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Chicago Schools Adding Police Torture Scandal To Curriculum

<b>CHICAGO (AP)</b> — One of the most shameful chapters in the story of Chicago is about to be taught to students all over the city.<p>At a news conference on …

Crime

Skidos offers an SDK to turn mobile games into ‘learning apps’

Skidos, an edtech startup based in Copenhagen after relocating its HQ from New Delhi, offers an SDK to help games developers turn casual games into “learning apps”. The idea, co-founder and CEO Aditya Prakash says, is to flip the existing model where educational games often do a poor job of …

Education Technology

'Atypical' reinforces its name with portrayal of special-needs families

We can’t see the world without filtering it through the lens of our assumptions, scientists say. And this is especially true in television, where cultural appropriation and “whitewashing” are hot topics. But what happens when we don’t see your version of the world, a certain world, reflected back …

Device hacks for kids with special needs

Eight ideas to make your device more usable for kids with special needs<p>One-size-fits-all might be fine for some things, but it's definitely not OK when it comes to devices. Fortunately, you can tweak most tablets, phones, and computers to make them work better for your kid. Whether your kid has …

Have We Got Special Education All Wrong?

<i>This piece</i> originally appeared <i>on the Top Performers Blog on Education Week.</i><p>Over the years, when we have visited countries whose schools outperform our own, we ask our colleagues in their ministries of education what proportion of their students are classified as what we call "special education" …

Minority Students Still Missing Out on Special Education, New Analysis Says

Black and Hispanic students otherwise similar to white students in reading are underenrolled in special education, says a study that runs counter to …

Education

Why Do Our High School Friends Matter So Much To Our Mental Health?

High school is terrible for pretty much everybody, even if you can get an amazing dunk mixtape out of it. And part of that is the discovery of one of the worst feelings of adulthood, the anxiety of worrying that you don’t fit in, or that the majority of people don’t care if you exist. So, a study …

How Is Ed Tech Shaping the Future of Assessment?

There's no doubt that edtech is changing the future of education. But how will technology change the way we assess student learning? As the world of …

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

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