Facebook Launches a Digital Literacy Library Aimed at Educators

It is about time companies like Facebook help educate young Americans. Their new site The Digital Literacy Library helps prepare young students with the skills needed to thrive online. Young people face many difficulties online – social media addiction, cyberbullying, and privacy concerns. Thank you Facebook for finally being part of the solution, not the problem!

Empathy Technologies like VR, AR, and Social Media Can Transform Education

Emerging new “empathy technologies” such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and social media are poised to transform the way we educate through more personal interactions that account for every student’s unique personality, learning style, and interests. Our great country is having an empathy crises, we are more polarized than ever. While social media has led to disconnected “echo chambers”, these three promising technologies use storytelling to highlight all we have in common, as human beings, as peers, and as Americans.

 

Gwen Graham for Governor of Florida

Gwen Graham is running on a platform that prioritizes education. Her unique approach to changing her state’s education system is extremely compatible with EducateU.S.’s philosophy. She has previously sponsored legislation that would extend career & technical training in middle schools and wants to introduce educations tracks as governor. Graham is the perfect education candidate for governor of Florida!

Scanlon For Congress

Mary Gay Scanlon has been fighting for children’s access to quality public education for decades. As President of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board, a public education advocate, the parent of public school students, and the founder of a career development program for students in the Philadelphia public schools, Mary Gay has firsthand knowledge of the issues and has worked on solutions to the problems in our public education system. We need to support innovation and excellence in public education, while protecting it from attempts by Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration to undermine or dismantle it.

Lebron's New Public School Is The First Of It's Kind

LeBron James recently set up the I Promise School to educate low-income students in Akron, Ohio from disadvantaged backgrounds. This school is more unique than many - with longer school days, enhanced STEM focus, and community support to alleviate stress the students may face at home. This is similar to the Knowledge is Power model (KIPP) that has successfully set up charter schools across the nation. Thank you LeBron!