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OPINION: Stop driving kids crazy — A four-year college degree isn’t the only answer

Hechinger Report - October 16, 2017 7504

American society is obsessed with a single route to success. We tell our children they must get high SAT scores, attend selective colleges, get bachelor’s degrees and get high paying jobs to have a successful life. They go through 12 years of incessant testing, test-prep lessons and test mania, as if tests were the key […]


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Four tips from a high-poverty school where kindergartners excel at reading

Hechinger Report - October 11, 2017 5662

Although Governor Phil Bryant is considering taking over Jackson Public Schools, which has struggled to improve student achievement and meet accreditation standards, there are bright spots in the district. Kathleen Grigsby principal of Davis Magnet World IB Elementary School, spoke to The Hechinger Report about student success at the school, particularly with early literacy. In […]


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New research finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices

Hechinger Report - October 01, 2017 5554

A new study published this month in the journal Child Development, found that eight key teacher actions can make the difference between a mediocre preschool classroom and an excellent one. A team of Vanderbilt University researchers spent two years gathering the data used to prove that these actions worked. Dale Farran, the head researcher, says […]


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Digital driver’s licence

Parenting for Digital Fututre - October 18, 2017 5451

Digital driver’s licence What kind of online safety messaging resonates with young people? What tools and strategies are most effective for improving digital literacy? In this post, describes the .  Created by the , an Australian online education resource, this resource focuses on exploring the nuance of online engagement alongside ethical and moral maxims. Jeremy is Senior Advisor, Cyber Safety at the . [Header image credit: T. Wilson, CC BY 2.0] Australian primary school students earn their ‘pen licence’ when teachers recognise that their handwriting is fluent enough to graduate from using a pencil.

The next generation of science education means more doing

Hechinger Report - October 10, 2017 5447

Five groups of high school students worked around tables in Vielca Anglin’s science classroom on a recent afternoon at City-As-School in New York City. They had half-liter water bottles in front of them and a range of materials including pebbles, soil, rice, marbles, scouring pads and gauze. Their task: create a gravity-driven water filtration system […]


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OPINION: Not every black person’s story invokes urban poverty and dire need

Hechinger Report - October 18, 2017 5399

I recently heard a fellow from one of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s programs speak about her research on the impact of racial stigma and stereotypes on African Americans’ sense of agency, worth and humanity. I was startled by a particular statistic: Ninety percent of African Americans fall into a category she frames as “not poor.” […]


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The Puzzle of the Macro in the Micro

Educause Review - October 03, 2017 5386

Search Advertisement The Puzzle of the Macro in the Micro Authors: by Sasha Thackaberry Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Columns: Raise your hand if you're not thinking about microcredentials. If you just raised your hand, you're bound to be sitting at home, alone, because you're being shunned by the entire higher education innovation sector. You might consider turning back now (but it'd be great if you stuck it out 'til the end of this post). For the rest of us who are 'geeked out' on microcredentials, it's important to remember that we're the ones who are geeked out on microcredentials — and we may not be representative of the broader higher ed community.

The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones

Hechinger Report - September 27, 2017 5359

When Dustin Gordon’s high school invited juniors and seniors to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities, a handful of students showed up. A few were serious about the prospect of continuing their educations, he said. “But I think some of them went just to get out of class.” In his sparsely settled community in […]


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Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

Hechinger Report - October 17, 2017 5307

When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them. That meant more partnerships with third-party vendors, some of whom tracked student performance or required personal information about students to open new accounts. Parents in Baltimore County […]


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Colleges and universities join together to survive enrollment and financial problems

Hechinger Report - October 13, 2017 5289

ATLANTA — A business major at Clark Atlanta University, Delaina Mims said she spends at least eight hours a day at the Robert W. Woodruff Library. “It’s a good space and it’s better than being by yourself,” said Mims, who had just met up with three of her friends near the library’s outdoor promenade, which […]


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States connect students with degrees they don’t know they’ve earned

Hechinger Report - October 13, 2017 5264

A senior at Purdue University, Sage Archer was surprised to get an email out of the blue from the community college where she’d taken summer courses years before. It told her she’d amassed enough credits for an associate degree and could get one at no further cost and with almost no effort. “I thought, there […]


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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche - October 18, 2017 5139

Note: This post is based on several earlier ones. These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. This post looks at the... Read more »

STUDENT VOICE: Conservative students should get to voice opinions on campus

Hechinger Report - October 09, 2017 5084

GAMBIER, Ohio — Walking into the only dining hall on Kenyon College’s campus last year, students passed a cardboard sign reading: “No more respectful differences.” The message in paint was clear — different opinions are not welcome at this small liberal arts campus, no matter if they are hateful or respectful. Kenyon, like many liberal […]


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Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

Hechinger Report - October 02, 2017 5083

The cries of suffering grow more intense with each passing day of equivocation and indifference to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico by President Trump. They echo the howls heard after Hurricane Katrina. Last Friday, Trump tweeted, “The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes. Big decisions will have to be made as to […]


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An Interview with Simon Grennan re: Parables of Care

Ernesto Priego - October 18, 2017 5080

Search for: Search Everything is Connected. Keywords: Open Access, Comics, Computing, Libraries, Data, Humanities, the lot. An Interview with Simon Grennan re: Parables of Care Date: Author: I interviewed Simon Grennan last week for the , and I have copied and pasted the post here.   Dr Simon Grennan, University of Chester Dr Simon Grennan, is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Art and Design at the . He is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, comics scholar and author of over 40 comics and artists’ books.

TEACHER VOICE: In Finland, it’s easier to become a doctor or lawyer than a teacher — Here’s why

Hechinger Report - October 15, 2017 5069

In Finland, teachers are trusted, appreciated and educated in advanced degree programs. Becoming and being a teacher starts with earning a placement at one of the country’s highly selective teacher education programs. I vividly recall the two educational books I was required to study for the first part of Finland’s initial classroom teacher education entrance […]


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Imagine a future in which technologies teach humans

George Veletsianos - October 17, 2017 5029

Pause for a few minutes and imagine a future in which technologies teach humans. Call them robots, bots, chatbots, algorithms, teaching machines, tutoring software, agents, or something else. Regardless, consider them technologies that teach.


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How do certain gene variants shape kids’ development and life outcomes?

Bold Blog - October 17, 2017 5015

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Latino students are falling behind their peers in college, new research shows

Hechinger Report - October 10, 2017 5011

Latino students have been making progress in college and earning degrees at a faster rate than in the past, but not at nearly the same rates as their peers, a new report shows. Even as Latinos move up the educational ladder, whites and blacks are outpacing them, which will leave them at a disadvantage as […]


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Heading to the Courthouse for Sandvig v. Sessions

Social Media Collective - October 19, 2017 4999

(or: Research Online Should Not Be Illegal) I’m a college professor. But on Friday morning I won’t be in the classroom, I’ll be in courtroom 30 in the US District Courthouse on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC. The occasion? Oral arguments on the first motion in Sandvig v. Sessions. You may recall that the ACLU, […]

Ask The Chefs: Where Does Open Access Go From Here?

The Scholarly Kitchen - October 20, 2017 4998

Publishers, librarians, researchers, and funders all have a stake in Open Access. What happens next? See what the Chefs have to say.


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