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Kiddom is using personalized learning in 70% of US school districts

Shutterstock A startup called Kiddom is in 70% of US school districts, and it’s quickly enticing teachers with the “personalized learning” model. Personalized learning uses technology to tailor lesson plans to individual kids’ abilities and learning styles. It’s been endorsed by tech giants like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. If …

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Microsoft president says tech needs liberal arts majors

Microsoft believes that lessons from a liberal arts education are necessary for the proper development of AI. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In their new book “The Future Computed,” Microsoft president Brad Smith and EVP of AI and research Harry Shum discuss the future of artificial intelligence. They argue that one of …

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Why homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids today

Matthew Hauck/FlickrHomeschooling isn’t what it used to be. What largely started in the 1980s and ’90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids’ education now has more mainstream appeal. Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical …

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University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein found dead

Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was found dead in his California hometown on Wednesday. Orange County Sheriff’s Department Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was found dead on Wednesday in what police are investigating as a homicide. It’s the latest tragedy …

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Stanford study finds poverty and school quality not linked

Shutterstock A major study from Stanford University recently found socioeconomic status was no indication of a given school’s quality. The truly important measure for school effectiveness was the rate at which students were making improvements on test scores. The findings defy the typical assumptions about what makes a great public …

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