I almost always find something of interest to read on the Huffington Post’s Huffpost Education page. Today, the article that really caught my eye was for a $250,000 award, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to find creative ideas for ailing school systems in the United States and around the world.
Here is the Challenge (taken from their website):
Through the Global Education Challenge, we hope to find truly original ideas that can become tangible tools to improve student outcomes across the globe–both inside and outside the classroom. We’re building a community of innovators who share our goal, and together we’ll discuss ideas for groundbreaking solutions to help transform student learning, foster family engagement, and enhance teacher effectiveness. We’ll be giving away $250,000 in cash and prizes to the best ideas. Entries will be accepted from Thursday, May 19 through Friday, July 15th, 2011.
Schools all over the world are in crisis: learn more about the education issues we want to address.
It’s time to stop being passive complainers or naysayers. We have ideas: let’s share them. Sure, the money is an incentive, but…
WHY DO WE NEED THIS TO STIR US TO ACTION? Seriously. I’m asking that question. Why are we not united on positive problem solving goals, and working together, on a daily basis?
Think about it. Comment about it. Share with friends, family and colleagues. Then come back here and share. Send them here, and share.
Oh..and pass the link along. We need to develop that “community of innovators” and support support support a healthy school system.