Education

FCC Move to Close Homework Gap a Piece of a Bigger Puzzle

The FCC’s move towards subsidizing broadband Internet access for low-income Americans could help narrow the “homework gap.” It also underscores the tension in technology’s role in education.

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At Some Schools, More Food and Less Data

The “community eligibility provision” of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act makes it easier for schools to provide their students with free lunch, without collecting applications containing students’ socioeconomic data. However, these forms previously provided some of the most precise student poverty data available.

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For-Profit Colleges Under Scrutiny for Targeting Vulnerable Students

Several for-profit schools, including Corinthian Colleges, Inc., have been accused of targeting and misleading vulnerable students for profit. Now Corinthian has shut its doors, and others are under scrutiny.

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Body-worn Cameras in Schools Cause Privacy Stir

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are finding their way into schools and on the uniforms of school resource officers, prompting concerns about privacy and use of the footage.

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New Study Highlights Confidence Gap For Girls in Math and Science

Girls are less confident in math, even when they outperform the boys. That's pointing researchers toward the goal of boosting cofindence.

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