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How Students Could Teach

While on our month long road trip, we had the pleasure of stopping by the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. Though a magnetic school, how they educate their students is much different from the norm. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized [...]

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1,000+ Rally for a Day of Service

Giving back to the community is a major part of student life at Carnegie Mellon University. And 1000Plus is an example of that. 1000plus is a Carnegie Mellon day of service. This year, students, faculty, staff, and alumni had an opportunity to positively impact the greater Pittsburgh community by engaging in service efforts on Saturday, [...]

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Road Trip Update and an Unexpected Turn

The tour is coming to an end and we had an unexpected turn: Topher has become extremely ill! Check out this video I record yesterday afternoon in one of my favorite stomping grounds: The Burgh (or Pittsburgh, for those who have never been). Take a look. Are you interested in joining the revolution? Contact us. [...]

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The Future of Education: The Great American Teach-In

Everything is a classroom. How we teach and what we learn on a day-to-day is much different from our experience in school. As a professor, I see the disconnect on a daily basis. But the question is, what to do about it. At SXSW, I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Lehmann, the principal of [...]

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