Magazine – The Best Schools http://www.thebestschools.org Finding the best school for you Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:34:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 116165519 How To Do Online College Like a Boss: A Bro’s Guide http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/online-college-bro/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/online-college-bro/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:33:46 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71268 by David Ferrer I know how you’re feeling right now. I mean right now. Words and stuff are boring. Books are lame. You live in the gym, not in the classroom. You prefer drinks and ladies over libraries. You want major coin, not college majors. […]

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How To Bump Gums Like a Hardboiled Dick: The Language of Film Noir http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/film-noir-language/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/film-noir-language/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69334 By TBS Staff The art of film holds endless fascination. It is trite but true to note that men and women love the movies because, for a brief time, they get to experience the larger-than-life existence of the hero or the heroine on screen as […]

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10 Things I Learned From Children’s Television http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-things-i-learned-from-childrens-television/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-things-i-learned-from-childrens-television/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:20:17 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70475 By David A. Tomar Related Articles On the one hand, television is a vast cesspool of reality stars, celebrity-stalking tabloids, and Jimmy Fallon. On the other hand, the capacity of this medium to inform, educate, and enlighten is nearly infinite. In fact, in the era […]

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A Cynic’s Guide To EdTech, Pt. 2: The Pencil http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-educational-technology-pt-2-pencil/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-educational-technology-pt-2-pencil/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68975 by David Ferrer Some technologies come and go, like the passing of a spring day. They were nice while they lasted, but they didn’t last long. Other technologies have lasting power. Once they’re here, they’re here to say. Related Articles Enter, the pencil. I know […]

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College Baseball in the ‘70s: Playing Against Racism http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/college-baseball-racism/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/college-baseball-racism/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69889 by Curtis Baugh Desegregation was the law in the 1970s, but it wasn’t always the reality. I grew up in the midwest and by the late ‘70s, most people thought, “It’s all good. Life is fair. There is no need to carry a chip on […]

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The Rise of Machine Learning and the Future of Human Work http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/future-meaningful-work/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/future-meaningful-work/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69816 by Bill Dembski Overview Computerization has already had an enormous impact on the labor landscape, supplanting the industrial jobs that this nation was built upon with automated processes. But as technology continues to advance, this impact will only grow in scope. Innovations in Artificial Intelligence […]

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Everyone’s Gaga For Gonzaga http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/everybodys-gaga-gonzaga/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/everybodys-gaga-gonzaga/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:33:02 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71210 By David A. Tomar I’m really, really sorry about the title, but ever since the private Roman Catholic university out of Spokane, Washington became a March Madness bracket darling, it’s kind of true. Also, it rhymes, so there. Related Articles Anyway, who or what is […]

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Baseball’s Exclusive South American Aces Club http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/baseballs-exclusive-south-american-aces-club/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/baseballs-exclusive-south-american-aces-club/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:51:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69425 by Curtis Baugh Baseball may be America’s pastime but some of the greatest pitchers in Major League history have come from countries other than the U.S. We have compiled a list that spans several countries and over a century of baseball. The Exclusive South American […]

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Minority Students and Minority Sports http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/minority-sports/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/minority-sports/#respond Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:33:03 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70972 by Curtis Baugh It takes all kinds of athletes to make a truly diverse college. Sure, there’s no shortage of coverage or media attention for March Madness or College Bowl days. And if you look at the makeup of our Division I colleges, you will […]

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LeMoyne-Owen College: From Academics to Ashes http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/francis-julius-lemoyne-abolition-ashes-academics/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/francis-julius-lemoyne-abolition-ashes-academics/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:33:15 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66725 By David A. Tomar LeMoyne-Owen College was created by a 1968 merger combining two Historically Black Colleges located in Memphis, Tennessee. But its true origin would predate this merger by more than a century. The four-year private college takes its name and its esteem from […]

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The School Revolution: A New Answer For Our Broken Education System by Ron Paul—A Review http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/ron-paul-school-revolution/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/ron-paul-school-revolution/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:45:39 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69528 New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013; 207 pgs. by David Ferrer In a way, The School Revolution: A New Answer For Our Broken Education System was inevitable. Ron Paul had to write a book about education, and that book had to be libertarian. It had […]

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A Cynic’s Guide to EdTech, Pt. 1: The TV Trolley http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-technology-classroom-pt-1-tv-trolley/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-technology-classroom-pt-1-tv-trolley/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:33:28 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68972 by David Ferrer In the 1980’s and early 90’s, the height of classroom technology was the TV trolley. A 19-27” TV monitor with a VCR stacked on a four-legged, one-shelf, rolling tray, just high enough so students in the back row can still see there’s […]

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Fergie Jenkins: An interview with a winner http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/interview-fergie-jenkins/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/interview-fergie-jenkins/#comments Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:37:06 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69441   Welcome to Metanoia from TheBestSchools org, where we explore the beliefs, events and pursuits that shape the minds and lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people.  Tweet this!Interview with Cubs Hall of Famer & Cy Young winner Fergie Jenkins! On Saturday, January 14, I […]

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The 25 Best Protest Songs of All Time http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/25-best-protest-songs-time/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/25-best-protest-songs-time/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:40:28 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70126 By David A. Tomar Donald Trump promised that his presidency would draw yuge crowds and so far, the American people have not disappointed. Related Articles Of course, most of these crowds are protests. But let’s not quibble over the specifics. The point is, the president […]

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Today I Learned: Chance the Rapper Donated $1 Million to Chicago Schools http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-chance-rapper-donated-1-million-chicago-schools/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-chance-rapper-donated-1-million-chicago-schools/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:16:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69946 By David A. Tomar On the surface, this sounds like a feel good story. And certainly, the critically-acclaimed hip hop artist’s gesture is worthy of praise. But his donation magnifies the tragic conditions facing Chicago’s public school students. Related Articles According to the New York […]

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Education Gets Trumped: Federal Education Policy in the News http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-federal-education-policy-news/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:28:05 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67521 Here at TBS Magazine, we do our best to stay out of the political fray. We’re not here to debate electoral outcomes, foreign policy, or domestic security. We are inherently inclusive, we welcome a plurality of ideas, and the composition of our own editorial board […]

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More Fun Facts About March Madness http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/fun-facts-march-madness/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/fun-facts-march-madness/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:33:52 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69832 by Curtis Baugh What are the odds of getting your NCAA bracket exactly right? Well, they’re not too good. Frankly, you have a better chance of making 10 half-court shots in row, which is to say that it ain’t gonna happen. But don’t let that […]

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Growth vs. Proficiency for Dummies http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/growth-vs-proficiency-dummies/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/growth-vs-proficiency-dummies/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:21:44 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69409 By David A. Tomar In February of 2017, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the Secretary of Education in the closest and most hotly contested vote the position has ever seen. Much of the debate surrounded the nominee’s lack of experience in the public education sphere, […]

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Skidmore College: From Tragedy to Triumph http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/lucy-skidmore-scriber-transforming-tragedy-triumph/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/lucy-skidmore-scriber-transforming-tragedy-triumph/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:33:17 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66811 By David A. Tomar Were it not for the constant tragedy that surrounded her, Lucy Skidmore’s life might well have proceeded along the traditional path befitting a 19th century woman raised into high society. Well-educated and well-reared as a result of her family’s success in […]

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Education Gets Trumped, Pt. 2: Ending Common Core http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-pt-2-repealing-common-core/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-pt-2-repealing-common-core/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:34:08 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67513 By David A. Tomar Donald Trump hates Common Core. He told us so in as many ways as he possibly could during an election season in which little was otherwise said on the subject of education. He hates it. But does he fully understand it? […]

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Robot Love: Understanding our Complicated Relationship with Technology http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/%e2%80%a8robot-love-understanding-complicated-relationship-technology/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/%e2%80%a8robot-love-understanding-complicated-relationship-technology/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:33:18 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68105 by David Ferrer I recently faced a personal crisis. The big game was on and the internet at our house went down in the first quarter. I was forced to do the unthinkable. I had to leave the house and drive somewhere else to find […]

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The History of Historically Black Colleges http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/historically-black-colleges/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/historically-black-colleges/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:25:57 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68618 By David A. Tomar When Richard Humphreys arrived in Philadelphia from the British Virgin Islands in 1764, he was still in his teens. But even then, the young Quaker was disturbed by the conditions facing African Americans in his new city. Like most adherents to […]

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How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff—A Review http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/statistics-lie-review/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/statistics-lie-review/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:46 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66651 New York: Norton & Company, 1954. Reprint 1993; 142 pgs. by David Ferrer Three score and three years ago (in 1954) a seasoned journalist, Darrel Huff, who’d made a name for himself writing “How To” books, produced a cleverly titled and cutely illustrated book about […]

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March Madness in the Not Too Distant Future http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/march-madness-not-distant-future/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/march-madness-not-distant-future/#respond Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:53:36 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69074 by Curtis Baugh Imagine, if you will, March Madness in the not-too-distant future, a time when the gap between court and classroom has closed, when academics and athletics have unified to create a more perfect sport, when everything we know about computing and competing have […]

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Baseball’s Exclusive Black Aces Club http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/black-american-major-league-baseball-aces/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/black-american-major-league-baseball-aces/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68097 by Curtis Baugh When we think of the greatest Major League Baseball players of all time, there are many to choose from. When we think of great pitchers who have landed in the Hall of Fame, the list narrows. When we think of Black American Major […]

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Betsy DeVos: Controversial Confirmation http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/betsy-devos-confirmed/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/betsy-devos-confirmed/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:28:59 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68368 By David A. Tomar Rarely is the Senate confirmation of a Secretary of Education either controversial or historical. But then, these are strange days indeed. On Tuesday, February 7, the United States Senate deadlocked at 50–50 on its vote to install Michigan billionaire and school […]

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9 Reasons Being a TA Sucks http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-sucks/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-sucks/#respond Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:30:32 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67607 By David A. Tomar The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that roughly 110,000 graduate students will take on graduate teaching assistantship positions each school year. Some percentage of these students will spend that entire year complaining about the experience to anybody who will listen. Unfortunately, […]

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9 Reasons Being a TA Rocks http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-awesome/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-awesome/#respond Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:27:23 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67592 By David A. Tomar So you’re in grad school and you have more than enough to do. Like, if it weren’t for class time, you’d never get any sleep, right? Just kidding. We know what a diligent and attentive student you are. Otherwise, you wouldn’t […]

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The Best Degrees To Fight Racism http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/best-degrees-fight-racism/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/best-degrees-fight-racism/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:05:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68139 by Bobby Rich Despite enormous global progress over the course of the last century, racism persists. While there are large and active initiatives that seek to eliminate racism by spreading awareness through media campaigns, public demonstrations, lobbying, legislation, and more, the issues of racial prejudice, […]

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School Counseling: Then and Now http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/school-counseling-now/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:03:23 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67894 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2014, there were roughly 273,400 school counselors working in public and private schools across the U.S. If you were to ask most of them their opinion, they’d probably tell you that there aren’t nearly enough of […]

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11 Reasons We’re Too Dumb to Resist Clickbait http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/why-clickbait-works/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/why-clickbait-works/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:24:10 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66642 By David A. Tomar Ok. Let’s get this out of the way right up front. You’ve been had. This is not a list of 11 items and it’s not about how dumb you are. I don’t think you’re dumb at all. You can unclench your […]

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15 Logical Fallacies You Should Know Before Getting Into a Debate http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/15-logical-fallacies-know/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/15-logical-fallacies-know/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66001 by David Ferrer A logical fallacy is an error in reasoning common enough to warrant a fancy name. Knowing how to spot and identify fallacies is a priceless skill. It can save you time, money, and personal dignity. Formal fallacies are breakdowns in how you say […]

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Ball State University: Bottling Success Since 1918 http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/big-balls-muncie-indiana/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/big-balls-muncie-indiana/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:33:10 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66441 By David A. Tomar This year marks a century since Ball State University enrolled its inaugural class of 235 students. Amazingly, its proud tradition as a public coeducational research university in Muncie, Indiana, began with a modest $200 loan. Related Articles When brothers Edmund and […]

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Today I Learned: Illinois Desperately Needs Substitute Teachers http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-illinois-desperately-needs-substitute-teachers/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-illinois-desperately-needs-substitute-teachers/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:33:08 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67123 According to CBS-St. Louis, the Land of Lincoln is low on stand-in educators. Public schools throughout the state struggle daily to dispatch substitute teachers to as many as 600 classrooms. According to a review by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, “teachers call […]

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Matthew Vassar: Beer and Loathing in Poughkeepsie, NY http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/matthew-vassar-beer-loathing-poughkeepsie-ny/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:28:12 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66134 By David A. Tomar Rarely do we associate the college campus with the business of selling beer. Just kidding. We always make that association. But when it comes to Vassar College, that connection is more than just recreational in nature. In fact, the school’s founder […]

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Education Gets Trumped, Pt. 1: Eliminating the Department of Education http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-pt-1-eliminating-department-education/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-pt-1-eliminating-department-education/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:25:38 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=65918 By David A. Tomar Donald Trump made a lot of unconventional promises during his campaign for the presidency, promises that challenge Constitutionality, feasibility, and in many cases, basic common sense. Now, as we sit in limbo at the start of his presidency, we are left […]

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DeVos Gets Grilled: Her Greatest Hits http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/devos-gets-grilled-greatest-hits/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/devos-gets-grilled-greatest-hits/#respond Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:04:55 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67090 By David A. Tomar On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held its confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education pick, Betsy DeVos. Committee chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) pushed ahead with the hearing even though […]

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10 Moments of Athletic Genius http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-moments-of-athletic-genius/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-moments-of-athletic-genius/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:21:59 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=64660 By David A. Tomar Often, when we think of genius, we picture the concert cellist, the 11-year-old chess master or the pioneering astrophysicist. Rarely do we picture the NFL running back, the Olympic gymnast or the hotshot curling skip. I’m not sure I can change […]

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The One World Schoolhouse by Salman Khan—A Review http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/one-world-schoolhouse-salman-khan-a-review/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:33:06 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66011 NY: Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2013; 259 pgs. by David Ferrer What if we completely flipped the concept of the classroom by doing homework at school and lectures at home? What if we wove subjects together so students could study at the cross-sections between history, math, […]

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Today I Learned That Kids in Bangladesh Attend Floating Schools http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-kids-bangladesh-attend-floating-schools/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:05:08 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66649 Well, some of them do anyway. You see, Bangladesh is a delta that stands at the confluence of several major rivers, making it particularly vulnerable to flooding. When flooding does it occur, it makes it especially difficult for children in certain regions to attend school. […]

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Making Sense of College Rankings http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/big-business-college-ranking/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/big-business-college-ranking/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:33:15 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=64829 By David A. Tomar For colleges and universities, reputation is everything. In the fiercely competitive and increasingly global higher education sector, perception is nearly as important as performance. With more than 183 million college students hitting the books across the globe, unnumbered eyes will behold […]

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John Bard and Margaret Johnston: Bard College’s Power Couple http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/john-bard-and-margaret-johnston-bard-colleges-power-couple/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:25:32 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=61749 By David A. Tomar John Bard and Margaret Johnson were a true power couple. If they were famous today, tabloids would smush their names together and create a contraction that you’d be embarrassed to say out loud, like Johngaret, or Bardston, or….MargBard. Whatever you call […]

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7 Ways to Earn College Credit – Infographic http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/earn-college-credit-infographic/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:24:14 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=65950 You want to get ahead. We get it. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and you need every advantage. Lucky for you, we know seven ways that you can get a jumpstart on your pursuit of higher education. In our post, Seven Ways You Can […]

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Stanford’s Marching Band Could Beat Up Your Football Team http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/stanfords-marching-band-beat-football-team/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/stanfords-marching-band-beat-football-team/#respond Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:21:12 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=65715 By David A. Tomar Stanford’s Marching Band is in big trouble…again. Apparently, that’s kind of their thing. I know I’m not supposed to think it’s funny, but I do. I can respect that some marching bands view it as their job to proliferate pep. I […]

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Auld Lang Syne Means . . . http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/auld-lang-syne-meaning/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:20:25 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66063 …that “Auld Lang Syne” means “long long ago.” At least that’s the loose definition anyway. Technically, it means “old long since,” but that kind of loses something in translation. At any rate, this bittersweet melody, which we traditionally babble incoherently just as the clock strikes […]

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10 New Year’s Resolutions That Everyone Can Keep http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-new-years-resolutions-everybody-can-keep/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-new-years-resolutions-everybody-can-keep/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2016 23:39:42 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=65989 By David A. Tomar The New Year fast approaches and, with it come the usual postmortems. Good riddance to last year, we say. Onwards, upwards, and so on. Whatever unique stew of misfortune the previous year served up, you look brightly to the future, ready […]

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10 Classic TV Teachers http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-classic-tv-teachers/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-classic-tv-teachers/#respond Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:33:08 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=64657 By David A. Tomar Man, there are a lot of shows about cops. Every third show on the air at any given time is about a SWAT team, a special victims unit, or a pair of partner cops solving mysteries and hashing through their own […]

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Oliver Otis Howard: Soldier of Freedom http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/oliver-otis-howard-soldier-freedom/ Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:33:07 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=61765 By David A. Tomar Few figures in American history did more either during the Civil War or in its immediate aftermath to move our nation away from the vile institution of slavery. A career military officer and a powerful presence during the Reconstruction Era, Oliver […]

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10 Productivity Tools for Students & Educators http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/productivity-tools-students-educators/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:06:14 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=65704 Students and teachers have different productivity needs than most professionals. Many of the front-line tools work well in both the office and classroom environment, but there are enough differences that we thought an education-specific list of productivity tools would be helpful. Related Articles As you’re […]

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Is Homeschooling Anti-Social? http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/homeschooling-anti-social/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/homeschooling-anti-social/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:12:47 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=63560 by David Ferrer Social life is the bane and boon of homeschooling. It’s a great frustration and a great reward, depending on how you look at it. Related Articles Accusations fly freely about how homeschooling socially isolates students from the outside world. Homeschooling, it is […]

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