When the iPad came out, there was much skepticism about its appeal to schools. Even in the wake of poor implementations like Los Angeles, the device keeps making its way into classrooms.
Public education means lots of children who have stuff that needs to be put somewhere so they can focus on learning in the classroom. Enter the locker.
The relatively rare public criticism of the education department by employees reflects the frustration felt by some educators — and some parents and advocates — who had hoped that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s emphasis on social justice would spur aggressive action on school segregation. Instead, Fariña has only recently started to call school diversity a top priority, and her most significant initiative on that front has been signing off on diversity plans at seven schools.…
This roving opt-out billboard can be seen driving around New York. If you see it, give a honk of support. The truck and billboard are sponsored by New York State Allies for Public Education, a coa… Source: Opt Out Truck Coming To A Neighborhood Near You | Diane Ravitch’s blog
A fresh perspective on computer science education from Gradgrind’s editor Tom Liam Lynch. This past September, the mayor of New York City declared that all 1.1 million students in city schools would learn compu… Source: Saving Computer Science Education from Itself — Medium
This keynote was delivered today at NWeLearn. The slides can also be found on Speaker Deck. Source: The Algorithmic Future of Education
The state assembly approved three new members for the Board of Regents who, along with a new chancellor, may take the education policy-making panel in a new direction. Source: New Members Approved for New York’s Board of Regents – WNYC
Things came to a head in New York State in 2014 as state education officials tried to require districts to share data with a third-party vendor called inBloom. Elected officials and parents resisted vehemently.
Wind a piece of metal and, whala. It’s functional.
It makes sense that pencil sharpeners are over a century old. It’s just not something one thinks about.
Versions of these products existed for many decades, but here’s a patent from the 70’s.
An oldy but a goody. The overhead. Classic.
Not sure what to say about this one. There are multiple pages to the original patent. We share just the first.
One of the earlier patents that use the term “multiple choice.” Pop the champagne, or find some tissues.
Way before Trapper Keepers existed, holes in paper were all the rage.