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Inside Hana's Suitcase - Short Take

Review: Inside Hana's Suitcase

When Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo, is given charge of a child's suitcase found in the rubble of Auschwitz — a rarity, as most such belongings were lost — it piques her interest. She and her students decide to f
Larry Weinstein's stirring documentary
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 11, 2011

How To Be Good at the Future

One of these days, when the Doc Brown and McFly jokes dry up, you'll have no choice but to start thinking seriously about the future. Not just tomorrow, and the day after, but the next several hundred years, since lifespans are on track to skyrocket.
Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2011

Unlocking knowledge

Back in 2000, when Google was two years old and the all-for-naught panic over a worldwide Y2K meltdown had subsided, the MIT faculty had to answer two questions: how is the Internet going to change education? And what are we going to do about it?
From OpenCourseWare to co-ops, area schools are taking their learning outside the classroom
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  January 14, 2011

Continuing Education October 2010

Or do you just need a new hobby? Check out our continuing-education listings, plus trades that'll make you apocalypse-proof, and ways to dip your toes into a career in literature.
Looking to re-animate the corpse that is your dead-end career?

Learning lost

I read Deirdre Fulton's recent article in the Phoenix about the impact of technology and "learner-centered" education on the college experience with a mixture of admiration, because I think she got most things correct, and dread, because I think she
Letters to the Portland Editor, September 10, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 10, 2010