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Vote To Decide Who Will Win The Great “Museum Dance Off”?

From Minneapolis to Mongolia, staff around the world are breaking it down for the annual “Museum Dance Off”

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Odds are you don’t think of a museum as a great place to bust a move. Observe fine art? Sure. Experience historic treasures? Absolutely. Interactive science? Yup. But dancing? Not likely.

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Are High School Valedictorians Becoming Passé?

Citing an overly competitive school environment, some Kentucky districts are scrapping the time honored tradition.

Naming a high school valedictorian used to be simple: The school looked at student grades and chose the senior with the highest GPA in the graduating class. But nowadays, picking a valedictorian has become a whole lot more complicated, and, critics say, overly competitive. To address the problem, some school districts in Kentucky are even going so far as to completely scrap naming valedictorians.

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Why Schools Should Embrace the Maker Movement

What better way to get students interested in math, science, and design than helping them build a robot or go-kart?

One of the big challenges educators have is figuring out how to bring what they're teaching to life. It's a lot easier to get students to grasp why they need to learn abstract math, science, or design concepts when teachers bring project-based learning—like building a robot or a go-kart—into the classroom. So it makes perfect sense for teachers to team up with the Maker movement—the community of do-it-yourselfers who tap "science, art, performance, creative reuse, and technology" to make something fresh and useful.

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How Do You Reinvent Fast Food? Yoxi Kicks Off Competition to Drive Social Change

The winning team gets $5,000 and could earn up to $40,000 through community support and matching funds. It's more than a prize; it's start-up funding.


Joshua D. Fischer is the editorial director at Yoxi, a competition where teams battle to create and communicate the best solutions to social issues.

You hear that rumbling? It could be your stomach. But, actually, it’s something more. It’s 10 teams stepping into a virtual squared circle for the battle royal of social issue competitions.

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What if Changing the World Could Be Fun? Yoxi Needs Your Help

Are you a creative problem-solver, a social entrepreneur, a food activist? This is your chance turn your idea into action.

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