Education Next

Education Next is a journal of opinion and research about education policy.

Every year we publish a list of the most popular entries on the Education Next blog as determined by readership.
Author: Education Next
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:04 pm
Some of the disparity in suspension rates may stem from racism or variations in discipline policies but some may stem from differences in student behavior—differences driven by poverty and the other out-of-school factors.
Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:02 pm
What kind of students choose career and technical education? In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with Albert Cheng, the author of a new paper that finds that the students who choose CTE may not be as engaged in their academic courses but have strong non-cognitive skills. Other studies find that CTE may boost attainment and improve labor market outcomes for students.
Author: Education Next
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:45 am
Every December, Education Next releases a list of the most popular articles we published over the course of the year based on readership.
Author: Education Next
Posted: December 10, 2017, 11:04 pm
Perhaps these studies went widely unnoticed because they contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.
Author: Jason D. Delisle
Posted: December 10, 2017, 11:02 pm

Education Week: American Education's News Site of Record

Despite strong opinions and partisan viewpoints, an Education Week survey shows teachers, principals, and administrators working to keep those divisions out of the classroom.

Author: Alyson Klein
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:46 pm
Just over a third of those in an Education Week national survey said immigration was “good” for schools, though nearly three-quarters support allowing children who came to the United States illegally to remain here.

Author: Alyson Klein
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:34 pm
A scant majority of 51 percent say students should be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity in an Education Week national survey of local educators.

Author: Alyson Klein
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:32 pm
One of three teachers in an Education Week national survey say their union either doesn’t represent their political views or represents them only “somewhat.”

Author: Alyson Klein
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:26 pm

Education Week: commentary

Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators

Could engaging traditionally underrepresented students in AI development save us from a dystopia? Tess Posner makes the case.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
AI could materially improve education—if educators and policymakers start answering some tough questions today, urges Michael Bennett.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
Flipping the curriculum and updating the goals of education could prepare us for the artificial-intelligence era, writes Charles Fadel.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am

Education Week Teacher: News and Information for Teacher Leaders

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Edutopia RSS

New audio and video software will make media manipulations harder to detect. These essential media literacy questions can help.
Author: Erin Wilkey Oh
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
A new platform helps teachers in different countries connect their classrooms and encourage an appreciation for different perspectives.
Author: Suzie Boss
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Tips for making the information schools share with students’ families more accessible for people of all abilities.
Author: Anne OBrien
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.
Author: Dennis Li
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Journalism—the first rough draft of history—reinforces information gathering, effective writing skills, and audience engagement.
Author: David Cutler
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm

A Principal's Reflections

Education is a reflective practice. This blog provides my views on educational leadership, effective technology integration, innovation, and creating a student-centered learning culture.

Schools continue to make investments in technology to engage students better, improve outcomes, a...
Posted: December 10, 2017, 7:23 am
We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you n...
Posted: December 3, 2017, 7:01 am
There is no shortage of leadership advice available to anyone who wants some.  A quick Google sea...
Posted: November 26, 2017, 8:04 am
As many people know I am originally from the Northeastern part of the United States.  I was born ...
Posted: November 19, 2017, 7:23 am
What makes a great and successful learning culture?  If you were to ask the majority of stakehold...
Posted: November 12, 2017, 7:43 am

Market Brief

K-12 Intel for Business Leaders

The global private school provider says it has invested $1 billion in its schools and personnel since fiscal year 2014.

The post GEMS Education, Major Global Schools Provider, Says It Has Secured $1.25 Billion Loan appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: December 12, 2017, 8:55 pm

Scientific Learning Corp., based in California, will acquire BrainMaps, a Chinese blended learning company.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Scientific Learning Makes Acquisition; Noodle Partners, Code.org Raise Funds appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:08 pm

An FCC commissioner critical of the agencies' proposed memorandum of understanding blasts it as a "confusing, lackluster, reactionary afterthought" that will not safeguard the public.

The post FCC and FTC Vow Consumer Protections, Post-‘Net Neutrality’ appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:41 pm

Michael Lynton joins the Pearson board in the wake of the company announcing major job cuts to make it leaner and more competitive.

The post Snap Inc. Chairman, a Former Sony Entertainment CEO, to Join Pearson’s Board of Directors appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Leo Versel
Posted: December 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

Districts often focus on the need for a data dashboard, but many other factors should be considered when building an effective data system.

The post Why a Data Warehouse Isn’t the Final Answer for School Districts appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Charlie Coglianese
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:32 am

99U99U

Empowering the Creative Community

If you had a hypothetical client who was unconstrained by budget, how big would you think? How meticulously would you build? What expense would you spare? In this article, a sound impresario with a vision for changing the way we ingest music from the top down reveals to 99U how he put a product unlike anything anyone has heard since the mid 20th century into the market.
Author: Emily Ludolph
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:21 am
The Airbnb user experience design manager unpacks how Airbnb is designing for the superhost, what her team is learning offline that they are applying online, and how the line between design and business is so blurry these days she can’t even see it anymore.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:55 am
Instagram's head of design, Ian Spalter, has numerous management tools in his belt to get the best work out of his team—from Monopoly brainstorm sessions to timeboxing. But, for Spalter, the most important tool is obsession. In an interview with 99U, he remembers learning early that the things you're willing to waste time and energy on might just be the key to ultimate success.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:52 am
In teaching computers how to communicate with people, Hector Ouilhet, Google's head of design for Search sees in the technology the same 'painful yet interesting' learning phases that a young person goes through when becoming an adult. To train computers in the art of questions, Ouilhet looks to the questing period of his own youth and to his four-year-old daughter for models of both simple and complicated questions that he wants computers of the future to understand.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:49 am
I think we can all agree that you are uniquely talented. And yet, how often does anyone acknowledge it?
Author: Perrin Drumm
Posted: December 4, 2017, 1:00 pm

Education Week: commentary

Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators

Could engaging traditionally underrepresented students in AI development save us from a dystopia? Tess Posner makes the case.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
AI could materially improve education—if educators and policymakers start answering some tough questions today, urges Michael Bennett.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
Flipping the curriculum and updating the goals of education could prepare us for the artificial-intelligence era, writes Charles Fadel.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am

MindShift

KQED Public Media for Northern CA

Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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Author: Ki Sung
Posted: December 12, 2017, 8:31 am
Educators and students of CS50, a widely popular computer science class at Harvard that's also available in a high school AP version, use a variety of tools to help with the collaborative part of...

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: December 11, 2017, 1:53 am
Researchers say it takes a lot of brainpower to stop an action, once it's underway. A study found that when people have to change a planned movement, 11 different brain areas have to get involved.

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Author: Ki Sung
Posted: December 8, 2017, 8:42 am
Better understanding the complex interplay between thoughts, feelings and behaviors can help adolescents see the possible realities of a situation. 

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Author: MindShift
Posted: December 7, 2017, 7:20 am
By focusing on coping strategies and schoolwide supports, school counselors are helping students manage and mitigate their anxiety.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: December 5, 2017, 12:58 am

TechCrunch

TechCrunch is a group-edited blog that profiles the companies, products and events defining and transforming the new web.

 Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Google’s search engine is blocked in China, but the company still has hundreds of staff in China which work on its international services. In reference to that workforce, Alphabet chairman… Read More

Author: Jon Russell
Posted: December 12, 2017, 8:57 pm
 New York City may soon gain a task force dedicated to monitoring the fairness of algorithms used by municipal agencies. Formed from experts in automated systems and representatives of groups affected by those systems, it would be responsible for closely examining algorithms in use by the city and making recommendations on how to improve accountability and avoid bias. Read More

Author: Devin Coldewey
Posted: December 12, 2017, 6:43 pm
 Coinbase is growing up fast — or at least trying to. As an emblem of its current effort to accommodate the massive demand on its platform, the mainstream U.S. cryptocurrency exchange just added Facebook Vice President of Messaging Products David Marcus to its board of directors. Read More

Author: Taylor Hatmaker
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:25 pm
 Capping off months of controversy, espionage claims and international intrigue, the U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software has been signed into law. The ban, wedged into the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would preclude all federal computers and connected networks from using antivirus software made by the Russian cybersecurity firm. “Considering the… Read More

Author: Taylor Hatmaker
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:56 pm
 If you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you’re probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there’s Hatreon, a hate speech crowdfunding site that, despite having been booted from the web by a couple hosts, is back online and eager to let you back your favorite xenophobe. Read More

Author: Devin Coldewey
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:28 pm

Education Week: commentary

Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators

Could engaging traditionally underrepresented students in AI development save us from a dystopia? Tess Posner makes the case.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
AI could materially improve education—if educators and policymakers start answering some tough questions today, urges Michael Bennett.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
Flipping the curriculum and updating the goals of education could prepare us for the artificial-intelligence era, writes Charles Fadel.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am