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Independent.ie
6 months ago
Education

Private school fees rising due to 'inflation and a lack of government funding' with parents now paying over 10,000 at one school

Private school fees in Ireland have increased by up to 17% due to inflation in energy, food bills, and other costs.
The most expensive private school in Ireland, St Columba's, now charges over €10,000. [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Education

Private school fees rising due to 'inflation and a lack of government funding' with parents now paying over 10,000 at one school

Some parents are now paying over €10,000 to send their child to the most expensive private schools in Ireland.
Costs at fee-paying schools have increased by up to 17% due to inflation in energy, food bills, and other expenses. [ more ]
West Side Rag
6 months ago
Education

UWS Private School Named Among 25 Best In United States

Trinity School ranked 23rd best private school in the US and 5th best in NYC for the 2023-24 school year.
Trinity School was previously ranked as the best private school in NYC for three years in a row. [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Education

Private school fees rising due to 'inflation and a lack of government funding' with parents now paying over 10,000 at one school

Private school fees in Ireland have increased by up to 17% due to inflation in energy, food bills, and other costs.
The most expensive private school in Ireland, St Columba's, now charges over €10,000. [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Education

Private school fees rising due to 'inflation and a lack of government funding' with parents now paying over 10,000 at one school

Some parents are now paying over €10,000 to send their child to the most expensive private schools in Ireland.
Costs at fee-paying schools have increased by up to 17% due to inflation in energy, food bills, and other expenses. [ more ]
West Side Rag
6 months ago
Education

UWS Private School Named Among 25 Best In United States

Trinity School ranked 23rd best private school in the US and 5th best in NYC for the 2023-24 school year.
Trinity School was previously ranked as the best private school in NYC for three years in a row. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Education

Labour vows to tackle school absences and broken relationship' with families

Labour vows to tackle pupil absences and child mental health to reset the relationship between schools and families.
Labour's plans include more mental health counsellors for secondary schools and universal free breakfast clubs for primary school pupils. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Education

How schools (but not necessarily education) became central to the Republican primary

Education is not a top voting issue for most voters.
Republican politicians focus on K-12 education for several reasons. [ more ]
Washington Post
6 months ago
Education

Opinion | Home schooling is surging. States have to step up their oversight.

Home schooling has seen a significant increase in the past six academic years, attracting parents for various reasons including political concerns, safety, and individualized education.
Some states are providing funding for home-schooling through vouchers, but there is a lack of oversight and regulation in many states. [ more ]
#decision-mak
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Career

Harriette Cole: I'm 21 and a barista. Did I make a mistake?

It's never too late to make a change and pursue a different path in life.
Consider your own goals and values when making decisions, rather than comparing yourself to others. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
6 months ago
Venture

The Four Levels of Investor Expertise: Which are you? | Entrepreneur

Beginner investors have limited knowledge of the stock market and make investment decisions without a solid fundamental basis.
To progress from the beginner level, investors should focus on educating themselves, conducting thorough research, and making decisions based on analysis. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Career

Harriette Cole: I'm 21 and a barista. Did I make a mistake?

It's never too late to make a change and pursue a different path in life.
Consider your own goals and values when making decisions, rather than comparing yourself to others. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
6 months ago
Venture

The Four Levels of Investor Expertise: Which are you? | Entrepreneur

Beginner investors have limited knowledge of the stock market and make investment decisions without a solid fundamental basis.
To progress from the beginner level, investors should focus on educating themselves, conducting thorough research, and making decisions based on analysis. [ more ]
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time.com
6 months ago
Education

What to Know About Changes to This Year's FAFSA Application for College Students

Limited availability of the new FAFSA application for the 2024-2025 school year has caused frustration for students and families.
The Department of Education hopes to keep the application open for longer periods as it resolves issues with the new form. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

Anthony J. Alvarado, Former New York City Schools Chancellor, Dies at 81

Anthony J. Alvarado, the first Hispanic schools chancellor of New York City, has died at the age of 81.
Alvarado was known for his innovative approach to education, including rigorous teacher training and high expectations for students.
He believed that adults were responsible for the failure of children in the education system, and that poverty and other factors should not be used as excuses for poor outcomes. [ more ]
TechRepublic
6 months ago
Business intelligence

Get an AI Education in 2024 for Just $20

Investing in AI and machine learning education is crucial for businesses
The Ultimate AI & Machine Learning E-Degree Bundle offers comprehensive training in Python, R, data science, and more [ more ]
The Nation
6 months ago
Education

How DEI Programs and Liberal Politics Are Failing Gaza

Teachers and faculty in high schools and colleges often fear retribution if they criticize the Israeli military or express anguish about the situation in Gaza.
Silence is often the default choice for educators, leaving students to navigate these issues on their own. [ more ]
#generative-ai
The Conversation
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI is here - and everywhere: 3 AI researchers look to the challenges ahead in 2024

2023 was the year of AI hype, with visions of what AI might be someday overwhelming the current reality.
One major AI debate was around the role of ChatGPT and similar chatbots in education, with a recognition that students need to learn about AI to understand its limitations. [ more ]
TechCrunch
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Generative AI: Transforming education into a personalized, addictive learning experience | TechCrunch

Educators have concerns about generative AI in education, including plagiarism and AI confidently asserting false information.
AI has the potential to enhance learning by becoming a personal tutor and mentor, making learning addictive and enhancing motivation. [ more ]
The Conversation
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI is here - and everywhere: 3 AI researchers look to the challenges ahead in 2024

2023 was the year of AI hype, with visions of what AI might be someday overwhelming the current reality.
One major AI debate was around the role of ChatGPT and similar chatbots in education, with a recognition that students need to learn about AI to understand its limitations. [ more ]
TechCrunch
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Generative AI: Transforming education into a personalized, addictive learning experience | TechCrunch

Educators have concerns about generative AI in education, including plagiarism and AI confidently asserting false information.
AI has the potential to enhance learning by becoming a personal tutor and mentor, making learning addictive and enhancing motivation. [ more ]
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Stanford HAI
11 months ago
Artificial intelligence

We Must Pass the Create AI Act

Congress introduces bill to create resources for AI academics
Bill is seen as crucial for America's AI future [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 months ago
Education

Retired Santa Cruz high school coach arraigned on charge of indecent exposure

Mark Christensen, a retired high school sports coach, has been charged with indecent exposure.
The alleged offense occurred on September 21 and Christensen was arrested on December 1. [ more ]
www.santacruzsentinel.com
6 months ago
SF parents

Retired Santa Cruz high school coach arraigned on charge of indecent exposure

Mark Christensen, a retired high school sports coach, was arraigned on a charge of indecent exposure.
The alleged offense occurred on September 21.
Christensen was no longer an active employee at the school. [ more ]
Independent
6 months ago
Parenting

Parenting a child with Prader Willi syndrome: affection, attention and separate holidays from your husband with the kids

Importance of education and strong work ethic [ more ]
#artificial-intellig
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li says you can enjoy AI's benefits without fully understanding it

Dr. Fei Fei Li has emerged as a prominent figure in the field of artificial intelligence, known for her research and advocacy for human-centered AI.
She emphasizes the importance of understanding AI as a tool that can serve human interests, rather than something to be feared or revered. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
6 months ago
Education

NYC School network seeks to use AI to evaluate, improve teaching methods

A network of small public high schools in New York City is exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide feedback to teachers.
Urban Assembly, a network of 21 schools, is working with the American Institutes of Research to develop an AI-powered tool that can help instructional coaches analyze videos of teachers delivering lessons.
The use of AI in teacher coaching raises questions about accuracy, usefulness of data, and potential biases, but proponents argue that it could save time and expand access to feedback that improves teaching. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li says you can enjoy AI's benefits without fully understanding it

Dr. Fei Fei Li has emerged as a prominent figure in the field of artificial intelligence, known for her research and advocacy for human-centered AI.
She emphasizes the importance of understanding AI as a tool that can serve human interests, rather than something to be feared or revered. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
6 months ago
Education

NYC School network seeks to use AI to evaluate, improve teaching methods

A network of small public high schools in New York City is exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide feedback to teachers.
Urban Assembly, a network of 21 schools, is working with the American Institutes of Research to develop an AI-powered tool that can help instructional coaches analyze videos of teachers delivering lessons.
The use of AI in teacher coaching raises questions about accuracy, usefulness of data, and potential biases, but proponents argue that it could save time and expand access to feedback that improves teaching. [ more ]
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www.thisislocallondon.co.uk
6 months ago
Education

Immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of journalism

Schools can try out a four-month version of the Young Reporter Scheme before committing to the full program.
Students have the opportunity to hone their writing skills and build a portfolio of published work. [ more ]
#medicin
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Education

State to pay for doctors to train in North if they take up work here after qualifying

Irish students will now be able to study medicine in universities in Belfast and Derry at the same fee rate as students in the Republic of Ireland.
The subsidy is conditional on students committing to working for the HSE after graduation. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
Women

Veiled rebellion: Female medical students go underground in Afghanistan

Despite a ban on women studying medicine by the Taliban, some women in Afghanistan are secretly continuing their training.
Over 3,000 women who had already graduated from medical school were unable to take the board exams required to practice as doctors. [ more ]
Independent.ie
6 months ago
Education

State to pay for doctors to train in North if they take up work here after qualifying

Irish students will now be able to study medicine in universities in Belfast and Derry at the same fee rate as students in the Republic of Ireland.
The subsidy is conditional on students committing to working for the HSE after graduation. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
Women

Veiled rebellion: Female medical students go underground in Afghanistan

Despite a ban on women studying medicine by the Taliban, some women in Afghanistan are secretly continuing their training.
Over 3,000 women who had already graduated from medical school were unable to take the board exams required to practice as doctors. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Exam board to offer pupils on-screen English GCSEs by next summer

Pearson is offering students the option to be assessed digitally in GCSE English exams from next year.
The goal is to offer on-screen options for all GCSEs by 2030 to increase accessibility for students. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Education

Gov. Kathy Hochul announces plan to get school reading instruction "back to basics"

Governor Hochul wants to switch from the 'whole language' method to teaching phonics and reading comprehension in New York schools.
The whole language approach teaches children to read whole words in context, while phonics teaches decoding parts of words and connecting them for meaning. [ more ]
3blmedia
7 months ago
Education

Edge at Hudson Yards and Discovery Education Present a New

Discovery Education and Edge at Hudson Yards have collaborated to create a new virtual reality experience for students in grades 4-12.
The Reach for the Sky Virtual Reality experience allows students to explore the Edge at Hudson Yards and learn about STEM through interactive activities. [ more ]
BuzzFeed
6 months ago
Parenting

This Former Teacher Is Going Viral For Sharing Just How In Denial Parents Are About Their Child's School Performance

Many students are falling behind and performing below grade level in school.
Parents need to take more responsibility for their children's educational progress. [ more ]
#academic-achiev
Scary Mommy
6 months ago
Parenting

I Just Don't See The Point Of Homework For Young Kids

Homework can cause frustration and stress for both kids and parents
Studies show that homework may not be correlated with academic achievement [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Education

A pocket of hope': This Bay Area school district made a difference on Black students' scores

Emery Unified, a district in the Bay Area, saw significant academic gains among its Black students.
The district's math scores nearly doubled and English language arts scores surpassed pre-pandemic levels. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Education

Test scores prove charter schools win again: Time to lift the cap

New York City charter-school students outperformed regular public school students on state exams in reading and math.
Black and Hispanic charter students had significantly higher proficiency rates than their district-school counterparts. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
6 months ago
Parenting

I Just Don't See The Point Of Homework For Young Kids

Homework can cause frustration and stress for both kids and parents
Studies show that homework may not be correlated with academic achievement [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Education

A pocket of hope': This Bay Area school district made a difference on Black students' scores

Emery Unified, a district in the Bay Area, saw significant academic gains among its Black students.
The district's math scores nearly doubled and English language arts scores surpassed pre-pandemic levels. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Education

Test scores prove charter schools win again: Time to lift the cap

New York City charter-school students outperformed regular public school students on state exams in reading and math.
Black and Hispanic charter students had significantly higher proficiency rates than their district-school counterparts. [ more ]
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BBC News
6 months ago
Education

No exam help for pupils in Raac schools, says government

Pupils in partially closed schools in England due to dangerous concrete will not receive extra help in exams.
Some students have had to switch courses and miss out on required science experiments. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Education

Teachers Wrestle With How to Discuss January 6 With Students

Teachers are grappling with how to discuss the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with their students.
There is no standardized history curriculum in the United States on Jan. 6, so teachers have to incorporate it into their existing lessons. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
6 months ago
Cooking

Loss of cooking skills has hurt our ability to adapt to rising food prices, experts say | CBC Radio

Skyrocketing prices have taken a big bite out of what Canadians are able to serve up for dinner but food economists say our ability to cope has been worsened by our collective decline in cooking skills.
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Paul Vallas: With the start of the new year, here is a sobering look at the state of Illinois

Illinois' population is not growing.
Illinois remains one of the least friendly states for residents in terms of taxes and one of the worst states for business.
Illinois' K-12 public school system claims a portion of taxes at one of the highest levels in the nation, yet its schools are among the worst-performing. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
Career

Is going back to school at the top of your New Year's resolutions? How to make higher education work for you

Using technology and flexible education options can help make going back to school more feasible.
Leveraging life experience and employer support can also make pursuing education easier. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
6 months ago
Education

Welcoming four new ballet teachers to the Royal Ballet School's artistic staff

The Royal Ballet School has hired four new full-time ballet teachers for the 2023/24 academic year.
Three of the new teachers are alumni of the School and all four have extensive experience as performers and educators. [ more ]
The Hill
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Five ways artificial intelligence is rapidly changing our world

The launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT sparked a race among tech companies to develop their own AI chatbots.
AI is rapidly changing various sectors, including education, Hollywood, and search engines. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
Education

I teach in secret, defying the Taliban ban and fighting despair

The biggest challenge of teaching girls and women in Afghanistan is the creeping hopelessness.
The Taliban ban on secondary and higher education for girls and women has resulted in 2.5 million girls and young women being out of school. [ more ]
Science of Running
6 months ago
Running

229: Modern Coaching: Ways to Promote Transformation in a Transactional Environment

The article discusses the societal push towards transactional coaching.
The Scholar Program offers coaches education and resources to improve their coaching skills. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Mental health

Less daunting': inside the new education unit in north London supporting school refusers

Emotionally based school avoidance is a significant issue for some children in England after the Covid lockdown.
The Royal Free hospital children's school provides an alternative option for children who struggle with mainstream schools. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
6 months ago
Education

UK teachers vow to support trans students in defiance of new guidance

Teachers are fighting against new guidance from England's Department for Education that allows misgendering of trans students and requires outing them to parents.
Many teachers have expressed their commitment to affirming trans students and providing a safe space for them, despite the government guidelines. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 years ago
Education

Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

School design plays a significant role in children's learning experiences.
The physical environment of a classroom can impact the type of learning that takes place. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 years ago
Education

At The Education Department, Student Artworks Explore Tolerance And Racism

More educators are focusing on the importance of schools paying attention to empathy, tolerance, and acceptance.
The 'Total Tolerance' exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education's headquarters highlights themes of racism, sexism, and diversity through student artwork. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Education

British private schools in China under threat as new patriotic' law comes in

China is implementing a new patriotic education law that will impact British schools in the country.
The law requires schools to have patriotic education integrated into all subjects. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
6 months ago
Education

Co-founder of Kent and South London academy trust gets OBE in New Year Honours list

Tiffany Beck, co-founder and Chair of Trustees at Maritime Academy Trust, has been awarded an OBE for her services in education.
Ms Beck is instrumental in the growth of the academy trust, now serving over 4,000 students and employing 700 staff across 13 schools. [ more ]
silive
6 months ago
Education

Beloved Tottenville High School music educator, assistant principal dies at 60: 'What a tremendous loss'

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- David LaMorte, 60, a deeply loved and respected long-time educator who most recently served as Tottenville High School's assistant principal of Visual, Performing, and Career Arts, died Wednesday, Dec. 27.
www.thelocal.fr
6 months ago
Europe news

UK lifts Brexit obstacles for French school trips

UK scraps visa requirements for French and EU nationals traveling on language-learning holidays.
The changes have been welcomed by educational travel associations and organizations offering school trips. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
6 months ago
Books

Book Bans Will Never Accomplish What Parents Want Them To. Here's Why the GOP Operatives Leading Them Don't Care.

Attempts to ban books featuring LGBTQ+ characters or focusing on America's racial history have spread to 21 states.
Conservative groups are using culture-war panics and fears about children's education to undermine public school and library systems. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Education

With pandemic aid expiring and most funds already spent, schools across Illinois face a financial cliff

Bronzeville Classical Elementary School educator Shamika Keepers had never imagined spending her days teaching outside a traditional classroom.
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Education

Shelter Evictions Will Damage Migrant Children, Schools Warn

Since last summer, tens of thousands of migrant families living in homeless shelters have enrolled children in New York City schools.
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Education

How to inspire climate hope in kids? Get their hands dirty

Students at The Wesley School in the Los Angeles neighborhood of North Hollywood collected their food waste for a year and turned it into compost.
TheLeafsNation
6 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Easton Cowan is a big Christmas guy: Leafs Morning Take

Need an escape from the family for a few minutes?
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