Top Stories June 2018

The Gap is Narrowing for Proficiency Among States

When No Child Left Behind was introduced, states were required for students to be proficient in math and reading by 2014, but the definition of "proficiency" varies from state to state. While gaps still exist a national study found the gap between how states define proficiency is narrowing.

 

Chinese High School Uses Facial-Recognition to Monitor and Analyze Students

The "intelligent classroom behavior management system" scans classrooms every 30 seconds and records students' facial expressions, categorizing them into happy, angry, fearful, confused, or upset. The system also records student actions such as writing, reading, raising a hand, and sleeping at a desk.