If we can’t talk about racism in education, how will we address racial inequity in education?

Advancing racial equity is central to ensuring every student in North Carolina has a sound basic education, particularly given the shifting racial demographics in our state. Earlier this year, Education First facilitated a community of practice (CoP) that included leaders across the state in discussion about private funding in public education with a focus on racial equity. As we concluded our meetings in the spring, national and statewide discussions which aim to regulate how racism and antiracism are taught (e.g., regarding critical race theory) in public schools had begun to impact how we talk…

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Essential Tools You Need To Start Your Blogging Journey (infographic)

Believe it or not, content marketing (a.k.a blogging) costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates three times as many leads. This means that not only is blogging a hot commodity in the digital world but a profitable one as well! However, blogging is more than just writing articles on a specific topic. In order to make your blog as profitable as possible, you may need some help from extra blogging tools and software. Luckily, there are so many tools out there to help you on your blogging journey, and–as a bonus–some…

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The Education Crisis: Being in School Is Not the Same as Learning

THE NAME OF THE DOG IS PUPPY. This seems like a simple sentence. But did you know that in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, three out of four third grade students do not understand it? In rural India, nearly three-quarters of third graders cannot solve a two-digit subtraction problem such as 46 minus 17, and by grade five — half still cannot do so. The world is facing a learning crisis. While countries have significantly increased access to education, being in school isn’t the same thing as learning. Worldwide, hundreds of millions of children reach…

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Ronnie Screwvala on why India needs non-linear thinking

Ronnie Screwvala, 64, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author, has commissioned a telling new report titled ‘Non-linear Thinking’, which he puts forward as an alternative line of thought to propel India to its true potential. Non-linear thinking assumes a higher level of risk than normal, where past experiences do not define future ones. In an exclusive conversation with Fortune India, Screwvala, who co-founded upGrad, South Asia’s largest higher edtech company, explains the report’s thesis in detail. Edited excerpts. A CHANGE IN MINDSET Q. First things first, Ronnie. What prompted you to commission…

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Article on Importance of Education

Education entails acquiring knowledge to have a greater understanding of the various disciplines that will be used in our everyday lives. ‘Education’ refers to the information we gain and experience outside of books or classrooms, as well as the knowledge that we receive and experience in schools, our homes, and as members of society. Our ideas on life alter as a result of learning, education is crucial for personal development and growth in society. In this blog, we will see why we need education for growth and will also look at some…

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California School Districts Fear Major Budget Cuts as Enrollments Drop

Despite this year’s return to in-person learning, districts throughout the state are seeing major declines in both enrollment and average daily attendance, and fear the reductions could result in significant funding cuts next school year. Without state intervention, many districts face substantial cuts in state funding and could be forced to make significant budget cuts in the 2022-23 school year, due to a drop in enrollment and attendance. Districts’ baseline funding depends on the number of students enrolled, minus the daily average number of absent students. For the past two…

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SF School Board Recall Funded Mostly by Local Donors, With Venture Capitalists Topping the List

San Francisco’s school board has spent the past year in the national spotlight, garnering the attention of pundits from Fox News to the New York Times editorial pages for its controversial decisions on distance learning, school renamings and admissions policies. The campaign to recall board members Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga, however, has relied on a donor network close to home. A KQED analysis of campaign filings for the election, slated for Feb. 15, found that at least 76% of the pro-recall cash raised so far is coming from…

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A Different Kind of Math Tutor

Research on how people think results in cognitive tutor programs that help kids do better in math. Findings Algebra class may be less difficult and a bit more fun these days, thanks to research on how human cognition works. Developed over two decades by psychologist John Anderson, the Adaptive Character of Thought (ACT-R) theory is a framework for understanding how we think about and attack problems, including math equations. The theory reflects our understanding o human cognition based on numerous facts derived from psychological experiments. ACT-R suggests that complex cognition…

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How Professionals Can Advance Their Careers

As a professional, you will likely want to continue advancing your career long past your first years in the job of your choice. There are many ways that professionals can advance their careers, and many of these take a lot of hard work, effort, and commitment. To find out more about the best methods to put your energy into in 2021, read on. ·      Get a Good Qualification The first step you should take as a professional who wants to advance their career is getting a good qualification. Qualifications can…

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Features of Student Loan in the Philippines

It’s no secret that in the Philippines, high school is experiencing a shortage of government-funded places. There are many more people who want to get a specialty in higher education. As early as April 17, 2019, CHED began to implement the Universal Access to Quality Higher Education Act in partnership with the Philippines Development Bank. As a result of this partnership, a program has been created through which prospective students can take out an education loan of PHP 60,000. To receive this loan, the student needs to prove the fact…

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