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Innovation in Education, Data Driven Learning, & New Education Hires

Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:

  • Innovation in education represents a significant challenge for educators, curriculum providers, technology providers and governments alike. A research scientist shares their focus on core concepts to innovation that go beyond just a new approach.

  • At its most basic level, a startup is a learning machine that helps its founders understand and serve the real world in a manner that enables itself to continuously gather information and grow. Edsurge asks, “What would happen if learning in school became more like working at a startup?”

  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012.

  • Data plays an increasingly important role in our lives these days. John Ewing, writing for the Huffington Post shares what that means for society. 

  • Creating effective education is simple, says the Washington Post. What we need are dedicated teachers who are building their classrooms on respect, encouragement and strong standards.

  • In the news this week, Betsy DeVos announced the names of personnel who will serve in key leadership positions at the Education Department. To find out who they are and what their experience is, click here.

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