The Educator's Notebook

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

US Supreme Court Weighs In On AI’s Impact On Legal Field

“Roberts struck an ambivalent tone in his 13-page report. He said AI had potential to increase access to justice for indigent litigants, revolutionize legal research and assist courts in resolving cases more quickly and cheaply while also pointing to privacy concerns and the current technology’s inability to replicate human discretion.”

Artist Lawsuits Against A.I. Companies Struggle To Gain Traction

“U.S. District Judge William Orrick dismissed some claims from the proposed class action brought by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan and Karla Ortiz, including all of the allegations against Midjourney and DeviantArt. The judge said the artists could file an amended complaint against the two companies, whose systems utilize Stability’s Stable Diffusion text-to-image technology. Orrick also […]

What Do Parents Think (And Do) About Their Kids’ Video Game Habits?

“While 71% of parents believe video games may have a positive impact on their teen, many parents also reported that gaming interferes with other aspects of daily life. Almost half of parents say gaming “sometimes” or “frequently” gets in the way of teens’ activities with family, and 46% of parents think gaming takes time away […]

“Repeat Concussions Declining In U.S. High School Sports”

“The prevalence of high-school football practice-related concussions and repeat concussions in all high-school sports dropped between 2013-14 and 2017-18, but the rate of game-related concussions rose during the same period, researchers reported in Pediatrics. The findings also showed the highest concussion rates in boys’ football, girls’ soccer and boys’ ice hockey, while concussions were more […]


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.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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