The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Philanthropist Gives Gifts To Graduates, For Them To Give, Too

“”The first $500 is our gift to you. The second $500 is for you to give to somebody else or another organization who could use it more than you.” As he spoke, security officers carried two black duffel bags onstage. They were filled with 3,000 envelopes, which he said were decorated by students at two […]

Racist Deepfake Recording Of School Principal Causes Chaos

“A Maryland high school athletic director is facing criminal charges after police say he used artificial intelligence to duplicate the voice of Pikesville High School Principal Eric Eiswert, leading the community to believe Eiswert said racist and antisemitic things about teachers and students.”

“Merriam-Webster Says You Can End A Sentence With A Preposition”

“”It is permissible in English for a preposition to be what you end a sentence with,” the dictionary publisher said in a post shared on Instagram last week. “The idea that it should be avoided came from writers who were trying to align the language with Latin, but there is no reason to suggest ending […]


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

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Peter Nilsson


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