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U.S. Education Secretary Appoints Baldwin Schools Superintendent to Board Overseeing the Nation’s Report Card  

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today appointed Baldwin Union Free School District Superintendent Shari Camhi to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the country’s only ongoing, nationally representative assessment of student achievement.   The Governing Board is a nonpartisan body established by Congress in 1988 to oversee and set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known

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Edtech

District leaders: Act now to avoid financial disasters after COVID relief funding ends

Key points: Careful budget diagnosis and prioritization is essential as districts near the ESSER expiration in 2024 So many schools have unmet needs, and financial disasters would negatively impact those already-serious funding situations See related article: As COVID relief spending deadlines loom, one district moves ahead with an uncommon tech plan Among all institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, few

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ChatGPT can generate, but can it create?

While artificial intelligence (AI) has been a relatively silent partner in higher education’s early warning systems, personalized learning platforms, and more for some time now, we might fairly say that ChatGPT is the big boom heard ‘round the university. The AI chatbot is taking many of us by surprise and startling more of us to attention, not in small measure

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Pay isn’t the only reason for the teacher shortage–it’s time to rethink the classroom

As dust from the pandemic settles, students across America are facing another disruption to quality education. This crisis, however, shouldn’t be a surprise. It is two centuries in the making. The most recent legislation introduced in Congress, which would see a minimum salary base of $60,000 for public school teachers, is certainly a welcome step in the right direction. However,

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VHS Learning Is Awarded Teaching with Primary Sources Grant from Library of Congress 

 Boston – VHS Learning has been selected to receive a $25,000 grant to create a high-quality U.S. History curriculum and professional development supporting discussion-based primary source analysis online and in other learning settings. This project is funded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region program, managed by Waynesburg University. “The goal with

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Blockchain

Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville reintroduces legislation allowing United States 401k

Tommy Tuberville, a senator from Alabama, has presented legislation that would make it possible for 401(k) retirement plans in the United States to incorporate exposure to cryptocurrency investments. In an announcement made on February 15, Tuberville stated that the Financial Freedom Act, which he had initially presented to the United States Senate in May 2022, aimed to reverse policy from

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Blockchain

Brazilian Government Preparing New Decree to Clarify Cryptocurrency Rules

The Brazilian government is preparing to release a decree to fill the blank spaces that the recent approval of the cryptocurrency law has left open. The document, prepared by the Ministry of Finance, will establish the areas of oversight and responsibilities for the Central Bank of Brazil and the national securities regulator (CVM). Brazilian Government to Issue New Crypto Regulation

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Called Out by House Representatives Over FTX

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, has been criticized by two members of the United States House Financial Services Committee “regarding the timing of the charges filed against FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.” This criticism is based on the fact that Mr. Gensler is scheduled to appear at a hearing. The chair of the committee, Patrick McHenry,

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Blockchain

U.S. Representative French Hill offers insights into digital asset regulations

To guarantee that “America remains the home for innovation in fintech and blockchain,” the chairman of a recently established congressional subcommittee on digital assets in the United States has vowed to work toward the promotion of progressive cryptocurrency rules. On the 26th of January, French Hill, a representative for the United States in the House of Representatives, appeared on the

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Blockchain

El Salvador Approves Digital Assets Issuance Law

The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved the Digital Assets Issuance Law, a framework that will allow the country to issue crypto-related debt instruments. The approved law, which was passed thanks to the majority that President Nayib Bukele has in Congress, serves as a base for the issuance of the long-expected volcano bonds. El Salvador Passes Digital Bond Law El

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