Feed Your Brain…Or Be Like These Students…Zombies(?!)

Guys…in literature…the following is what can be described as a cautionary tale. IOW, Don’t be like these college students….PLEASE! Real Talk guys…knowing basic history and the current leadership of your country is just a little more important than knowing just about anything about Snooki and her crew…knawmean? A mind…not to mention TUITION…is a terrible thing […]

The Beauty of Discovery – Kayden and Her First Rain

The sheer joy of discovery that Kayden experiences by her first encounter with rain(!) is what we should all feel when we learn something new. Thanks for sharing Mom! Perhaps Kayden’s a meteorologist in the making? 🙂

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.

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 […]

Girl Power…Genuises for Good!

The all-girl team from Providence Day School includes, from left to right, Taylor Gerlach, Rose DelleFave, Blaire Barton, Abbie Cochell, Kelly Albert, Alexandra Embs, Grace Clements, Katherine Holway, Haley Ritchie, Victoria Xu, and team advisor Barbara Morrow. A team of 9th grade girls is developing a system of interconnected desks that turns the nervous foot-tapping […]

When You Wish Upon A Star…Something Wonderful Happens

Here’s a SUPER Kool application from Google’s Chrome developers. It’s an interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100000 nearby stars. Click on our galaxy and Take the Tour and prepare to have your mind blown. Science ROCKS!!

YIELD! …And Learn Why It’s Important to Colleges…And To You

When students (and their parents) work through the challenges of the college application process, the likely assumption is the worries associated with the possibility of receiving the dreaded “rejection letter” is a one-way street, an emotional and financial hit that only impacts the rejected student and their families. But what about the colleges? A college’s […]

Death Star=0 / International Space Station=1

We have to give respect to the White House’s response to a petition that was submitted to build a Death Star to spur the economy.  However, you guys CAN put your STEM skills to use on other stuff, right?  Maybe like building an Enterprise? Personally, we think that the POTUS is more of a Trekker…Yeah?