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SmartEdu News 2023-08-03
🇺🇸 U.S. EDUCATION
Public K-12 schools in the United States educate about 7.3 million students with disabilities – a number that has grown over the last few decades. Disabled students ages 3 to 21 are served under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which guarantees them the right to free public education and appropriate special education services.
Most educators say that teaching students on how to use tech tools powered by artificial intelligence—and understanding the potential pitfalls of the technology—should be a priority.
Amid a national reckoning over the deepening achievement gaps caused by the pandemic, arts education may be one of the keys to boosting children’s engagement in school, research suggests.
‘This Whitewashes the Brutality': Educators React to New Florida African American History Education Guidelines
Florida public schools will now teach that slavery benefited some Black people because it taught them useful skills.
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🌎 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
How the Metaverse is Shaping the Future of Education
The metaverse, a huge virtual world in which people interact via avatars and digital assets, is changing many facets of society, including education. Virtual learning spaces are becoming more immersive and accessible as technology progresses, altering the way students study and educators educate.
A new global UNESCO report on technology in education highlights the lack of appropriate governance and regulation. Countries are urged to set their own terms for the way technology is designed and used in education so that it never replaces in-person, teacher-led instruction, and supports the shared objective of quality education for all.
Politicians across parties are proposing ways to promote vocational education in England. Rishi Sunak has pledged to limit “rip-off” university courses and boost apprenticeships – diverting school students away from university and towards vocational education.
More than two in three (70%) teachers questioned said pupils’ behaviour in class had declined. Children were more likely to move around the room, complain about being bored and annoy or provoke others in the classroom, the poll showed.