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Play4Life: Pod

A note from our partners Play for Life about the delivery of their first play Pod. Pods are containers packed with open ended play equipment to inspire creativity and

Steady Work: Finland Builds a Strong Teaching and Learning System

By Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at the Stanford University School of Education.

Excerpted and adapted from "Steady Work: How Countries Build Strong Teaching and Learning Systems" in The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, New York: Teachers College Press, 2010. See original for footnotes and references.

105 Companies Join Forces With Obama to “Change The Equation” for Education

By Austin Carr, from:

Out of 30 industrialized nations, the United States ranks 21st in science and 25th in math. We’re spending more money than ever on schools, but with few results. Huge federal programs such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top are clunky, slow-moving bureaucratic nightmares. The American education system is broken. In order to fix it, the public sector needs to start keeping pace with the private sector. How? By getting the private sector involved.