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Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

February 13, 2018

Via: MindShift

If the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov were alive today, what would he say about smartphones? He might not think of them as phones at all, but instead as remarkable tools for understanding how technology can manipulate our brains. Pavlov’s own […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Connecticut considers plan to cover college completion costs

February 12, 2018

Via: Education Week

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a different approach from other states to help students cover the high cost of college. Instead of offering free community college tuition, legislators in this cash-strapped state are debating whether to create […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Former superintendent discusses how schools can ‘move the rock’ toward deeper learning

February 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The current focus in schools on high-stakes testing requires training students to learn a set of standards and facts, but the deeper learning approach invites students to play a greater role in their own education and has the goal of […]


Continuous Development, Education Tech, Educational Forms

Common Sense, Center for Humane Technology call for tech addiction awareness in schools

February 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Ultimately, Harris describes the educational use of tech platforms students are using outside of class as “racing to the bottom,” comparing it to the sell of fast food or junk food prior to high-quality competitors. As EdSurge notes, Common Sense […]


Education Tech

Providing Computers Does Not Improve College Enrollment, Employment, or Earnings

February 8, 2018

Via: Education Next

In a fascinating new study by Robert W. Fairlie and Peter Riley Bahr, they examine the effects of an experiment in which some community college students received free computers and others did not by lottery. Comparing these randomly assigned treatment […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Snyder budget: More for schools, roads; end to food contract

February 8, 2018

Via: Education Week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed boosting base funding for most of Michigan’s public schools by the largest amount in 17 years, spending more on road repairs than planned and ending the use of a company […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 actions to improve the future of higher education

February 7, 2018

Via: eCampus News

Following four national priorities, including increasing completion rates and strengthening the student educational experience, could exponentially improve the future of higher education, according to a report based on two years of research. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with […]


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Judge rejects new attempt to oust Louisiana education leader

February 7, 2018

Via: Education Week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new effort to force out Louisiana’s top public schools leader has failed. District Court Judge Todd Hernandez rejected a lawsuit from critics of Superintendent of Education John White seeking to oust the schools chief. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

A new model for higher ed?

February 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Three years ago, Laureate Education lifted an obscure new class of corporations into the mainstream when it became the first public benefit corporation to sell shares on the stock market. Benefit corporations, as they are also called, are billed as […]


Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Creating the future of education

February 6, 2018

Via: eSchool News

The power to create the future of education technology is very appealing. The ability to fabricate and then implement a technological universe that could lead our future generations of learners might be our generation’s greatest achievement. If I were going […]