Education

11:15am

Tue November 29, 2011
Education

Colleges take a chance on Wikipedia

The education of young people is increasingly, if not exclusively, coming from the internet. And a big part of it is from the website Wikipedia. The English-language version alone has more than three million entries. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most visited websites in the world, after Facebook and before Twitter. And in the last few years, Wikipedia has started spreading to college classrooms, but not without its share of controversies and concerns.

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11:12am

Tue November 29, 2011
Education

Investing in the education of foster youth

Under CC license from Thomas Favre-Bulle. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6783644/

California is home to more than 55,000 foster kids - the largest population in the country. And, the one place in the state where most of those kids come together is in public school. Jetaine Hart, a former foster youth and current educational mentor in Alameda County, argues that’s where we should be putting resources to help foster kids – kids who often shuffle from school to school and have unstable home lives.

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