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TED Talks Education speakers make playlists for youTED Talks Education speakers make playlists for you

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

On Tuesday night, PBS and TED joined forces to air TED Talks Education, a one-hour televised special, featuring passionate teachers, students and researchers from the field who shared their ideas about transforming the US education system. We were so inspired by these spirited speakers that we asked them to curate playlists of their favorite TED […]

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A video that will give you hope in the next generationA video that will give you hope in the next generation

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Walt Cochran, a teacher in Kansas City, shared this touching video with us for Education Week about his children — one disabled, one not — who make you think about the depth of the sibling relationship. Lindsay, 10, suffers from a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and has been in a wheelchair […]

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7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

With more colleges shifting courses to the online classroom and high school teachers and students alike expressing a strong desire to move away from rigid, mandated lesson arcs, it’s clear — classes don’t have to be exactly as they are. Educators across the globe have begun to look at ways of transforming curriculum to suit different […]

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Meet five New York high school students with fascinating storiesMeet five New York high school students with fascinating stories

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

No television special exploring ideas on improving education in the United States would be complete without hearing from students themselves. And so it was essential that students be able to tell their own stories during our first television special, TED Talks Education, which premiered on PBS last night. To that end, we invited Market Road […]

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Playlist: 7 education ideas from unlikely placesPlaylist: 7 education ideas from unlikely places

Posted By Jessica Gross

Geoffrey Canada gives a very interesting analogy in today’s TED Talk: He compares the current education system in the United States to the era when banks were only open between the hours of 10am and 3pm. “Now, who can bank between 10 and 3?” asks Canada to a big laugh. “It went on for decades. […]

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Join the conversation about #TEDTalksEdJoin the conversation about #TEDTalksEd

Posted By Emily McManus

Want to talk about education? Inspired by TED Talks Education, our one-hour TV special that aired on PBS night, and this morning’s batch of TED Talks, here’s a roundup of some great TED Conversations you can join: High school freshman Colin Petre asks: Is college really as important as our society today has made it […]

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Op-Ed: Moving beyond dropout statistics and toward solutionsOp-Ed: Moving beyond dropout statistics and toward solutions

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Patricia Harrison When I attended the taping of TED Talks Education last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I knew I was witnessing an innovative collaboration with the potential to make a difference in the lives of many young people. This milestone collaboration between TED, WNET, PBS, and the CPB American Graduate “Let’s […]

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TEDsters in the news: Ron Finley dubbed ‘Appleseed with an Attitude,’ Malcolm London on his TED Talks Education poemTEDsters in the news: Ron Finley dubbed ‘Appleseed with an Attitude,’ Malcolm London on his TED Talks Education poem

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

This weekend, we opened up the Style section of The New York Times to see a very familiar face — renegade gardener Ron Finley, whose talk “A guerilla gardener in South Central LA” now has more than 900,000 views. In the article, Finley describes what he calls “the TED effect” — the slew of interest […]

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Get ready for TED Talks Education, airing May 7 at 10pmGet ready for TED Talks Education, airing May 7 at 10pm

Posted By Tedstaff

TED is coming to a TV screen near you. On Tuesday, May 7, our first-ever television special will air on PBS at 10pm. Called TED Talks Education, the special is a deep dive on ideas to make our education system stronger – with talks from teachers, learning experts, education researchers and more. The speaker roster […]

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TED teams up with PBS to talk about the high school dropout crisis

Posted By Tedstaff

With fresh thinking and bold ideas, TED and PBS are hosting a one-hour special with talks about the US high school dropout crisis. On May 7 at 10pm, PBS will air the very first televised TED event, TED Talks Education. The event, filmed in New York on April 4, brings together an hour of speakers […]