Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Extra money has allowed these wealthier districts to invest heavily in Chromebooks and iPads, state-of-the-art robotics programs, computerized blackboards, and high-end 3-D printers. At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students.

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” ” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. Chavous is a founding board member of the American Federation for Children , the school choice advocacy group formerly chaired by Betsy DeVos.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (Perhaps a starting place would be to be much more skeptical of the claims of IBM Watson and PR about “mind reading robot tutors.”). President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.