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SmartEdu News 2023-07-20
🇺🇸 U.S. EDUCATION
The arrival of ChatGPT has universities exploring the possibilities of AI. They can use AI to make things more efficient, support students, and advance research. Embracing AI is important for staying ahead, but it requires thoughtful planning and consideration to make the most of its potential.
Breaking news from Deloitte's "Back-to-School Survey"! K-12 families, feeling the pinch of 18 months of inflation and a 23.7% hike in school supplies, are tightening those purse strings, dropping expected spending by 10% to a more manageable $597 per student.
A study by Branching Minds reveals a positive correlation between students' social-emotional skills and their reading and math performance. The findings highlight the importance of integrating social-emotional and academic support for students to enhance their overall well-being and achievement.
A rural Wisconsin school district faced intervention from the U.S. Department of Education after a nonbinary student reported harassment. The investigation revealed teachers using incorrect pronouns when referring to the harassed nonbinary student. The district agreed to comply with Title IX, provide training, and address sex-based harassment in a resolution agreement.
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🌎 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
International Mathematical Olympiad 2023: Unveiling the Champions
The International Mathematical Olympiad showcases the brilliance of high school math prodigies worldwide. This year's event, held in Tokyo, saw top teams from China, the US, Korea, Romania, and Canada excel. The rankings over the past decade reveal countries' competitiveness in mathematics.
New data from NWEA reveals that pandemic recovery has stalled for most students, with upper elementary and middle school students showing losses in reading and math. On average, students need four more months of school to catch up to pre-pandemic levels, and ninth graders need roughly a full extra school year.
The platform has played a crucial role in facilitating distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and has trained millions of teachers. It will continue to enhance digital education resources and services to foster a well-rounded and accessible education system in China.
British Columbia is lagging behind other provinces in wages for early childhood educators (ECEs) as it expands its $10-a-day child care program. A report calls for a wage grid of $30 to $40 per hour to improve recruitment and retention, as low wages contribute to a shortage of ECEs in the province.