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Education Advanced Acquires Standard For Success, Expands Line of Solutions for K-12 Administration

K–12 operations management software provider Education Advanced today announced it has acquired Indiana-based Standard For Success, a provider of education evaluation and feedback software that was founded by teachers in 2011.

Standard For Success solutions are merging with those of Education Advanced, which include tools such as Cardonex, TestHound, and Embarc (formerly BYOC) that help school K–12 school district leaders streamline operations and increase efficiency, according to a news release. Terms of the deal with the privately owned Standard For Success were not disclosed. Education Advanced is a Serent Capital portfolio company.

Education Advanced’s expanded line of products now includes subscription software to help with master scheduling, staff planning, curriculum management, assessment coordination, educator growth, graduation tracking, and program evaluation, the company said.

Standard For Success, recently named

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Will Computers Be Able to Imitate the Human Brain?

Many science fiction works have been crafted on the idea that machines will become increasingly human. Machines that think, learn and make decisions in the same way humans do have been the object of speculative fear even as scientists and engineers work to create them.

While The Singularity is hardly looming on the horizon, there have been some fascinating developments in the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning that we wanted to delve into.

Researchers at Purdue University are building human brain-inspired hardware for artificial intelligence (AI) to help AI learn continuously over time. The goal of the project is to make AI more portable so that it can be used in isolated in environments such as in robots in space or for autonomous vehicles. By embedding AI directly into hardware rather than running it as software, these machines could operate more efficiently.

MIT engineers have designed a brain-inspired

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Science absent in poor countries’ education data

Science absent in poor countries’ education data
Students from the Islamic University in Uganda’s female campus studying the human body. A recent report into gender parity in education indicates lack of data on science education from low-income countries. Credit: Islamic University in Uganda.

A leading report into gender parity in education has found a complete lack of data on science education from low-income countries, exacerbating a situation where pockets of “extreme exclusion” still exist.

The UNESCO report, “Deepening the debate on those still left behind,” analyzed primary and secondary education data from 120 countries, but only 28 of the 82 low- and low-middle-income countries were represented, and there was no assessment data for science in any low-income country.

Limited data collecting capacity and a lack of systematic national assessments for students prevent researchers from having a complete picture of how learning outcomes are developing in the global South, said Manos Antoninis, director of the UNESCO

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