Tag: School

At Colorado State University, White Students Not Punished for Blackface Selfie Celebrating Black Panther

One of the students in the photo wearing cosmetic facemasks identified herself as Leana Kaplan and apologized for blackface photo celebrating ‘Black Panther.’Photo: YakobchukOlena (IStock) Stupid is as stupid does. One of several white Colorado State University students who were pictured wearing blackface striking a pose from Marvel’s billion-dollar-plus blockbuster Black Panther said her actions […]

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America’s Newest Outsourced Job: Public School Teachers

MANILA — Outsourcing jobs is nothing new to the United States. The country has been recruiting foreign labor to do its dirty work for decades — farmers, meat-packers, home healthcare workers, cooks. But now the U.S. needs teachers, and it needs them badly. The same conditions that have led thousands of U.S. educators to strike […]

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Researchers use AI to track students’ performance in online courses

What insights might be gleaned from an education platform that’s entirely online? Plenty. In a newly published paper on the preprint server Arxiv.org (“Tracking Behavioral Patterns among Students in an Online Educational System“), a trio of scientists at the University of Copenhagen investigated an AI model that ingested data from Clio Online, one of the […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources […]

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Texas School District Faces Lawsuit After Staffers Fill in Black Student’s Hair With a Sharpie: ‘That’s Assault’

Screenshot: Click2Houston If ever there was a perfect justification for throwing hands, it’s the discovery that staffers at your 7th grader’s middle school filled in his fade with a Sharpie. Thankfully, however, cooler heads prevailed, and instead of snatching the soul out of the offending party’s chests, a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed instead. […]

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Amazon Alexa users can now donate school supplies via voice

Back to school supplies aren’t getting any cheaper. The National Retail Federation estimates that this year parents with children in elementary school and college plan to spend an average of $696.70 (up from $684.79 in 2018) and $976.78 (up from $942.17), respectively. Economically disadvantaged families will necessarily lean on philanthropic givers to bridge the gap, […]

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