When Artificial Intelligence (AI) sets foot in schools, what questions should educators ask?

“Let me introduce our new TA, Alexa!” This may be a plot in a science fiction movie, but that day may soon come true in school. Recently, “the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children” (NPR). The device, named Aristotle, looked similar to a baby

How much ACTUAL influence do principals think they have on school decisions?

Principal’s autonomy refers to the power or authority that principals use to make major decisions around many aspects of their schools. More autonomy enables principals to exercise their leadership and contribute to the success of school performance. During the last decades, the role of public school principals has changed, and so has their influence inside

What does PIAAC tell us about an education gap among people with learning disabilities?

Low educational attainment and high school dropout rates are factors that affect the skills level of people with learning disabilities. According to the OECD Technical Report, PIAAC uses the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) for each level of educational attainment, and enables researchers to convert each of those levels to total years of schooling

What does PIAAC tell us about skills gap among people with learning disabilities?

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice reported, in 2001, that within the juvenile justice population 70% suffer from learning disabilities and 33% are reading below the 4th grade level. Almost two decades after that report, the situation has not substantially improved, and the school-to-prison pipeline has not been stopped. The 2012/14 PIAAC survey shows that the