The US Education Department will delay for two more years regulations that would require online education programs to be authorized in every state where they enroll students. The rules were implemented by the Obama administration to provide integrity for such programs, along with rules governing credit hours and gainful employment.
The average salary for technology professionals in education was $66,640 in 2017, according to results of T.H.E. Journal's third-annual K-12 IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey. Systems administrators, web developers and database administrators saw the largest salary increases over a two-year period.
A shortage of skilled workers in multiple industries--including finance, media and technology, among others -- is expected by 2030 and will cause a loss of revenue for the US economy, according to a report from Korn Ferry. Analysts recommend companies begin training workers right out of school to help keep their talent pipeline filled.
Some female and minority high-school students are enrolling in programs to increase diversity in artificial intelligence. Data show that about 25% of computer scientists are women, but that figure may be lower in the AI field.
Google and Coursera have partnered to offer a machine learning specialization called "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform." The Coursera specialization will include five courses and help students create their own real-world machine learning models.
Students should be taught in school about the potential dangers of livestreaming content online, suggests Barnardo's, a children's charity in the UK. The charity also recommends that social media companies offer compulsory child-safety tools.
Some teachers are experimenting with offering feedback via video rather than marking students' work with red pens. David Narter, an English teacher in Illinois, said he found that students were more receptive to video feedback and found it more motivating.
An analysis of state data shows that about 900,000 low-income students who were eligible for state-funded scholarships didn't get them because the programs ran out of money. States are responding in various ways, including freezing need-based aid programs or reducing the amount awarded to students, the analysis shows.
A Virginia school district has temporarily stopped use of motorized room partitions following the death of a 9-year-old boy who became stuck between a partition and the wall in his school's gym. The district is conducting a review of safety procedures.
A student-led panel discussion on social media revealed that teens favor different platforms, but nearly all use social media daily. The students shared how they have been affected by social media, including feeling pressure to get more "likes" and followers.
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