AI concern in education

From the Brookings Institute: Artificial intelligence has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, from driverless cars to Siri, and soon, education will be no different. The automation of a school or university’s administrative tasks and customization of student curricula is not only possible, but imminent. The goal is for our computers to make humanlike […]

$12.4 billion for Florida Education Finance Program

Florida House and Senate budget writers have agreed to set aside $12.4 billion for the Florida Education Finance Program, the primary mechanism for funding the operations of school districts. House and Senate negotiators need to continue working out details of the education budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2019. Education, Finance, Florida

Teacher well-being must be a central consideration in education

We saw this education related article published by the respected Brookings Institution and found it both brief and interesting. The authors are Amy Roberts, Senior Research Associate – Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver and Helyn Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow – Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution.

YouTube: a bigger contributor to education than textbooks

Generation Z students, classified as being between the ages of 14 and 23, believe that YouTube is a bigger contributor to their education than textbooks, according to a study by Pearson Education. YouTube was the preferred education method for Gen. Z students (59%), but was less prevalent among Millennials (55%). YouTube launched in 2005 — […]

Teachers have voted to strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district.

Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union to launch a strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district. A tally of ballots showed that 94 percent of about 25,000 dues-paying members of the Chicago Teachers Union supported giving their leaders the discretion to call a strike. A walkout would disrupt classes for about 360,000 […]