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What makes economic mobility possible

Apr 17, 2015
"Social Capital" is one key factor influencing economic mobility.
Posted In: social mobility, Education, Dayton

What makes a land of opportunity

Apr 16, 2015
Dayton, Ohio can teach us a lot about mobility and the American Dream.
Posted In: Ohio, economic mobility, American dream, Education, Segregation

School lunch's food fight

Apr 15, 2015
Critics say rules on nutritional content make the meals unappealing and costly.
Posted In: school lunch, school lunches, school nutrition, nutrition, Education

A group of Atlanta educators caught cheating

Apr 7, 2015
It's being called the largest cheating scandal in American history.
Posted In: Education
Students at the University of Heidelberg go to college tuition-free, and spend more time worrying about grades than student loan debt.

How German higher education controls costs

Mar 31, 2015
What America can learn from taxpayers who foot the bill for free university.
Posted In: Germany, German economy, college costs, student loans, student debt, college tuition, Education
The Rhodes scholarship program, which invites students from various countries around the world to study at the prestigious Oxford University, is opening it's doors to China.

Rhodes Trust plans global scholarship expansion

Mar 30, 2015
Chinese students are now able to apply for the prestigious program.
Posted In: scholarships, China, Rhodes scholars, Education
Zhang Wenquan makes his nightly run to Shanghai's massive Tongchuan Road Fish Market to purchase fish to sell at his and his wife's stall at a local wet market.

The path to the middle class in China

Mar 17, 2015
The nation's household registration policy is leaving many workers stuck in place.
Posted In: China, fish, middle class, Education

SXSW 2015: Marketplace Daily Download

Mar 17, 2015
Behind-the-scenes recaps from SXSWedu and Interactive 2015 in Austin. #SXMP
Posted In: sxsw, sxsw 2015, South by Southwest, SXSWedu, interactive, edtech, Education, technology, behind the scenes, Reporter's Notebook

Two profiles of China's economy

Mar 13, 2015
China's richest man and a Shanghai fishmonger connect the dots in China's economy.
Posted In: China, middle class, Education
Participants in the 2015 SXSWedu session "5 Ways to Mash-up Hollywood with Schools" watch a video as part of a gamified math experience created by Brain Chase, an educational game company driven by animations, decoder rings, hidden clues and buried treasu

How to make an educational game kids want to play

Mar 12, 2015
What's actually fun, and what's just "chocolate covered broccoli?"
Posted In: gamification, Education, technology, edtech, sxsw, SXSWedu, sxsw 2015, video games

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