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How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Artificial intelligence promises to have a dramatic—and yes, disruptive—effect on U.S. education and jobs in the next decade. But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” There are few that understand what these forces mean for the world—and for education and learning—better than Kai-Fu Lee.

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Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money

Can a pacifier accurately monitor children’s neurodevelopment, based on their sucking patterns? Can vacant parking lots be redeveloped into libraries for children in “reading deserts?” And how can an AI-enhanced robot help toddlers improve language skills?

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Why Computer Science Education Week Must Do More for Young Men of Color

As Computer Science Education week comes to a close, it’s important to highlight one group that’s frequently left out: young men of color.Eight years ago, as a New York City-based national journalist, my network was pretty wide. When I went to my first technology conference in 2011, I saw that the industry was an amazing engine of creativity and job creation. But what quickly stood out was that only a minuscule number of Black or brown individuals were successfully participating in this fast-growing segment of entrepreneurship.

What a Vision for Teaching the Whole Child Looks Like in Action

It’s one of the biggest buzzwords in education today: the whole child. Basically, it’s the idea that educating students is about more than what’s said in class. Factors like nutrition, home life and out-of-school relationships can all play a huge role in how kids learn—and it’s something more schools are starting to pay attention to.The theory behind whole child is one thing. How it gets put into practice is something else entirely.

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Students Say Poor Social and Emotional Skills Are Leaving Them Unprepared

When and how should students learn social and emotional skills—between first-period biology and third-period English literature? After lunch and before U.S. history?It might seem strange to squeeze in lessons on coping with trauma or resolving political disputes in between frog dissections and persuasive essay writing, but students today say they want to be as prepared socially and emotionally as they are academically when they leave high school.

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In China, a Generation Raised by ‘Tiger Mothers’ Seeks a Softer Approach

For Nancy Xu, childhood revolved around her studies. That meant early-morning bus rides to school, loads of after-school classes, and by high school, spending 12 hours a day on coursework. Xu grew up in northwestern China, and the reason for all that studying was a high-stakes test called the Gaokao, a nationwide college-entrance exam. In many cases, this one ultracompetitive test determines what kind of job the student will be able to pursue as an adult.

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New Book Looks for 'Timeless' Approach to Rethinking Schools

The key to reforming schools is imagination—and bringing the spirit of shows like The Jetsons or Star Trek to school design. That means throwing out all preconceptions and revisioning how school could be designed for today’s needs.That’s the argument made in a new book, “Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools.”

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One School District’s Simple Solution to the Homework Gap? Local Businesses

When Winterset Community Schools launched its one-to-one device program, staff celebrated the milestone. They felt they were a step closer to leveling the playing field for students.Then the other shoe dropped. Parents and students at the Iowa school district began to complain that they didn’t have sufficient Wi-Fi at home to access the online assignments students were expected to complete after school hours. They had Chromebooks, but no connection.

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‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

Earlier this month, a group of high school students in New York City took to the streets to protest their school’s online program, Summit Learning. On Thursday, hoping to send a stronger message, they took it all the way to the top, with a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Rethinking the First Two Years of Higher Education

The first two years of college are often treated like something you just have to get through. Even the term “general education,” as the curriculum is called at that point, feels generic—and almost like a commodity.

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