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A Personalized Learning Backlash

Four-plus years after it was first published, a report on personalized instruction is getting renewed attention as schools in the northeast consider calling their experiments in the instructional model a failure.

HHS Funds Preschool Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the 45 recipients of the Preschool Development Grants competition.

Early STEM Provides 'Critical Foundation' for Future Learning

It's time to ramp up STEM in early childhood education, according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE).

Teens Rate Soft Skills More Vital Than Hard Skills

Could we be over-promoting the importance of soft skills to young people at the expense of helping them understand the relevance of other, "harder" skills?

ALEKS to Add AI-Based Nudge Alerts

Later this year McGraw-Hill Education will be introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a McGraw-Hill learning product that uses adaptive questioning.

State Grant to Focus on Early Learning Support

A $4.7 million federal grant will help one state to make an investment in coordinating preschool learning efforts across state agencies.

Executive Function Deficits Determine Student Achievement

A new report finds the achievement gap tends to widen with students having academic difficulties in math and science starting in kindergarten.

Experts Weigh in on Merits of AI in Education

Will artificial intelligence make most people better off over the next decade, or will it redefine what free will means or what a human being is? A new report by the Pew Research Center has weighed in on the topic by conferring with some 979 experts, who have, in summary, predicted that networked AI "will amplify human effectiveness but also threaten human autonomy, agency and capabilities."

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