Education

Retraining workers automated out of the workforce; blending the digital and the physical in the classroom; democratizing credentialing—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of education.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47790128
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BBC
Africa may save France's language from the decline it is experiencing elsewhere in the world.
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https://news.siu.edu/2019/05/052219-linguistics-professor-to-present-on-the-future-of-communication-with-interstellar-travel.php
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SIU Carbondale
Interstellar travel may be a thing of the future, but how will people communicate if it actually happens? Southern Illinois University linguistics professor Jeffrey Punske is on the topic, presenting his unique perspective at the European Space Agency’s upcoming Interstellar Travel workshop.
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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-college-admissions-scandal-and-the-banality-of-scamming
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The New Yorker
Stories about grifters allow us to vicariously live out our worst urges, but they also present us with open-and-shut arcs that show crime doesn’t pay—in a world that, more often than not, suggests that it does.
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https://www.salon.com/test2/2011/11/06/whats_the_language_of_the_future/
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Salon
As English takes over the world, it's splintering and changing -- and soon, we may not recognize it at all
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https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2010/12/16/english-as-she-was-spoke
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The Economist
The days of English as the world’s second language may (slowly) be ending | Books & arts
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https://narratively.com/how-to-save-an-ancient-language-before-it-disappears-forever/
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Narratively
For decades, Taiwan’s minority Hakka people were banned from teaching their native language. Now an unlikely coalition of aging academics and millennial radio DJs are doing all they can to keep it alive.
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https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/12/machine-learning-has-transformed-google-translate/
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Mother Jones
Alex Tabarrok draws my attention to an article in the New York Times Magazine this weekend. It’s about machine learning in general, but it starts out with this: Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when […]
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https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-killing-industries-because-theyre-poor-2019-5
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Business Insider
A new study finds that millennials aren't actually different from Gen Xers or baby boomers in how they spend their money — they just have less of it.
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/26/millennials-blame-lower-us-divorce-rate-study/1429494002/
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USA Today
From 2008 to 2016, the U.S. divorce rate dropped 18 percent, a study from University of Maryland reports. Millennials and Gen X are driving the trend.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Z
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Wikipedia
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https://danschawbel.com/blog/39-of-the-most-interesting-facts-about-generation-z/
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Dan Schawbel
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https://www.macleans.ca/society/life/get-ready-for-generation-z/
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Macleans
They’re smarter than Boomers, and way more ambitious than the Millennials. Brace yourselves for the ultimate generational divide.
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https://genhq.com/igen-gen-z-generation-z-centennials-info/
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The Center for Generational Kinetics
Gen Z has arrived! Also known as iGen, this new generation, born after the Millennials, is large, diverse, and misunderstood. We're uncovering the attitudes, beliefs, trends, and differences that Gen Z brings as employees, customers, students, voters, and adults.
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https://time.com/5311672/iq-scores-decline-environment/
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Time
IQ scores are on a decline, reversing a trend that saw scores rising at a steady rate during the 20th century, according to a new study.
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https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2018/11/15/early-benchmarks-show-post-millennials-on-track-to-be-most-diverse-best-educated-generation-yet/
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Pew Research Center
Today’s 6- to 21-year-olds are already America’s most racially and ethnically diverse generation – and more of them are heading to college than previous generations.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/12/art-basel/383566/
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The Atlantic
The food industry's success in bringing elite tastes to the mainstream should be an example for the Art Basel crowd.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jQz6jqQS0&feature=youtu.be
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Last Week Tonight
Sex education varies widely between school districts, leaving many teens without comprehensive information. We made a video that covers what some schools are...
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https://www.nbcnews.com/business/personal-finance/burdened-record-amount-debt-graduates-delay-marriage-n219371
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NBC News
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/state-seeks-to-clarify-views-about-young-children-walking-alone/2015/06/11/423ce72c-0b99-11e5-95fd-d580f1c5d44e_story.html
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The Washington Post
After a nationally debated case, Child Protective Services will get involved only if children are harmed.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/06/the-s-word/397205/
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The Atlantic
People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-does-the-school-day-end-two-hours-before-the-workday?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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Pocket
This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options.