Economy

2020 will be hard on housing market, especially in these big cities

Home sales will drop, the housing shortage could become the worst in U.S. history, and home values will shrink in some cities. That’s the 2020 forecast from realtor.com, which holds one of the largest databases of housing statistics available. Sales of existing homes will fall 1.8% from 2019, according to the forecast. Home prices will […]

Miami

FBI Opens Its Cyber Safety Educational Program for Young Students After Attracting 1M+ Last Year

IBL News | New York The FBI reopened its Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge for the 2019-20 school year, providing third to eighth graders the skills to safely navigate the Internet. Last year, more than 1 million students and 17,172 schools completed the program. This free program, also available in Spanish, is created to promote cyber […]

Education

‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

The Common Core, which began almost a decade ago, has been a national effort by governors, state education chiefs, philanthropists and school reformers to enrich the American curriculum and help students compete with children around the world. Its priorities include increasing the amount of nonfiction reading, writing persuasive essays using evidence drawn from texts and […]

Education

Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out.

Naia Timmons, a junior from Harlem, stood surrounded by classmates in the middle of the street outside Beacon High School as hail began to fall. She shouted into a bullhorn: “I continue to recognize the privilege I had of escaping the system that many of my friends could not.” Naia identifies as black and white. […]

Miami

Harvard Changes Its Caption System to Settle Deaf Association’s Suit

IBL News | New York This month, Harvard University will implement a new policy to caption all of the new audio and video content uploaded in the university website as well as any third-party platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud or edX.org. The decision comes as a is result of a settlement after the National Association of […]

Oklahoma

A’s trade 2nd baseman Jurickson Profar to San Diego for catcher

Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar hit 20 home runs, but had 13 errors while playing second base in 2019. Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar hit 20 home runs, but had 13 errors while playing second base in 2019. Photo: D. Ross Cameron / Associated Press Photo: D. Ross Cameron / Associated Press Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar hit […]

Economy

Small business confidence up on optimism about US-China trade deal

US President Donald Trump shows a letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping as he announces an initial trade deal with China at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on October 11, 2019. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images Resurgent optimism about the future of U.S. trade policy, along with a […]

Miami

Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School Will Start with a Seven-Week Program

IBL News | New York In February 2020, Crypto Startup School will open its doors, with a free, in-person, seven-week program in Menlo Park, California. The curriculum will not teach anything extraordinary: fundamentals of blockchain technology, applications, ideas for the future, and best practices for building a startup in the crypto space. What is unique […]

Miami

IBM Launches a Blockchain Credentials Network – A Community College At The Forefront

IBL News | New York Central New Mexico Community College will soon have the ability to store students’ academic records on the blockchain in a way that is nearly impossible to counterfeit. This way students will have the ability to send their transcripts to employers without having to involve the college registrar. Once the system is completed […]

Miami

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: edX, Pluralsight, Udemy and Skillshare Join the Marketing Season

IBL News | New York This year, online education was not immune to the marketing craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even edX.org, the nonprofit organization founded by Harvard and MIT, and focused on higher education at scale, fell into the guerrilla promotional techniques after the Thanksgiving day. Competitors, Coursera and Udacity, the two […]