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Artificial intelligence

Will AI really transform education?

Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet

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AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

When it comes to tech and education reform, there’s been more talk than transformation

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Why your toddler can’t learn from a screen

Even if an adult is interactive on a screen, toddlers can’t learn from them

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

Rural school districts had hoped to close “homework gaps” via access to wireless spectrum set aside for educational use 50 years ago

Ian Fairhurst, who integrates educational technology into grades K-6 at Knox Grammar Prep, showed a session participant how to use a VR headset at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia.

Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

First-person environmental experiences engage learners and foster empathy, teachers say

Not going it alone: International education programs in an age of isolation

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

era of automation

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

A reader asks: What do colleges need to offer students so they can succeed in an era of automation?

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School districts are going into debt to keep up with technology

In Silicon Valley, cash-strapped schools are selling bonds to buy student laptops

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

His startup offers virtual science labs, but he hopes that’s only the beginning

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

A reader asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how should schools prepare students now?

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