New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog. Last November, toward the end of Ella’s year of treatment, PedsAcademy opened at the hospital, bringing virtual reality field trips, robots and math lessons that didn’t feel like school. “I

The messy reality of personalized learning

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The same was true at the affluent, predominantly white Barrington Middle School, which will soon move into a $68 million building fitted with a robotics lab. She added, “Facebook plays no role in the Summit Learning Program and has no access to any student data.”).

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

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Indeed, hundreds of millions of students, educators, and researchers in more than 200 countries and territories have access to education technologies and online curricula running on AWS.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

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NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. School district leaders are aware of this, and many are taking active steps in raising awareness and developing programs that are accessible to every student, no matter their income level.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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The district faced challenges with dropouts and reduced graduation rates due to failed classes, school transfers, and absences due to weather and medical issues. Absent students can join classrooms through robotic telepresence.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts.

What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

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Starkville, in contrast, was regarded as a successful school system, offering opportunities such as Advanced Placement classes and robotics competitions through a career and technology center. The school district had a 27 percent dropout rate in 2014.

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” Via Chalkbeat : NYC schools Chancellor Richard “Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities,” Pacific Standard reports. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Post : “Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’ ” “Where Are The Robot Teachers ?” “ Robots in the classroom ? ” Via Chalkbeat : “Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems?

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” ” Via Techcrunch : “What Apple ’s education announcements mean for accessibility.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” From the NCES , a look at “ the homework gap ”: “Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside of the Classroom.”

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. ” “Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order,” reports Inside Higher Ed. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has placed restrictions on access to federal student aid for West Virginia public universities after the state was late submitting required annual financial statements for the third year in a row. But as Inside Higher Ed reports later in the week : “In the latest development in an eventful saga, Ashford University on Wednesday announced that it is closer to preserving access to Post–9/11 GI Bill benefits.”

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