Education

Expelling Asian Americans from top schools proves NYC education is off the rails

Anti-Asian violence in New York right now is more than random street-corner sucker punches and terrifying subway shoves. It’s also the deliberate disassembly of meritocratic public education under the guise of ethnic equity — a dagger to the heart of the fastest-growing and arguably most dynamic immigrant group in the city.

Not to diminish the thuggery, the most serious threat to Asian American New Yorkers is the Department of Education’s ill-disguised effort to eliminate merit test-based admission to the city’s eight highly selective high schools. The process is dominated by Asian kids to the virtual exclusion of black and Hispanic

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Education app adds Black girl hair after TN first-grader speaks up

All people have the power to create change, including 7-year-old Morgan Bugg of Brentwood.

In early April, Morgan was using the educational app Freckle as a part of her online, first-grade curriculum at Edmondson Elementary School. The online platform is gamified, giving students the opportunity to win coins while completing activities geared toward reading and math enhancement.

Upon successfully completing Freckle learning activities, Bugg went to redeem her coins and style her own avatar. However, when she arrived at the virtual store, she realized there were no hairstyle options for Black female students like her.

At the time, there was

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11 Lasting Changes To Higher Education

Some say higher education will largely return to pre-pandemic normal in the coming academic year or two. Others predict a mass extinction of colleges and universities. Both are extreme ends (and highly unlikely scenarios) of the spectrum of what might happen to higher education. Somewhere in between those extremes, though, are eleven clear and lasting changes to higher education as a result of the pandemic:

1.     The test optional movement will become permanent. Although many colleges

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Boise State students oppose legislature’s education bills

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Mike Satz, the executive director of the Idaho 97 Project, a group which aims to combat extremism in Idaho’s politics, spoke to students on Boise State University’s campus on May 1, 2021, about the Legislature’s efforts to curtail educators.

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Boise State University students gathered on Saturday afternoon in front of the Administration Building to express opposition to recent bills in the Idaho Legislature that have targeted state education curricula and funding.

The rally of about 20 people was organized by students angered by passage of House Bill 377, a law signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little on

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Ethiopian Education Minister Confirms Cardano Blockchain Partnership

Ethiopia’s Minister of Education confirmed the government is working with IOHK, the company behind the Cardano protocol, on a blockchain-based system to track student performance in the African country’s schools.

“This initiative is about bringing technology to improve the quality of education,” said the minister, Getahun Mekuria, in a video conversation with John O’Connor, IOHK’s director of African operations, livestreamed by the company Thursday. “It’s very practical to think of the blockchain technology [as a way] to improve the quality of education.”

The much-touted project is still in its early stages. O’Connor told CoinDesk the company is only beginning to

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‘Her education is going to suffer.’ Wake parents fight to change Virtual Academy policy :: WRAL.com

Sunday is the deadline for Wake County parents to enroll their students in Wake County Public School System’s Virtual Academy. But, their policy says once parents do that, students can’t come to school physically.

Parents with special needs children say they’re frustrated, and are trying to change the rule.

“We really don’t want to be stuck in Virtual Academy,” said parent Patrick Winters. “Her education is going to suffer.”

Winters’ daughter Ari is in prekindergarten at Jeffreys Grove Elementary. She has an auto-inflammatory disease that primarily affects her brain and requires full-time assistance when learning.

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