Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

Category: Education Policy (Page 1 of 3)

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Is Personalized Education the Best Model for Learning in the Near Future?

Although education constantly evolves with our culture, primary educational institutions are sometimes slow to update their models by incorporating emerging technologies. There are many forces that explain the plodding pace of educational reform that include budgetary, cultural and logistical forces. Despite resistance, the overwhelming cultural force that is the technological revolution has started to influence […]

Progress on the New Career-Education Law Michael G. Sheppard

Progress on the New Career-Education Law

Senate lawmakers are currently working on improvements in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Law, a law that provides for federal spending for technical education in the United States. This re-authorization of the Perkins Law will now give states and local educational facilities more flexibility in determining where their funding should be directed to reach career […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Education on Democratic Tradition Is Important To Civic Participation

Democracy doesn’t simply happen every November. It happens every day. Year-round, taking place within the voting booth and outside of a political office, democracy is always in action. Democracy happens when young parents poll their children about what they might want for dinner; when counting ballots for homecoming queen; or when deciding the class president. Establishing a tradition of civic […]

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Education in 2018: Can Key Tech Trends Provide Solutions In The Classroom?

People have been talking about the ways that education technology will save education for decades. Every year, there are still issues in the classroom despite the promises of EdTech. There have been some trends lately that have impacted classrooms and show some promise. Let’s take a look at some of what’s going on. Adaptive Learning […]

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Empowering Students With 10 Virtual Reality EdTools

As the 21st century continues to dawn on, the need for all of us to adapt to our technology’s changing tools will continue to increase. With the advent of virtual reality systems, the markings of a dream world within a world will gradually leak its way into different industries — one of which takes place […]

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle

Low-income individuals, the underserved, and veterans in Seattle now have access to many more enriching opportunities. Seattle, Washington’s South Seattle College recently opened the Education Opportunity Center (EOC). The development of the program is an example of efforts being made across the board to better the circumstances of those who served, as well those requiring assistance […]

The Fight for Equality, Fairness, and Education

In the world of education, teachers have constantly been overlooked for the incredible work they do in-and-out of the classroom. The responsibility of looking into the eyes of a younger generation and finding the underlying fire and inspiration to spark motivation within a senseless and injustice world is something that I continue to admire each […]

Planning for that Struggling Student

Having already wrapped up the school year, many teachers and educational experts alike are beginning to desegregate their students’ data in order to evaluate their academic year. While the high data and strong student achievements will always unlock the smile and joy of success and accomplishment, the one niggling question that will always and seamlessly […]

Teachers, the Second Parent for the Future Leaders of Tomorrow

In the world of education, teachers are not just professionals within their fields. Instead, they are mentors, leaders, and parents for our future leaders of tomorrow. For many of us, our fondest memories of our primary schoolteachers have been those specific individuals who have given us the confidence to believe in ourselves. During those moments, […]

Thank You, Teachers

With Teacher Appreciation Week going on, I felt that it was incredibly fitting to express my thanks and undying gratitude for all of the hard work teachers’ sacrifice for our future leaders of tomorrow. In the realm of the classroom, teachers are consistently going above and beyond the 9-to-5 work hour days. While the rest […]

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