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How data is driving the biggest revolution in education since the Middle Ages

How data is driving the biggest revolution in education since the Middle Ages | digital divide information | Scoop.it
"Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death," said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at Ventu...
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Can a School's Tech Program Take a Rural Town out of Poverty?

Can a School's Tech Program Take a Rural Town out of Poverty? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Across the country, 70 percent of schools lack a high-speed Internet connection.
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Schools boost broadband to meet demand

Schools boost broadband to meet demand | digital divide information | Scoop.it
There’s good news for district leaders in the ongoing battle to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.

One-gigabit networks are coming to more areas, the cost of service per megabit is decr
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Housing and zoning policies affect the poverty level of schools as well as neighborhoods

Housing and zoning policies affect the poverty level of schools as well as neighborhoods | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Making housing and zoning policies more inclusive for low-income families could help break up concentrations of poverty in schools.


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Poorer students say maintenance grants 'essential' for university

Poorer students say maintenance grants 'essential' for university | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Research by the NUS has found that most students with maintenance grants would not be at university without them
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Today’s Exhausted Superkids

Today’s Exhausted Superkids | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Overpacked days lead to restless nights, and more experts are rightly questioning the sense — and safety — of that.
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Wired to fail

Wired to fail | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In September 2011, as the U.S. economy continued to sputter in the shadow of the Great Recession, Jonathan Adelstein offered a bold promise on behalf of a tiny federal agency that had long strived to improve the lives of rural Americans. The administrator of the little-known Rural Utilities Service had just finished announcing $3.5 billion in aid to...
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If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention

If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention | digital divide information | Scoop.it
According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field (compared to …
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Back-to-School Resources for Parents

Back-to-School Resources for Parents | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Find resources to help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning.

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | digital divide information | Scoop.it

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 26, 4:05 AM

I do not find it particularly controversial. Education will always be fundamentally relational. Bells and whistles entertain, tech has the opportunity to enhance skill development, but it will never be a silver bullet. 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 26, 11:28 AM

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 27, 4:14 AM

Article molt interessant i recomenable, ajuden les tecnologies de l'aprenentatge a disminuir les diferencies socials?

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An urban school district that works — without miracles or Teach For America

An urban school district that works — without miracles or Teach For America | digital divide information | Scoop.it
To listen to some school reformers, you'd think there are no urban traditional public schools that are successful. Here's a different story, excerpted from David Kirp's new "Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System And A Strategy For America's Schools."
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Why Cities Need More Technology To Improve Low-Income Citizens' Lives

Why Cities Need More Technology To Improve Low-Income Citizens' Lives | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Apps aren't just for the privileged. Governments should look to tech to empower its disadvantaged residents.
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The Digital Divide and How to Approach it -

The Digital Divide and How to Approach it - | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A digital divide is an economic and social inequality according to categories of persons in a given population in their access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies.
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In most states, you don’t need a high school diploma to home-school kids

In most states, you don’t need a high school diploma to home-school kids | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Home-schooling policies vary widely across the nation.
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Can Google Fiber Close the Digital Divide? - Popular Mechanics

Can Google Fiber Close the Digital Divide? - Popular Mechanics | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The White House's ambitious plan to bring Internet access to America's poorest citizens.

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Technology giant is throwing support to close the digital divide. This effort should be replicated by other internet service providers.

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Technology giant is throwing support to close the digital divide. This effort should be replicated by other internet service providers.

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37 million Americans don’t use the Web. Here’s why you should care. | Benton Foundation

37 million Americans don’t use the Web. Here’s why you should care. | Benton Foundation | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In 2000, nearly half of Americans didn't use the Web. Now that the figure stands at 15 percent, it's clear we've come a long way. But these remaining holdouts are likely to be the hardest to reach, because you can't just throw money at them.
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5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for parents with a secure login. Tech has even infiltra
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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | digital divide information | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

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Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

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Map: How geography affects the value of the minimum wage

Map: How geography affects the value of the minimum wage | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Each state's minimum wage is only as good as what it can buy.
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Why Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog is wrong about teacher evaluation

Why Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog is wrong about teacher evaluation | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A post on the blog talks about the emerging "science" of teacher evaluation. There isn't an emerging science of teacher evaluation.
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Parents Across America Decries Test Abuse

Parents Across America Decries Test Abuse | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Parents Across America has gathered documentation of the stress suffered by children due to the overuse and misuse of standardized tests. "Parents Across America has gathered extensive evidence of ...
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As your children get older, how they save and spend may change. Set age-appropriate rules to help them learn #BetterMoneyHabits.

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Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things | McKinsey & Company

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things | McKinsey & Company | digital divide information | Scoop.it
If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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How Should We Approach Education’s Digital Divide?

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Robert Reich: Elites are waging war on public education

Robert Reich: Elites are waging war on public education | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on the racket of for-profit colleges and the unfair burden on America's teachers
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