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Internationalizing University Education

The Huffington Post – Ed Gragert

“Interacting with authentic audiences in the global regions or international curricula being studied can bring that curriculum alive and put it into a contemporary and local real context. At the same time, educators worldwide are realizing that direct international experiences can dramatically and positively impact the university experience….Earlier it has been demonstrated that students on the pre-college level have enhanced university and career opportunities if they have acquired “21st century skills” and perspectives that include global competence, familiarity with technology, ability to work collaboratively in teams, critical thinking skills and improved reading and writing skills.”(more)

Inspiring Creativity in Young Children

The Huffington Post – Dr. Rebecca Palacios

“Sometimes, as I showed my 4-year-old students some new materials to work with (which teachers call manipulatives), they would ask me, “What does it DO?” This question would make me think twice about what people give children to play with: Too often it’s toys and manipulatives that are designed to “do” something interesting, but not to require the child to “do” very much at all! My favorite choices for manipulatives have always been materials that teachers call open-ended. These are materials that require children to think and construct for themselves. Examples are blocks, geometric shapes, play dough, paint and other materials that allow for creating or building without a lot of instructions or guidance.”(more)

Can Mars Save American Science From American Politics?

The Huffington Post – Jonathan D. Moreno

“Without a strong science base no nation can claim a leadership role in the modern world. But new evidence indicates that support for science in America is in trouble; therefore, so is the country’s potential for a new American century.”(more)

Taxes from A to Z: T Is For Tuition and Fees Deduction

Forbes – Janet Novack

“College can be expensive. Crazy expensive. I say this as a former student now repaying tons of student loans – and eying my three kids and thinking about how in the world I’m going to pay for them, too. Fortunately, there are some tax breaks available for paying for college. You may be able to deduct qualified tuition and related expenses that you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent, as a tuition and fees deduction.”(more)