ELSEWHERE: iPads Are Proving Beneficial for Special Education Students

It's easy to dismiss iPads as luxury gadgets for checking Facebook, watching Netflix, and playing Candy Crush. But as one Los Angeles educator has discovered, iPads are a huge help when teaching special education students with mental and physical disabilities. As a geek, I love this story because it's a perfect example of technology making a positive impact in the lives of previously disadvantaged individuals. … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong with Pursuing Gifted Education for Our Kids?

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While having dinner with a family who lives in Manhattan, the parents told me about their daughter’s saga of testing for kindergarten admission into New York’s notoriously selective Hunter Elementary School. The parents are two of the brightest people I know, and their 4-year-old daughter is fluent in at least three languages so far (Mandarin, French, and English). Her test results placed her in the impressive 98th percentile. And yet, she hadn’t made it past the first round; only kids who … [Read more...]


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