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UNCF Partners With New Film SELMA To Support Minority Education - Look To The Stars

UNCF Partners With New Film SELMA To Support Minority Education - Look To The Stars | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
UNCF and the Ad Council are joining Paramount Pictures to launch a series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring footage from the upcoming film SELMA and original music written for the film by Common and John Legend.
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After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom | Parent Toolkit Blog

After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom  | Parent Toolkit Blog | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
By this time of year, children have settled into their school routines. Yet, many parents still face the challenge of figuring out the best way for their children to spend their afterschool hours. So, how do you select an afterschool program for your child? Here are a few things to consider.
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Tech helps California students produce award-winning media

Tech helps California students produce award-winning media | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Digital Literacy is the Most Important Lifelong Learning Tool

Digital Literacy is the Most Important Lifelong Learning Tool | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
With the increased importance of technology in society, digital literacy is gaining recognition as the most valuable tool for lifelong learning. What does this mean? Essentially, as citizens of a global society, the influence of social media, technology, and online resources is massive. For children, the access to a home computer with internet increases their likelihood of college attendance exponentially. For adults, the ever evolving tech world can either help them succeed or hold them back. Society has changed over the last 15 years. It has become increasingly important to continue education after entering the workforce. The influence of technology …
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STEAM not STEM: Why scientists need arts training

STEAM not STEM: Why scientists need arts training | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Universities must train scientists to engage with the ethics of emerging technologies, rather than functioning as cogs in the engine of economic development. Integrating the arts into STEM can help.
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Improving Global Digital Inclusion With Tokenized Mesh Networks

Improving Global Digital Inclusion With Tokenized Mesh Networks | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
As a solution to this cost barrier of getting more people online, mesh networks can extend existing ISP infrastructure and connect those on the outskirts of connectivity.
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Why Education Matters to Your Health

Why Education Matters to Your Health | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Men and women who haven’t been to college live shorter, less healthy lives, and they’re actually losing ground compared to college graduates. It’s about more than money.
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HBCU Student Among the 8 Black Truman Scholars

HBCU Student Among the 8 Black Truman Scholars | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The 2017 Truman Scholars cohort includes at least eight black students. All 62 selected scholars were nominated by their institutions of higher learning.
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Writing Digital Argument: A New Student Skill Set

Writing Digital Argument: A New Student Skill Set | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Kevin Hodgson invites authors Hicks & Hawley Turner to share their thinking about the need to teach argument in the context of students' authentic digital lives
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Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Given social media’s popularity as a news source, writes With social media a prime news source it’s critical to equip students with the analytical skills to
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What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support

What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
K-12 educators in the U.S. are struggling. Like everyone else, they know that computer technology is a well-paying, in-demand field that’s desperate for a
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Connecting Unemployed Youth with Organizations That Need Talent

Companies like Gap are using new strategies to fill entry-level roles.
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The Burden of Being a Black Teacher

The Burden of Being a Black Teacher | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Many African American educators say they don’t feel respected or empowered at their schools.
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Five-Minute Guides: The Digital Divide

Welcome to the latest in our Five Minute Guide series. In this episode we take a look at the digital divide You’ve probably heard the term 'digital divide'
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Shrinking the digital divide

Shrinking the digital divide | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Computers and digital technologies are being incorporated into all aspects of life. Yet not everyone is able to seamlessly use the web, computers, tablets, smart-phones, electronic ticket machines and even some digital-based home appliances. This is particularly true for those who experience disability, literacy, digital literacy or ageing-related barriers to accessing information and communication technologies (ICT). We need to ensure that all of us are able to operate these digital technologies or we will exclude those who cannot from all these aspects of our life. Now, a new initiative, called Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure, seeks to set up an open development community to solve this problem.
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Is Your Time Online Time Well Spent?

Is Your Time Online Time Well Spent? | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
A backlash is growing against the power the social media giants have in our lives. Ask yourself: is my time online time well spent?
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FCC chairman proposes $500M in funding for rural broadband

FCC chairman proposes $500M in funding for rural broadband | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Rural digital divide: The additional funding would go to cooperatives and small rural carriers for broadband deployment.
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Starry Internet’s beaming broadband tech hits LA and DC this month, with more cities coming soon

Starry Internet’s beaming broadband tech hits LA and DC this month, with more cities coming soon | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it

Starry’s mostly been pretty quiet since coming out of stealth roughly this time two years ago. The Boston-based startup has been busy raising funds and.

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The FCC's Next Stunt: Reclassifying Cell Phone Data Service as 'Broadband Internet'

The FCC's Next Stunt: Reclassifying Cell Phone Data Service as 'Broadband Internet' | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The agency is expected to make this change in February, which will make America's broadband situation look better than it actually is.
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Digital Literacy is the Most Important Lifelong Learning Tool

Digital Literacy is the Most Important Lifelong Learning Tool | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
With the increased importance of technology in society, digital literacy is gaining recognition as the most valuable tool for lifelong learning. What does this mean? Essentially, as citizens of a global society, the influence of social media, technology, and online resources is massive. For children, the access to a home computer with internet increases their likelihood of college attendance exponentially. For adults, the ever evolving tech world can either help them succeed or hold them back. Society has changed over the last 15 years. It has become increasingly important to continue education after entering the workforce. The influence of technology …
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Analysis | Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

Analysis | Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really. | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The Republicans got mad at the Democrats in a late-night session and then did this.
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This Week in Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Biased artificial intelligence; black riders wait longer using Uber and Lyft; CBC outraged with Facebook, and more, in this week's roundup.
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Great Early Start in Kansas City: Operation Breakthrough

Great Early Start in Kansas City: Operation Breakthrough | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Operation Breakthrough is an early learning program that helps learners ages 6 weeks to 14 years become successful in school and life.
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20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan -

20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
RT @TeachThought: 20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - https://t.co/8A8idHa4vO
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Facebook’s “Free” Internet Will Harm Low-Income Consumers

Facebook’s “Free” Internet Will Harm Low-Income Consumers | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Opinion: Letting corporations dictate our internet access choices online won't build the digital future we're fighting for.
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5 Myths about Teaching Kids to Code

5 Myths about Teaching Kids to Code | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Since it has become clear that the digital revolution of our age is unstoppable, teaching the next generation to code has turned into a lucrative industry
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Students of Color Are Disproportionately Affected by School Surveillance

Students of Color Are Disproportionately Affected by School Surveillance | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
A new study shows that campuses with larger populations of students of color are more likely to use harsh surveillance techniques.
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