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There’s more local Chalkbeat reporting on the recent charter school strike in Chicago down in the “labor and management” section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Chalkbeat reports that “ Success Academy illegally changes special education services without parent input, complaint claims.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. bid for Times Higher Education ,” SkyNews reports. Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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From Liberia , “Government to crackdown on unlicensed schools,” New Vision reports. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review. Anyway, here’s Richard Smith on Elsevier and “A Big Brother future for science publishing.”

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” I mean… In other Arne news, Chalkbeat also reports that “‘I think that’s blood money’: Arne Duncan pushed charters to reject funds from Trump admin if budget cuts approved.” ” Politico reports that the Department of Education has reached a deal with the US Marshals Service to continue providing protection for Betsy DeVos. or higher grade point average,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” “Three months after the former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexual assault, he was released on Friday,” NPR reports. “The Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a complaint against the academic journal publisher OMICS Group and two of its subsidiaries, saying the publisher deceives scholars and misrepresents the editorial rigor of its journals,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Education Politics.

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Says He Will Lead Federal Task Force on Higher-Ed Policy,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Panicked universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems.

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Via The Washington Post : “ Betsy DeVos was asked to address education reporters at their annual convention. ” Via The Washington Post : “Secret report shows ‘special’ treatment for public officials in D.C. ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?”

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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” “The Obama administration shut down Globe U , but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Betsy DeVos ’s school choice ideas are a reality in Sweden , where student performance has suffered.” ” The New York Times reported on Tuesday that “ West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Ends With a Promise to Raise Pay.” ” Another Google lawsuit, as reported by Ars Technica : “Ex-Google recruiter : I was fired because I resisted ‘illegal’ diversity efforts.”

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Via The LA School Report : “ LAUSD approves $7.5 ” “ Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban the Box,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. In other Google news, “ Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads ,” Bloomberg reports.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” ” “Just months after a major gaffe by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the origins of historically black colleges and universities, a Florida HBCU is taking heat for inviting her to speak at its spring commencement ceremony next week,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Education Politics.

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Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule , which the Trump administration halted last summer,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ” “ Richard Spencer , the white nationalist, has dropped his lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Westworld : “ Adams State ’s ‘Egregious, Unethical’ Online Program Should Be Scrapped, Report Says.” ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Accidental Gunshot Is Reported on Texas Campus That Now Allows Firearms.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me” by NPR’s longtime education reporter, Claudio Sanchez. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). And there’s data about pay in the research and reports section below. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow the Obama administration's recently issued guidance on transgender students.” Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. Education Politics.

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