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Pearson Embedded a 'Social-Psychological' Experiment in Students' Educational Software [Updated]

Education and publishing giant Pearson is drawing criticism after using its software to experiment on over 9,000 math and computer science students …

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Introducing ’50 Essential iOS Apps,’ a series on the best iOS apps around

With a mind-boggling 2.2 million apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, how do you find what’s good? That discovery problem is why we’re starting the 50 Essential iOS Apps series, a curated list of the best iOS apps on the planet, with new apps added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.<p>Throughout this …

Overhauling one high-school subject is our best hope for the future of democracy

Home economics used to teach millions of high schoolers the basics of nutrition and how to balance a checkbook. For the sake of American democracy, tomorrow’s kids must get an education in fake-news detection and online citizenship.<p>Preparing young people to be responsible citizens is one of the …

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The Best Articles On What The Trump Presidency Might Mean For Schools

The upcoming presidency of Donald Trump is going to bring huge ramifications to all of our lives and the lives of our students and their …

What a Trump presidency means for America’s public schools

By Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Republican President-elect Donald Trump spoke about education only in broad terms on the campaign trail, leaving plenty of uncertainty about how his administration now intends to handle policy questions ranging from standardized testing and school accountability to the …

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Donald Trump has called for the Department of Education to be eliminated — here's how he could legally do it

"A lot of people believe the Department of Education should just be eliminated. Get rid of it. If we don't eliminate it completely, we certainly need to cut its power and reach," he wrote in his book "Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America."<p>The education department was created in 1979 through …

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Can A President Trump Get Rid Of Common Core?

"Common Core is a total disaster. We can't let it continue."<p>So said presidential <i>candidate</i> Donald Trump in a campaign ad on his website.<p>To make sure there's no confusion about where he stands on the learning standards that are now used by the vast majority of states, Trump also tweeted earlier this …