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Pop culture has a place in the classroom; popular trends like hip hop help to foster interest and ignite conversations in education.

  • Ariel Kelly
    Published 8 days ago
    The Education System Then and Now

    The Education System Then and Now

    Education for me was almost a get away. Growing up in an urban environment makes one think that they are in an experiment almost. PBS, Create, History Channel and The Smithsonian were all ways where I could travel without leaving Indiana. For my friends and I, being told by almost every adult that we had something to prove because we were from the "worst district" gave us all some short of fire under us all.
  • Cassandra Masopeh
    Published 11 days ago
    What? No GCSE’s?

    What? No GCSE’s?

    Of all the pandemics to hit countries in the past, the coronavirus may be the biggest crises to hit the world as we currently know it. Stock markets have experienced extreme volatility and oil prices became negative for the very first time. It has been said that the economic effects of this pandemic will outweigh the effects of the credit crunch of 2008. So I ask , what would the effects of Coronavirus on formal education be? In a time where almost all of the world has had to lockdown and effectively shutdown what used to be the normal way of life. Can it stay the same? Will it have the same purpose? What was it’s main purpose in the first place? What needs to change? and should there be any change for that matter?
  • Emmanuel Gaima
    Published 29 days ago
    Why Not Edutainment?
By Abdul Kargbo and Emmanuel Salia Gaima

    Why Not Edutainment? By Abdul Kargbo and Emmanuel Salia Gaima

    We were shooting through St John(Western Area Urban) many months ago, and we noticed a stand-by placard. The placard was, and to a guess, may be still neatly leaned there on a standing pole. It protruded a flaring photo of a Diva of fame-Rozay. The placard carried the first of a type 'edutainment' campaign in Sierra Leone. We did not stop by to take a perfect gander at the other neccessary details of Rozay's brainchild,and to remember faintly,the placard did not carry anything further explanatory of such innovative campaign. In short,it was an ad calling all and sundry to congregate for an official launch of Rozay's innovative Edutainment Campaign. Maybe this will consternate many of our friends, but we had indeed never heard about such innovative plan of Rozay until that day. We might seem newsy to many,but this was one news out of our earlier grabbing reach! What are we on and about? We are about Rozay's exquisite innovation.
  • Carolina Grancho
    Published 2 months ago
    EDUCATION
  • Lorraine Woiak
    Published 4 months ago
    Disability Education

    Disability Education

    Much advancement as been made in the area of equality. Women gained the right to vote, segregation laws against African Americans were removed, and the LGBTQ+ community has gained support and protections. However, one population still under-served is those with disabilities. From failure to provide adequate accessibility to special needs students being bullied at school, there is evidence of the lack of knowledge and understanding when it comes to disabilities.
  • Bob Smith
    Published 4 months ago
    The dumbing down on public education

    The dumbing down on public education

    Do you have a student in, or going into, public education? If you do then you should be just a little worried. I am going to try to describe something that I have been witnessed in public school. Remember when you went to school? Depending on your age this brings up thoughts and images of a different time. Today school is a much different place.
  • Nicole Clara
    Published 6 months ago
    Research-Based Strategies and Prevention Science Helps Youth to Become Better Digital Citizens

    Research-Based Strategies and Prevention Science Helps Youth to Become Better Digital Citizens

    Digital Citizenship: Teaching Strategies and Practice from the Field is a new book that provides research-based strategies and prevention science, to help educators working with technology and youth.
  • Lawrence Lease
    Published 6 months ago
    Why Every High School Student Should Take an Intro to Politics Class Before Graduation

    Why Every High School Student Should Take an Intro to Politics Class Before Graduation

    Every four years, Americans ages 18 and older have the right to vote for the next leader of our country. What surprises me is how little information the younger generations have entering into this age bracket.
  • Journey Scribe
    Published 6 months ago
    Rants & Rambles Cafe: Time to Pay the Piper

    Rants & Rambles Cafe: Time to Pay the Piper

    Once upon a time, there was a town infested with rats. The people feared they would succumb to the monstrous plague, but as the adults met in their town hall about the issue, a stranger entered the room, bearing few possessions other than a musical pipe.
  • Lorraine Woiak
    Published 9 months ago
    The War on Education

    The War on Education

    Look on social media and you are likely to come across memes, comics, or stories about how modern schools are failing to educate students. At the same time, there seems to an increase in "anti-science" groups, poor writing skills, and fake news. This is no coincidence. And while many of those who make arguments against modern schools have valid points, there are misunderstandings and false claims that are destroying society and the world as we know it.
  • Kathleen Blanco
    Published about a year ago
    What Aunt Becky Taught Me

    What Aunt Becky Taught Me

    Hello, Vocal family. My name is Kathleen Blanco. I am anxiously awaiting your acceptance into your world of writers. So, with no further ado, here it goes.
  • Joyce Soto
    Published about a year ago
    Music