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Interdisciplinary systems promote sustainability in higher ed

Multidisciplinary centers that connect faculty and students across subject areas help students develop solutions to real-world problems. “In addition to giving students opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research, these institutes also support students’ interests in interacting with organizations and agencies outside of the university and applying what they are learning now instead of waiting until they’ve earned a degree.”

In Pursuit of Equality: A Framework for Equity Strategies in Competency-Based Education

Over the past twenty years, a new understanding of what we envision for a fair and equal education system has developed: our focus has shifted from thinking about equality in terms of equal or same – having the same inputs, having the same path, the same age children taking the same test on the same day – to providing students with what they need to succeed. Educational equality promises that every student will reach their potential.

Education vs. Indoctrination

This thought-provoking editorial from EdWeek discusses education vs. indoctrination and the need for a K-12 educator to exercise the right to say what he or she thinks with care and discretion.