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From Lunch to Learning: Michelle Obama’s Got a New Education Focus

Receiving an education can be a challenge for many people in developing nations, but young girls face unique barriers that leave them disproportionately affected—up to 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. As an outspoken advocate of girls’ rights (and school lunches), Michelle Obama is looking to lower that stat and improve gender equality and educational opportunities around the world …

Education leaders want mayor, council to go the extra mile for Jacksonville kids

Improving and promoting education is a recurring campaign issue across Jacksonville this election cycle, with mayoral and City Council candidates weighing in on how they’d better Jacksonville’s schools. The mayor and council don’t have the direct impact on day-to-day school operations and policy the way the superintendent and School Board does, but educators and non-profit leaders say there are …

7 Myths About Online Education

Online education is becoming commonplace. About 5.3 million U.S. students took at least one online course in fall 2013, according to a recent study. Myth 1: Online education is easy. “At reputable institutions, students have to complete the same material as in-person, except they also have to really manage their time because online no one is reminding them when assignments or projects are due …

LEGO® Education Demos LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 App at SXSWedu 2015

At the SXSWedu Conference in Austin, LEGO Education demoed the new LEGO Education EV3 Programming App for use with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 solution. The EV3 Programming App is a simple and effective way for classrooms to get started with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 within a 45 minute classroom period.