The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #270 (January 13, 2019)

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HIGHER ED

    • New York Times
    • 01/08/19

    “At Lambda, students pay nothing upfront. But they are required to pay 17 percent of their salary to Lambda for two years if they get a job that pays more than $50,000. (Lambda says 83 percent of its students get a job with a median salary of $70,000 within six months of graduating.) If they don’t get a job, or their salary is lower, they pay nothing. Payments are capped at $30,000, so a highly paid student isn’t penalized for success, and if a student loses a job, the payments pause.”

LANGUAGE

LEADERSHIP

MINDFULNESS

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

SOCIAL MEDIA

    • The Verge
    • 01/09/19

    Across all age categories, sharing fake news was a relatively rare category. Only 8.5 percent of users in the study shared at least one link from a fake news site… But older users skewed the findings: 11 percent of users older than 65 shared a hoax, while just 3 percent of users 18 to 29 did. Facebook users ages 65 and older shared more than twice as many fake news articles than the next-oldest age group of 45 to 65, and nearly seven times as many fake news articles as the youngest age group (18 to 29).”

STEM

Z-OTHER

Issues

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Peter Nilsson

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