University of Kentucky: University of Kentucky Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among School Leaders

University of Kentucky: University of Kentucky Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among School Leaders. “Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Education collected results from studies showing the ways school leaders engage with Twitter. They then analyzed how Twitter usage can impact leaders’ ability to make a difference at their schools through the lens of the professional standards for educational leaders. The standards, devised by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, are designed to ensure educational leaders are ready to meet the challenges of the job today and in the future.”

Rutland Herald Online: New tool measures academic performance in Vt.

Rutland Herald Online: New tool measures academic performance in Vt.. “At a cost of about $1 million, education officials described Snapshot as unique in the nation in terms of the range of criteria studied and the depth of data delivered. Using Vermont’s Education Quality Standards as a baseline measurement, Snapshot details the performance of schools and students in five major areas: academic proficiency, personalization, safe and healthy schools, high quality staffing and investment priorities.”

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC: Mayor Bowser Launches EdScape Beta, A New Planning Tool for Public Education

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia: Mayor Bowser Launches EdScape Beta, A New Planning Tool for Public Education. “Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn released EdScape Beta, a powerful new planning tool that provides information about the landscape of DC’s public schools and students. EdScape Beta will support policymakers, agencies, and schools in making data-driven decisions to inform and support programs and school planning.”

Harvard Business Review: AI Needs to Become Less Elitist

Harvard Business Review: AI Needs to Become Less Elitist. “A survey conducted last year by my company, Sage, in partnership with YouGov, found that one in four children aged 8-18 in the UK is interested in pursuing an AI career. What about the rest of them? Well, 20% of kids who were not interested in AI said they did not think they were smart enough. The most common answer (24%) was that they would prefer a more creative career. Both of these results point to an elitist attitude toward AI from government and in the media. That attitude needs to change if we’re going to prepare for a world where lots of jobs involve using or interacting with AI.”

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.”

Fox59: IPS digital collection will launch this week with access to photos and files dating back to 1800s

Fox59: IPS digital collection will launch this week with access to photos and files dating back to 1800s. ” Thousands of files and pictures depicting the history of Indianapolis Public Schools will be soon be available online. As part of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Digital Indy collection; researches, educators and alumni will be able to access archived items stretching back to the 1800’s. Downloadable items represent the 120 elementary and high schools that have comprised IPS and show the role they’ve played in shaping the city of Indianapolis.”

The 74 Million: New Research Shows How Common Core Critics Built Social Media ‘Botnets’ to Skew the Education Debate

The 74 Million: New Research Shows How Common Core Critics Built Social Media ‘Botnets’ to Skew the Education Debate. “Anyone following education news on Twitter between 2013 and 2016 would have been hard-pressed to ignore the gradual curdling of Americans’ attitudes toward the Common Core State Standards. Once seen as an innocuous effort to lift performance in classrooms, they slowly came to be denounced as ‘Dirty Commie agenda trash’ and a ‘Liberal/Islam indoctrination curriculum.'”