British Library: Let’s rescue and disseminate the Chilean public education archives

British Library: Let’s rescue and disseminate the Chilean public education archives. “The School Archives Programme at the Institute of History of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is convinced of the value of historical documents created by Chilean public educational institutions. Founded during the nineteenth century as key institutions throughout the country, these secondary schools contain valuable and unpublished information concerning the local communities of the former Chilean provinces.”

Rockefeller University: New online resource brings science outreach to a broader audience

Rockefeller University: New online resource brings science outreach to a broader audience. “After years of running on-campus workshops for New York City’s educational communities, the RockEDU Science Outreach team has accrued a rich portfolio of science education materials. With the launch of a new website, RockEDU Online, these resources are now available for learners, educators, and scientists everywhere.”

The Hechinger Report: College spending comes under closer scrutiny

The Hechinger Report: College spending comes under closer scrutiny. “The American Council of Trustees and Alumni on Wednesday launched a site that makes it easy to track how your hard-earned tuition dollars are spent… It’s geared toward college trustees, lawmakers and policy wonks, who can use the site’s data to lobby for or against government spending for higher education or to compare their institution to others. But parents and students can take advantage of it as well. It’s a quick way to figure out not only how much a school costs but also how much of that cost is actually spent on classroom instruction.”

Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive: 1,443 titles including “Korean Metal/Stone Rubbings Collection” and others newly available (Kyoto University Library Network)

Kyoto University Library Network: Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive: 1,443 titles including “Korean Metal/Stone Rubbings Collection” and others newly available. “The digital images newly released this time include 219 titles of ‘Korean Metal/Stone Rubbings Collection’, 850 manuscripts from ‘Kawai Collection’, 356 titles of ‘Modern Educational Wallcharts’. Other than these, transcriptions and explanations are added to ‘Meiji Restoration Collection’ and Nara Ehon Collection. As of January 29, 2018, 1,071,087 images of 12,793 titles are available in Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.”

Ars Technica: State legislation could accidentally mess up science education

Ars Technica: State legislation could accidentally mess up science education. “…this year, three states have seen measures introduced that could interfere with science education, but only accidentally. In a bid to keep ‘controversial issues’ out of the classroom, the bills would call for teachers not to advocate on any topics that have appeared in the platform of a state political party. In the US, that would include evolution and climate change.”

Scottsdale Independent: Arizona Department of Education launches website detailing school performance

Scottsdale Independent: Arizona Department of Education launches website detailing school performance. “The Arizona Department of Education launched the state’s School Report Cards website, an education resource created to assist the public learn more about schools throughout the state. The website — launched Wednesday, Dec. 19 — serves as an accountability platform, lists the A-F letter grades for schools, provides all federal and state reports and catalogs other individualized school details in one convenient location, according to a press release.”

PR Newswire: CPASS Foundation Launches Illinois’ First Comprehensive STEM Education Resource Database for Students from Underrepresented Communities (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: CPASS Foundation Launches Illinois’ First Comprehensive STEM Education Resource Database for Students from Underrepresented Communities (PRESS RELEASE). “The statewide database will aggregate all of the available STEM education programs, resources and opportunities available to Illinois K-12 students. It is designed to make STEM opportunities available to underserved students from an earlier age, and ultimately bring greater diversity and opportunity to healthcare and technology. This online portal will be easy to navigate; updated in real-time for parents, educators, students and mentors; and be the foundation for an ecosystem of opportunities, including a growing number of CPASS STEM programs.”