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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has chosen Donna Bahorich to chair the state’s board of education. Bahorich has never sent her children to public school, opting to homeschool her sons.

Governor Abbott has signed a bill that decriminalizes truancy in Texas.

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Challenging MOOCs

I did it! I finished a MOOC.

I submitted my final project for “POPX1.1x The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture.” I paid for the verified certificate, so – fingers crossed – my project was acceptable. (We had to create a superhero, along with three panels of a comic. The verified certificate includes comic artwork signed by Stan Lee.) Perhaps I should wait until I get my “grade” to leave feedback…

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No, Sesame Street Was Not the First MOOC

Clearly it’s a research paper perfectly titled for widespread circulation, combining everyone’s favorite early childhood TV show with one of the most overhyped acronyms in ed-tech: “Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street.”

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How Sputnik Launched Ed-Tech: The National Defense Education Act of 1958

On October 4, 1957 news broke that the Soviet Union had successfully launched the first man-made satellite into space. Sputnik prompted a national panic, not simply over a looming Cold War – the possibility of Soviet spying or bombing, for example – but about the purported failures of the US education system.

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The FCC will seek public comments on a proposal to allow the Lifeline program to subsidize broadband, much as it has long subsidized phone service, to low income households.

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Parents as Modern Learners

This article first appeared on Educating Modern Learners in March 2015

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'Ed-Tech': Not an Etymology

This is not the history of the phrase "education technology." But someone should write that...

Ed-tech. Is it short for “education technology” or “educational technology”? And really, what’s the difference?

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RIP Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

Kalief Browder, a young man profiled in a New Yorker story last year, who spent three years in solitary confinement on Rikers Island without ever being committed of a crime, has died. He committed suicide.

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Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines

This keynote was delivered today at EDEN 2015 in Barcelona. (Or at least, it's a version of my talk...) You can find my slides here.

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Teaching by Television in American Samoa: A History

“Television came to American Samoa on Sunday afternoon, October 4, 1964.” Thus opens a 1981 book by mass communications scholar William Schramm and his colleagues, Bold Experiment: The Story of Educational Television in American Society. Although there were other instructional television initiatives ongoing around the world, its introduction in American Samoa “was the first time a developing region set out to use that medium in an all-out attempt to modernize an educational system.”

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