The Wisdom of Julie Delmedico – Testing And The Impact on Student Creativity

Julie Delmedico states… “I think the best kind of education is one that teaches you to speak and think for yourself,” she says. “That’s much more valuable than passing your exams.” Let us know if you agree with her.

Students…Rev Up Your Tablets! Digital Learning Day is Feb 5th!

Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career. We urge you to make a difference with digital learning in America’s schools and take the pledge to support the effective use of technology to improve education […]

Kiara Molina – Poised, Precocious, and Purposed 9th Grader! The Power of Educational Excellence!

Kiara is just one powerful example of success from Geoffrey Canada’s education reform initiative in Harlem, NYC. She’s also a wonderful reflection of the level of achievement and return on investment that  parents (& grandparents) who’re committed to motivate their children to fulfill their potential can receive.  Who knows…this might just be a warm up […]

Alarming Statistic – Two in Four Adults (Worldwide) Lacking High School Education

Startling statistic: “Today, nearly 2 in 4 adults worldwide haven’t achieved the equivalent of a High School education. Innovation to expect in Education over the next 5 years as projected by IBM CTO Dr. Katharine Frase to help change this paradigm – “In five years, the classroom will learn about each individual student and provide […]

Academic Competition or Discrimination?

We have to admit that this particular situation caused a lot of discussion among the SKA team. It raised some thought provoking questions and responses as to whether undeniably positive results are worth the potentially negative emotional and psychological impact on those students who don’t (or in some cases can’t) rise to the challenge to […]

A Teaching Evolution Inspires A Science Revolution

Wu-tang in the house! Yeah, we’re down like that…we’ve got flow.(smile) Real talk….despite the MANY, MANY problems with both rap and hip hop in their current styles and use, the core of the genre remains as being part artistic expression and social commentary. Sort of like being an amalgam, which is in and of itself, […]

MINDDRIVE – Students Build A Car Powered by Tweets – Let’s Gas Em Up!

Our Minds are Officially Blown! More details on exactly how the social fuel works are described in the following HuffPost clip. Very cool. We’ve tweeted them up…what about you guys?

4 Pillars for College Success

For students, parents, and educators alike, the following TEDx talk from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is full of powerful insights on how we can work together in building paths of success. We promise that it’s well worth your time. Work from strengths and set high expectations. Build a community of scholars. We help students develop strong […]

And Now…Something That Will Be a Little Controversial…But Important to Hear

Bringing attention and focus on “the good, the bad, and the desperately needs to be fixed”, is a commitment that we at SKoolAide are very intentional to perform. Sometimes that means bringing to light uncomfortable issues that will hopefully lead to responsible discussion and solution finding.  It is our hope that we’ve made it very […]

Helping a Teacher to Run Will Cause a Student to Soar

Without Teachers, the Classroom Is Just a Room Melinda Gates Co-chair, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Years ago, when our foundation was getting started and Bill and I were starting to learn more about high school education, I had a conversation with a young teacher in Houston, Texas that transformed the way I look […]