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We need to make proactive accountability regular praxis in organizing and beyond

Black Youth Project - March 13, 2019 6668

by Leslie Mac The news has been especially awash in harmful behavior repositioned as “conversation starting” and “lessons learned” as of late. From Alyssa Milano to Esquire, this cycle of “bad behavior, non-apology, conversation starting” seems to be everywhere. As someone who speaks to and teaches white people how to be better allies, I spend […]


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The recent college admissions scandal is just a fraction of the rigged American Education System

Black Youth Project - March 18, 2019 6378

by Daniel Johnson Regarding the abject brutality of the way the criminal justice system discards Black bodies and lives, writer Kirsten West Savali describes the practice in this way, reframing the common narrative that the criminal justice system is merely broken: “The system is not broken, it is functioning exactly as intended.” There is little […]


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How prison-based thinking warps a lack of empathy for “deserving” victims to harm the vulnerable

Black Youth Project - March 12, 2019 5747

Editor’s Note: sexual violence and mention of rape I’ll admit it: I have a sort of macabre fascination with true crime. My fiancé is always making fun of me for it, and it’s not a trait I’m super proud of, to be honest. I recognize that how the media handles the sensational abuses they document […]


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Michael Preston Named New Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop | Sesame Workshop

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - March 22, 2019 5743

Donate Michael Preston Named New Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop March 19, 2019 (New York, NY – March 19, 2019) – The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has announced that Michael Preston, Ph.D., has joined as Executive Director. Preston will lead the Center as it drives vital innovation into the next era of learning with media and technology. He replaces the Cooney Center’s founding Executive Director, Michael Levine, who now serves as Sesame Workshop’s Chief Knowledge Officer.

An Unlikely Library of Obsolete Technologies

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 15, 2019 5259

A recycling center in New York has become the go-to library for film and television studios looking for vintage electronic props.


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A Library of Color

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 22, 2019 4911

The Forbes Pigment Collection offers a unique library of materials for the preservation and analysis of artworks.


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Adult Identity and the “I Can’t Use Technology Well” Introduction

Speed of Creativity - March 21, 2019 4869

Last Friday evening before turning in for the night, I shared a six part, threaded series of thoughts on Twitter based on frequent conversations I have with technology-fearful adults. Before reflecting a bit more on these ideas, as well as sharing some of the responses these tweets invited from others, I’ll share this series [...]

Opinion: Chez Stadia - Google's new cloud platform

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4822

The announcement for Google Stadia was absolutely perfect and flawless. It also told us exactly nothing about the relevant aspects for content creators or consumers. ...

OPINION: Three ways to help more low-income students get through college

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4733

More low-income students are getting into college than ever before. That’s the good news. The bad news? They’re not getting out, and those who do often have nowhere to go.  Decades-long efforts to increase college access for low-income students have worked: as of 2016, the enrollment gap between low-income and wealthy students has narrowed to just […]


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Colleges start looking for ways to house and feed their students who are homeless

Hechinger Report - March 17, 2019 4678

This story about college student homelessness and hunger was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our higher education newsletter. Four years ago, Dorothy Gorder was living under the I-5 bridge in downtown Seattle. Addicted to meth and heroin, she lived in makeshift shelters fashioned out of […]


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Research Discredits Learning Styles “Matching Hypothesis” | Learning Solutions Magazine

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - March 22, 2019 4580

Toggle navigation Toggle navigation Research Discredits Learning Styles “Matching Hypothesis” Share10 Written By March 13, 2019 Topics Proponents of teaching to students’ “learning styles” argue that people learn better when instructional materials are presented in a format that meshes with their learning style. This is called the “matching hypothesis,” or the “meshing hypothesis.” Unfortunately for its supporters, and despite many attempts to prove its validity, it’s not supported by evidence-based research.