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  • A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry
    By KYLE SPENCER - Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Mastery-based learning allows students to learn at their own pace.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • 19th-Century Diary Suggests Slaves Are Buried in Brooklyn Lot
    By MICHAEL WILSON - Friday Aug 4, 2017

    A Gowanus farmer’s writings from 1828 to 1830 describe burying them on property that includes the proposed site of a prekindergarten.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • When study abroad ends in death, US parents find few answers
    By RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press - Friday Jul 7, 2017

    [...] while U.S. colleges and universities must report deaths on their campuses, they are not required to disclose most student deaths that occur abroad, and data collected by industry organizations are incomplete.More than 313,400 American students earned academic credit for studying abroad in 2014-15, according to the Institute of International Education, which creates study-abroad programs and manages U.S. government study-abroad scholarships.A group called the Forum on Education Abroad has attempted to gather such data for 2014 from two insurance companies, which together cover half of the U.S. study-abroad market.The group — with about 100 study-abroad companies and 570 schools as members — used the partial data from only one year to argue in a 2016 report that students are less likely to die overseas than on a U.S. campus, and "to understand more about the student experience, so that programs can be improved and risk can be mitigated," its chief, Brian Whalen, told The Associated Press.A preliminary analysis of that report was presented in June, and showed a mortality rate for college students studying abroad of 18.1 deaths per 100,000.Whalen said his group tried to get the exact number of student deaths overseas from the U.S. State Department, but it was not available.Within five years, she amassed seven binders of newspaper articles and travel alerts counting 3,200 other students who had died or been kidnapped, drugged, injured or assaulted abroad over the last few decades."Coffee beans and bowling balls have more rules than any program, school, professor or teacher escorting our kids into foreign countries," said Sheryl Hill, who has built a business called Depart Smart around providing safety advice to students going abroad, after her 16-year-old diabetic son, Tyler, fell ill and died while studying in Japan in 2007."Knowing which areas are hotspots for violent crime is important information for kids and parents to know when they're making decisions on where they'll study abroad," said Rep. Sean Maloney, a Democrat from New York, who first introduced the Ravi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act in Congress in 2014."If our kids are consistently getting hurt in a particular city or at a particular university, American families have a right to know that information so they can make informed choices about where to study," Maloney said.Last year, new federal legislation was introduced by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican, to make studying abroad an integral part of higher education by creating more university grants and incentives."Study abroad is a priority" at the University of Iowa, said Downing Thomas, the dean of international programs at the school, which sends more students to India than any other U.S. institution.

    Source: Top News Stories
  • Increasing Student Debt Transparency
    By Gayle Nelson - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017

    Forty-four million Americans hold $1.34 trillion in student debt, creating a huge negative encumbrance on economic growth. A new Oregon law hopes to educate students on their potential loan burden before it is too late.

    The post Increasing Student Debt Transparency appeared first on Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • How tech firms have pushed coding into American classrooms
    By Natasha Singer - Wednesday Jul 5, 2017

    To help solve a “huge deficit in the skills that we need today,” Cook said, the government should do its part to make sure students learn computer programming.[...]’s goal is to get every public school in the United States to teach computer science.Computer science is also essential to U.S. tech companies, which have become heavily reliant on foreign engineers.Along the way, has emerged as a prototype for Silicon Valley education reform: a social-media-savvy entity that pushes for education policy changes, develops curricula, offers online coding lessons and trains teachers — touching nearly every facet of the education supply chain.“They have got this multipronged approach,” said Amy Klement, a partner at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment organization started by the eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, which has given $5.5 million to[...] its multilevel influence machine also raises the question of whether Silicon Valley is swaying public schools to serve its own interests — in this case, its need for software engineers — with little scrutiny.“If I were a state legislator, I would certainly be wondering about motives,” said Sarah Reckhow, an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University.The rise of coincides with a larger tech-industry push to remake U.S. primary and secondary schools with computers and learning apps, a market estimated to reach $21 billion by 2020.Last year, Apple rolled out a free app, called Swift Playgrounds, to teach basic coding in Swift, a programming language the company unveiled in 2014.Last month, Apple introduced a yearlong curriculum for high schools and community colleges to teach app design in Swift.Before emerged, the National Science Foundation, industry, and education experts worked for years to develop and spread computer science instruction in schools.In 2009, for instance, an engineer at Microsoft started a program called Teals (for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) that places tech company volunteers in schools to help teach the subject.Back then, the Soviet Union had just won the space race by launching Sputnik, and the United States, in an effort to catch up, passed a law to finance physics and other science courses.Together with local groups, Partovi said, and Microsoft have helped persuade 24 states to allow computer science to count toward math or science credits required for high school graduation.Along with groups like Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code and Latina Girls Code, has worked to make the subject accessible to a diverse group of students.[...] the movement has also supported legislation that could give companies enormous sway in public schools, starting with kindergarten, with little public awareness.“It gets very problematic when industry is deciding the content and direction of public education,” said Jane Margolis, a senior researcher at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.“Some people will believe that industry is going to be driving our education system forward, and that is absolutely not the case,” said Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, which oversees the state’s computer science education initiative.

    Source: Business and Technology News
  • Iran Sentences Princeton Grad Student on Spy Charges
    Monday Jul 17, 2017

    Iran has handed American academic Xiyue Wang a 10-year prison sentence on spying charges, the latest in a string of such cases against foreigners that have raised alarm in the U.S. and Europe.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: World News
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