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November 16, 2018
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Hacking program gives students a cyber edge
Hacking program gives students a cyber edge
With cybersecurity experts at a premium, one Idaho high school is sending students to a nearby university where they are hacking into the computer system to develop ways to protect data by uncovering vulnerabilities. Twelve students from several neighboring schools participated in the immersive program.
Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho) (11/15) 
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Is personalized learning an education reform fad?
Is personalized learning an education reform fad?
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Educators and education researchers say that "personalized learning" encompasses many strategies -- some that require technology and others that do not. John Pane, an education researcher at RAND Corporation, says that personalized learning can give students more control over their own education, but one of his studies provides a "warning sign" because it shows the approach could negatively affect learning in some schools.
National Public Radio (11/16) 
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Systems Management
Pilot PD program explores how students learn
Pilot PD program explores how students learn
About 1,500 teachers in Maryland, Colorado and Iowa soon will learn more about how students' brains work under a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative-backed pilot program. The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning has received $1 million from the initiative to expand its Neuroteach Global online professional-development platform that provides short lessons about "the science behind how the brain learns, works, and thrives," said Glenn Whitman, the center's director.
Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (11/14),  Education Dive (11/14) 
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Managing Budgets
"Public charge" change would affect children
President Donald Trump's administration has proposed new regulations that would expand the types of public benefits that can be considered when determining if an immigrant should be excluded from permanent residence in the US. The so-called "public charge" change has some California officials concerned that fewer immigrant children will receive the health care and nutrition benefits for which they are eligible.
EdSource (11/14) 
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Schools and Social Media
Research: Teens can detect fake news
A group of students at a school in England recently were tested on whether they could spot "fake news" -- untrue stories posing as real news and often widely shared online. Overall, the students had a good understanding of what accurate sources of information were and were able to identify the fake news.
BBC (11/14) 
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Last Byte
FBI: Hate crimes increasing on college campuses
Statistics provided to the FBI by select campus police departments show an increase in hate crimes on college campuses, up from 257 in 2016 to 280 in 2017. The data show that most reports involved vandalism or property destruction and the most frequent targets include multiracial victims, Jews and African-Americans.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (11/14) 
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