What is Web3 and How Could it Disrupt Education?

Is it time to update your browser again? Do you need a new laptop to make it work? What happened to Web2  – did you miss that one? Simply put, Web3 is quite literally the third iteration of the World Wide Web. It’s in its earliest days right now but social media has propelled it to early fame, perhaps somewhat prematurely. That being said, it is pretty much inevitable and for good reason but to properly understand what Web3, its benefits and what it could mean in education, we really…

Read More

In a graphic: How Goa’s politics could take a turn because of five new politicians

Since joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 29, tennis icon Leander Paes has become the party’s face in Goa, doing rounds of the state and meeting with citizens across the social spectrum. In these meetings, he frequently highlights his Goan roots, insisting he is a son-of-the-soil who might have been away from the state, but not from its culture. His father, Vece Paes, is from Assolna in Velim constituency, a Congress bastion till 2017. Paes has been focusing on the issues like unemployment, women’s safety and mining. He has…

Read More

Fall Behind On Your Student Loans? You Could Lose Your Job

Over 44 million Americans carry student loan debt and almost the same number of people need to get a government-issued occupational license to work. And currently, 15 states allow licensing boards to revoke the occupational licenses of workers who fall behind on their student loan payments . This authority can extend to any job that requires a professional license—including teachers and nurses—putting millions of Americans in jeopardy of losing their jobs and falling into government dependency. Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that they are reintroducing the Protecting JOBS Act,…

Read More

Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Margaret Kearns with her husband and four children in Amsterdam, where the family have lived for six years. Several recent reports have found that Dutch teens are among the happiest in the world, and having lived here for almost six years with my family, I have to concur. When we arrived here, we had no idea how it would unfold: moving abroad with a family and no social support, to a new culture, new language and new country. We thought we would stay for three to five years, travel and…

Read More

Could Thomas Christiansen’s appointment salvage Tounami Diagouraga’s Leeds United career?

raga could come in handy next season. Leeds United’s Toumani Diagouraga It didn’t take long for Garry Monk to decide that Tounami Diagouraga would not be part of his plans at Leeds United. In fact, 90 Championship minutes appeared to end the rangy midfielder’s first-team prospects at Elland Road. The 30-year-old started as Leeds were swept aside 3-0 by Queens Park Rangers on the opening day of the second tier season. And he was forced to wait five months before he next set foot on a football pitch, a loan…

Read More

Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need. For example, students might be eligible if they have a particular skill, live in a certain area or are working toward a specific major. Private scholarship awards can range from as little as a few hundred to thousands of dollars. For many students, they’re an important piece of the equation to cover the total cost of college, from tuition and fees to room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous items. A downside of private scholarships, though, is that at…

Read More

Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

You do not have to travel far back in time to see how the NFL once viewed Rex Ryan. One of those instances came in, of all places, a hotel ballroom in Toronto in the 1990s. Brian Billick, who would go on to become a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, was attending a football clinic, and at one point he noticed an energetic—almost frantic—heavyset man talking football. It was a young Rex Ryan. “It was truly a remarkable thing to see,” Billick, now an analyst…

Read More

Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

  Facebook, a brand with an untarnished reputation and a pedigree for reliability, is getting into the e-learning game. The social media behemoth is quietly testing a feature that would let anyone running a group to create their own online classes, which would include units and discussions. I have no idea how this could possiblybackfire in any way. Follow Matt Navarra ⭐️ ✔@MattNavarra WOAH! Facebook is testing an online learning feature for Groups to compete with the likes of @udemy h/t @MariSmith 12:53 AM – 1 Jun 2017 1515 Retweets 3131 likes…

Read More

Texas’ schools chief could get more muscle under legislative proposals

AUSTIN — Former Dallas trustee Mike Morath is a popular guy. He’s seen as sharp, energetic and strategic. That’s a big reason lawmakers have filed bills that would give the state’s education commissioner significantly more power. The position would have more authority on a variety of measures — from determining how to implement the new A-F accountability system for schools to creating a grant program for him to dole out as he sees fit. Longtime Texas education observers say the moves have met little resistance this session because of Morath.…

Read More

For so many Americans, Obamacare offered career freedom. A repeal could take that away.

Health insurance and career opportunity are impossible to separate for Erin Hoover. Hoover is a 37-year-old Florida State University student who will graduate with a doctorate in English literature this spring. She is also eight months pregnant. Until recently, Hoover had a clear plan. She would have her baby in March, graduate in May, and begin adjunct work to build up her resume. She felt like she was on a good path; one of her poems was recently selected for the Best American Poetry anthology of 2016. Adjunct positions typically…

Read More