Day: April 8, 2021

Box Tops for Education Struggles After Switch to an App

Then, in the summer of 2019, General Mills announced in a press release that the program was “saying goodbye to old-school clipping and going digital.” The rollout of the app over the past year and a half has been rocky. Within a couple of weeks of the launch, parents on Facebook were expressing concerns about privacy. In October 2019, just three months after the app was introduced, an ABC affiliate in Sacramento reported that users were frustrated with it, and warned that “if the company fails to fix problems with the app, public schools could be in for a

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Abreu slams 200th career homer, White Sox topple M’s 10-4

Jose Abreu hammered a grand slam into the second deck for his 200th career home run, Luis Robert and Zack Collins both went deep for the first time this season and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 on Tuesday night.

A miserable night for the Mariners began when starting pitcher James Paxton exited early due to a left forearm strain, and continued with a barrage of long balls from the White Sox.

“Obviously, you don’t want to lose a ballgame, but even more disappointing when you lose a couple of players,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said.


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Do You Recognize Your College Here?

If you live in Idaho and you’ve recently flipped on the radio or picked up a landline phone when it rang, you may have heard a confident male voice on the other end, painting an ugly portrait of higher education in the Gem State. Public colleges are teaching students “to hate America,” the voice says, in at least one version of the recorded message. These institutions are promoting Marxism and socialism. They’re “attacking law enforcement, the Second Amendment,” and “pushing the cancel culture that threatens all of us.”

It’s time, the voice insists, to take a stand, and for

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Duke University Sees a Record Increase in Undergraduate Applications

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University will notify 2,014 applicants Monday night of their admission to the Class of 2025, the culmination of a process representing the largest year-to-year increase in applicants in the school’s history.

With the 841 students previously admitted in December in the Early Decision process, a total of 2,855 students have been offered admission. For the 2021-2022 academic year, Duke received 49,555 applications for undergraduate admissions, representing an increase of almost 25 percent from the prior year.

About 10,000 more potential students submitted applications for 2021 admissions, compared to last year’s 39,717 undergraduate applications.

“This was, by

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‘Parachute Science’ Doesn’t Work in a Pandemic

In the rain forests of Borneo, Sahril Ramadani wakes before sunrise to the high-pitched shrieks of gibbons. Fumbling in the dark, he packs up his essentials for the day: hand sanitizer, iPad, GPS tracker, watch, materials for sample collection, and lunch. Securing an N95 mask over his face, he sets out on a solitary search for orangutans.

Ramadani, 23, spends 20 days a month here at Cabang Panti, the research station for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project in the southwestern part of Indonesian Borneo. The project’s fieldwork—the daily observations that have kept it going for 27 years—depends on his work

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Pandemic teaching: dispatches from the frontline

I’ve been covering the digital transformation of the education sector for 12 months now, and boy – it’s been one heck of a ride.

I feel like I’ve delved into every possible angle of the COVID learning experience; the digital divide, parent–teacher comms, personalisation, remote assessment, lecture capture, privacy issues, and everything in between. The reality is that in the coronavirus era, it’s impossible to talk about education without discussing online provision. I thought I had exhausted the subject, and that sure did make me empathise with the hero teachers and education leaders who have been delivering in this format

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