Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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We believe in the idea of trying on different identities: ‘I’m going to be a photographer, robotics engineer, or actor in a Shakespeare play.’ ”. Fifth-graders (from left) Jayden Vargas, David Bojorque, and Ariyana Denny figure out how to make their Lego robot move in a robotics class at Elm City College Prep, in New Haven, Connecticut. The charter network’s New York students had scored below expectations on the new, more challenging Common Core tests.

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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. Performance on PISA Decline Because of Common Core? ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below. classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.”

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. Education Politics.