Author: Barbara Ray

Mozilla’s Open Badges Create a New Currency for Learning

“Get recognition for the skills you learn anywhere”—that’s the idea behind the Mozilla Foundation’s Open Badges experiment. Classrooms have never been the only place where kids learn. From tinkering in basements to getting excited about reading in book clubs, kids are continuously learning new skills and hatching new ideas. And as digital media tools and online spaces, from Photoshop to the...

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Childhood Poverty is at the Root of the Nation’s Education Inequality

Inequality is a hot topic at the moment, and rightly so. Decades of wage stagnation, job loss, and most recently a housing crisis have hollowed out the middle class. Meanwhile, incomes at the top are accumulating like helium balloons on the ceiling. The chance of living the American Dream and doing better than one’s parents is fading. But often overlooked in...

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A Q&A with Chip Donohue and Roberta Schomburg

A year after the Rogers Center and the National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC) released Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth through Age 8, we talk with two experts about what excites them about using technology with preschoolers. Rogers Center senior fellow Chip Donohue is Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing...

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