?

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The social origins of intelligence

There’s a fascinating new study out in which researchers studied the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds. Among their findings? That “the ability to establish social relationships and navigate the social world is not secondary to a more general cognitive capacity for intellectual function, but that it may be the other way around. Intelligence may originate from the central role of relationships in human life and therefore may be tied to social and emotional capacities.”

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