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A remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang has the skills to thrive in an uncertain future labor market. But what about everyone else?
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

The Extraordinary Education of an Elite, 13-Year-Old Problem-Solver

Emma Yang is a remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors. But her extraordinary education shows just how far we are from ensuring that most students will thrive in the jobs of tomorrow. (September 26, 2017)

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At the heart of the dispute are software-login records, which Ohio officials used to determine attendance and enrollment at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
October 19, 2017 – Education Week
Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Recent incidents represent a convergence of issues that are increasingly bedeviling K-12 systems: inappropriate social media use and cybersecurity threats.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The schools in a recent study faced numerous hurdles in turning personalized learning principles into classroom realities, but there were signs of progress.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
What skills do students need to succeed in the workplace of the future? Education Week begins answering that question in this special report, "Schools and the Future of Work."
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The rapidly evolving nature of the workplace has schools struggling to prepare students for jobs that might not exist yet.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Some experts blame rising automation for a decline in adult literacy skills—all the more reason to make learning a lifetime endeavor.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Emma Yang is a remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors. But her extraordinary education shows just how far we are from ensuring that most students will thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week

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