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Let’s talk about preschool maths: It’s not as easy as 1, 2, 3

Bold Blog - September 21, 2018 4958

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Mark Your Calendar — Upcoming Scholarly Kitchen Events

The Scholarly Kitchen - September 21, 2018 4952

The Scholarly Kitchen is hitting the road. Information on our upcoming meeting panels and webinar is provided.


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Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds

Hechinger Report - September 20, 2018 4940

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Subscribe today! There’s great disparity in the way that college graduates pay back student loans. Among black bachelor’s degree holders, 21 percent defaulted on their student loans […]


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Like it or not, immigrant children are our future

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 20, 2018 4928

The mentoring paradox: Striking a balance in our work with youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 20, 2018 4924

by Jean Rhodes


In recent months, I have joined the chorus of many of my colleagues (most notably Tim Cavell and Chris Elledge) in arguing that we have been so focused on building friendships and enduring ties that we have

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

Hechinger Report - September 20, 2018 4900

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! More than twice as many principals in 2017 said students in their schools were assigned some type of mobile device, like a laptop or […]


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Plan T: Scrap APCs and Fund Open Access with Submission Fees

The Scholarly Kitchen - September 20, 2018 4897

Plan S proposes to take a hammer to how we fund peer review and publication. The focus is currently on APCs, but submission fees are overall cheaper for authors, particularly at highly selective journals, and thus warrant serious consideration.


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OPINION: When a low census count hurts children’s well-being

Hechinger Report - September 19, 2018 4885

The 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official count by 1.5 million children younger than age 5, a recent report cautions. The Casey Foundation’s 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book warns that this discrepancy would put hundreds of millions of federal dollars at risk, under-funding programs that are critical for family stability […]


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What’s new in Public Policy? Mid-September, 2018

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 19, 2018 4882

Janet Forbush

Living the Media Lab experience with the 2018 MSRP interns

Media Lab - September 19, 2018 4868

Guest Post: Has ‘Write Daily’ Become Dogma?

The Scholarly Kitchen - September 19, 2018 4842

Chris Smith discusses recent research on academic writing strategies. Is "Write Daily" the only way to succeed?


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Parkopolis: The life-size playful learning board game

Bold Blog - September 17, 2018 4796

Shape Zone, Sahar Coston-Hardy

Guest Post: Think Sci-Hub is Just Downloading PDFs? Think Again

The Scholarly Kitchen - September 18, 2018 4787

They’re phishing, hacking, and password-cracking to steal personal and research data from the world’s academic institutions. Andrew Pitts takes a hard look at Sci-Hub as, “Corrupt cybercriminals, not Robin Hood.”


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OPINION: Making campus diversity real — starting in kindergarten

Hechinger Report - September 17, 2018 4775

Among the most important issues in U.S. higher education right now is the lack of diversity in student and faculty populations. The situation is particularly troubling in graduate education, where the lack of diversity is largely influenced by the history of deficient K-16 institutional support for underrepresented and minority groups, and consistently low levels of […]


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Ten jobs that are safe from robots

Hechinger Report - September 17, 2018 4775

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 million cashiers. Just ask the retail workers who’ve already been displaced by automated checkout machines. Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. And robots are starting to do […]


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The voucher program we really need is not for school — it’s for after

Hechinger Report - September 17, 2018 4775

At 3 p.m. when most schools let out, some kids will stay back to attend an after-school program, some will be picked up by parents, relatives or paid caregivers to be taken home or to a soccer or swim class, and some others will hang out, on a street corner, or in the playground nearby […]


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