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Katy Perry Talks Education And ‘Make Roar Happen’

Katy Perry Talks Education And ‘Make Roar Happen’

By Meaghan Ellis August 12, 2014

Katy Perry is an accomplished singer with a successful career. However,┬ámany fans may not know the road she traveled to chase her dreams. At the age of 15, the Teenage Dream singer actually dropped out of high school. Although she …

LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton …

Angry Birds Is Coming To The Classroom Angry Birds Is Coming To The Classroom

Angry Birds is a cultural phenomenon that has earned itself fans young and old thanks to its simple yet charming mobile games. Now the Finnish developer behind the series wants to do what any popular game franchise does once it …

Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Attack Student

A middle school teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was fired just over a year after being accused of ordering a group of students to beat up another student. The attack was caught on a surveillance video, which shows the …

Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired

One of the first three companies to get money from Google Capital announced today that it is being acquired. Learning analytics company Renaissance Learning will be acquired by Hellman & Friedman for $1.1 billion. Google announced the launch of Google …

Dodge Viper Ordered to be Destroyed by Chrysler Dodge Viper Ordered to be Destroyed by Chrysler

Last month, every car enthusiasts’ hearts were broken as news was reported that a sinkhole had swallowed eight Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Unfortunately, the nightmare for car aficionados everywhere has yet to end. A …

Read Across America: The Dr. Seuss Connection Read Across America: The Dr. Seuss Connection

If you didn’t know, today is National Read Across America Day. It is a day meant to encourage children to read and to even dare to develop a love of reading. Parents are encouraged to take the time to read …

Parents Outraged After Kids’ Lunches Are Thrown Away Parents Outraged After Kids’ Lunches Are Thrown Away

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Parents of students attending Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah were furious to learn that their kids’ lunches were taken by cafeteria workers. Up to 40 students had their lunch trays taken from them because they had balances …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab Designed For Students Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab Designed For Students

As the tablet market matures in the U.S., manufacturers will have to start looking for alternative revenue streams. Apple has already demonstrated that education is a sure fire way to increase sales of tablets with schools all over the nation …

Video Games Don't Turn Your Brain To Mush

I, like many children who grew up in the 80s and 90s, spent a lot of time playing video games. We could have spent those hours outside, but we instead chose to stay inside trying to save the princess or …

President Obama Challenges Americans To Learn Code President Obama Challenges Americans To Learn Code
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Ever since the dawn of computing, computer programming has always been a subject that has been heavily influenced by math and science. Just the thought of programming, where a person sits in front of a computer staring at lines and …

Kindle FreeTime Gets New Education Features Kindle FreeTime Gets New Education Features
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More and more kids these days are making the switch from TVs and video games to consuming everything on tablets. While tablets are great, the personal nature of the device also makes it harder for parents to make sure their …

Office 365 Student Advantage Now Available Globally Office 365 Student Advantage Now Available Globally

Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to get students using Office 365 – the company’s cloud-based productivity software. The company has offered free trials, discounts and is now even giving away free subscriptions to students at qualifying universities. …

Evolution in Texas Schools Encounters Resistance
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A report from the Dallas Morning News confirmed that Texas State Board of Education members approved a series of textbooks this week that cover Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in its scientific entirety. Almost immediately after the books were approved, …

Minecraft Can Now Be Played In School
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Move over, Oregon Trail. Minecraft, the popular sandbox game where players build worlds out of 3D boxes, is being used for the first time in an elementary school in Davie, Florida. The game, which has no real end and no …

Cursive Handwriting: Is it Still Necessary to Teach?
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Think about it. When was the last time you wrote in cursive other than to pen your signature? With the universal use of computers, smartphones and plain old print writing – is cursive handwriting dead? And if it’s hardly used …

LinkedIn Partners With Online Education Sites LinkedIn Partners With Online Education Sites
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LinkedIn has partnered with a handful of online education companies to add accomplishments to users’ LinkedIn profiles. The company has launched a pilot program with Coursera, EdX, Lynda.com, Pearson, Skillsoft, Udacity and Udemy. When the user completes a course from …