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Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa

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Old shipping containers repurposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of #Africa access to #education and innovation. Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative brings mobile classrooms filled with gadgets to rural towns like Phomolong, home to about 5,000 to 10,000 people. By outfitting a mobile shipping container with desks, a 50-inch […]

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Missouri Bill Would Allow Students To “Opt-Out” of Learning Evolution

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#Evolution is the central idea in all of biology, so one would automatically assume that a child learning about the life sciences would be learning about the change of organisms over time – right? Well, apparently that’s not the case for a lawmaker in Missouri. Last week, Republican State Representative Rick Brattin introduced HB1472, which […]

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15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

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Image: Mashable Composite. iStock retrorocket, chuwy The nation’s top entrepreneurs don’t come from one place — not one Ivy, one city or one incubator. Sure, schools like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University have a reputation for churning out revolutionary ideas and battle-tested founders, but top-flight companies sprout from universities and #entrepreneurship […]

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Arizona Schools Chief Who Banned Mexican-American Studies And Disparaged Latinos Is Ousted

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##arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal lost the GOP primary after controversial comments about Latinos and comparisons between Planned Parenthood and Nazis surfaced. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409167475); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3430283”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409167475); }); View this image › John Huppenthal, the ousted Arizona schools superintendent, cries during a […]

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Republicans, Democrats Finally Find Common Ground — On Coding

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In an increasingly divisive U.S. political climate, there’s at least one cause that has found support on both sides of the aisle — computer science #education. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor both stressed the importance of learning to to code, or write computer programs, in videos uploaded Sunday […]

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