News Update
What You Need to Know Now 6/5/2018


  • NEPC: Virtual Schools Aren't Working

    A new study from the National Education Policy Center offers "overwhelming evidence" that virtual schools don't work. The research from NEPC found that these schools have high student-to-teacher ratios and are "excessively large." They also continue to underperform academically. However, those virtual schools operated by districts performed "far better" than charter-operated schools in performance ratings.

  • How the Library Helps Integrate Making Across the Curriculum

    A Title I STEAM-focused school connects students to new ideas with tech tools that help construct their problem-solving skills all in one place.


  • Competition Calls for AI-Created Minecraft Settlements

    A competition hosted by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is challenging humans to create algorithms for producing adaptive settlements in Minecraft. (These are the villages and cities and other environments that players create at will in the online game.) The competition addresses a fairly new area of inquiry for machine learning in games: how to develop algorithms that can design rather than play.

  • Online Non-Profit University Offers Teacher Training Scholarships

    Western Governors University made the offer for people who want to earn their bachelor's or master's degree in education and aren't already enrolled there.


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