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Education digest: DC charter schools have nation's 3rd-highest market share - Washington Post

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Education digest: DC charter schools have nation's 3rd-highest market share
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In New Orleans, where Hurricane Katrina forced a rebuilding of public education, 79 percent of students are in charters.
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Data Selfie Analyzes Your Facebook Usage to Show What Companies Can Learn About You

Data Selfie Analyzes Your Facebook Usage to Show What Companies Can Learn About You | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Chrome: Facebook collects a lot of your data, but you might never get to see what they really learn about you. Data Selfie aims to give you a glimpse by letting you analyze your own Facebook usage.

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You'd be surprised what you can learn about yourself by analyzing your data. Imagine what Facebook can learn.

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Standing up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement - Google Arts & Culture

Standing up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement - Google Arts & Culture | digital divide information | Scoop.it
As far back as the 19th century, African American women fought for civil
rights. They resisted slavery. They spoke out against racism. They
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Charter Schools Aren't the Solution to School Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Charter Schools Aren't the Solution to School Segregation in Washington, D.C. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Not more charter schools
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Essay: The future is mixed-race and that’s a good thing for humanity – Scott Solomon

Essay: The future is mixed-race and that’s a good thing for humanity – Scott Solomon | digital divide information | Scoop.it
And so is the past. Migration and mingling are essential to human success in the past, the present and into the future
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The No. 1 money lesson to teach your kid, according to a mom of 3 who's been writing about finance for nearly 30 years

The No. 1 money lesson to teach your kid, according to a mom of 3 who's been writing about finance for nearly 30 years | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Here's what you can do to set your kid up for financial success.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 14, 11:19 AM

Kids' lifelong money habits are formed by the time they're seven.

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Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers

Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers | digital divide information | Scoop.it
USC Rossier's Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers provides teachers with how-to guides, actionable strategies and real-life examples of the benefits of digital literacy in the classroom.

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Yale renames Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

Yale renames Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The college will now be named in honour of mathematician and Yale graduate Grace Hopper.
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Where school choice isn’t an option, rural public schools worry they’ll be left behind

Where school choice isn’t an option, rural public schools worry they’ll be left behind | digital divide information | Scoop.it
‘If you shut down schools, you destroy a town.’ In rural Northern Maine, fear that Washington will focus on vouchers and charters.
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San Francisco is taxing the rich to pay for free community college

San Francisco is taxing the rich to pay for free community college | digital divide information | Scoop.it
San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to offer free community college to all residents starting this fall, and will pay for it with a luxury real estate tax. Here's how the city will pay for it.
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Innovations in Investing in Young Children Globally: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

Innovations in Investing in Young Children Globally: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Download a PDF of "Innovations in Investing in Young Children Globally" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free. Description: The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, convened its ninth and final workshop
in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on October 20–21, 2016, to explore topics related to innovations in investing in young children globally. During the course of the 2-day workshop, researchers, policy makers, program practitioners, industry partners, funders, and other experts came together to highlight innovative research, policy, business models, and implementation strategies occurring in West Africa and around the world that positively affect investments made in young children. Innovations ranged from prioritizing the needs of children in national agendas
to unique partnerships that enable services to reach children in remote contexts. This publication briefly summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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Code.org is drastically increasing the number of underrepresented minorities taking AP computer science

Code.org is drastically increasing the number of underrepresented minorities taking AP computer science | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Code.org, which started offering an advanced placement computer science principles this school year in partnership with The College Board, could more than..
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Hearts and Minds: Picture books that strengthen social emotional learning

Hearts and Minds: Picture books that strengthen social emotional learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Many of the foundational skills associated with social emotional learning (SEL; see our feature on p. 22), such as the ability to identify and process emotions, being aware of oneself and others, controlling impulses, appreciating and embracing different perspectives, demonstrating empathy, building relationships, and making good decisions, are developed in the first years—during preschool and the early elementary grades. The following list is a sampling of titles ideal for starting conversations about SEL topics and themes.

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I have used a couple of these and I recommend you consider some for your classroom library and SEL lessons.m
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FCC Lifeline Program: Commission Prevents Nine Companies From Providing Subsidized Internet To Low-Income Users

FCC Lifeline Program: Commission Prevents Nine Companies From Providing Subsidized Internet To Low-Income Users | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The FCC has reversed a decision to expand its Lifeline program, which provides subsidized internet to low-income users.
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Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance

Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance | digital divide information | Scoop.it
By preying on the absolute worst fears of administrators and parents across the country, technology companies are earning millions of dollars selling security “solutions” that do not accurately address the threat model these tools claim to dispel. School districts that purchase these systems further perpetuate the farce of security theater and infringe on students’ rights to privacy and individual freedom.

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Very US centric, but still interesting reading.

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10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men – The Mission

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men – The Mission | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn’t changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children. Male suicide rate increased…

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Equations and Inequalities: Math, Race and Fellowship

Equations and Inequalities: Math, Race and Fellowship | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.
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Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool - Class Tech Tips

Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool - Class Tech Tips | digital divide information | Scoop.it
How does the 30hands digital storytelling tool connect to formative assessment?The team at 30hands Storytelling believes in the power of creativity.

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Games For Fun Kids | Train Your Child To Think Like A Genius

Games For Fun Kids | Train Your Child To Think Like A Genius | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Games For Fun Kids - Mind Power Series
Fun Math Games, Printable English Worksheets, Creative And Fun Brain Games To Train Your Child To Think Like A Genius. More Than 360 Fun Activities For Children To Play And Learn With Teachers And Parents.
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Science Education Strengthens Communities

Science Education Strengthens Communities | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Getting kids involved while their young stimulates creative and critical thinking whether or not they do go into a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field.
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I never cared much about politics. Then Trump nominated Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

I never cared much about politics. Then Trump nominated Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The idea of DeVos as secretary of education has shaken me out of complacency.
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An Anti-Consumer Agenda at the F.C.C.

An Anti-Consumer Agenda at the F.C.C. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This agency’s new chairman is bent on overturning Obama-era rules meant to make phone, cable and internet service fair and affordable.
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A study of 30,000 high-school students found kids do better when classes start after 8:30 a.m.

A study of 30,000 high-school students found kids do better when classes start after 8:30 a.m. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
When high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later, attendance rates and graduation rates improve, according to a new study.

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MinecraftEdu: The Craft Of Digital Citizens - via TeachThought

MinecraftEdu: The Craft Of Digital Citizens - via TeachThought | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Digital Equity

Digital Equity | digital divide information | Scoop.it
​Our mission is to advise and assist the nation's communities and digital equity investors concerning why and how to design optimally impactful digital equity initiatives in support o
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​Our members share the conviction that digital equity initiatives should foster significant gains not only in access to digital tools but also in educational and economic opportunity for low-income learners of all ages, by drawing on best practices from such diverse fields as P12 technology integration, community reinvestment, educational equity, workforce development, and economic development.

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This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger

This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Tarjimly connects volunteer translators to refugees and immigrants who need crucial translation services in a new country.
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