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'It's like a black and white thing': How some elite charter schools exclude minorities

<i>This story about school segregation was produced by the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, and the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, a newsroom for independent journalists, in partnership with NBC Nightly News</i> …

Education

'Schools need to encourage students out of their comfort zone so they can adapt to university'

Recent reports indicating that secondary school students have not been prepared sufficiently to make the transition to higher education confirm the …

Top 5 Courses to Learn Python in 2018

If you are a programmer and thinking about learning Python in 2018, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some …

DeVos Digs Herself Deeper

In her 60 Minutes interview, the education secretary failed to convince policy scholars that she’d improved her understanding of the issues.<p>It was, perhaps, the best opportunity she had to patch up her reputation since starting her new job.<p>Betsy DeVos, the country’s highly unpopular education …

Education

A Look at Women in the World of Tech (Infographic)

We've still got a ways to go.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a long road ahead for us women. While our voices might be louder than ever today, what’s our true impact? Unfortunately, in technology -- an industry that’s seen incredible growth over the past decade …

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom

Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays …

Education Technology

21 Vocabulary Words That Only Teachers Understand

While the words on this list might seem made up to some, they definitely make sense to a teacher. Here are some of the teacher vocabulary words that …

Teaching

12 Kid-Approved Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Health

“Mental health” is a weighty phrase that is loaded with different meanings for different people. On one end of the spectrum, it could suggest a call …

Mental Health

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.<p>Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. Da Vinci might have been even more famous as an …

We Can Now Add Schoolchildren to the List of People Forced to Clean Up the Mess White Men Made

The biggest surprise of being a parent so far is how often my daughter surprises me. She’s a little over 2 years old now, and it seems like every …

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student during safety lesson

<b>(CNN) —</b> A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday, police said.<p>Dennis Alexander, who is Seaside City's mayor pro tem and a reserve officer with the Sand City Police Department, was teaching a …

High School

How our university education system went terribly wrong

Education<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>10/3/2018<p>In Summary<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>The student unrest at Meru University of Science at Technology (MUST) that left a …

Higher Education

University offers science degree online for £5,650 per year

<b>The University of London is to announce a fully fledged undergraduate degree course completely taught online for £5,650 per year over three years.</b><p>It is aimed at encouraging more part-time, working students, following a fall in their numbers after the increase in tuition fees in England.<p>There are …

A brief history of dyslexia and the role women played in getting it recognised

Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population and is widely accepted as a learning difficulty that can cause problems with (among other things) …

Autism

How class and social capital affect university students

There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of a student’s hard work. All …

Higher Education

Coursera teams with 5 universities to expand its full masters and bachelors degree programs

With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible teaching and learning formats to fill the gap in the market.<p>The latest development comes from Coursera. …

Useful Resources On Using Tech With Students

I was a guest this morning on the #EduGoalsMooc Twitter chat, and thought readers here might be interested in some of the resources I shared there …

Teaching

'The key to tackling the retention crisis? Accepting that students' results aren't just down to teachers'

A few weeks ago, Ofsted national director Sean Harford surprisingly admitted to me in conversation on Twitter that he agreed with the research I’d …

Education

Best Apps for Teachers and Educators

Notability (iOS)<p>As one of the best note-taking apps, Notability is extremely comprehensive in what it is able to offer. Users of the app are able to …

Education Technology

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer-science degree from one of the world's top higher education institutions can help graduates land their dreams job at companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, or Amazon.<p>But if your goal is to impress prospective employers, which university should you shoot for? Using the QS …

The hidden threat of teacher stress

When a traumatic event such as the Florida school shooting takes place, often the focus afterward is on finding ways to make sure students and …

Teaching

The world's 21 best universities by subject — from biology to business management

QS's latest ranking was released on Wednesday, tracking the best schools on the planet in 48 different subject areas, including standard subjects like business and history, all the way to more obscure degrees such as mining.<p>In total, 22 different universities are considered to be the best in the …

Google offers free 15-hr machine learning crash course as part of AI resource center

The Learn with Google AI website provides ways for people to develop and hone machine learning skills, and apply the technology to real-world …

Machine Learning

Arming Teachers Is Not a Good Option

With three of the 10 most deadly mass shootings in US history coming in the last five months, Americans are clearly energized about this growing …

Kids can be citizen scientists, too—here's how

You might even make a major discovery.<p>Jennifer Fee remembers well the day the 100 millionth observation rolled in on eBird. It was the summer of 2012, and the birding app had been in use for a decade. In that time, citizen scientists from around the world had submitted 99,999,999 photos, sound …

Citizen Science

Books and Tips to Help Children Understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Watching a loved one experience the mental, emotional, and eventually physical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is a …

Alzheimer's Disease

If you want your kid to get a good job, let them play more

Fears about automation displacing workers around the world ranked high on the list of Things to Be Very Worried About at the World Economic Forum in January. “At the end of the day, we have to fire a lot of people,” said Ursula Burns, chairman of the supervisory board at telecom group VEON, and …

Emotional Intelligence

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

Social Media