Maria Montessori stands in many ways as the mother of alternative education. The Italian physician and teacher invented a new kind of school, one with self-directed learning, classrooms with mixed age groups, and no grades. Now, on what would have been her 142 birthday, thousands of schools bear her name. These Montessori schools have some very famous alumni, many of which credit the free-flowing classes with teaching them to think differently and allowing them to change the world. Here are 10 of the most prominent.
Thought Google's self-driving car was impressive? The tech company has one-upped itself, debuting a prototype fully autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel, gear, or brake pedal.
The Boston Marathon bombings could not have been foreseen in the case files of 8-year-old asylum seeker, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and his 15-year-old brother, Tamerlan. What should be questioned is whether US authorities do enough to integrate immigrant children once they arrive.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that officially allows driverless cars on public thoroughfares. Driverless cars are coming, whether we like it or not, according to the Car Connection.