Education

Why technology is at a tipping point in U.S. schools

March 11, 2018

While Culatta and Elia both see technology’s role in the classroom as a foregone conclusion, they also recognize that there is no guarantee that technology will live up to its promise if more isn’t done to help teachers use it. Culatta, for one, believes the use of technology in America’s schools is at a tipping point.

Senate addresses maintenance tech shortage

March 11, 2018

In an attempt to spur more new A&Ps, Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Richard Bluementhal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) sponsored the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program, which was introduced March 7. The bill has overwhelming support from a diverse group of aviation industry organizations including AOPA.

Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

March 08, 2018

Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices.

Is technology essential to teaching, or should parents be able to block internet access at school?

March 08, 2018

Is the internet an essential tool for learning, or should parents be able to decide if they want their kids online at school? One lawmaker is pushing a plan to scale back on teaching with technology.

Worried About The Skills Gap? Here's What One State Is Doing

March 07, 2018

Iowa’s employers, like most around the country, are ringing alarm bells about a skilled worker shortage, and the state’s leaders are responding - by setting a goal for 70 percent of Iowans in the workforce to acquire education or training beyond high school by 2025.

Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind

March 07, 2018

Researchers trying to figure out how to get more black and Latino students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics usually focus on those students’ college years. In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, Cornell sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline - in high school, when students’ commitment to STEM fields tends to solidify.

Rep. McNerney Kicks off Women's History Month with Legislation to Empower Women in STEM

March 07, 2018

To celebrate Women’s History Month and to honor the contributions women have historically made in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) introduced a bill to expand opportunities for young women to pursue careers in STEM, and ensure the nation can continue to compete in the global economy.

University Leaders Should Expect a Shift in Measurement of Learning Outcomes

March 06, 2018

The tried-and-true credit hour is so entrenched in higher education, it’s hard to imagine a system that doesn’t measure students’ academic progress in units of classroom time. Generally speaking, if a student reaches 120 hours, he or she will be walking across the stage to claim a bachelor’s degree. But the conversation around learning outcomes is changing, in part because of new technology-supported capabilities.

'A Deal With the Devil': NPR Reporter Anya Kamenetz On Teaching With 'Addictive Tech' Like Facebook

March 06, 2018

NPR reporter Anya Kamenetz joins the EdSurge OnAir Podcast to discuss her new book, “The Art of Screentime: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life,” and offer listeners some answers to challenging questions about the ever-evolving education technology landscape.

EdTech in the classroom: Friend or foe?

March 06, 2018

Motivated by fairness and accessibility, personalized digital learning in the classrooms has become a topic of interest, and many sophisticated intelligent learning environments have been created to provide individual students with an appropriate level of tutoring, challenge, and engagement that will level the playing field for all students.

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