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Education should be less about data and more about values

We have had ‘distance learning’ for 500 years and it never was better than teachers.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Graduates at the University of Utah’s commencement ceremony, in Salt Lake City on Thursday May 2, 2019.

It’s time for education to re-think itself. That’s true for both public education and higher education.

The pandemic showcased a not-so-new education tool — digital technology. Some labeled it “distance learning.” But distance learning is not new. It has been around for 500 years in the form

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D.C. has failed to adequately collect detailed student education data, audit report finds

The city swiftly rebutted the report, calling many of the claims “unfounded” and arguing that it fails to note the “monumental” amount of progress the city has made in collecting data over the past five years. The Office of the State Superintendent said it has abided by all federal grant rules to build out the system and provided a 2020 letter from the U.S. Education Department saying that the city properly used its 2007 and 2012 federal grant money to build these data systems and that the agency has “evidence of successful completion of the projects.”

“We have access to

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COVID-19 Recoveries In New Hampshire Reach 90%: Data

CONCORD, NH — Around 90 percent of COVID-19 patients in the state of New Hampshire have recovered from the virus, according to the state’s latest new coronavirus update alerts.

The state reported Saturday that current cases of the virus have dropped to 293 with 6,264 of the nearly 6,980 cases recovering.

Seventeen more positive test results were also announced including two children. Most of the new cases were female, 53 percent. Nine of the newly infected live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, three live in Manchester, and two reside in Rockingham County.

None of the new cases

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