Weekly news recap – Friday, September 15

This week, we continue to focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and now of Irma, too.  According to a story from the Wall Street Journal, Florida schools are still struggling.


We also continue to monitor DACA, with many new headlines this week, including a potential extension to the deadline, and this poll showing that most people support Dreamers.  

Some other headlines that caught our eye – the story from IBM regarding Watson, this story on bilingual education, and this piece our Chief Academic Officer shared regarding the eight essential digital literacy skills that students need.  Speaking of IBM, we found this piece fascinating, about how Watson was front and center at the U.S. Open.

We also loved seeing some positive stories and profiles in the news – including this story about the Columbia student who reunited with the teacher who turned his life around, and this heartwarming story about a beautiful friendship.  We now have new #friendshipgoals.


On our end, the team at Genius Plaza unveiled free teaching resources focused on Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts today.  You can read more on our blog from earlier this week.  In addition, we unveiled the Learning Champion profile on beloved Hispanic television legend, Don Francisco.  You can watch the video here in English and in Spanish.


We are continuing to share free teaching resources; two popular ones are this game on place value, this video from legendary TV Host Don Francisco and this Johnny Appleseed video, because it’s all about apples!


Finally, we loved reading “Diversifying The Technology Ecosystem With The Kapor Center’s Cliff Worley” which mentions our CEO.


What caught your attention this week?

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