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“The Modern Educator Is Not a Teacher”: Updating Learning for the 21st Century

Classrooms operate almost the same way they did 100 years ago. A group of of middle schoolers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area want to change that.

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Why do classrooms and schools operate almost the same way they did 100 years ago? A group of middle schoolers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area began asking themselves this question during a class discussion of Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender's Game. More importantly, they began to wonder, "Could children, using the internet, have a dramatic impact on the world around them? Could they influence public opinion, and make a mark on their world?" Thus began "Education Evolution," a class video project that brings a student perspective to what's going wrong in the modern classroom, and offers up ideas of how it can be fixed.

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Donald Tyson, Chicken King, Dies

The company he built, Tyson Foods, is now the largest meat-producing company in the world.

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Watch the Surprisingly Personal Process of How Ink Is Made

In the following video, watch as a chief ink maker takes us through the surprisingly personal process of ink creation.

Regardless of the frenzy surrounding the death of print, the medium remains a vital part of our lives. And an integral component of print is, of course, ink. In the following video, watch as a chief ink maker takes us through the surprisingly personal process of ink creation. The blend of craftsmanship and passion is quite evident.

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