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Tupac's Take on Education is Still Surprisingly Relevant

Max Porter November 19, 2015

Sometimes the most relevant insights come from unlikely sources. Often as education professionals, we look to elaborate plans, curricula designs, and infrastructure changes to augment learning outcomes for students. But how often are students themselves intricately involved in redesigning their own education?

In 1988, at the age of 17 and three years before the release of his first album, Tupac Shakur spoke about his view of education on camera. In the video, we can see the beginnings of a cultural activist taking root, and despite varying opinions of Tupac Shakur overall, no one can deny his relevance as a cultural figure throughout the 1990s. As a child, Tupac moved from New York to Baltimore to Marin County, CA , and thus experienced a wide array of educational institutions from general public to private arts schools. Today, nearly twenty years after his death, some of the insights he had about education are still relevant.

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The New Trend That’s Taking Over Education

Max Porter October 12, 2015

Two students using Chromebooks for blended learning in the classroom. Source: Dell Computers


There’s an emerging trend in education technology that’s subtly changing the make-up of the industry...and it’s awesome. Similar to the rise of Uber, Twitter, and YouTube altering the dynamic of their respective industries, Chromebooks are subtly becoming the raison d’etre of digital learning.

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Early Growth of GoGuardian for Teachers

Max Porter September 29, 2015

Earlier this month, GoGuardian officially launched GoGuardian For Teachers, a classroom management tool, that helps teachers shape student behavior in class and keep students on task. Educators have cited the growing need for tools likeGoGuardian For Teachers as digital devices become more prevalent in classrooms nationwide.

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Reducing the Achievement Gap with Technology

Max Porter September 08, 2015

One of the most polarizing topics in our national discourse is how to address the disparity in educational achievement between different demographic groups of students.

The achievement gap between students of different socioeconomic backgrounds has been consistently widening over the past few decades. The imbalance between students from affluent families completing college compared to students from low-income families has increased by 50% since the 1980’s.

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Connected Education: How Going 1:1 Is Changing The Classroom

Max Porter September 08, 2015

Giving each student his or her own device for classwork and homework, a tactic known as going 1:1, is rapidly growing in popularity across school districts nationwide. 1:1 programs give students more access to resources, which can play a role in improving learning outcomes.

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