Turns out, yesterday was actually a silver-medal day for the U.S. women’s hockey team. The men play today at noon against Canada. The winner plays the winner of Sweden-Finland for the gold. (Right now, Sweden is ahead 2-1 in the third period.) Then again, if you’re in *this* arena, shaping lives, every day is a gold-medal day.
Finland: until recently, Finland was the gold-medal country in international rankings of education, based in large part on its PISA scores (Business Insider)
Competency-based learning: Feds’ response to Northern Arizona University leaves some scratching their heads (Inside Higher Ed)
College education: it’s still worth it according to reports on the earnings gap (Minnesota Daily)
Digital learning: Chicago mayor announces major expansion (eNews Park Forest, IL)
Device Debacle: Amplify resumes Guilford County rollout (EdSurge)
Vocational education: Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks to bring career-technical education into middle schools (NPR State Impact)
The EdTech 10: if you’re running out of week before you’re running out of work, catch the latest news of the week in this one place (Getting Smart)