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So It's Come To This: Seven High School Students Arrested For Throwing... Water Balloons

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The weather's (mostly) hot. School's almost out. And what better way to celebrate summer being almost here than being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for throwing water balloons. Hail academia, forever teaching our youth that anything and everything will be punished to the fullest extent of the law, even...
So It's Come To This: Seven High School Students Arrested For Throwing... Water Balloons

If 6th Graders Ruled The World: Learning From Historia

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In the simulation game Historia, 6th graders learn how their own decisions stack up to the past 4,000 years of civilization. PLAYMAKERS is an exploration of the experiences and innovations that are leading the way for learning design in the twenty-first century. Produced by Institute of Play, the seven...
If 6th Graders Ruled The World: Learning From Historia

Sharing an education focus, Mark Zuckerberg will host a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will host a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The event will take place in Palo Alto, where the technologist lives. Zuckerberg previously donated $100 million to the state’s public school system. The fundraiser itself is mildly eye raising, given the popularity of...
Sharing an education focus, Mark Zuckerberg will host a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Ed-tech CEOs from Udacity and Khan Academy call for disruption in higher-ed
Mark Zuckerberg hosting re-election fundraiser for New Jersey governor Chris Christie

Chicago School System On FOIA Requests: Stonewalling, Obfuscation, & Paper-Shredding

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If you're a government with something to hide, there are plenty of shady ways to handle Freedom of Information Act requests. You can make sure your organization is legally allowed to carry guns and simply refuse, like the NYPD. You can also make a big deal about how requests...
Chicago School System On FOIA Requests: Stonewalling, Obfuscation, & Paper-Shredding

Public school system's e-mail sends parents to sex site

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A simple typo directs parents of kids in the Chicago Public Schools system to an online community devoted to "the modern woman's sex life and sensuality." [Read more]...
Public school system's e-mail sends parents to sex site

Filipino Accelerator IdeaSpace Picks Country's Top 20 Tech Startups

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Many of the brighter ideas coming out of tech startups in the Philippines are health-related, with a heavy slant on mobile technologies. Filipino incubator, IdeaSpace just whittled a list of 700 entries from startups down to just 20. These 20 will eventually be halved further. IdeaSpace is offering 10 slots...
Filipino Accelerator IdeaSpace Picks Country's Top 20 Tech Startups
Zuckerberg makes his largest-ever charity donation with half a billion in Facebook stock

To talk about expanding computer science curriculum in the NYC public school system (@ New York City Hall) http://4sq.com/55LY2x

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To talk about expanding computer science curriculum in the NYC public school system (@ New York City Hall) http://4sq.com/55LY2x

Announcing The "Good Things Come to Those Who Code" Campaign

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The AVC community hasn't done a DonorsChoose campaign since the Gotham Gal and I turned 50 and we raised something like $56k in the summer of 2011. I've been looking for a way to beat that and it has not been easy. That's a ton of money to raise in...
Announcing The "Good Things Come to Those Who Code" Campaign
How Many Facebook Executives Did it Take to Manage Zuck's $100 Million Gift to Newark Schools?
My Teenage Son Does Not Know How To Mail A Letter - I Blame Technology

News Corp unveils Amplify tablet for use in public school classrooms

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Amplify, an educational unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, made a surprising announcement today, unveiling a new tablet designed for public school classrooms. As the New York Times reports, the 10-inch Android tablet will be officially presented Wednesday at an SXSWedu event led by Joel Klein, News Corp executive...
News Corp unveils Amplify tablet for use in public school classrooms
There is no "Series A Crunch"

Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 Million Newark Gift May Be Used To Get Rid Of Underperforming Teachers

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave a $100 million grant to the public school system in 2010. Now, according to CBS News, officials are considering using some of that cash on buyouts to get rid of poorly performing teachers.  Read More...
Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 Million Newark Gift May Be Used To Get Rid Of Underperforming Teachers

Copyright Insanity: School Policy Requires Students Hand Over Copyright On All Work

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There are some absolutely ridiculous situations created by the fact that all creative works are automatically granted a copyright on being put into a fixed form. Mostly, we just ignore these situations, because the vast majority of them never matter. But, as copyright has become more and more ridiculous, some...
Copyright Insanity: School Policy Requires Students Hand Over Copyright On All Work

Newark Is Set To Be Half A Billion Dollars Richer When Facebook IPOs

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is probably smiling right now. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million of his stock to the school system back when Facebook was worth $20 billion. If Facebook IPOs at the anticipated $100 billion valuation, the public school system will get five times that amount,...
Newark Is Set To Be Half A Billion Dollars Richer When Facebook IPOs

What I Learned at a Charter School

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I was invited to spend a little time at the River Valley Charter School in Newburyport, MA, thanks to Christine Cohen. We knew each other by Twitter, and she was responding to my post about how new ideas could change education. Christine wanted to show me that charter schools...
What I Learned at a Charter School

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor

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In its second acquisition of a well-known political figure, Andreessen Horowitz has brought in former District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty as a part-time “Special Advisor.” The appointment comes after the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm added former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers last year in the same capacity. Fenty...
Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor
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