“I’m the map! I’m the map! I’m the map!” Dora the Explorer (and her map) will no doubt be joining 30,000 others today, taking the world’s first digital-mapping MOOC. Anthony Robinson, course instructor and geographer at Penn State, says the course is geared toward the novice who is curious about maps, but has never made one of his or her own. (Wired)
The power of print. A study from the City University of New York finds that millennial prefer print over e-books when it comes to academics. These students said that computers and e-books are fine for “less serious” reading, but they still turn to print when they “really need to get work done.” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
‘The color of school closures.’ Shaun Ossei-Owusu, UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate, sheds light on the effects on students of public school closures in Chicago and Philadelphia. Ossei-Owusu notes that these closures, which largely affect minority youth, have been all but ignored by national news outlets. (Huffington Post)
Cheerios may really be heart healthy. Kids’ non-reaction to a recent, controversial Cheerios’ commercial, which features interracial parents, is a reminder that children are often the wisest among us. Kids couldn’t understand why anyone would care about the parents’ races. (TheFineBros-Kids React)
Written by Education Sector Policy Intern Amanda Stafford.