Lessons from Digital Learning Day

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Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. It also brought influential education leaders together at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., In 2008, the high school graduation rate at Winterboro High School was 63 percent. ” Lacey also credited the E-Rate program for helping connect the district to high speed internet.

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts.

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Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Data on Enrollments , Employees, Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “ Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.”

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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“ New York City libraries have announced they plan to forgive the late fees of all children aged 17 and under in a one-time amnesty event,” The AP reports. Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” “ Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright,” writes Jen Howard. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.”

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“A clause in the contract could, in the future, allow Nike to harvest personal data from Michigan athletes through the use of wearable technology like heart-rate monitors, GPS trackers and other devices that log myriad biological activities.” " The Pew Research Center has released its latest report on libraries. On the horizon: makerspaces, online learning, robotics, VR, artificial intelligence, and wearables. Education Politics.

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