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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. ” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Via NPR : “‘It’s Preventable’: Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats.”

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From Liberia , “Government to crackdown on unlicensed schools,” New Vision reports. 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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.”

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Chalkbeat reports that “ Success Academy illegally changes special education services without parent input, complaint claims.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. bid for Times Higher Education ,” SkyNews reports. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Research, “Research,” and Reports. Via Edsurge : “Report: Climate Change and Migration Will Impact the Future of Schools.”

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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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” 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. ” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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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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” “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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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. “ Social Capital has hired Marc Mezvinsky as the investment firm morphs its business,” Recode reports.

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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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Says He Will Lead Federal Task Force on Higher-Ed Policy,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. I’m working on a response to the Data & Society report on inBloom, but I’ve had the flu and I’ve been busy talking about how surveillance-driven “personalized learning” undermines democracy. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?”

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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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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Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule , which the Trump administration halted last summer,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via the Lansing State Journal : “Some faculty leaders at Michigan State University are threatening to seek the resignations of the entire MSU Board of Trustees if it follows through with a reported plan to appoint John Engler interim president.”

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“What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me” by NPR’s longtime education reporter, Claudio Sanchez. And there’s data about pay in the research and reports section below. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Westworld : “ Adams State ’s ‘Egregious, Unethical’ Online Program Should Be Scrapped, Report Says.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Accidental Gunshot Is Reported on Texas Campus That Now Allows Firearms.” Via the Hechinger Report : “Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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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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