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July 03, 2015

Whiplash: Worst Teacher Movie Ever

Here's the thing: you can be a superb, meticulous, demanding music teacher without being a hostile jerk. You can also be a driven, determined, even obsessed music student, bent on creative brilliance and perfection, without being inhuman or ruthless. In a movie supposedly about "what it takes" to achieve true excellence in performance, we never saw Fletcher teach, or drummer Miles Teller's ambitious character, Nieman, learn anything about music via guidance, example or instruction. Everything that was accomplished happened via psychological manipulation: Terror. Lies. Tricks. Bodily abuse. Even, God help us, suicide.

May 14, 2015

Ed-Tech Startups Win Big Money at Education Business Plan Competition

A handful of ed-tech startups won $140,000 from the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Wednesday.

May 14, 2015

Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups

Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups.

February 05, 2015

Are School Choice and Equity Incompatible?

It's difficult to argue against the concept of educational choices - but practices involving competition and profit-seeking will not advance the goal of building a strong and equitable public education system.

August 15, 2014

Camp Inspires Middle School Students to Design App That Helps Charities

Middle school students designed apps that help charities, and others that assist individuals with vision impairment and speech disorders.

August 13, 2014

Preschool Grant Competition Aims to Expand Access to Early Learning

The $240 million grant program has separate tracks for states just getting off the ground with preschool, and for states that already have robust programs.

July 31, 2014

UPDATE: Florida Teen Wins World PowerPoint Championship

Tyler Millis, 16, wins the gold medal in the world PowerPoint championship, which was held in California.

July 28, 2014

Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.

July 10, 2014

Flying the Friendly Skies of Product Strength: We Have No iPhone App

Some of Edthena's potential customers may also be pitched by other companies with similarish offerings. Those companies try to skew the differences as our weakness. But the differences may actually represent a present position of strength in overall quality or outcomes for Edthena.

April 10, 2014

Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds

An examination of applications for the federal E-rate program shows big disparities in the amounts that school districts pay for connectivity to the Internet.

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