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5 months ago
Libraries are important in our education communities. Libraries are now multipurpose; it serves as a space of gathering, taking out books, studying and learning new skills. Often times, libraries operate on a tight budget. People counting technologies are able to record and process information that are useful for the library. Library door counters are able to count each patron walking in and out of the library. The door counters are used to understand patron traffic patterns, justify request for funding, adjusting staffing needs, scheduling and cutting costs. Peop...
5 months ago
The recent mass shooting in New Zealand reignited a discussion about how companies remove inappropriate content. The New Zealand shooter broadcasted the shooting via Facebook live. Since Vialougues users upload a range of videos, I explored how big tech companies deal inappropriate content and their mechanism for removing it from their sites.Here are my findings:Inappropriate content may include:Words or images that personally attack, humiliate or defame an individualContent that threatens, discriminates, and hara...
3 years ago
Education professions, like many other professions, spend years in school trying to achieve the best degree possible in order to land the best job in the industry. Wages in the education sector ranges from $25,000-$100,000s annually. Forbes recently outlined the best and the worst paying jobs in education. Their list was compiled through the use of BLS Occupational, Employment and Wages data of 2015. Law teachers are the highest paid in education with a m...
3 years ago
In this op-ed, Dean Kamen (founder of FIRST) and John R. Allen (Co-director at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence) argues that we must invest more in STEM education as it will increasingly continue to play a prominent role in student success. Kamen and Allen argues that in too many of today’...
3 years ago
EdCast, the online and mobile platform that distributes educational content is hoping to raise about $16 million in order to meet needs to expand the company's product development. The company is focusing on two main tracks. The first is focused on learning on mobile and the second is a curated content feed that focuses on human expertise and algorithm. One of the goals of EdCast is to bring relevant knowledge and insight on micro-learning. EdCast has about a million users. The company also collaborated with professors in leading universities across the globe who are providing mobile lessons f...
4 years ago
College remedial courses are classes for students that are not ready to take college level classes. Most schools have these classes to prepare college students lacking pre college math and English a kills before enrolling into any college classes. In this piece by The Hechinger Report, only 20% of math remedial students will go and take college level math classes. Most of the blame is directed at teachers. In college remedial classes, unprepared students get the least trained teachers.
4 years ago
Success Academy, New York City's number one charter school network has a "Got to Go" policy that pushes struggling students out. The school has a high performance rate compare to other schools. Students in Success Academy perform four times better than students in near by public school. However, Success Academy loses about 10% of their enrollment every year. Critics are highlight this because they are driving out low performers. Additionally, they note that only 25% of students en...
4 years ago
President Obama is looking to increase the amount of students learning programming by investing billions of dollars in programs teaching coding. The president believes teaching coding to students will equip them with the right skills for future jobs. This is part of his long-term strategy of improving the economy. As coding becomes more important in the working environment, many adults are learning how to code in order to learn new skills and make them desirable candidates in the...
4 years ago
Research shows that integration of school either by race or economic structure is a major factor in providing better education opportunities for students. Since the 1970s, the federal government has struggled with the issue of integrating schools. The White House announced on Tuesday a budget of $120 million on a program called Stronger Together. The grant is focused on integrating schools by income. The grants will make efforts in b...
4 years ago
Over the past two years, the number of states requiring high school students to complete a course in Economics before graduating has dropped. New York State is among the few states requiring students to take an Economics or Finance class as part of their graduation requirements. A survey by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) found that 20 states are offering mandatory economic classes as part of their state curriculum. In 2014, 22 states were enforcing economics as part of their curriculum. However, that number has since dropped to 20. About 17 states are offering courses on personal...