Kingston Whig Standard: Legacy Project looks to archive and display closing schools’ history

The Kingston Whig Standard: Legacy Project looks to archive and display closing schools’ history. “The Legacy Project is preserving the combined history of Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute and Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institute.”

The State: Need help finding free preschool for your child? SC has a new website to help

The State: Need help finding free preschool for your child? SC has a new website to help. “Parents who want to find a free pre-kindergarten program for their children — and to see if they are eligible for that assistance — now have an easier way to find out. South Carolina this week formally launched…an online portal to help families find free or subsidized preschool programs.”

EurekAlert: Improving AI’s ability to identify students who need help

EurekAlert: Improving AI’s ability to identify students who need help. “Researchers have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. The improved model makes use of an AI training concept called multi-task learning, and could be used to improve both instruction and learning outcomes.”

Digital NC: List of Public North Carolina African American High Schools Enhances Efforts at Preserving Their History

Digital NC: List of Public North Carolina African American High Schools Enhances Efforts at Preserving Their History. “We help cultural heritage institutions scan high school yearbooks. To date we’ve added over 8,200 to DigitalNC. Less than 5% come from African American high schools*…. To highlight the rarity of these yearbooks and to possibly help locate more, we’ve created a list of the names and locations of all of the public African American high schools compiled from the North Carolina Educational Directory around the time that the schools were desegregated.”

Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana has new tool to give parents data about schools

Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana has new tool to give parents data about schools. “Indiana has launched a new online tool that aims to make it easier for parents to access and compare information about their schools, including, for the first time, how much each school spends per student.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services: IMLS Invests in School Readiness, Building National Network of Museums and Libraries

Institute of Museum and Library Services: IMLS Invests in School Readiness, Building National Network of Museums and Libraries. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced a new initiative to better equip museum and library professionals to serve young children and families. Building a National Network of Museums and Libraries for School Readiness, a cooperative agreement with the Boston Children’s Museum funded through a National Leadership Grant for Museums, aims to addresses persistent gaps and opportunities in early childhood education by forming coalitions of museums and libraries. The goal of the initiative is to ensure every child, regardless of socio-economic or linguistic background, has the skills needed to enter school prepared for success.”

This Is Pretty Interesting: An Online Historical Archive Of Notebooks Used By Schoolchildren Around The World (Larry Ferlazzo)

New-to-me, from Larry Ferlazzo: This Is Pretty Interesting: An Online Historical Archive Of Notebooks Used By Schoolchildren Around The World. “The Exercise Book Archive is an online archive of children’s notebooks from around the world. Some are actual ‘exercise’ notebooks, with pre-printed exercises designed to help children learn, and containing their completed notes and doodles.”