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Successful 5th Reunion of Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association

It was five years ago around this time that the Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association was established.

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  • Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’
    There he goes again, the Washington Post reports. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at New York University, calling him “a remarkable leader” and “as smart and as thoughtful as anyone working in this space.” As for the growing number of critics of King’s education reforms, Duncan dismissed the movement as “lots of drama, lots of noise” on which the media likes to focus.
  • Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today — in 2014
    When New York City hosted The World’s Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder what the world would look like 50 years hence — assuming the world survived the nuclear threats of the Cold War, Open Culture reports.
  • Gates’ ed-tech nonprofit inBloom folds over data privacy worries
    It turns out parents and school districts are skeptical about companies that want to collect large amounts of data on their children, Venture Beat reports. Shocker. Faced with major public pushback and a string of lost contracts, inBloom has decided to shut its doors, said CEO Iwan Streichenberger in a statement posted on the nonprofit’s website. The controversial ed-tech organization collected information on students, like grades and attendance, in an effort to improve education by leveraging data.
  • My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation
    Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene, The Atlantic reports. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their desks, checking their Facebook feeds and texts.
  • Could mobile tech training boost achievement?
    A new study reveals that providing mobile training to teachers could have positive results It’s no secret that mobile technology is a powerful tool that connects students and teachers with digital resources and boosts engagement. Now, a new study indicates that targeted teacher training in the area of mobile technology could result in higher standardized  [ Read More ]
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