3 Challenges for the Future of Education

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I was recently sent an email and asked to identify some of the challenges I see for the future of learning in education. Although I am providing challenges, I am not necessarily giving solutions but am using this space to work out some of my ideas. This leads to the next point.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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What does it mean to be human in a digital age? Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." That’s his explanation for how he thinks about the role of education in the 21st century. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology.

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” Via Education Week : “The Polarizing Pick to Be Betsy DeVos ’ Right-Hand Man.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault : ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’ ” Via The New York Times : “ Melania Trump , in Michigan, Urges Middle Schoolers to ‘Choose Kindness ’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Rand Paul ’s New Target: Peer Review.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Wants to Arm Teachers. ” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos moves to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students.” Yesterday was high drama in Miami and NYC as the former’s school superintendent was supposed to be named the superintendent of the latter. “ Is School Desegregation Coming to an End?

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Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

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This past March, we began broadening our coverage to include education beyond high school. Here’s what we’re doing and how we hope you can help. EdSurge is all about exploring one fundamental question: How can learning be supported by technology? With an eye on improving students’ learning, we adopted a cheerful green banner and plunged into examining how entrepreneurs, teachers and administrators were beginning to collaborate. By 2020, 65 percent of U.S.

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” School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country. For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. The money is also used to provide preventive care, such as vision and hearing screenings, for other Medicaid-eligible children.

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More details on the proposal, which would extend to families earning $125,000 or less, from Inside Higher Ed. Some have scoffed at the proposal, including Matthew Chingos who says it won’t really benefit low-income students, to which Sara Goldrick-Rab responds, “ Of course, low-income students win with free tuition.” In addition to all the campaign donations, do note all the yacht clubs and country clubs she’s a member of. Education Politics.

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To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. ” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Buzzfeed : “How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition.”

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Via The New York Times : “ Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It.” 11, 2001, has not been in use since 2011, so the move is largely symbolic and appeared to be aimed at distancing the departing administration from any effort by the new president to revive the program, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or Nseers.” Government Is Collecting Student Loans It Promised to Forgive.”

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Congress, in an effort to limit federal involvement in higher education, has voted to eliminate Obama-era regulations on teacher-preparation programs.” ” Via PBS Newshour : “Senate votes to end Obama school accountability rules.” ” Via The LA Times : “ Trump wants to create a national private school choice program. Here’s how it could work.” to 2020, to Reach $1.83

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter Schools.”