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Poor residents were promised Wi-Fi service. The Times found they didn't get it

Poor residents were promised Wi-Fi service. The Times found they didn't get it | digital divide information | Scoop.it
It was a small Internet firm with big ambitions. From a storefront in Inglewood, Manchester Community Technologies Inc. went to work and last year declared the firm had created corridors of free public Wi-Fi access for Internet-starved communities from Long Beach to Pasadena.
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Watch America’s student-loan debt grow $2,726 every second

Watch America’s student-loan debt grow $2,726 every second | digital divide information | Scoop.it
It’s not uncommon to hear that the growth in student loan debt is like a time bomb threatening to blow up the U.S. economy. Now, you can watch it tick.
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State-K-12-Broadband-Leadership_SETDA_CommonSense_April12016.pdf

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Household Expenditures and Income

Household Expenditures and Income | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This analysis focuses on the working-age population, which includes survey respondents or their spouses who are between the ages of 20 and 60. For the purpose of examining differences in spending by income, the sample was divided into thirds.
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Barbee: Literacy is not just reading

Barbee: Literacy is not just reading | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Reading and writing are even more important with the advent of today's technology.
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The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind

The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In her final post about the film "Inside Out," Lori Desautels suggests how educators can ease adolescent students' transition as their maturing brains redefine purpose and identity.
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American policy fails at reducing child poverty because it aims to fix the poor

American policy fails at reducing child poverty because it aims to fix the poor | digital divide information | Scoop.it
If we want to help kids, it's time to focus on money, not marriage.
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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Lesson | Raspberry Pi Learning Resources

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Lesson | Raspberry Pi Learning Resources | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This lesson has been designed as an introduction to the Raspberry Pi. It could be taught as a standalone lesson, as a workshop, or as part of a wider scheme of work to introduce students to Raspberry Pi and explain its main features and setup.
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Not just college: Technical education as a pathway to the middle class

Not just college: Technical education as a pathway to the middle class | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Few economically disadvantaged students are likely to pursue, and graduate from, four-year colleges. To help them reach the middle class, we need more career and technical education, says Michael Petrilli.
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Benetech and the American Library Association Team Up at SXSW to Share Expertise on 3D Printing for Diverse Learners

At the recent 2016 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Benetech teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) to present a session titled: “No More Yoda Heads: 3D printing 4 Div…

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The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Diane Ravitch: Why all parents should opt their kids out of high-stakes standardized tests

Diane Ravitch: Why all parents should opt their kids out of high-stakes standardized tests | digital divide information | Scoop.it
  The Network for Public Education, a nonprofit education advocacy group co-founded by historian Diane Ravitch, is calling for a national “opt out” of high-stakes standardized testing, urging parents across the country to refuse to allow their children to participate in this spring’s testing. In a video released on the network’s website, Ravitch says families should […]
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Parents do not always know they can opt out. I told parents it was a choice and many appreciated that much.
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Meeting Students Where They Are

Meeting Students Where They Are | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Bill Gates shares how two innovative universities are helping more first-generation, low-income students get college degrees.
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The Key to Ensuring First-Generation College Students Succeed

The Key to Ensuring First-Generation College Students Succeed | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A combination of simple nudges and regular check-ins from mentors can go a long way.

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Bridging the digital divide

Families in Missouri to receive free internet access.
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Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies | digital divide information | Scoop.it
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, both economically and socially, technology adoption remains one of the defining factors in human progress.
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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

How Does Poverty Influence Learning? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.
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The Problem With Books About Urban-Education Heroes

The Problem With Books About Urban-Education Heroes | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Some teachers worry about the growing popularity of books and movies about poor city schools lead to damaging myths about their students and communities.
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Teacher Professional Development Can Make a Positive Impact on Students’ Writing Skills | SRI International

Teacher Professional Development Can Make a Positive Impact on Students’ Writing Skills | SRI International | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Effective communication skills are crucial for students as they prepare for college, careers and civic engagement.
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Inventing the Future: STEM Role Models @ DoD

Inventing the Future: STEM Role Models @ DoD | digital divide information | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LVZFIotIPo&list=PLwwkfkXZ4yRqAiMIDUYDxJ3GQWruLPwwa&rel=0 At the Department of Defense, their people are the military's most enduring advantage. DoD continually seeks to increase development of a representative, world-class STEM talent pool capable of filling our workforce needs and providing continuous access to STEM talent throughout the Nation. Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. Discover more at: dodstem.us — Photos and video courtesy:…
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InMoov Single Finger Arduino Controlled 3D Printed Robot Hand

InMoov Single Finger Arduino Controlled 3D Printed Robot Hand3d printer, 3d printing, 3d printer models, 3d printer kit, 3d printed ideas, 3d printer diy
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FCC to offer subsidized internet to low income Americans

Addressing the "digital divide" that leaves 43 percent of the lowest-income US households without modern broadband, the Federal Communications Commissio
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Teachers are trying to get students to slow down and take note of how and why they are thinking and to see thinking as an action they are taking. But two other core components of metacognition often get left out of these discussions — monitoring thinking and directing thinking.

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Learning and critical thinking skills
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Picademy: Free professional development for teachers from the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Picademy: Free professional development for teachers from the Raspberry Pi Foundation | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In 2014, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched Picademy, a free two-day professional development course for teachers. Applications for the April session are open now.

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Science of Learning: Helping Students Seek and Persist Through Challenges [Quiz]

Science of Learning: Helping Students Seek and Persist Through Challenges [Quiz] | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The science of learning reveals some surprising ways you can inspire students to seek challenge. Take our quiz to measure your knowledge of the research.
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