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Afterschool Alliance, 2012
Over the last four years, the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation have worked together to identify exemplary, and often lesser-known afterschool programs across the nation. For the past two years, efforts have focused on finding innovative afterschool programs serving middle school students. This focus was developed to address the need for…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Case Studies, Middle School Students, After School Programs
Walsh, Taylor – Princeton University Press, 2011
Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an Internet connection. Yale offers high-quality audio and video recordings of a careful selection of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
Varga, Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation explores a business, higher education and public school partnership between the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Wharton School of Business, and the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning three years ago in September 2007, the collective task was to create an online…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Innovation, Internet, Case Studies
National Association of State Boards of Education, 2010
This report concludes that for the U.S. to prosper and compete in the 21st century, the education system will need to change its goals and practices so all students may succeed. That is, as information has become ubiquitous, schools need to emphasize 21st century skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, and creating along with understanding and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, School Schedules, Technology Uses in Education
Stoner, Michael – CURRENTS, 2010
Most communicators are not giving up print or other traditional media. But they recognize that social media has quickly become an important channel for the audiences they want to reach. Social media adds texture and complexity to the marketing mix. To take advantage of social media, it pays to be nimble. Independent schools' communicators…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Communications, Mass Media Role, Social Networks
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on a move by the online social-networking site Ning to start charging for its services which has raised worries that new fees could stifle educators' technological collaboration and creativity and touch off similar moves by other companies that provide comparable services heavily used by educators. Ning, which provides a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Networks, Web Sites, Internet