Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

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Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

No son, war is not necessary

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Consulate on January 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. Related: Here’s the information you need to help you make the better choice in 2020. In 2003, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment, a think tank, wrote an op ed asking those very questions about the U.S.

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Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

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In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap. There are two reasons that principals should lead the charge to close the achievement gap. First, it is the right thing to do.

Parchment Merges with Credentials Solutions to Take On Transcripts and Certifications

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Pittinsky also co-founded learning management services company Blackboard before co-founding Parchment in 2003. The world of credentials and school transcript providers has gotten smaller after the merger of two companies that facilitate more than 18.5

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. Since the MAEP went into full effect, the state education budget met the minimum required in only two years, 2003 and 2007. In 2003, when Robert Clark retired, his son Bryant Clark ran for his father’s old seat.

Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

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We’ve been doing this polling since 2003, so we've got quite an arc in terms of seeing the changes that have happened. Not so long ago, students did most of their learning at school, and maybe while doing homework or during trips to the museum.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

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When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Part of that shift has been due to regulatory changes like the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act , which goes into effect in 2020, and the European privacy law known as GDPR, which has some institutions rethinking their approach to data collection, storage and privacy.

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To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice

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In 2003, a team of Harvard University researchers concluded a survey and mapped out the idiosyncrasies in the pronunciation of common English words across the globe. The plan is to test another 1,000 students in 2020, and another 600 the following year.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

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In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. Ann Arbor Public Schools, a more affluent district with about 17,000 students at the time, was also predicting its enrollment to decline between 2015 and 2020.

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Closing that gap and getting kids to continue their training after high school is especially important here: 74 percent of jobs will require post-secondary education by 2020.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Mayors and Schools: The Louisville Handshake

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A subtle but important point that impacts how education partnerships work in Louisville is that the city and Jefferson County were combined into a merged government in 2003.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. Japan, which will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, has made it a priority to boost their citizen’s language skills. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

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