🔒 AI Safety, 👴 Education & Life Expectancy, 👨🏫 Teaching Resourcefulness & More!
SmartEdu News 2024-02-01
🇺🇸 U.S. EDUCATION
Brown, Yale and Columbia are among a group of universities that have agreed to pay a combined $62m to resolve a lawsuit that accused them and others of favoring wealthy applicants, pushing total settlements in the case to $118m.
About 1,300 hate crimes were reported in elementary schools, secondary schools and colleges in 2022, up from 700 in 2018 — an increase of about 90 percent, according to the report, the first on the subject to be issued by the federal government.
“We want to figure out how to make this tool safely and responsibly and broadly available to teens and people who are going to use it as part of their educational experience,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said at a Common Sense event in San Francisco.
If we made a laundry list of topics that teachers are most worried about right now, it might run a little long. One item that would almost certainly appear is a widespread set of concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in the work students produce. When ChatGPT first entered the public consciousness a little over a year ago, the number-one worry that teachers expressed was that students would take advantage of AI to be academically dishonest, whether that meant plagiarizing their writing or using the available technology to complete their homework.
Since the mirrors were removed earlier this month, the school says there has been a "drastic decrease" in students using the bathroom to make TikTok videos.
🌎 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Every Year Spent in Education Improves Your Life Expectancy, New Study Finds
Every year of education can reduce your mortality risk by nearly 2 per cent, a new study has found.
Not having any education, meanwhile, is as bad for your health as drinking too much alcohol or smoking 10 cigarettes a year for 10 years.
Government to combine teacher training frameworks, deliver more of a focus on SEND and hand out £25m to help mentors provide support.
Gaza's Education System Is Being Torn to Shreds in Israel's Never-Ending Assault on The Infrastructure
The Geneva-based human rights organization claimed that "Israel" systematically wiped out every university in the Gaza Strip bit by bit during a relentless 100-day assault.
Education is a basic human right, akin to food, shelter and health. Public education plays a pivotal role in ensuring social mobility and breaking the cycle of poverty for children in Malaysia, particularly those who are not privileged.
In transforming education, the quality of basic primary and secondary education is crucial to public education and deserves urgent attention.
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