Education News Episode 1 – Online School, pass/fail, grade inflation, Malala Yousafzai, and more!

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In this educational news series, Nick LaPoma discusses current trends in education by reviewing recent articles from top newspapers.

This video covers the impact of pass/fail grading systems on student wellbeing and college admissions, socioeconomic and racial disparities in online education, the economic impact of college closures on college towns, and Malala Yousafzai’s graduation from Oxford.

What does Nick think about the pass/fail grading system? What is Nick’s experience with grade inflation? What steps is he taking to bridge educational disparities? How is he keeping students engaged during online learning? What steps might be taken to alleviate student anxiety about the coronavirus and returning to school? How worried is Nick about colleges shutting down?

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NYT piece on grading:

NYT piece on student regression and educational disparities:

NYT piece on the economic impact of college closures on the surrounding communities:

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford:

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