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1/15/2021

The best monitor for teachers in remote learning is something that can make the home-class adaptation much easier. In fact, finding the best monitor can help to give a new perspective on remote learning, literally. When you're trying to view an entire class through small windows in Zoom, this can be straining on the eyes, to say the least.

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Tech & Learning
1/15/2021

NASA has released a panorama of the Gale Crater and Mount Sharp compiled from 122 images taken by the Curiosity rover in November. The rover is spending its 3,000th solar day on the red planet.

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CBS News
1/15/2021

High-school juniors from four communities are eligible to enroll in the CTE Partnership/After Dark program at Essex North Shore Technical and Agricultural School. Through the free program, students can receive workforce training through career and technical education courses and earn as many as 24 college credits.

1/15/2021

City School District of Albany, N.Y., Superintendent Kaweeda Adams responded to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the district by offering voluntary, rapid nasal-swab tests to all staff and students. The school-based testing expands access and equity of efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, Adams said.

1/15/2021

Middle schools in Wichita, Kan., are gearing up to return to in-person learning two days a week on Jan. 25. The hybrid schedule combined with an uptick in substitute teacher licensing is hoped to help cover any staffing issues schools might encounter, notes guest staff services manager Stacie McKay.

1/15/2021

Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan were among the singers at the March on Washington in 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr.'s delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. This article examines the role of music in the civil rights movement and offers the writer's Spotify playlist for marking Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, including songs by Kendrick Lamar, James Brown, Nina Simone and Public Enemy.

1/15/2021

It's 2021, and user expectations and the overall engagement of technology have shifted. The landscape of engagement, communication, and collaboration has forever changed, and we can safely say it has changed for the better.

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AV Network
1/15/2021

Mischief-makers bring the important element of disruption to higher education and shouldn't be discounted during hiring decisions, Shenandoah University dean Michael Stepniak and Lawrence University Conservatory of Music dean Brian Pertl write. They can help round out a team lacking in sometimes helpful risk-takers, resilience and humor, though Stepniak and Pertl offer a few caveats in this commentary.

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Inside Higher Ed
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1/15/2021

New York City will do away with a high-stakes exam for four-year-olds to determine enrollment in gifted and talented programs after the exam is administered in April. Officials say they will spend the next year determining what type of programming to offer going forward that is more inclusive.

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Spectrum News
1/15/2021

Detroit Public Schools Community District will help to develop a pipeline of teachers through a new program that will help support staff to earn teacher certification. The On the Rise Academy also will allow current teachers to be certified in science, math and elementary education.

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Chalkbeat