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#YoSoy132 – Mexico’s Youth Uprising

Sick of repression and media bias, a growing student-led movement takes aim at the leading presidential candidate. Looking toward the election, #YoSoy132 supporters are realistic about the chances of beating the candidate they oppose. But what what will be done … Continue reading

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If Not Now, When?: How student protest can help save higher education

After more than 20 years of public disinvestment from social programs that help create strong, healthy, and secure young people; following five years of war-making that have, to date, seen more than 1.5 million US troops off to Iraq; and … Continue reading

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Why Activists in the US and Around the World Should be Learning from Montreal Student Strikers

The core issues at stake here are the same ones that students and workers around the world are facing right now: austerity and the increasing privatization of education. The student movement in Quebec is growing. On Tuesday, an estimated 300,000 … Continue reading

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Student success in the classroom

Over the past 20 years, if not more, colleges and universities, states and private foundations have invested considerable resources in the development and implementation of a range of programs to increase college completion. Though several of these have achieved some … Continue reading

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Tracking the 2011 Student-led Collective Movement in Chile through Social Media Use

Using social media archives of the 2011 Chilean student unrest and dynamic social network analysis, we study how leaders and participants use social media such as Twitter, and the Web to self-organize and communicate with each other, and thus generate … Continue reading

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Chile: The Student’s Power

It is almost a truism that the student movement marks a generational change in Chile. The student leaders were born as their parents were voting in the plebiscite that ended Pinochet’s rule. They do not share their parents’ fears. They … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials, Teacher Effectiveness, and the Common Core

Student learning occurs primarily through interactions with people (teachers and peers) and instructional materials (textbooks, workbooks, instructional software, web-based content, homework, projects, quizzes, and tests). The contexts within which these interactions occur are surely important. The effectiveness of teachers, the … Continue reading

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Why We Should Stop Segregating Children by Age

We adults flatter ourselves when we think that we are the best models, guides, and teachers for children. Children are much more interested in other children than in us. Children are especially interested in, and ready to learn from, those … Continue reading

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If Not Now, When?: How student protest can help save US higher education

Students therefore wield a particular form of power in the current era. First, the surge of new young voters into the electoral arena has party strategists re-calculating numbers and re-thinking policy positions. Second, universities and colleges need young bodies for … Continue reading

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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn

What do students learn in a traditional lecture-based physics class, and are there ways to teach them better? Cognitive scientists determined that people’s short-term memory is very limited – it can only process so much at once. A lot of … Continue reading

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