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1/19/2018

The SmartBrief Education team each year celebrates educator voice with the annual Educator's Choice Content Award. Meet this year's winners, Kerry Gallagher and Brian Sztabnik. Read more.

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1/19/2018

Students attending rural schools generally graduate in four years at higher rates than the national average, but that's not true for black, Hispanic and other nonwhite students in rural areas, according to a report from the Rural School and Community Trust. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show such students also are less likely to enroll in college.

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The Hechinger Report
1/19/2018

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning seeks to train scientists, engineers, linguists and others for careers in teaching. The program builds on traditional methods by adding virtual-reality simulations and a competency-based system.

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MIT
1/19/2018

Lawmakers in West Virginia are considering legislation designed to support students' efforts to earn an associate degree. The bill supports pathways from high school through community college.

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1/19/2018

Students at a high school in Florida are creating their own manufacturing machines through the Student Engineering and Entrepreneurship Program. The effort has drawn interest from Vint Cerf, vice president of Google, who held a Skype session with the students.

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Vint Cerf, Google
1/19/2018

Additional counselors will be on hand to help students in Chicago comply with a new high-school graduation requirement that they have a job, college acceptance or military enlistment to earn a diploma. The requirement goes into effect with the graduating class of 2020.

1/19/2018

Artificial intelligence is making big inroads in marketing, resulting in improved workflows, sales and other productivity factors. A World Federation of Advertisers study finds an AI skills gap, however, in areas such as predictive modeling.

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Digiday
1/19/2018

Last year was one of the three hottest years ever recorded. NASA pegged 2017 as the second-hottest year, while National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration scientists put it at No. 3, and 2016 kept its title as the warmest year ever.

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LiveScience
1/19/2018

Scientists have created genetically modified yeasts that are unable to breed with wild organisms, a step to keep synthetic plants from spreading their genes to natural plants, according to findings presented at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference. "We want something that's going to be identical to the original in every way, except it's just genetically incompatible," said researcher Maciej Maselko.

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1/19/2018

Faraway stars known as millisecond pulsars may one day be used to guide spacecraft in the outer solar system, according to findings presented at the American Astronomical Society meeting. An experiment on the International Space Station showed how technology could figure out the station's exact position in space without having to refer to Earth's position.

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Space