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How Can Teachers and Educational Tech Combine to Prevent Youth Illiteracy?

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Early literacy is key for children, and not just for reading purposes—with over 85 percent of curriculums taught via reading, according to the Reading Foundation, children can fall behind in nearly all aspects of learning without the proper literacy skills. With 67 percent of fourth graders reading below grade level, this is concerning. The […]

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How Can Teachers and Educational Tech Combine to Prevent Youth Illiteracy?

Early literacy is key for children, and not just for reading purposes—with over 85 percent of curriculums taught via reading, according to the Reading Foundation, children can fall behind in nearly all aspects of learning without the proper literacy skills. With 67 percent of fourth graders reading below grade level, this is concerning. The […]

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Sixteen States Offer Private School Vouchers—Will Iowa Become the Seventeenth or is the Opposition Too Strong?

Currently, 16 states in the U.S. have private school vouchers, which allow some public funding to be reallocated to a student’s private school education, according to Edchoice. Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa is trying to bump that number to 17 as she proposed a voucher program in her State of Address. Is the public […]

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Opting Out to Opt In: Harvard Medical Withdraws From U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Some things are changing in the higher education world. From #1 in research to #9 in primary care in the most recent U.S. News and World Report, Harvard’s medical school is opting out of future participation in the list. Is Harvard alone? No. As more top schools, such as Georgetown Law, UC Berkeley Law, and […]

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ChatGPT Will Be the Calculator for Writing, Top Economist Says

Sourced by MarketScale (Bloomberg) — ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence system that can produce sophisticated essays on complex subjects in seconds, will become the “calculator for writing,” according to a leading economist. Erik Brynjolfsson, professor of economics and information technology at Stanford University, said the chat bot “will get rid of a lot of routine, rote […]

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5 Ways Music Affects Learning

What song takes you back to a specific time or place? Did you ever get that feeling you were reliving a special moment when you heard a song from your past? Favorite songs can trigger our memory in various ways. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “The song is stuck in my head,” demonstrating that […]

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Increasing Teachers’ Minimum Salaries Might Be on the Syllabus for 2023

Increasing teachers’ minimum salaries might be on the syllabus for 2023. $60,000. That’s the new national minimum salary for a public school teacher if U.S. representative Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., can find a way to get The American Teacher Act passed through congress in 2023. Wilson, a long-time advocate for educators, believes increasing teachers’ minimum salaries […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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How Can Teachers and Educational Tech Combine to Prevent Youth Illiteracy?
January 26, 2023

Early literacy is key for children, and not just for reading purposes—with over 85 percent of curriculums taught via reading, according to the Reading Foundation, children can fall behind in nearly all aspects of learning without the proper literacy skills. With 67 percent of fourth graders reading below grade level, this is concerning. The […]

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Sixteen States Offer Private School Vouchers—Will Iowa Become the Seventeenth or is the Opposition Too Strong?
January 26, 2023

Currently, 16 states in the U.S. have private school vouchers, which allow some public funding to be reallocated to a student’s private school education, according to Edchoice. Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa is trying to bump that number to 17 as she proposed a voucher program in her State of Address. Is the public […]

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Opting Out to Opt In: Harvard Medical Withdraws From U.S. News and World Report Rankings
January 24, 2023

Some things are changing in the higher education world. From #1 in research to #9 in primary care in the most recent U.S. News and World Report, Harvard’s medical school is opting out of future participation in the list. Is Harvard alone? No. As more top schools, such as Georgetown Law, UC Berkeley Law, and […]

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ChatGPT Will Be the Calculator for Writing, Top Economist Says
January 19, 2023

Sourced by MarketScale (Bloomberg) — ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence system that can produce sophisticated essays on complex subjects in seconds, will become the “calculator for writing,” according to a leading economist. Erik Brynjolfsson, professor of economics and information technology at Stanford University, said the chat bot “will get rid of a lot of routine, rote […]

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5 Ways Music Affects Learning
January 10, 2023

What song takes you back to a specific time or place? Did you ever get that feeling you were reliving a special moment when you heard a song from your past? Favorite songs can trigger our memory in various ways. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “The song is stuck in my head,” demonstrating that […]

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Increasing Teachers’ Minimum Salaries Might Be on the Syllabus for 2023
December 29, 2022

Increasing teachers’ minimum salaries might be on the syllabus for 2023. $60,000. That’s the new national minimum salary for a public school teacher if U.S. representative Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., can find a way to get The American Teacher Act passed through congress in 2023. Wilson, a long-time advocate for educators, believes increasing teachers’ minimum salaries […]

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For Post-Pandemic Online Tutoring to Work, Educators Must Address Personalization & Scale
December 22, 2022

Paper’s Online Tutoring Solution rocketed as educators looked for solutions to shore up the learning loss from the pandemic. Paper, a virtual tutoring company, provides an enticing hook: high-quality support for students at a lower price point. Many education systems took the bait, using COVID relief funds to provide students with 24/7 access to on-demand […]

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Why Technical Training Advisors in Kentucky are a Primary Focus for Pandemic Recovery Funds
December 20, 2022

One of the more significant side effects of the pandemic on K-12 education in the U.S. was the decreased participation in technical training advisors, or Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) advisors. Robin Linton, the CTSO Director for the state of Kentucky, said CTSO involvement fell, at the local and state level, by close […]

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Unlocking The Secret to Transformational Leadership
December 12, 2022

Leadership comes in many styles and from many playbooks. While there are methodologies to subscribe to, nobody can truly be a good leader until they have a chance to prove it. In fact, Doug Roberts, Founder, and CEO at SWPR Group, believes public leaders seem to be losing their confidence today, despite all the key […]

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