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Data Science|September 28, 2023

How One State is Incorporating Data Science in Every Subject – Even Art

While data science isn't a new subject, interest is growing in helping students grow data science skills. In the last three years, 17 states have added some sort of data science course to their K-12 offerings. In North Carolina, the Data Science Academy at North Carolina state is introducing the use of data science across disciplines, from biology and art to English and history.

K-12 Education|September 25, 2023

KIPP Foundation CEO Shavar Jeffries on Why Congress Needs to Invest, Not Divest in Education

KIPP Foundation CEO Shavar Jeffries makes the case for increased federal investment in education, and why $15B in proposed cuts to Title 1 funding will have a dire impact on learning.

K-12 Education|September 12, 2023

KIPP Middle and High School Students Have Far Higher College Completion Rates

A new study reveals vastly improved college enrollment and completion rates for students who attended both KIPP middle and high schools as compared to a similar group of children who applied for enrollment but were not selected in the network’s lottery system.

Environmental Innovation|September 2, 2023

New Satellite will Help Tackle Methane Leaks, a Major Driver of Global Warming

Methane is a greenhouse gas that often leaks from drilling sites and pipelines. A new satellite will hunt for methane leaks worldwide, which could significantly slow down global warming.

Data Science|August 24, 2023

The Responsible Use of AI Tools in the Classroom and Need for Data Skills

Data Science 4 Everyone Director Zarek Drozda joins Daytime Chicago to discuss how AI tools can be used in the classroom in a responsible way and the importance of data skills in equipping students to do so.

Data Science|July 31, 2023

Miscalculating Math: Rebalancing the Equation for Math Instruction to Include Data Skills

Students need data skills to land high-paying jobs in an evolving economy. This EdWeek series examines the reasons behind students’ faltering math skills, employers’ increasingly urgent calls for workers with data skills, the kinds of math skills needed for high-paying jobs in data science, and efforts afoot to find places to include geometry and statistics in the math curriculum.

Early Childhood Development|June 28, 2023

Alliance for Early Success Receives $10M Investment from MacKenzie Scott, Launches Innovative New Early Childhood Power Equity Fund

The Alliance for Early Success has received a $10-million grant from MacKenzie Scott, which will be used to launch the Power Equity Initiative, a strategy aimed at amplifying the voices of young children through equitable coalitions, collaborative policymaking, and increased funding at the state level.

Early Childhood Development|June 16, 2023

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Will Chair the Board of Directors of The Hunt Institute

Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will succeed The Hunt Institute's founder and namesake Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. as Chair of the Board, alongside former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez who succeeds Thomas Lambeth as vice chair.

Early Childhood Development|June 14, 2023

Anti-Poverty Aid Offers Brain Boost

Children's' developing brains are altered by the corrosive effects of poverty. Studies show that the effects of poverty can be mitigated when families have more resources, and in states with more generous safety-net programs, children from low-income families have brains that are closer in size to their wealthier peers.

K-12 Education|June 6, 2023

Six Takeaways from Major New Stanford Study on Charter Schools

A new study from the CREDO center at Stanford shows that charter school students are now outpacing their peers in traditional public schools in math and reading achievement, cementing a long-term trend of positive charter school outcomes.