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5 Disruptive Education Trends That Address American Inequality

This is a good article on the state of education in the US.  Follow the link for the complete story.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681576/5-disruptive-education-trends-that-address-american-inequality

HIGHLIGHTS:

Simply put, our citizens are not being prepared to compete in today’s global, hyper-connected economy, and, for low-income students, the outlook is especially grim. A recent Boston College study of 57 countries showed, among other unflattering comparisons, that only 7% of U.S. students (versus 48% of students in Singapore) reached the advanced level in eighth-grade math. Meanwhile, a 2012 Brookings study showed that "a whopping 43% of job openings require a bachelor’s degree or more." Yet, only 30% of Americans and 15% of Latinos, our nation’s fastest growing demographic, have the credentials.

1: Creating adaptive and optimized learning environments

2: Bringing education everywhere through distance learning and massive open online courses (MOOCs)

3: Flipping the classroom to better utilize resources

4: Using interactive content and gaming to engage students

5: Connecting with tutors and sharing skills online