The Meyers-Briggs personality test was developed by a mother and daughter team, neither of whom had any formal psychology education. They studied agriculture and political science respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Actress Margaret Hamilton, best known for terrifying multiple generations as the Wicked Witch of the West, was a former kindergarten teacher who used her fame to benefit children, animals, and public education for the rest of her life. She was described as very kind and great with kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Shaquille O'Neal earned a doctorate in education degree in 2012--his doctoral project explored how business leaders use humor in the workplace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Renowned scientist Michael Faraday, whose work on electromagnetism made him one of the most influential physicists in history, had little formal education. In particular his knowledge of maths extended only to the simplest algebra, and he was unaware of trigonometry. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
After a golfing trip to West Virginia, Leslie Nielsen became involved with the state’s education which earned him a citation and being named an Honorary West Virginian. herald-dispatch.com/news/…
Elena CeauΘ™escu, the wife of the Romanian dictator, had a PhD in Chemistry, despite receiving only high-school education. She pronounced COβ‚‚ as β€œco-doi” (β€œdoi” being the word for two), so enemies gave her the nickname β€œcodΓ³i” (β€œbig tail”) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
There's an Ancient Egyptian aesop that when writing was invented, the Gods decried it, saying it would destroy students' ability to learn information naturally, and even destroy education altogether. Every new technology was first feared! youtube.com/watch?v=PdO3I…
Harris-Stowe State College was not named after anyone named Harris Stowe, but was a merger of Harris Teachers College & Stowe Teachers College. Harris was established for white students and Stowe for black students. They merged following the Brown v Board of Education supreme court decision en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
The Bose Corporation’s majority owner is MIT. In 2011, the company’s founder, Amar Bose donated the majority of his shares to the university which was his former employer and alma mater. An annual cash dividend is paid out to β€œadvance the research and education mission of MIT”. news.mit.edu/2011/bose-gi…
After returning from WWII over 1 million black americans were denied the benefits of the GI bill for free education and low rate home loans history.com/.amp/news/gi-…
When George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney in 2012, Lucas donated nearly the entirety of the $4 billion to charity’s based on education and wellbeing. consent.yahoo.com/collect…
Today I learned about "University of the People", a tuition-free, American-accredited online University providing Bachelor, Masters and Associate degrees in Computer science, Business, Health science and Education uopeople.edu/
Jet Li was a Chinese citizen until 2003, United States citizen from 2003 to 2009, and has been a naturalized Singaporean citizen since 2009. He was said to have chosen Singapore for its education system for his two younger daughters. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Li
The apricot is culturally associated with education and medicine but US Marines consider it a forbidden fruit that brings bad luck en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apr…
Before she had her show β€œTalk Sex” Sue Johanson opened one of the first birth control clinics in Canada. She did weekly sex education segments from 1984-2008 and her show has aired in 25 different countries and five different languages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue…
After returning from WWII, over 1 million black americans were denied the benefits of the GI bill for free education and low rate home loans. history.com/news/gi-bill-…
The price of university textbooks increased 67% between 2008 and 2018. Some students spend around $500+ a year on textbooks. 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by five publishing companies (Pearson Education, Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Education, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) businessinsider.com/why-c…
Ben Franklin was a slaveowner for much of his life, but after a friend took him to visit a school for black children. He wrote that African ignorance was not inherently natural but come from lack of education, slavery and negative environments. And petitioning Congress to end slavery. benjamin-franklin-history…
Today I learned about Skateistan, an organization in Afghanistan dedicated to young people's education and skating. 50 percent of the children skating are girls because Afghanistan culture views it as a toy rather than a sport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska…
Tennis legend Roger Federer also runs a Children's Education charity in Africa that has created and funded the curriculum for 7,000 schools and 1.5 million students so far rogerfedererfoundation.or…
The Mormon Church maintains a $100 billion investment fund meant for religious, education, and charitable purposes, exceeding the combined net worths of the world's largest university endowment (Harvard University) and the world's largest philanthropic foundation (Gates Foundation) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Today I learned about former American slave, John Berry Meachum, who began teaching classes for black people on a steamboat in the middle of the Mississippi River to work around the state of Missouri's prohibition of black education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The education minister of Kazakhstan deemed SpongeBob SquarePants too violent for children, labeling the titular character a "self-absorbed hooligan" who "regularly inflicts violence on others in his community and seems to enjoy what he does." washingtontimes.com/news/…
Jimmy Carter's family were all farmers for 350 years and no member of his father’s family had ever finished high school. Carter's childhood dream was "to go to the Naval Academy, get a college education, and serve in the U.S. Navy" navylive.dodlive.mil/2015…
Victor Hugo had a political career where, among other things, he advocated for universal suffrage and free education for all children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Every academic major in the US has a six-digit classification code per the National Center for Education Statistics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Japanese schoolgirl uniforms today were modeled after 1870s era Prussian Sailor uniforms when industrialized countries sought to copy Prussian compulsory education and military after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 japanpowered.com/japan-cu…
There is an elite private prep school in NYC called the Horace Mann school, named after the 19th Century American educational reformer Horace Mann, who advocated for quality public education. Tuition is more than $52,000/year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
The Mexican Constitution was the first document in history that said every person has the right to an education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
In 2005 British Student, Alex Tew, Built The Million Dollar Homepage to Raise Money For His Education. The Homepage Consisted of a Million Pixels Arranged in 1000 Γ— 1000 Pixel Grid, Image-Based Links Were Sold for $1 Per Pixel in 10 Γ— 10 blocks the Site Grossed $1,037,100 in 5 months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Kim Il Sung University is one of two North Korean universities that presently accepts foreign students, the other being Kim Hyong Jik University of Education. It hosts approximately 100 exchange students a year, the majority from China. Alumni include Kim Jong Il, Chinese official Zhang Dejiang tongiltours.com/travel-gu…
The Dept. of Education has their own SWAT team. In 2011 they suspected a woman of a white collar crime so they raided her house at dawn. Except it wasn’t her home anymore so they held her ex husband and his 3 children. abajournal.com/news/artic…
Today I learned about β€œTeam Lioness,” one of Kenya’s first group of all-female Rangers, organized in 2017. While protecting the area surrounding Amboseli National Park from poachers, these 8 women are also involved with community education and are the first in their families to be employed. ifaw.org/journal/meet-the…
Aztecs were one of the few ancient civilizations where education was mandatory for everyone, boys and girls from all social status were educated at home and later at schools (although the kind of school depended on gender and class) historyonthenet.com/aztec…
Lance Henriksen best known for playing Bishop Weyland in the Alien franchise has only a 1st grade formal education. Joined the US Navy at just 15 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Peter Moore, current CEO of Liverpool Football Club, used to teach physical education and coached rugby in Llangollen, North Wales. He is also known for having held high profile positions in companies such as SEGA, Microsoft and Electronic Arts. youtube.com/watch?v=YcIPV…
Buckminster Fuller was a renaissance man -- expert in architecture, design, engineering, science, cartography and education. Self-described 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist ' generating ideas and artifacts that cross boundaries and defy normality pushfestival.ca/ten-surpr…
Standard Arabic, the Arabic taught in a majority of schools, is based off of the language Prophet Mohammad spoke. It is a language that nobody naturally speaks, and is preserved through formal education and news broadcasts. Egyptian Arabic is the most widely-understood dialect cleolingo.com/ten-reasons…
The schoolchildren who sang "we don't need no education" in Pink Floyd's song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" (1979) initially were not paid for their efforts. They were eventually given copies of the album, and the school received a Β£1,000 donation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) is a program of Bard College that provides college education to people in prison. Currently operating in six prisons across New York State, BPI's academic programs engage students in the full breadth of liberal study and end in associate & bachelor's degree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 1940 only about a quarter of Americans who were 25 or older had completed high school education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
In Finland citizens legally have the right to internet connection, similar to getting education and heath care. bbc.com/news/10461048
German secondary education streams kids into 5 different types of schools en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
In 1997, Bill Cosby's son Ennis was murdered while changing a tire and left on the side of the road by Ukrainian teenager. Cosby was working toward his doctorate in special education at Columbia University's Teachers College. He planned to set up a school for children with learning disabilities en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Jim Croce's first album, Facets, was financed by his parents for $500. His parents hoped it would fail so that he would continue his education. Instead, he sold every copy and made a profit of $2500. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
In Denmark it is forbidden to have tattoos done on the face and hands, because Frederik 9. king from 1947-72, joined a maritime education and made a living as a sailor. In that time he got a lot of tattoos. The parliament hoped by passing the ban to prevent the king from having visible tattoos. cphpost.dk/tag/king-frede…
Today I learned about Queen Soraya of Afghanistan who fought hard to improve the rights of women in the 1920's. She was also the minister of education for Afghanistan and the first Muslim consort to appear in public with her husband. In 1929 her husband was deposed and all their reforms were undone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sor…
In 1876, James Garfield, future 20th President of the United States, developed a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem that was published in New-England Journal of Education. maa.org/press/periodicals…
Any organization can issue certificates with CPDs or Continuing Professional Education. How valuable the training is does not matter. commodious.co.uk/knowledg…
Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith a Canadian Physical Education Instructor in Springfield. wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor…

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