Practical Academics Blog

Revitalizing Civic Education

Revitalizing Civic Education

Our current political polarization is highlighting the lack of civic education in our schools and in our communities.  In fact, Fourteen students in a Rhode Island lawsuit say the state provided such a substandard civic education that it “violates their rights under...

Disrupt Online Learning

Disrupt Online Learning

The state of distance education is in pretty poor shape.  An online class is a lonely, boring experience: most are not really classes, just multi-media textbooks. As a result, dropout and incompletion rates are high. And even worse, learners are turned off learning....

Rural Renewal

Rural Renewal

A core responsibility of a chamber or local economic development agency is the economic vitality of the communities we serve. We know that when our economy is on hard times, the people in our community suffer. We also know that we must keep abreast of trends in...

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