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The hacker who is adding a different flavour to politics in Taiwan

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Not many governments would risk inviting a self-confessed anarchist and “civic hacker” to join their ranks. Especially if the person in question was someone who refuses to give commands or obey orders and is a fervent believer in what they call “radical transparency”. But Taiwan is no ordinary place and Audrey Tang, a…

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Social media ‘bots’ distorting global politics

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Washington – A wave of “computational propaganda”, largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers said on Tuesday. The Oxford University team presented research in Washington on the use of automated programs or “bots” on social media aimed at…

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School Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos Named Ed. Sec.: What Does That Mean? – Politics K-12 – Education Week

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Betsy DeVos, a longtime school choice advocate and Republican mega-donor, to be his education secretary, he announced Wednesday.

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What Have the Presidential Candidates Said About School Integration? – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The resegregation of the nation’s schools might be one of the hottest issues in education policy these days. But it’s never really penetrated the 2016 presidential race.

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Clinton Hits Trump in Debate for Setting Bad Example for Children – Politics K-12 – Education Week

Teachers have seen an uptick in bullying in schools thanks to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric, said his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at the debate in St. Louis.

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Trump Inspires School Bullying, NEA Says in Home Stretch Campaign Against Him – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The National Education Association says Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric has led to an increase in school bullying. But one researcher says it’s too soon to draw that conclusion

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A Peek at the Senate Bill to Reauthorize Career and Technical Education Law – Politics K-12 – Education Week

Following the House of Representative’s lead, there’s a new bill in the Senate to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—but what’s in it?

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ESSA Guidance Issued on ‘Evidence Based’ School Improvement – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The Education Department is outlining how states, districts, and schools can use interventions with a strong record of making a difference with the types of students or schools that need help.

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FBI Program to Stop Violent Extremism in Schools Blasted by Ed. Advocacy Groups – Politics K-12 – Education Week

Several education advocacy groups have harshly criticized a Federal Bureau of Investigation program designed to prevent the spread of “violent extremism” in American schools.

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Hillary Clinton Declares: I Sweat the Policy Details on Education, Children’s Issues – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The Democratic presidential nominee’s Thursday speech on the night she accepted her party’s nod capped a four-day convention during which many speakers praised her work for disadvantaged children.

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