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How Centering the Voices of Early Childhood Educators in Rural Communities Can Promote Equity

Digital Promise

The post How Centering the Voices of Early Childhood Educators in Rural Communities Can Promote Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Radical Portraits of Working Class Women Writers – Laura Maw

Women's History Network

Virginia Woolf’s maxim in her now-classic polemic was this: ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’.[1] But what if a writer did not have access to these resources – this independent wealth, this private space? What, then, might her fiction look like?

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When Students Are Absent, Do Their Relationships With Teachers Suffer?

ED Surge

Students are missing a lot of classes. Chronic absenteeism, when a student misses at least 10 percent of the school year — which includes missing school for any reason, and not just unexcused absences — nearly doubled from 2019 to 2022. In May, the White House flagged chronic absenteeism as a national “challenge,” pointing toward its connection to lower reading and graduation levels.

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PROOF POINTS: Asian American students lose more points in an AI essay grading study — but researchers don’t know why

The Hechinger Report

When ChatGPT was released to the public in November 2022, advocates and watchdogs warned about the potential for racial bias. The new large language model was created by harvesting 300 billion words from books, articles and online writing, which include racist falsehoods and reflect writers’ implicit biases. Biased training data is likely to generate biased advice, answers and essays.

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Teacher Experts From Across the U.S. Share Their Insights and Experience at the National Education Summit

Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian Education

Among the speakers featured at this summer's Smithsonian National Education Summit, classroom teachers from across grade levels and subject areas will share transferrable practices and insightful strategies with thousands of educator participants

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OPINION: School counselors are scarce, but AI could play an important role in helping them reach more students

The Hechinger Report

If we are to believe the current rapturous cheerleading around artificial intelligence, education is about to be transformed. Digital educators, alert and available at all times, will soon replace their human counterparts and feed students with concentrated personalized content. It’s reminiscent of a troubling experiment from the 1960s , immortalized in one touching image: an infant monkey, clearly scared, clutching a crude cloth replica of the real mother it has been deprived of.

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Let's Talk Math! Purposeful Math with Kent Haines and Steve Leinwand

Heinemann Blog

What do we want students to get out of math class? Proficiency? A love of math? Job prospects? Kent and Steve discuss.

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Bruuuuuce

Living Geography

"I'm just bull-jiving. It's what we do in Virginia." There are several musicians who have been part of my life for decades. One of them is Bruce Hornsby. It was 1986 and I was training as a teacher when I bought the first album by Bruce and the Range from a music shop in Hull. The album included the song 'The Way It Is', which was heavily played on the new MTV, which was used to fill late night TV schedules for a while.

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Deservingness and the Politics of Student Debt Relief

Political Science Now

Deservingness and the Politics of Student Debt Relief By Mallory E. SoRelle , Duke University and Serena Laws , Trinity College As the pandemic accelerated calls to provide relief to millions of student borrowers, President Biden announced executive action to cancel $10,000 of student debt for most federal student loan holders. Both prior to and following his announcement, policymakers have debated the merits and details of student debt relief, focusing particular attention on the perceived dese

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NIMBYism - a lovely piece from Julian Baggini

Living Geography

Thanks to Alasdair Monteith for a link to a new resource from the FT's Education support: FT for Schools. It has an excellent illustration as well by Darrel Rees. Geography class: Inside the mind of a Nimby [link] — FT for Schools (@ft4s) July 8, 2024 It's written by Julian Baggini, who wrote a book which was one of the key inspirations for my EverydayGeographies conference theme with his exploration of life in the "most average postcode" in the UK: S66 where I grew up.

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East Anglia 350

Living Geography

You will perhaps have heard of the NorthCoast 500. This is a route around the north coast of Scotland which has not gone down well with everyone as it has attracted hundreds of camper van owners, not all of whom are behaving appropriately. A new option is the EastAnglia 350. I read about it in a piece in the i newspaper. This is a route developed by Mark and Isobel Finbow.

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Welcome to the future climate of your city

Living Geography

'Everything is moving towards the equator in terms of the climate that's coming for you.' A new interactive map provides one answer to the question of how hot your city will be in 60 years' time. Here's the estimate for Norwich. It will have a climate similar to southern France apparently. The map makes its predictions using data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

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Help Hermione with her PostDoc

Living Geography

Q for #geographyteacher What textbooks do you use or refer to in teaching geography? I am asking this for my postdoc at @StirUni title Help me by answer it or tag someone — hermione (she/they) (@hermionemiao) July 6, 2024 What textbooks do you use? I shall be helping out by talking about what we use in my department. And as this article shows, we are in big trouble.