As students, teachers and families in New York City grapple with ongoing challenges with virtual and in-person learning amid the pandemic, educators are embracing something called “social emotional learning.” It’s a mix of physical and emotional workouts that take just 10 minutes a day. PIX11 News video.
Chaos. That’s the effect Covid-19 has had on America’s system of higher education, which was already struggling before the pandemic. One need look no further than the current state of affairs at the College Board, long regarded as an impenetrable fortress among the ivory towers. Its core product, the SAT, has set the standard for college admissions for more than five decades. Few realize it, but the New York City-based organization that offers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests is a nonprofit that operates as a near monopoly. Its tests, which have a stranglehold on their student-customers, fuel more than $1 billion in annual revenue and $100 million in untaxed surplus. It has $400 million invested with hedge funds and private equity, and its chief executive, McKinsey-trained David Coleman, 50, pulls down compensation of almost $2 million a year. Interviews with more than 75 people expose the deep problems threatening the College Board’s billion-dollar testing monopoly. The great-granddaddy of standardized tests may not survive. FORBES NEWS VIDEO
If astrobiologists find life beyond Earth in the solar system, it will most likely be in the form of tiny organisms called microbes – nothing that would talk to us. But the galaxy is a big place; the universe even bigger. Somewhere out there, life may have evolved to become as smart, or even much smarter, than us. And the next step in that ladder may be “post-biological,” argues Susan Schneider, the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. Advanced life may be entirely based on microchips and silicon, using the tools of artificial intelligence instead of brains. Listen to the full episode of “Gravity Assist” at nasa.gov/gravityassist. NASA USA video.
Barack Obama – I need you go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors .. Andrew Cuomo – He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the streer in New York…. And they wonder why their poll numbers are tanking…
For more than 40 years, one woman has played an influential role at New York City schools, and now the 92-year-old is ready to move on and retire. Johanna Pontillo – forty-one of those years were spent at FDR High School in Borough Park as a paraprofessional. She greets students, reads to them and encourages them…. “I think kids know when you respect them, that’s the whole thing,” … “I’ve had kids tell me things so personal they wouldn’t tell people in their family and they know I don’t repeat it or lecture, I just listen to them.” ABC7 New York video