Pew: Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide. “Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. New survey findings from the Center also show that some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.”

Sojourners: New Database Lets You Search Racial Disparities in School Districts

Sojourners: New Database Lets You Search Racial Disparities in School Districts. “ProPublica has released a new interactive database that allows users to examine racial disparities in more than 96,000 individual public and charter schools, and 17,000 districts across the United States.”

WHYY: A new one-stop-shop for Pennsylvania education data

WHYY: A new one-stop-shop for Pennsylvania education data. “If you’re looking for an education-related figure, number, data point, or variable, chances are the new Pennsylvania School Data Project has you covered. Conceived as a repository for researchers, journalists, policy wonks, and school administrators, the new website hosts more than a dozen spreadsheets packed with education data. The nonprofit Research for Action — known as RFA — spent more than six months collating federal, state, and local data to make the new databank.”

The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the launch of a new special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with teachers and students. Museums for Digital Learning is a two-year cooperative agreement that enables museums to broadly share their digitized collections and other resources with K-12 schools across the country.”

CBC: Digital archive of old B.C. textbooks highlights ‘constant dehumanizing of Indigenous people’

CBC: Digital archive of old B.C. textbooks highlights ‘constant dehumanizing of Indigenous people’. “Pia Russell does her work and research deep in the archives of the library at the University of Victoria — but is making sure that the legacy of prejudice she’s uncovering in old school textbooks is not forgotten. Russell, a subject librarian at UVic’s McPherson Library who is responsible for Indigenous studies, has started creating a digital collection of historical textbooks used in B.C. schools since 1866.”

Africa: New Database Puts African Education Research At the Heart of Policy and Practice (AllAfrica)

AllAfrica: Africa: New Database Puts African Education Research At the Heart of Policy and Practice. “To increase the visibility and impact of African education research, we partnered with the charity Education Sub-Saharan Africa to create the African Education Research Database. This is a curated collection of peer-reviewed studies undertaken by researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. Since work began on the project a year ago, around 2,500 studies have been catalogued in the online database. Studies can be browsed by country and topic.”

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to African American Education Digital Collection, part 1

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to African American Education Digital Collection, part 1. “As an ongoing project new items will be added to the African American Education Digital Collection on North Carolina Digital Collections site. These materials will be taken from the Division of Negro Education of the Department of Public Instruction record group. The selection of materials will include Speeches and Articles by Nathan Carter Newbold, the Director of the Division of Negro Education from 1920 to 1957; Division of Negro Education: Special Subject File from 1898 to 1961; and General Correspondence of the Director from 1907 to 1960.”