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Creative Schools review – we need to call time on exam-factory education
The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching
New law mandates dyslexia screening in Missouri public schools
Last week, Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that requires the screening of every public school student for dyslexia starting in the 2018-19 school year. Screenings would be informal and brief, leading to earlier detection. The measure also mandates that teachers receive two hours of training on methods to address the disorder, and that a 20-member task force recommend how classroom services should be delivered. From the St. Louis Dispatch. A brief survey MAY be asked to be completed before content is available to reader.
Will Robots Teach Our Kids?
Most education jobs can't be automated, but teaching may look different soon enough.
The Rashomon Project
At Avenues School, good ideas can be streamlined when the right opportunity presents itself.The video in this post documents the culmination of our project together. We believe it embodies the vision, innovation and collaborative learning that Avenues has been nurturing since its founding.
Google DeepMind: To Beat Go Champion, Google’s Program Needed a Human Army
Nearly 20 years ago, after a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue beat the world grandmaster Garry Kasparov, I wrote an article about why humans would long remain the champions in the game of Go.
Big Brains, Small Minds
We are on the verge of becoming the best trained, and least educated, society since the Romans.”