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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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 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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
In the 2004 Afghan election, the government instructed illiterate voters to draw an icon for their candidate, but both progressives and traditionalists were represented by drawing a book. One was meant to represent secular education, the other the Quran. publicaffairsbooks.com/ti…
Richard Pryor hosted his own kids show on network television that drew comparisons to sesame street. An episode titled "Sex Education" featured Robin Williams as a guest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pry…
German secondary education streams kids into 5 different types of schools en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
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…
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…
In 1940 only about a quarter of Americans who were 25 or older had completed high school education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith a Canadian Physical Education Instructor in Springfield. wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor…
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…
There is an ongoing study of Dutch seniors over age 100, self-reported to be cognitively healthy, where they are followed annually until death. Centenarians came from higher socio-economic classes and had higher levels of education compared to their birth cohort link.springer.com/article…
Lego Mindstorms was named after Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas, a book arguing the benefits of teaching computer literacy in primary and secondary education written by Seymour Papert, an AI pioneer and the co-creator of Turtle graphics and the LOGO programming language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
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…
The singer of Midnight Oil, most famous for the song Beds are Burning, has served as Minister for School Education and Minister for the Environment of Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
High education has been associated with faster cognitive decline after diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The Mexican Constitution was the first document in history that said every person has the right to an education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Grammar schools got their name because they originally existed to teach Latin language and grammar to prepare for a university education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
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…
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…
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…
The origin of the school/college bell is attributed to the factory model of education called the "cells and bells" in the early 20th century. It was intended to neurologically influence inculcating adaption to the factory bell. virtualbx.com/industry-ne…
George Lucas setup the George Lucas Educational Foundation for donating majority of his wealth towards improving education. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
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…
The trivia (singular trivium) are three lower Artes Liberales: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. These were the topics of basic education, foundational to the quadrivia of higher education, and hence the material of basic education and an important building block for all undergraduates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Today I learned of the Atlanta Compromise (1895) Southern blacks would work and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law. Blacks would not focus their demands on equality, integration, or justice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
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…
Canadian Inuk writer Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk never had formal education before she was twenty. In the 1950s, she started writing a novel in Inuktitut syllabics when a missionary asked her to write some sentences in Inuktitut so he could learn the language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
Several studies compiled by the US Department of Education, Commerce, Labor, and various colleges from 2009-2016 found a large correlation between SAT scores and taste in music by genre and artist. Beethoven, Rock, Indie has above average and Lil Wayne, Rap, Punk has below average. ledgernote.com/features/h…
Since 2007, the top 1% in the US (those earning above $300,000 per year) are spending less on material goods, while middle-income groups (earning around $70,000 per year) are spending the same but trending upward. Instead, the 1% are spending more on things like education and health. bbc.com/worklife/article/…
Today I learned about LΓͺ Minh Đảo. A South Vietnamese general who led a last stand against the PAVN. After the war ended, he spent 17 years in a "re-education camp" before seeking asylum in the United States, where he worked as a restaurant manager en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
In Finland citizens legally have the right to internet connection, similar to getting education and heath care. bbc.com/news/10461048
Art for Education was a tax evasion scam in Canada. Promoter hired art dealers to buy prints for between $5 and $75. These were bundled into lots, and sold at about $300 per print. Then the promoters arranged for the lots to be donated. The donors never saw the art but profited on their taxes. advisor.ca/tax/tax-news/r…
A high school in Morgan Freeman's hometown of Charleston, Mississippi held its first racially integrated prom in 2008, 54 years after the Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. Freeman offered to pay for the event if the school board agreed to desegregate. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
There is a building in Germany that was built in WWII that was 2.8 Miles long. It took three years and was meant to be a vacation spot and education center for Germans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Advanced robotics startup RoboKind is working with up to 50 school districts to subsidize $500,000 in software development education. robokind.com/avatar?hsCta…
Belief in the apocalypse is most prevalent in people with lower rates of education, lower household incomes, and those under the age of 35. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of Hussain al-Shahristani. An Iraqi who was forced into solitary confinement in prison for 8 years under Saddam Hussein. He kept his sanity by β€œmaking up mathematical problems, which he then tried to solve.” He later became Iraq’s minister of higher education and scientific research. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
The oldest existing, continually operating higher education institution in the world is the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco - it was founded in 859CE by a Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihri. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The Democratic Kampuchea period of 1975-1979 saw the closure and destruction of schools in Cambodia. During this period Phnom Penh University and all other educational institutions were closed and education was perceived as a dangerous asset en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
University of Waterloo operates the world's largest post-secondary co-op program in the world, with nearly 20,000 co-op students enrolled over three semesters in more than 120 programs. Co-op education is taking on new importance in helping young people to make the school-to-work transition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
In 1979/80, Iran was – at least in terms of higher education – what China is today: the biggest sender of foreign students to U.S. universities wenr.wes.org/2017/02/educ…
In 1959, Prince Edward County, Virginia decided to close its entire public school system rather than integrate black children into their schools. It then created all-white private schools funded by state tuition grants and county tax credits. Many black children had no education for 5 years. virginiahistory.org/colle…
Rwanda's 500 Francs banknote shows three exotic cows on the front to reflect government effort to eradicate malnutrition and four young students working with computers on the back represent emphasis on promoting education and technology newtimes.co.rw/section/re…
There have been nine different studies on DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and all agree that the program does nothing or worsens the problem en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dru…
In 1978, the U.S. Congress asked President Carter to designate the Rebbe's birthday as the national Education and Sharing Day to recognize and pay tribute to his efforts for a better education for all American citizens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
Amish people end formal education at the 8th grade. This is mainly because they value apprenticeship and hands-on learning, and that more advanced learning can foster anti-Christian beliefs and counter their values. amishamerica.com/why-do-a…
In 1950, almost no cases of near-sightedness were found among Eskimo children. But after the advent of compulsory education, eyesight got worse. In 1979, poor eye vision was relatively high among Greenland Eskimos at all ages ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…
You can't import Garbage Pail Kids cards or merchandise into Mexico. In the 80's, outraged parents successfully petitioned the Mexican Education Ministry to ban the import and sale of the cards and all associated images. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
β€œThe allegory of the cave” was created by Plato to explain β€œthe effect of education (παιδΡία) and the lack of it on our nature...claiming that β€œknowledge gained through the senses is no more than opinion” & that β€œin order to have real knowledge, we must gain it through philosophical reasoning.” youtu.be/SWlUKJIMge4
Shaquille O'Neal received a doctorate degree in education from Barry University in 2012 with a GPA cumulative grade-point average of 3.813 espn.com/nba/story/_/id/7…
Chinese parents consider horse riding an elite education to make their kids more outstanding in the highly competitive Chinese society. There were 1,802 equestrian clubs in China to July 2018, double the number in 2016 scmp.com/news/china/socie…
Socrates was very worried that the increasing use of books in education would have the effect of ruining students' ability to memorise things. We only remember this now because Plato wrote it down. liberalarts.wabash.edu/la…
45 year old Aamir Khan played a 18 year old freshman in the Bollywood hit "3 Idiots". Khan claimed the only reason he did the film was because it was about education, which he has been passionate about ever since he made "Taare Zameen Par", the tale of a dyslexic child's struggle indiatoday.in/movies/boll…
When Apple finds underage workers in its suppliers’ factories they make the suppliers return the children to their homes, pay for their education and continue to provide income for basic needs until they reach the legal working age. After this, suppliers must offer them reemployment. bgr.com/2017/01/23/apple-…
Russian politician Viktor Pepelyayev delivered a controversial address in 1914, urging to provide education for the indigenous peoples of Siberia in their native languages, rather than in Russian. He was accused of Siberian separatism and had several clashes with the Russian nationalists en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vik…
Only around half of US states require Nutritionists to acquire any form of licensing or dietary education. nutritioned.org/nutrition…
In 2014, Dr. Oz received a single payment of $1,173,913.00 from Covidien Sales LLC for "services other than consulting, including serving as faculty or as a speaker at a venue other than a continuing education program" openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/…
The Catholic Church is the largest non-government provider of education and medical services in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
William Stanley born in 1829 held 78 patents under his name in the US & the UK. In the last 15 years of his life, he gave Β£80,000 to education & upon his death, his estate valued at Β£59,000 was given to trade schools & students. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned of Project 100000, a recruitment effort during Vietnam that brought in mentally and physically unfit people for service to fill the ranks. Many brought in had a 5th grade level education and were considered mentally challenged. blackpast.org/global-afri…
Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) is a member of the Baha'i faith and has campaigned the Iranian government to allow Baha'i access to higher education thecrimson.com/article/20…
In 2011, a write-in candidate for a board of education election needed only one vote to win, but she lost because she thought her friends/family would vote (they didn't) and was too busy at her son's baseball game to vote for herself. mlive.com/news/flint/inde…
The Beastie Boys won a lawsuit against a company for the unauthorized use of their song "Girls" and had the $1 Million settlement donated to a charity supporting education for Girls theguardian.com/technolog…
Today I learned of Elizabeth of Russia. She received little education, no one wanted to marry her because her mother was a peasant, & her finacΓ© was murdered. Regardless, when she became Empress of Russia she built the University of Moscow, the Winter Palace, & would pay the dowry of future brides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned about Mike Hayes, The Kid Who Crowdfunded His College Education β€” In 1987 by collecting a penny from 2.8 million people. npr.org/2014/09/06/346155…
A school in Poland is named after an Indian Maharaja, in honour of him providing shelter and free education to hundreds of Polish women and children after they had to escape Poland due to the World War 2. thehindu.com/features/mag…
Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati on 1 May 1776 "with the goal of "perfecting human nature" through re-education to achieve a communal state with nature, freed of government and organized religion" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
Suzanne Mubarak, former First Lady of Egypt, married at age 17. She founded the Cairo Child Museum in collaboration with the British Museum and is a sociologist by education en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suz…
Diglossia: When a single language community uses two dialects or languages, one for everyday or vernacular language, and another for specific situations such as literature, formal education, or other specific settings, but not used normally for ordinary conversation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…
SNK, the video game company, created a non-profit organization dedicated to bolstering children's education in Japan. snk.fandom.com/wiki/Nakor…
Despite linguistically segregated education since independence, many younger Cameroonians in urban centres have formed a version of Franglais/Franglish from English, French and Cameroonian Pidgin English known as Camfranglais or Frananglais. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The Aztec Triple Alliance (which ruled modern-day central Mexico in the 15th and early 16th centuries) is widely credited as being the first nation to make education mandatory for all children. education.findlaw.com/edu…
The places where people cast their ballots can affect the choices they make. Even controlling for demographics, people are more likely to vote to raise taxes to fund education, for example, if their polling place is in a school. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The Greek constitution prohibits the establishment of private higher education institutions. Greece is the only country in the world apart from Cuba not to allow privately owned universities, according to The Economist magazine. ekathimerini.com/235501/a…
Even though Calculus is often taught starting only at the college level, mathematicians have shown that it can be taught to kids as young as 5, suggesting that it should be taught not just to those who pursue higher education, but rather to literally everyone in society. theatlantic.com/education…
In 1888 Leland Stanford asked Frederick Olmsted to design a campus for his new university. Olmsted saw the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican as inspiration for Stanford University, and reserved the areas around the three main quadrangles for residents so they can benefit from the education fredericklawolmsted.com/s…
Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7 y.o. survivor of the horrific 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. The boy was found 21 days after the disaster, alone and wearing a Portuguese national football team jersey. The boy grew up to be a football player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon last year jakarta.coconuts.co/2015/…
Today I learned of Charles Caroll III the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Carroll was the wealthiest, the longest-lived survivor, and possessed the highest formal education of all of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, he also spoke five languages fluently. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Prior to 1963 it was not uncommon for students in the US to be required to read from The Bible as part of their elementary education. A lawsuit that went all the way to the Supreme Court, ended the practice that year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abi…
Kanawha was a steam-powered luxury yacht aboard which industrialist Henry H. Rogers met Booker T. Washington to secretly fund the education of African Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Shaq earned a doctorate degree in education in 2012. espn.com/nba/story/_/id/7…

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