Building a brotherhood to keep young men on track to graduation in a South Bronx High School
Educator Ingrid Chung is doing powerful work with her boys at the Urban Assembly School of Applied Math and Science in the Bronx. This is the type of thing that needs to be replicated and scaled.
A United Brotherhood of Young Black Men in South Bronx, The Home Room on Medium
The challenge to integrating schools: people don’t want to give stuff up
“There’s a serious problem in white liberalism in New York City,” said Emmaia Gelman, a white parent in District 3 who has advocated for integration policies. “Put to the test, it doesn’t hold up. People don’t want to give stuff up.”
And ICYMI, the podcast The Weeds had a deep dive into segregated schools
The blockchain is coming to education, brought to you by Sony & IBM
You’ve probably been hearing about this “blockchain” thing for a while now. It’s yet to take hold in a way that means anything on the consumer end, but it’s sending investors into a tizzy.
There certainly is a lot of potential once some “killer app” kicks it into gear. The infrastructure and protocols for building contracts and record-keeping systems are growing increasingly advanced, and it’s only a matter of time.
Sony will be leveraging the open-source work of Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project.
Worth keeping an eye on. Education data and it’s accompanying privacy concerns blew up prior work to make data centralized and more transparent. But a well-constructed and encrypted blockchain can potentially address concerns about privacy, while also making data more transparent and pooling it together.
Chalkbeat surfaces some damning information about discriminatory schools and voucher money
Who’s to blame for the fading of ed reform momentum in NY? Apparently, Cuomo
An in-depth review from Eliza Shapiro.