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To provide a full education, NC should boost teachers and staff

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Third graders Ana Toller, left, and D’Ki Watson, right, get help on a math problem from their teacher Yvonne Gayton, center, at Fox Road Elementary School in North Raleigh on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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It takes a whole village to raise a child.

This ubiquitous proverb is true. Our children learn and grow in classrooms and in schools, neighborhoods and communities. The latter offer children different social and economic realities. These realities are structurally inequitable, and impact students’ academic achievement and well-being – their physical, social, emotional and behavioral health. The results: major and persistent gaps in

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Higher Ground Education Raises $30M Series D and Acquires Award-Winning FreshGrade Platform to Accelerate ‘Montessori Everywhere’ Mission

LAKE FOREST, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to Montessori education, today announced it has raised $30M USD in Series D funding and acquired the award-winning digital portfolio and assessment platform, FreshGrade. The new financing, led by Learn Capital, will fund the next phase of Higher Ground’s “Montessori Everywhere” strategy by enabling continued investments in curriculum development, training, technology, and global growth.

“With all the challenges this past year has brought, it has also created a window to do something dramatically different in education,” said Ray Girn, Founder and CEO of

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Kwasi Aggor Describes the Future of Education Technology –

For over five centuries humanity has not seen a technological upheaval in the education sector as major as the Gutenberg press in 1440, until the last decade.

Just as the arrival of the printing press revolutionized learning by making it accessible and efficient, its successor portends an even brighter future.

According to Kwasi Aggor, who works in the EdTech industry, educational technology or EdTech, equipped with cloud computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, machine learning and big data has immense potential to transform the education sector.

EdTech brings a paradigm shift in learning – from lifeless textbooks to engaging experiences of

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17 Education & Technology Group Inc. Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F

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JPMorgan Says These 2 Stocks Could Surge Over 80%

After a volatile first quarter, Q2 has kicked off in style, and the major indexes sit at – or hover near – all-time highs. The government bond market has also been steadying as yields have pulled back after rising higher earlier in the year, soothing investor fears that inflation could get out of hand. Moreover, the economic recovery seems to be gathering steam at a faster pace than anticipated. “We had been expecting the data to improve about this time, and early signals are that the recovery is absolutely on

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Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she said, and the year before that.

Then came George Floyd’s death in May, and she wrote to the administration at her school in Cherry Hill, in New Jersey’s Philadelphia suburbs, to ask for more than the same lessons.

“We learned about slavery, but did we go into

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Conservative lawmakers tie ‘school choice’ proposal to Kansas education funding bill | News, Sports, Jobs

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Kansas state Sens. Molly Baumgardner, left, R-Louisburg, and Renee Erickson, right, R-Wichita, confer with Rep. Kristey Williams, center, R-Augusta, after a session of negotiations on education policy, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka.