Education
Alternative schooling moves across the pond

Alternative schooling moves across the pond

This great Economist blog┬ápiece on the new British “Free School” movement raises some interesting questions about education. Through the program, anyone dissatisfied with public education can set up his or her own school and receive government funding for each enrolled student. The curriculum, and even the length of the school day and year, are completely...
French education: All about finding the right question

French education: All about finding the right question

Being thrown into a new system of education teaches you a lot about the unique qualities that define the difference with your own. Not until my semester studying on exchange at Sciences Po Paris did I really start thinking about why we do things the way we do. That idea that an essay or presentation should...
Maria Popova on innovation and creativity

Maria Popova on innovation and creativity

  With so much fantastic online content produced every day, great curators are more important than ever. From SwissMiss to Brain Pickings to Cool Hunting, amazing minds are helping us distill all that information into a vision of whats just plain cool. Maria Popova, author of Brain Pickings and one of the best curators out...
Buying books now means giving back

Buying books now means giving back

This past week’s issue of TBD on Better World Books and the new campaign to donate a book every time you buy one. Check it out: TBD on Better World Books