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    EDX'S CO-CEO ANSWERS 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT HIGHER ED'S FUTURE

    Nov 19, 2019

    EdX, which was launched in 2012 by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has used its online platform to give learners more options for earning a credential and its partner colleges a new way to generate demand and vet students. While it started with MOOCs, the nonprofit ...


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    IXL LEARNING ACQUIRES LEARNING RESOURCES PLATFORM EDUCATION

    Nov 18, 2019

    Today, IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, announced it has acquired Education.com, the leading online education destination serving more than 23 million teachers, parents and homeschoolers. "Everything we do at IXL is motivated by one thing: improv...


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    BOOK REVIEW: TRANSFORMATIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

    Nov 17, 2019

    The trouble with having the word “transformational” in a title is that you set yourself up for a fall. Surely, thinks the reader, if I read this, I will experience a deep – nay, transformational – shift in my understanding. The earth will move, the scales will fall from my ey...


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    NEW BLOCKCHAIN EFFORT WILL LET EMPLOYERS SEARCH FOR CANDIDATES WITH PROVEN SKILLS

    Nov 15, 2019

    For students at Central New Mexico Community College, putting academic transcripts on the blockchain may soon replace creating a traditional resume. The college is part of a new effort called the Learning Credential Network, announced Thursday, that plans to use the same technology popularized by Bi...


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    INSTRIDE FUNDERS EXPECT MORE COLLEGES TO TAP CORPORATE TUITION BENEFIT MARKET

    Nov 13, 2019

    More than 30 million adults in the U.S. have some college credit but no degree — a massive chunk of the potential market for postsecondary education that more institutions are turning their attention to. Meanwhile, employers are doubling down on education benefits, in some cases giving their w...


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    HOW FREE ONLINE COLLEGE COURSES ARE CHANGING THE GAME FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

    Nov 12, 2019

    On a recent morning in early October, when the day is in full swing, Dacie Derbidge settles onto a bean bag in a back corner at Little Leapers, the early learning center she opened two years ago, and hoists two girls onto her lap, balancing one on each thigh. The girls, both toddlers, are immediatel...


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    FRENCH STARTUP LALILO RAISES $5.5M TO BOOST ENGLISH LITERACY IN THE US

    Nov 11, 2019

    It’s hard enough for American startups to gain a footing in the U.S. education market for supplemental literacy tools. But that hasn’t deterred a team with roots in France, and European investors, from giving it a shot. Lalilo has closed $5.5 million in a pre-Series A round from Partech ...


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    PRE-TO-3: WORKING CONDITIONS LINKED TO HIGH EARLY EDUCATOR TURNOVER

    Nov 09, 2019

    This latest Pre-to-3 column highlights research on issues that contribute to high turnover in early-childhood education programs. Past instalments of Pre-to-3 can be found here. The pay gap that exists between early educators and those who work in K-12 schools is frequently blamed for high turnover ...


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    HIGHER ED GROUPS PUSH BACK ON ED DEPT'S FOREIGN GIFT REPORTING PROPOSALS

    Nov 07, 2019

    Thirty higher ed groups are arguing that the U.S. Department of Education's proposal for how much information colleges and universities need to report on foreign donations and contracts may be too broad. The organizations wrote in a letter to the department this week that its drafted instruction...


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    US STUDENTS SHOW LOW-TO-MEDIUM TECH SKILLS

    Nov 05, 2019

    U.S. 8th graders can use computers to gather basic information and make simple edits. They also have some awareness of security risks in the digital world. But they’re less likely to understand the purpose of sponsored content on a website, use generic mapping software or know how to control c...


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    HOW 11 UNIVERSITIES ARE USING THEIR 'COLLECTIVE SCALE' TO SOLVE HIGHER ED'S PROBLEMS

    Nov 04, 2019

    Higher education often gets criticized for its silos, both within institutions and among them. So when the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) launched five years ago, its bold ambition of getting universities to share ideas to help them improve college access was met with skepticism. "This ha...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES CAN BE ‘VIOLENT’ AND INTRUSIVE. THEY NEED AN ARTIST’S TOUCH.

    Oct 31, 2019

    An artwork has a point of view, a perspective informed by the artist who created it. So does a virtual world. But when you’re immersed in someone else’s vision with a headset on your face, the designer’s intentions, attitudes and biases can be much less obvious than when you’...


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    CAMPUSWIRE RAISES $3.6 MILLION TO IMPROVE ONLINE CLASS DISCUSSIONS

    Oct 30, 2019

    Leaving college before graduation can be a tough decision for anyone, let alone the son of a college professor. And yet, Tade Oyerinde took the plunge in 2014, leaving the University of Leeds in England to dedicate his time to developing a tool to improve digital communications in the classroom. &ld...


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    WORKERS' AUTOMATION ANXIETY DRIVING 'UNPRECEDENTED INTEREST' IN EDUCATION BENEFITS

    Oct 28, 2019

    The automation of jobs is driving employees to have "unprecedented interest" in tuition reimbursement and other educational benefits, according to a Bright Horizons survey of 30,000 workers. The leading reasons workers are pursuing more education through their employers are to "keep p...


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    AMAZON TO FUND COMPUTER COURSES FOR MORE THAN 100K HIGH-SCHOOLERS

    Oct 23, 2019

    Amazon announced Monday the Amazon Future Engineer program will fund full-year introductory and advanced placement (AP) science courses in more than 2,000 high schools across the states. The tech giant said the funds will support teachers "as they work to inspire, prepare and propel more than 1...


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    DISTRICT- OR SCHOOL-BASED COACHES? RESEARCH SHOWS IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

    Oct 23, 2019

    When Debra Lane was an administrator in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, school leaders advocated for some say in how to use flexible funding. Many of them created instructional coaching positions. Lane sometimes assigned coaches to work with struggling teachers. Other times, coaches were ...

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    HOW SWITCHING TO THE CLOUD IS STREAMLINING ONE SCHOOL’S DATA SECURITY SYSTEM

    Oct 22, 2019

    “When the secret service compliments you, it makes everybody feel good, right?” says Mike Mathews, VP of Innovation and Technology at the university. “But all it would take is one newspaper report about a data violation at the school, and we'd lose everything. Credibility can b...


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    IN HIGHER ED TECH, WHERE'S THE 'HYPE' AND WHAT'S THE PROMISE?

    Oct 21, 2019

    Every few years new technology emerges that promises to improve student success and make it easier for college officials to do their jobs. Some tools have delivered on that promise, but many face blowback when they don't quickly fix the problems they were designed to solve. Nudging, for instance...


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    ARE WE RUSHING EDUCATION CHANGE? THE CASE FOR SLOWING THINGS DOWN

    Oct 19, 2019

    Education is known for endless change, and over the years that’s taken many forms: testing modifications, curriculum adjustments, new committees to join, fresh acronyms to learn. With these continuous shifts comes an accompanying sense of urgency, one that tells educators to hurry up and imple...


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    5 STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH ATTENTION ISSUES

    Oct 17, 2019

    Engaging students with attention issues and ADHD—rather than just managing their behavior—should be a goal for every teacher. Teachers worry, though, that they will have to create a separate curriculum or otherwise alter how they teach. Not so, said Ezra Werb, M.Ed., an educational thera...


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    STELLIC RAISES $3.1 MILLION TO HELP STUDENTS NAVIGATE COURSE SCHEDULING

    Oct 16, 2019

    As a new college student in 2012, Sabih Bin Wasi found his excitement over his many course options tempered by his confusion at scheduling them. He spent a weekend logging in a spreadsheet course prerequisites and planning semesters ahead for classes in computer science and business.“The more ...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS PROPOSE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT REWRITE

    Oct 15, 2019

    The education committee of the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives released its proposal Tuesday to overhaul the Higher Education Act (HEA).  Called the College Affordability Act, it includes prioritizing federal funding for states offering free tuition programs at community col...


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    HOW TO KEEP STUDENTS ORGANIZED AND THRIVING IN A DIGITAL CLASSROOM

    Oct 14, 2019

    A critical component of any student’s educational journey is learning how to be better organized, complete tasks independently and persevere when an assignment is difficult. We’ve all seen (or even been) that woefully disorganized student: always turning in late assignments, arriving to ...


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    ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS CAN ENGAGE STUDENTS IN STEM

    Oct 10, 2019

    As the computer instructor for Litchfield Middle School, I’ve tried different ways of engaging my students in coding as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in general. Some tactics have been less successful than others. For example, I tried Code.org, but my students lost i...


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    ARE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS HAPPY AND HEALTHY? THIS RESEARCH STUDY WILL FIND OUT

    Oct 09, 2019

    “I’ve had my knees replaced. It’s some genetic, but also the work I do. I’m up and down, up and down, up and down all the time. I recently had a rib out of place so I went to therapy and was out of work for six weeks because I couldn’t lift. I think these issues are kin...


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    STATE SUPPORT, COMMUNITY EFFORT: PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    Oct 08, 2019

    Marianne Beja had been in education for more than 30 years when she discovered personalized learning. “I had reached the point that I thought I would just quit teaching because I felt like I wasn’t connecting with the kids,” said Beja, an instructional coach with Edgefield County S...


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    IS HOMEWORK BENEFICIAL IN TODAY’S EDUCATION LANDSCAPE?

    Oct 03, 2019

    The K12 education landscape is transforming before our eyes, though some schools and countries have been slower to catch on.Traditional educational practices are slowly being replaced with teaching 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Classroom designs are becomi...


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    THREE KEY TRENDS IN ROBOTICS EDUCATION

    Oct 02, 2019

    Robots are hugely popular with kids. Want proof? Four of the 20 best-selling toys on Amazon during the 2018 holiday season were robots, robotics kits, or other electronic circuitry kits. So it’s not surprising that K-12 educators would turn to robotics as a way to get students excited about sc...


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    HOW DO WE GET MORE GIRLS INTO STEM? BUILD CONFIDENCE (AND ROBOTS)

    Sep 30, 2019

    Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce today but hold only a quarter of the science and engineering jobs. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the lar...


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    5G FOR EDUCATION IS FINALLY HERE. FIRST STOP? CLEVELAND.

    Sep 28, 2019

    The old building that houses Cleveland’s Entrepreneurship Prep Cliffs Campus, part of Breakthrough Schools, has sure come a long way since its days as an elevator factory. In addition to hosting a public K-8 charter school, the former factory was recently outfitted with augmented and virtual r...


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    A MAKERSPACE, TEACHING STUDIO OR WELLNESS CENTER? THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN COLLEGE INNOVATION

    Sep 26, 2019

    Libraries have long been central to college campuses. In fact, one way colleges have measured their greatness has been to boast about the size of their library collections. (Harvard wins on that metric, with 18.9 million volumes.Yale is close behind at 15.2 million.) But now that so many materials a...


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    6 TIMES A CONVERTED SCHOOL BUS BECAME A DYNAMIC LEARNING SPACE

    Sep 25, 2019

    Spotting a converted school bus on the road is always a cool experience. What replaced those beloved rows of seats, and how did the vision for such a project originate? Many people use a converted school bus as the foundation for a tiny house, others create traveling vacation homes, and others use a...


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    WALMART ADDS HEALTH DEGREES TO $1-A-DAY EDUCATION BENEFIT

    Sep 25, 2019

    Walmart is expanding a tuition benefit that offers its 1.5 million U.S. employees access to online degrees through a set of partner universities for $1 a day. By adding seven bachelor's degrees and two career diplomas in health-related fields to its Live Better U program, the retailer is address...


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    STEM FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR 12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS

    Sep 23, 2019

    U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressmen Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., Monday announced a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access. The Conso...


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    HOW CAN THE ED DEPARTMENT BETTER REVIEW ACCREDITORS?

    Sep 20, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Education should go "beyond a box-checking exercise" when assessing whether accreditors are adequately doing their jobs, contends a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP). Antoinette Flores, associate director for postsecondary education at the left-l...


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    SURVEY: K-12 PRINCIPALS MOST TRUSTED TO BE ETHICAL, RESPONSIBLE

    Sep 19, 2019

    Americans trust K-12 principals more than other authority figures to be caring, to provide fair and accurate information and to handle resources responsibly, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of more than 10,600 adults.K-12 principals are also considered more likely to admit mistakes or ...


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    WHY COLLEGES ARE STRUGGLING TO GRADUATE MORE TEACHERS

    Sep 18, 2019

    The teacher shortage is growing in the U.S., but it's an uphill battle for many colleges looking to create more candidates. More institutions are starting boutique programs, taking the time to build relationships with high school and even middle school students to expand the pipeline of future t...


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    SAP SUCCESSFACTORS PERFORMANCE & GOALS SOLUTION CUSTOMERS SURPASS 5,000

    Sep 17, 2019

    Over 300 new clients chose the solution in the first half of 2019 to help keep their workforces passionate, performing and focused on the right objectives. These customers include Arrocera Los Corrales S.A. (ALCSA), CLAAS Group, Constructora EBCO S.A., Compartamos Banco and TÜV Rheinland Group....

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    ORACLE DEBUTS CS EDUCATION RESOURCES TO BUILD WORKFORCE SKILLS

    Sep 17, 2019

    As more employers look to hire individuals with IT skills, Oracle is investing in helping education institutions to develop the next generation of computer science leaders. The new Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give institutional members free access to the Oracle Cloud Free Tier.Educators will b...


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    SAP LAUNCHES NEW ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN MUNICH

    Sep 16, 2019

    SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.The startups in the Munich cohort...

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    AMAZON WEB SERVICES CONTINUES CLOUD CURRICULUM EXPANSION

    Sep 16, 2019

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is continuing to expand its cloud curriculum, working with a set of K-12 schools and colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area to develop courses and credentials through the institutions. Work will start with the community colleges and expand to high schools and four-year coll...


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    BACK TO SCHOOL HIJINKS AND LESSONS FOR THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

    Sep 13, 2019

    About 1,200 adults in uniform went “Back to School” yesterday. No, not to their wooden desks, blue books and plastic seats. But to BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and sla...


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    ARTS EDUCATORS CITE NEEDS FOR MORE RESEARCH ON ACADEMIC BENEFITS

    Sep 12, 2019

    When Nettrice Gaskins was teaching at the Boston Arts Academy, she was asked to teach an Advanced Placement computer science course. But she was at the school to run a new STEAM lab, blending the arts into science, technology, engineering and math instruction. So she pitched the idea of teaching an ...


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    SAP INTEGRATED DELIVERY FRAMEWORK EASES MOVE TO SAP S/4HANA FOR CUSTOMERS

    Sep 12, 2019

    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the continued momentum of its SAP Integrated Delivery Framework, which helps streamline the move to SAP S/4HANA for SAP customers on partner-led projects. With SAP Value Assurance service packages and SAP Model Company services acting as the foundation for the deli...

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    WHY TEACHERS' WORKLOAD WOULD RISE WITHOUT CAP ON HOURS

    Sep 11, 2019

    Today, members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham College walked out in the first of a mammoth 15 days of escalating strike action planned for September and October.Staff are furious that the college wants to impose new contracts that will leave many of them significantly worse ...


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    DOES EDTECH HAVE A ROLE IN OFSTED'S NEW FRAMEWORK?

    Sep 10, 2019

    The Ofsted education inspection framework (EIF), introduced this month to the further education (FE) and training sector, expresses the shift and refocus of the Ofsted inspection process to review the overall “quality of education” that providers are offering. In particular, it will revi...


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    SAP AND CUSTOMERS INNOVATE NEW WAYS FOR INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PARTS PLANNING

    Sep 10, 2019

    These are the result of SAP’s intelligent supply chain for assets customer initiative, which brought together SAP and more than 45 customers to co-innovate in this mission-critical area. The announcement was made at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago.“Every busin...

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    TEACH STUDENTS TO THINK THROUGH PROBLEMS — NOT GOOGLE THEM

    Sep 09, 2019

    Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. He has published prodigiously, authoring several prominent textbooks on valuation, finance and investing, and he has frequently been named “Profes...


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    ED DEPT PITCHES FOREIGN GIFTS REPORTING TOOL, BUT UNCERTAINTY REMAINS

    Sep 06, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Education plans to set up a new way for colleges to report gifts and contracts from foreign sources, according to a notice the agency published in the Federal Register Friday.  According to the department, 70% of colleges and universities that receive such gifts or contra...


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    STEM ED NETWORK GROWS IN 'FINAL PUSH' TO MEET 2021 GOAL

    Sep 05, 2019

    Chicago Public Schools, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Council of Chief State School Officers are among the 41 new organizations joining a national effort to prepare 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021. 100Kin10 — a nonprofit network that includes school districts, te...


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    BIGTINCAN TAKES AIM AT REVENUE ENABLEMENT WITH ASDEQLABS ACQUISITION

    Sep 05, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced the acquisition of AsdeqLabs, whose platform provides support for field-based employees and mobile service capabilities, helping to usher in the next evolution of service enablement and customer ...

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    ADULT LEARNERS NEED THEIR OWN EDTECH TOOLS, ED DEPARTMENT REPORT FINDS

    Sep 04, 2019

    To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. Called “Chang...


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    CAN CALBRIGHT REINVENT ONLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE?

    Sep 03, 2019

    California's newest public college is beginning an experiment this fall that could change how higher education serves a coveted class of students: working adults without degrees. Called Calbright, the free online community college is starting slow, offering noncredit classes with curriculum desi...


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    INDIANA APPROVES FREE ADULT HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

    Aug 30, 2019

    Indiana residents over the age of 22 will soon be able to earn a high school diploma in addition to certain workforce credentials for free, thanks to a new program approved by the Governor's Workforce Cabinet.The Workforce Development Program, operated by education company Graduation Alliance, w...


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    $318 MILLION FOR NEW EARLY LEARNING FACILITIES, K-12 PROGRAMS, COLLEGE AND CAREER SUPPORT FOR UNDERSERVED YOUTH IN KING COUNTY

    Aug 28, 2019

    Today, the King County Council passed legislation allocating roughly $318 million in education funding to be spent over the next 15 years on improving educational outcomes for underserved populations in King County. The Council identified three priority educational areas for the future allocation of...


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    COLLEGE STUDENTS 'CAN'T MEET ESSENTIAL LIVING COSTS'

    Aug 27, 2019

    Two-thirds of college students in Scotland say they would be likely or very likely to apply for a student loan if those were available, according to a new report.The research report, published by the government today, also said that over a quarter of all students reported that they were unsure about...


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    BIGTINCAN NAMED IN GARTNER’S MARKET GUIDE FOR SALES ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS, MEETING ALL IDENTIFIED CAPABILITIES

    Aug 27, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor of Sales Engagement Platforms in all of the capabilities defined by Gartner as part of the August 2019 Market Guide for Sales Enablement Platform...

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    WHERE US COLLEGES LAG AND LEAD IN SUSTAINABILITY

    Aug 26, 2019

    The latest annual Sustainable Campus Index offers a look at how colleges approach 17 sustainability indicators — from the curriculum and public engagement to purchasing practices and building performance — based on their size, type and country. Of 503 institutions tracked, more than half...


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    EDTECH INDUSTRY MAGNATE MICHAEL MOE MAKES A PIVOT

    Aug 25, 2019

    Over the past decade, Michael Moe and his business partner, Deborah Quazzo, have been central players in building the education technology economy. Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit, the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech. A decade ago, Moe had two galvanizi...


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    STEM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN COULD FACE MORE TITLE IX CHALLENGES

    Aug 22, 2019

    A review of some 200 colleges found more than half (57%) offer scholarships that discriminate on the basis of sex, according to the nonprofit Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), a group that advocates for those accused of sexual assault and domestic violence. SAVE is considering filing fed...


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    COMMON APP COLLEGES ATTRACT MORE OUT-OF-STATE, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    Aug 21, 2019

    Colleges see an increase in out-of-state and international students after joining the Common Application, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Students using the Common Application apply to more colleges and consider attending institutions farther a...


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    ED NEXT POLL: SUPPORT FOR CHOICE INCREASES, BUT CONFUSION OVER CHARTERS REMAINS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Americans express increasing support for school choice models often backed by Republicans, including vouchers to send low-income students to private schools and tax credits for donations to organizations that give private school scholarships, according to this year’s Education Next poll. But t...


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    MARKETERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DATA SCIENTISTS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Over the past decade, the rise of Data-Driven Marketing and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) have both followed steep trajectories, and that’s no coincidence. After all, the best ABM programs are the ones built on rich data and insights. However, the meteoric rise of data-fueled ABM has had an un...

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    SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CRISIS DEEPENS AS COUNCILS BUST THEIR BUDGETS

    Aug 18, 2019

    The funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% in just a year, the Observer can reveal. Figures sourced under the Freedom of Information Act from 1...


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    GOOGLE ADDS COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO HIGHER ED SEARCH FEATURE

    Aug 16, 2019

    Prospective students using Google to search for information about colleges will now find details for two-year institutions and popular certificates and associate degrees at four-year colleges, the company announced. The update augments the search engine's year-old feature offering details such a...


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    UNION RECOGNIZED FOR ITS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE STEM TO WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS

    Aug 15, 2019

    Union has received the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The College is among 50 schools honored for encouraging and assisting students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields...


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    IMPROVING CYBERSECURITY IN EDUCATION SYSTEMS

    Aug 14, 2019

    Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. We already know that businesses, organisations, and government entities must follow certain guidelines in order to protect sensitive information. However, the education sector equally possesses important assets of data to protect. ...


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    HELPING ALL LEARNERS ACHIEVE SUCCESS ON THEIR OWN TERMS

    Aug 13, 2019

    An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attempts to not only identify areas of challenge for a student—fine motor skills, language development, reading and comprehension, written and verbal language skills, social interaction, etc.—but to also put a mechanism in place to address those cha...


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    BIGTINCAN RECOGNIZED BY KEY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS AS LEADER IN SALES ENABLEMENT

    Aug 13, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, was presented with the MarTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Sales Enablement Software for SMBs” for the second year in a row. Additionally Bigtincan was recently named a “Sales Automation Solution&rd...

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    FROM DEGREES TO DIGITAL BADGES: THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATIONS

    Aug 09, 2019

    Which would you rather: a couple of degree credentials or a range of digital badges that boost your employability? Visually validating your skills and abilities across the web, the digital badging system is a futuristic, professional version of the Scout’s patch placement. Recently highlighted...


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    A SHOWDOWN ON COMMON CORE? HEARINGS ON EDUCATION STANDARDS TO BE HELD ACROSS THE STATE

    Aug 08, 2019

    What’s on the agenda? The State Board’s “rules governing thoroughness.” The 37-page document — a “docket,” in legislative lexicon — spells out everything from high school graduation requirements to required student tests to school accountability measur...


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    RANDSTAD: US WORKERS WOULD TRAIN IN STEM IF THEY COULD TURN BACK TIME

    Aug 07, 2019

    Sixty-eight percent of U.S. workers would focus on studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, if they could restart their educational journeys at age 18, according to a Randstad US survey.The observation may have something to do with the value employees see in STEM occupations...


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    NUMBER OF SPECIALIST COLLEGES ON THE RISE

    Aug 07, 2019

    The number of specialist colleges is continuing to rise, it has been revealed. According to Natspec, the number of institutions approved to receive funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be 108 in 2019-20 – up from 101 in 2018-19. That means seven new institutions have been ...


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    MADISON LOGIC ANNOUNCES ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION

    Aug 07, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced bi-directional integration with market-leading marketing automation platform Oracle Eloqua. This cutting-edge integration allows B2B marketers to combine best-in-class campaign management tools with Madison Log...

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    SUMMER READING: HOW EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IS RESHAPING HIGHER ED

    Aug 05, 2019

    Pressure is growing for colleges to improve student outcomes, but sliding enrollment and tighter budgets threaten their ability to do so. In response, they are deploying technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics that promise to help them do more with less.  Some co...


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    THESE 7 COMPANIES HELP PAY FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES' COLLEGE EDUCATION

    Aug 05, 2019

    While financial aid and scholarships might be the most well-known methods of paying for college, a number of companies will also help finance their employees' educations. In the past 30 years, the cost of higher education has doubled and tripled at private and public colleges, respectively. At a...


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    NEW NAU RESEARCH CENTER PROMOTES DIVERSITY IN STEM EDUCATION

    Aug 03, 2019

    According to a recent report from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM education remains a nationwide issue in America. From 1996 to 2016, only 22% of all science and engineering bachelor’s degrees earned in the country were awarded to ...


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    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IS THE NAME OF THE (INTERACTIVE) GAME

    Aug 02, 2019

    The room is silent apart from the low hum of life outside of the window. The children are all absorbed in their screens, completely lost in the moment, tapping away. So, what’s happening? Is this a vignette of technology-ravaged teens, unable to prise themselves away from the latest online gam...


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    CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES CAN MAKE OR BREAK ED TECH INITIATIVES

    Aug 01, 2019

    Considering and planning for how new initiatives and resources will affect educators is a crucial component of change management for district tech leaders, whose decisions often have major impacts on classrooms, University of Wisconsin-Superior Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Steve Bau...


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    TEEN PARENTS FEEL ISOLATED IN SCHOOL AND LACK PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

    Jul 31, 2019

    New findings on the little-researched area of teachers in teen parent units (TPUs) has revealed a perception of isolation from the mainstream school system and a lack of professional learning opportunities that could be impacting on student learning. TPUs are holistic education units for teenage mot...


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    PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION COLLEGE GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION

    Jul 31, 2019

    One of the biggest private providers of higher education in England has gone into administration, leaving students stranded on unfinished courses and looking for alternative places to study. GSM London, which offered undergraduate and postgraduate business courses at its campuses in Greenwich and Gr...


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    THE 50 STATES OF EDUCATION POLICY: DO 3RD-GRADE RETENTION POLICIES WORK?

    Jul 30, 2019

    This latest column focuses on 3rd grade retention policies gaining momentum across the country. Previous installments of The 50 States of Education Policy, along with an interactive map that breaks down policies in each state, can be found here.This coming school year, a 2016 Michigan law mandating ...


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    UNIVERSITIES ARE TAPPING INTO THE EXPERTISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY STUDENTS

    Jul 30, 2019

    Social media has been tightly woven into the fabric of our lives, and for many of today’s digital natives, smartphones have become an extension of themselves. Today’s students who are looking to enrol in university have Instagram and other social media channels to help them make a decisi...


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    WHY EDUCATION RESEARCH NEEDS MORE DEVELOPMENT

    Jul 29, 2019

    Teachers in the United States are facing various challenges and changes in their schools, and they need research to drive the development of tools that can help them in the classroom. Current obstacles include the persistent achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color; changing ...


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    EVIDENCING HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE COMMON GOOD

    Jul 27, 2019

    As Jane Austen might have said if she was working in higher education in the 21st century, it is a truth universally agreed that large research universities must be in want of global, national and local agendas that can be pursued at one and the same time. This three-way vision has driven university...


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    4 APPLICATIONS FOR VR IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    Jul 26, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) is continuing to grow in both popularity and accessibility. And more and more higher education institutions are embracing VR technology. According to Internet2’s 2018 VR/AR in Research and Education Study, 28% of higher education institutions are integrating VR into their ...


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    WHAT POLITICIANS ARE GETTING WRONG ABOUT FIXING HIGHER EDUCATION

    Jul 25, 2019

    From Capitol Hill to the Democratic presidential debates, the drumbeat for new approaches to higher education is getting louder. On the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders continues to advocate for free college and Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed bigger plans to eliminate the $1.6 trillion in stu...


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    BIGTINCAN EXPANDS TECH MARKET PRESENCES WITH ACQUISITION OF VEELO INC.

    Jul 25, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, today announced the acquisition of Veelo Inc., a pioneer in sales enablement, to expand Bigtincan’s presence and offerings in the technology market vertical. The combination of Bigtincan’s solution, design...

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    PERSONALIZED LEARNING RIPE FOR EMBEDDED SEL

    Jul 24, 2019

    Vermont schools are turning personalized learning into collaborative experiences by getting a better understanding of students, Katy Farber, a Vermont-based professional development coordinator, and Penny Bishop, a professor of education at the University of Vermont, write for Edutopia.
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    TIME IS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO TEACHING STEM. FAMILIES CAN HELP.

    Jul 24, 2019

    For 14 years, Julia Moak, a fifth grade science teacher in Miami, has switched on the lights in her classroom at the start of every school day. An unnoticeable moment, you might think, but Ms. Moak smiles every time she does it, delighted by the science behind the simple task. The light flooding her...


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    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    GRAND FORKS PUBLIC LIBRARY USES ROBOTS TO PROMOTE STEM EDUCATION

    Jul 23, 2019

    The Robotics and Coding Club meets every Monday in June and July, the off-season for the FIRST Lego League, an international competition that tests the coding and robotics skills of children between the ages of 9 and 14. The library helps sponsor a team each year. However, after the teams have finis...


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    STUDY: MOST CHILDREN WITH ADHD LACK SCHOOL READINESS SKILLS

    Jul 23, 2019

    More than three-fourths of young children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not ready for school, compared to only 13% of other children, according to a new study appearing in the journal Pediatrics. Compared to peers without such symptoms, they were more than seve...


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    TEACHER PAY DEAL A 'CHALLENGE' FOR SCHOOLS, STRB ADMITS

    Jul 22, 2019

    Despite recommending that teachers receive a 2.75 per cent salary rise from September, the teacher pay review body has admitted it will be “challenging” for some schools to fund it.The recommendations of the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) were today accepted by the Department fo...


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    WHAT IS STEM EDUCATION? COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    Jul 22, 2019

    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, but there’s more to it than that. In an education context, STEM doesn’t just mean the grouping of four academic disciplines, it refers to a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching in which aspects of all four disciplines are bro...


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    WHAT IS TEACHER WORKLOAD LIKE IN SCOTLAND?

    Jul 21, 2019

    The majority of Scottish teachers say they work more than eight hours on top of their contractual working hours each week. Meanwhile, the unions say – now the battle over pay has been won – addressing excessive workload is their priority.Here we take a look at what we know about the work...


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    VIRTUAL SCHOOLS ALTER LANDSCAPE OF HOOSIER PUBLIC EDUCATION

    Jul 21, 2019

    A few years ago, tiny Union School Corp. in Modoc, Indiana was on the verge of closure. In 2016-17, the district, which is located southeast of Muncie near the Ohio state line, had just 256 students in grades K-12. But the school board began working with a private education corporation, K12, to star...


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    WHAT DOES 'WHOLE CHILD EDUCATION' REALLY MEAN?

    Jul 19, 2019

    While many schools are embracing approaches to whole child education, not all educators agree with what the term means, EdSurge reports.  As part of a project conducted by EdSurge Research over the past school year, researchers discovered that educators had differing definitions of “whole...


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    ED TECH SHOULD ENHANCE LEARNING IN 'MEANINGFUL WAYS'

    Jul 18, 2019

    Schools should leverage education technology as a means to change the classroom dynamic, rather than use it as a replacement for teaching, according to Michele Eaton, an administrator featured in an Edscoop article. Eaton, an IT leader with the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in India...


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    MAKING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-STUDENT SAFETY CONNECTION

    Jul 18, 2019

    When our district implemented a new student safety platform last year, I knew it wasn’t going to be enough to simply roll out the new technology and expect administrators and teachers to embrace it and engage with it. Like any new technology, this one would require both upfront and online prof...


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    ASSESSMENT’S ROLE IN HIGHER ED’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Jul 18, 2019

    The digital transformation is restructuring industries and making organizations more competitive. It encompasses technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, block-chain, and the Internet of Things.The strategic use of these technologies is remaking processes and products. It is e...


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    VELVEL GRACH DISCUSSES NEW POTENTIALS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION

    Jul 17, 2019

    Tech reviewer Velvel Grach reviews electronics and other consumer products, applying his computer science degree and sharing industry insight to help consumers make more informed purchases. Keeping up with the growth of virtual reality, he discusses new potentials for VR headsets beyond consumerism ...


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    SCHOOLS COULD FACE NEW MENTAL HEALTH INSPECTIONS

    Jul 17, 2019

    Inspectors will be checking whether schools have systems in place to identify children whose mental health is deteriorating, under a new inspection regime. Schools will be included in new joint area inspections which will examine how local services respond to children living with mental ill health. ...


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    CODING TEACHES STUDENTS ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS REQUIRED FOR CHANGING WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Jul 17, 2019

    Even though programming languages are constantly changing, learning to code is valuable because it teaches students how to think, try and fail, All Star Code founder and author Christina Lewis writes in EdSurge. Ultimately, the purpose of coding courses is to learn how to learn, she said.When teachi...


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    MICROCREDENTIAL PROGRAMS OFFER TEACHERS MORE PERSONALIZED PD OPPORTUNITIES

    Jul 16, 2019

    Microcredentials are finding their way into educators’ professional development programming, and while they aren’t a substitute for more robust offerings, they do allow educators to show their skills and expertise, EdSurge reports. Districts in several states — including Arkansas, ...


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    STUDY: STUDENTS ADVISING PEERS IMPROVE THEIR OWN GRADES

    Jul 16, 2019

    A recent study based on a large-scale field experiment and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by four authors — including Angela Duckworth, developer of the “Grit Scale” — indicates high school students who ...


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    EFFORTS GROWING TO RETHINK THE WAY SCHOOLS USE TIME

    Jul 15, 2019

    Many school leaders are looking for innovative ways to find more time for teacher collaboration and implement models, such as personalized learning. But they often don’t consider redesigning school schedules to allow for more flexibility during the school day, The Hechinger Report notes. Furma...


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    SAM LABS RAISES $8.9M SERIES A2 ROUND TO INTRODUCE CODING KITS TO MORE SCHOOLS

    Jul 15, 2019

    In front of Joachim Horn lay several white blocks small enough to fit in the palm of his hand. He attached an equally small wheel to one of the blocks, and with some taps on a tablet computer, the block became a working motor and the wheel whirred to life.It was a simple demonstration of products so...


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    STUDENTS STRUGGLE TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AS UNIVERSITY RENT COSTS RISE

    Jul 15, 2019

    Students are suffering high levels of financial stress as they struggle to support themselves during term time following a real terms decline in the value of the maintenance loan and the rising cost of rent. A quarter of students find managing their money stressful, according to a survey of 3,604 st...


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    70 SCHOOLS FACING PROTESTS AGAINST LGBT TEACHING

    Jul 14, 2019

    At least 70 schools across England have asked for union support to address protests against new LGBT content in relationships and sex-education lessons, according to the National Association of Head Teachers. Rob Kelsall, a regional organiser at the NAHT, told The Sunday Times the schools had contac...


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    IS HIGHER EDUCATION INTERNATIONALISATION SUSTAINABLE?

    Jul 13, 2019

    Discussions about the internationalisation of higher education go in two conflicting directions. The first is around rising nationalist and protectionist sentiments and contests the myth of unlimited growth. The second points to the continuous increase in student and programme mobility as proof of i...


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    PRE-TO-3: FORMER GEORGIA PRE-K STUDENTS SCORE HIGHER THAN PEERS AT 3RD GRADE

    Jul 12, 2019

    Few states have as much experience with public pre-K as Georgia. The first to create a universal state-funded program — not restricted to low-income families or children facing other risks — the state created a model that has inspired other early education-focused policymakers across the...


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    STUDY: PROMOTING GROWTH DATA MAY IMPROVE SCHOOL INTEGRATION

    Jul 11, 2019

    While many parents look at school demographics and test scores when choosing a new school or district, presenting them with growth data is more likely to influence them to consider options they may not have otherwise favored and may help create more integrated schools in the process, according to a ...


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    THE LIFELONG LEARNING INQUIRY: WHY IS IT NEEDED?

    Jul 11, 2019

    This week, Robert Halfon MP announced a new inquiry into lifelong learning after calling poor access to adult education a "glaring social injustice". The inquiry – undertaken by the education select committee which is chaired by Mr Halfon – is asking for submissions about the s...


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    THE MAGIC NUMBER FOR ANY SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION

    Jul 11, 2019

    When deciding whether a company is viable to be bought, CareMonkey president Peter Bencivenga says the magic number is 90 percent. That number refers to customer retention rate, and Bencivenga said he’s called off potential acquisitions when a company’s performance in this department isn...


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    MIDDLE SCHOOLS BEEFING UP CAREER AND TECHNICAL ED LABS

    Jul 10, 2019

    In an effort to expose students to more career and technical education opportunities, more middle schools are fortifying their technical labs to include tools students will encounter in the workplace and exposing students to potential career options as the job field continues to change, according to...


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    IBM OFFERS EMPLOYEES 'MASTER'S PROGRAMS' IN AI AND DATA SCIENCE

    Jul 10, 2019

    IBM is offering its employees the opportunity to take courses in data science and artificial intelligence with online learning company Simplilearn, a move that reflects growing interest among companies in offering their workers tech-based skills training. The set of four programs will be offered thr...


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    FIVE THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CLOUD COMPUTING AND EDUCATION

    Jul 10, 2019

    Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide.What you might not know is that these institutions are increasingly using the cloud to tran...


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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    HOW ONE COMPANY WORKS WITH COLLEGES AND TECH FIRMS TO BRIDGE THE SKILLS GAP

    Jul 09, 2019

    More colleges and universities are partnering with tech companies to offer students training on digital skills that those firms and other employers are asking for. But there can be a gap between what employers want and what colleges provide. That's something Pathstream, a year-old company based ...


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    TEACHERS ASSESS MORE GENEROUSLY THAN SATS AT KS1

    Jul 09, 2019

    Key stage 1 teachers are more likely to assess pupils as having reached the expected standard for their age than their actual Sats test scores, new research found. In a study of 2,250 schools participating in the FFT’s key stage 1 Early Results Service for results this year, 76 per cent of pup...


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    SUMMER READING: HOW 5 COLLEGES ARE FORGING CHANGE IN HIGHER ED

    Jul 08, 2019

    College presidents are leading their institutions at a pivotal moment in higher education. Unprecedented amounts of data, the rise of online education and a heightened focus on student outcomes are together pressuring them to develop innovative approaches to get students to complete college and land...


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    THE BENEFITS OF PRESCHOOL LAST INTO ADULTHOOD. LET’S MAKE HIGH-QUALITY PRE-K AVAILABLE TO ALL

    Jul 08, 2019

    High-quality Pre-K programs are widely recognized for their positive effect on the social, emotional and academic development of young children. They develop more advanced language, pre-math and social skills, and make an easier adjustment to kindergarten. And the benefits of Pre-K last into adultho...


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    2019’S TOP TRENDS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) AND AUGMENTED REALITY (AR)

    Jul 06, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) the two buzzwords driving the technology world today along with AI and Automation have redefined the strategies what organisations take in their course of operation today. VR brings a completely computerized, digital world to the human mind, while AR t...


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    HOW TECH IS TAKING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING OUT OF ITS SILO

    Jul 06, 2019

    When I started out as a high school teacher in the early 2000s, I was using a lot of technology designed for connection. It was the advent of SmartBoards and podcasts, voicethreads and vlogging. Yet even in the midst of all the excitement, I didn’t feel completely connected with my students. I...


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    MOODY'S: COLLEGE REVENUE GROWTH LAGGED IN 2018

    Jul 03, 2019

    Decreases or low growth in tuition revenue was a key cause of declining revenue overall at public and private colleges in 2018, Moody's Investors Service said in a pair of reports on higher ed finances. At public institutions the situation was compounded by lagging state support, while private c...

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    SCHOOLS' MOST INNOVATIVE LEARNING RESOURCE IS TEACHERS

    Jul 03, 2019

    Language arts and social studies teacher Daniel Bailey writes for Edutopia that teachers should run through some exercises of their own before starting the curriculum mapping process each year. Some tasks include having a realistic sense of what students can and cannot handle in terms of grade-level...

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    TEACHERS CAN BUILD STUDENTS' ATTENTION SKILLS

    Jul 03, 2019

    When a student appears to be inattentive, it’s easy to say, “Listen up” or “Pay attention.” However, it may not be that easy for the student to do so. Some studies report that people’s attention spans are shrinking. Others say they are simply evolving and becoming...

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    WHO SHOULD BEAR THE COST OF DATA INTEROPERABILITY IN K-12 EDUCATION?

    Jul 02, 2019

    Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook. This isn’t because the internet is down or due to a device malfunction—it’s because the online gradebook isn’t able to share data with the st...


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    DEVELOPMENT IMPACT BOND HELPING BOOST EDUCATION IN INDIA, STUDY FINDS

    Jul 02, 2019

    Projects funded by a development impact bond (DIB) designed to improve education in India saw a 30 percent increase in the number of children achieving basic literacy and numeracy in the first year, an evaluation finds. Launched in September 2018 by the British Asian Trust, the Michael & Susan D...

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    PROVIDENCE SCHOOL SYSTEM FACES STATE TAKEOVER DEMANDS FROM PARENTS

    Jul 01, 2019

    Last week, in the first of a series of eight public forums planned to discuss the result of a 93-page report on Providence Public Schools produced by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, some of the roughly 300 parents at the meeting asked Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angé...


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    SUMMER READING: HOW COLLEGES ARE KEEPING STUDENTS ON TRACK YEAR-ROUND

    Jul 01, 2019

    As colleges and universities around the nation struggle with flat enrollment, dropping state budgets and an increased demand for relevant degree offerings, the emphasis on student outcomes has never been stronger.  In response, institutions are adopting methods to attract, retain and ensure the...


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    STEM EDUCATION GROWS IN WASHINGTON

    Jul 01, 2019

    Across the country, educators are increasingly turning their attention to STEM education. STEM is educational programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In the past decade, STEM concepts have seen an increased popularity with programs popping up in schools across the coun...


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    WHAT LEARNING TO FLY CAN TEACH US ABOUT TRANSFORMING EDUCATION

    Jun 29, 2019

    My family and I recently had the opportunity to tour the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., where I found myself drawn to an exhibit featuring Wilbur and Orville Wright. Long after my 15-year-old daughter had moved on, I continued to pour over the graphics, data and design improvement...


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    HOME-EDUCATORS 'FACE AN OVERTLY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT’

    Jun 29, 2019

    New research by the Scottish Home Education Forum on families’ experiences of the health-visiting service in Scotland will make uncomfortable reading for service providers and the government alike. It was prompted by an increase in members’ complaints about the quality and accuracy of in...


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    ISTE 2019: STATE LEADERS, BOARD MEMBERS TALK SCHOOL SAFETY, DATA PRIVACY LAWS

    Jun 28, 2019

    On the last day of this year's International Society for Technology in Education conference, state education department leaders and board members discussed the implications of stringent student privacy laws at a time when gathering sensitive information has become commonplace and central to scho...


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    WHY IS GIRLS’ INTEREST IN STEM CAREERS SHOCKINGLY LOW?

    Jun 27, 2019

    A new survey shows that the number of girls interested in pursuing STEM careers is alarmingly small–and it continues to decline. The survey from Junior Achievement, conducted by the research group Engine, shows that only 9 percent of girls ages 13-17 express an interest in STEM careers, down f...


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    3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INTRODUCING A K-12 CODING OR ROBOTICS PROGRAM

    Jun 27, 2019

    K-12 teachers and administrators have been listening to policy makers and industry leaders warn of the need for computer science instruction in U.S. schools for years. And the evidence they cite is compelling. For instance. Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. estimates there will be...


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    ISTE 2019: TEACHER OF THE YEAR CALLS FOR HOPE, CONNECTION IN DIGITAL AGE

    Jun 27, 2019

    The 2019 installment of the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference wound down Wednesday afternoon as attendees filed into Hall A at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center for a final round of keynotes. ISTE Board of Directors President Bill Bass introdu...


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    GOVERNORS IN 22 STATES HAVE PROPOSED TEACHER PAY RAISES

    Jun 26, 2019

    Governors of 22 states have proposed salary hikes for teachers this year with recommended increases ranging from 2% in Delaware to 20% over a two-year period in Arizona. At least 15 of those states have seen pay increases so far, Education Week reports in an article that details the current nature a...


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    LEGAL REASONING SKILLS CAN HELP STUDENTS SEE ISSUES FROM MULTIPLE SIDES

    Jun 26, 2019

    Writers Michael J. Broyde, a professor of law at Emory Law School, and Ira Bedzow, the director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College, write in an Education Week piece that legal reasoning skills should be taught alongside comprehension and reading in K-12 schoo...


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    FIREFIGHTERS IN THE CLASSROOM SPARK INTEREST IN STEM

    Jun 26, 2019

    Middle school students in Georgia this year learned about the scientific principles of fire from some of the best experts — firefighters, wrote District Administration. Firefighters used candles and lighters to show students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes in...


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    DELAWARE’S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES RISE

    Jun 26, 2019

    Public high schools in Delaware are making the grade when it comes to increasing graduation rates and lowering the number of students who drop out. The annual Delaware Department of Education (DDE) reports show that the state’s public high school graduation rate hit a record high in 2018 with ...


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    ELITE FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE PRIVATE EDUCATION

    Jun 25, 2019

    Britain's most influential people are five times more likely to have studied at a private school than the general population, new research suggests. Only 7 per cent of Brits are privately educated, compared with 39 per cent of those in top positions, according to data from the Sutton Trust. The ...


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    SAT-ONLY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS WOULD HAMPER DIVERSITY

    Jun 25, 2019

    In a climate swirling with debate about college admissions standards, a new study finds that basing the process entirely on test scores would fill the 200 most selective colleges with more white and advantaged students. Using data from students who graduated high school in 2013, researchers from Geo...


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    TEST-ONLY ADMISSIONS WOULD MAKE COLLEGES MORE WHITE, MORE WEALTHY

    Jun 24, 2019

    IN THE WAKE OF THE sweeping college admissions scandal that sparked a national conversation about inequality in higher education, researchers at Georgetown University wanted to know what enrollment at the country's top colleges and universities would look like if students were admitted based sol...


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    WITH SKILLS MAPPING, COLLEGES CREATE A 'UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE' TO EXPLAIN VALUE

    Jun 24, 2019

    When Allison Cleveland-Roberts sought to make sure graduates at the University of South Florida were adequately prepared for today's job market, she turned to an old resource, with a twist: help wanted ads. Using data aggregated from actual job listings, Cleveland-Roberts was able to present fac...


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    ANOTHER COLLEGE TO OFFER FACEBOOK'S DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE

    Jun 20, 2019

    Harold Washington College is teaming up with Facebook and its education partner Pathstream to offer a 24-week digital marketing certificate. The community college in Chicago is one of 20 the social media company is working with to provide training in digital marketing as part of its broader initiati...


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    STEM STUDENTS: ARTS IMPROVED OUR SOFT SKILLS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Six students recently spoke during the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., about how arts education and the soft skills it helped them develop are key to their success in the fields they’re pursuing in college, EdSurge reports.One student, who studied network security at Bowie State ...


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    HOW THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CAN HELP STUDENTS SAVE MONEY

    Jun 19, 2019

    The university library is a central hub connecting nearly every facet of a campus, and it is supported by students’ tuition. In the library, we asked ourselves what we could do to defray costs for students while also removing financial barriers to reading and learning.The answer lay right at o...


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    STUDENTS CREATE, EXPLORE NEW WORLDS THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY

    Jun 19, 2019

    Devyn Lyons wields the controller as if she grasps a wand, twirling it in the air and imagining sparks flying from it, as if she were a character in a Harry Potter movie. The device she holds emits no such spurts of light and color in the world of her art classroom at North Street School. But in the...


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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    THE FUTURE OF CAPS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    Jun 18, 2019

    Colleges and universities are attempting to bring science and practice together to address the mental health and well-being of college students. But they have a long way to go—the best practices that can help institutions deliver counseling and psychological services (CAPS) in higher education...


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    WHAT IT’S LIKE NAVIGATING THE STRICTEST STUDENT PRIVACY LAW IN THE COUNTRY

    Jun 18, 2019

    We often hear how important it is to protect the privacy of student data. But the consequences can seem pretty abstract. When kids and adults alike are downloading a new app, or creating an online account, they tend to click “I agree” and “Allow” without a second thought. Aft...


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    WHY ARE STEM STUDENTS ABANDONING ACADEMIC CAREER PATHS?

    Jun 18, 2019

    Faculty in the STEM fields are powerful forces in shaping engineering and computing education—the profession’s essential source of training and skills development. But even as the number of students pursuing science and engineering doctorates has increased dramatically, there has been a ...


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    POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA

    Jun 17, 2019

    Do you harbour dreams of furthering your studies in the Land Down Under?There are many enticing reasons to study in Australia, some of which include the country cementing its status as a rising star for tertiary studies. According to reports, Australia is the third-most popular destination in the wo...


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    HOW COUNTRIES MAKE HIGHER ED AFFORDABLE: WHAT THE DATA SHOWS

    Jun 17, 2019

    A recent New York Times article offered a snapshot of how students in nine countries paid for their college. While it is right to seek international comparisons, the piece was misleading by relying too heavily on anecdotes and failing to give enough context about the rules of the road for higher edu...


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    A RESOURCE-PACKED GUIDE ON HOW DIGITAL LEARNING CAN CONNECT YOUTH TO OPPORTUNITY

    Jun 17, 2019

    When kids first join the Maker Foundations program at Digital Harbor Foundation, a technology-focused out-of-school organization in Baltimore, they are given a pile of everyday items such as an electric toothbrush, a plastic cup, a few markers and some rubber bands. Then they are told: Build a robot...


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    THIS TOOL HELPS TEACHERS INTEGRATE DIGITAL CONTENT INTO THEIR CURRICULUM

    Jun 16, 2019

    Teachers know what it takes to guide students toward success. Personalization, real-life connections and differentiation can stir genuine excitement in learners. But it takes hefty behind-the-scenes work to find high-quality content and adapt it to multiple ability levels and learning styles while a...


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    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGHER AND DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS

    Jun 13, 2019

    Despite contrary belief, apprenticeships aren’t always easy.Painted as a period of training that equips you with a niche set of skills and invaluable industry experience, many students opt for an apprenticeship to acquire practical skills and earn a egular pay cheque.Reporting to TES News, 22 ...


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    UW STUDENT VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECTS DEMONSTRATE EMPATHY, EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT USE CASES

    Jun 13, 2019

    What is it like to be homeless? How do you navigate around a crowded room in a wheelchair? Is teaching math in three dimensions a more effective learning tool?University of Washington students showed how virtual and augmented reality technology can provide answers to these questions as part of a VR/...


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    THE WORK OF ECOSYSTEM ENABLERS: SPREADING INNOVATION IN K12 EDUCATION

    Jun 13, 2019

    There are over 132,000 schools in the United States, and most of them continue to operate as they did 150 years ago. While many experts are increasingly vocal about the mismatch between our prevalent sit-and-get, industrialized model of schooling, and the agile, dynamic skills the global digital eco...


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    TECHNOLOGY CONNECTS RURAL STUDENTS TO COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES

    Jun 12, 2019

    College Possible recently launched a program that helps high-achieving rural students navigate the college application process. Previously, the 19-year-old nonprofit organization focused on assisting low-income urban high schoolers get into college, according to The Hechinger Report.The program prov...


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    RAPTOR TECHNOLOGIES BUYS LOBBYGUARD TO EXPAND SCHOOL SAFETY SUITE

    Jun 11, 2019

    Raptor Technologies, a Houston-based K-12 school security services provider, has bought LobbyGuard Solutions, a visitor management and front office automation system provider based in Raleigh, N.C., for an undisclosed amount.The combined organization will serve about 30,000 K-12 schools, according t...


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    GRAD NATION: US WON'T MEET 90% GRADUATION GOAL BY 2020

    Jun 11, 2019

    The national graduation rate continued to inch higher in 2017 to 84.6%, up from 84.1% in 2016, according to the latest Building a Grad Nation report from the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and Civic, a policy and research organization.But states are off pace to reach the 90% r...


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    HOMEWORK GAP CONTINUES TO IMPACT 18% OF NATION'S STUDENTS

    Jun 11, 2019

    According to an Associated Press census data analysis reported in Education Week, around 18% (nearly 3 million) of U.S. students have no home internet access, and 17% lack access to home computers, impacting their ability to complete homework assigned in increasingly digital classroom environments.T...


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    HOW ONLINE LEARNING IS RESHAPING HIGHER EDUCATION

    Jun 11, 2019

    With fewer high-school graduates and foreign students coming to class, the nation’s universities and colleges are turning to increasingly sophisticated and more affordable online courses to help fill the gap.The development of online education raises the question of whether it will evolve from...


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    4 MEASURES TO MAKE DIVERSITY A PRIORITY IN HIGHER-ED IT

    Jun 11, 2019

    Higher-ed IT is not keeping pace with the U.S. workforce when it comes to employing underrepresented groups, according to survey data from EDUCAUSE. EDUCAUSE asked the 1,592 respondents in its 2019 Higher Education Workforce Landscape study several questions related to diversity, equity, and inclusi...


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    IS SCHOOL SURVEILLANCE GOING TOO FAR? PRIVACY LEADERS URGE A SLOW DOWN

    Jun 10, 2019

    To surveil or not to surveil? That is the question U.S. schools are grappling with as they face mounting pressure to better protect students against the gamut of growing safety concerns, from school shootings to bullying and self-harm.Increasingly, many schools and states are deciding that the answe...


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    INTERNET PIONEER: EDUCATION, SMART REGULATION NEEDED FOR DIGITAL FUTURE

    Jun 10, 2019

    Senior Google executive and internet pioneer, Vint Cerf, has called for the introduction of smart regulation “guard rails”, and improved digital education for tech professionals and the general public, as the UN published a landmark report on Monday towards creating a safer more inclusiv...


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    COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS HELP STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREER PASSIONS AT EARLIER AGES

    Jun 10, 2019

    The Chula Vista Elementary School District in California has works in collaboration with its local public library and other local businesses and organizations to expand career exploration efforts to students at a younger age through an Innovation Station — a combination makerspace and STEAM la...


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    STEM SCHOOL CENTER COMBINES AIR FORCE TRAINING, GAMING

    Jun 09, 2019

    The Dayton Regional STEM School has opened the doors to a 30,000-square-foot building expansion that includes educational outreach center for gaming software and programming aimed at Air Force training.The STEM School and the Air Force Research Laboratory partnered to co-locate the Gaming Research I...


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    TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING PRISON EDUCATION PROGRAMS SCALE. WHAT’S THE CATCH?

    Jun 06, 2019

    Colleges and universities with prison education programs are increasingly using technology to deliver instruction to incarcerated individuals, even with strict limitations on internet access in correctional facilities.But the technology is also raising serious questions about quality.Those are among...


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    WHERE IS ELIZABETH WARREN'S PLAN FOR K-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION?

    Jun 06, 2019

    You can buy a t-shirt that says so. The New York Times says that her plans have helped her “gain ground,” which is another way of  saying that the press is finally giving her the kind of coverage she deserves and not relegating her to back bench status while they get all excited abo...


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    3 WAYS WE’RE IMPROVING STUDENT RETENTION

    Jun 06, 2019

    What is one of the most critical components of a tuition-dependent university’s bottom line? Student retention. With many institutions grappling with competitive admissions and declining enrollments, retaining students has never been more essential than it is today.Acknowledging the importance...


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    STUDENTS SIZE UP EDTECH’S DARK SIDE

    Jun 06, 2019

    When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side.This made a great deal of sense. We’re witnessing waves of technology skepticism and dread, with multiple ...


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    CTE PROGRAM PAIRS TEENS, PRESCHOOLERS FOR STEM LEARNING

    Jun 05, 2019

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools launched a preschool coding and robotics program in some of its child care centers, using high school students to help with the teaching, according to District Administration. The older students are part of a program that trains them to become child care professional...


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    LEADING EUROPEAN ANALYST FIRM OVUM NAMES MADISON LOGIC A “LEADER” IN THEIR REPORT ON ACCOUNT BASED MARKETING

    Jun 05, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced that Ovum, a market-leading data, research and consulting business headquartered in the U.K., named Madison Logic a “Leader” in the Ovum Market Radar: Account-Based Marketing report. Ovum recognized...

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    HOW MICRO-INTERNSHIPS WORK FOR STUDENTS AND COMPANIES

    Jun 03, 2019

    Micro-internships," or project-based internships, are emerging as a way for students to get a foot in the door and for employers to test talent before making a commitment.Lasting just days or weeks, micro-internships can create a more meaningful experience, too, according to Jeffrey Moss, CEO o...


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    SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEILLANCE RAISES PRIVACY INFRINGEMENT QUESTIONS

    Jun 03, 2019

    Facing ongoing threats of school violence, some districts are implementing services to monitor the social media accounts of everyone living in the immediate vicinity, including unrelated adults, with one company called Social Sentinel watching over all local posts for key phrases that could foretell...


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    THE SHAPE OF GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION

    Jun 01, 2019

    How do different countries view international higher education? The Shape of Global Higher Education: International comparisons with Europe, a new report from the British Council launched at Going Global 2019, compares national support for international engagement in higher education across 20 count...


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    OFSTED: ACADEMISATION MADE THE CURRICULUM 'SUFFER'

    Jun 01, 2019

    The curriculum in England's schools “started to suffer” because of academisation, a top Ofsted official has said.Sean Harford, Ofsted’s national director of education, said today that the inspectorate “missed a trick” because it was slow to respond to schools having...


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    TECHNOLOGY CAN TRANSFORM GLOBAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION, BUT IT'S NO SILVER BULLET

    May 30, 2019

    New report offers a blueprint for prudent investments in technology, through which governments can create effective and fair health and education services. Well-considered investments in digital technology can be transformational for health and education services across the developing world, but too...


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    STRONG JOB MARKET, FEWER HIGH SCHOOL GRADS CONTINUE TO STRESS ENROLLMENT

    May 30, 2019

    Postsecondary enrollment continues its steady decline, dropping 1.7% year-over-year in the spring of 2019, representing 300,000 fewer students, per new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Enrollment shrunk by 0.9% at public four-year colleges and by 3.4% at public two-years...


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    AS MCGRAW-HILL EXPLORES AR TOOLS FOR CHEMISTRY, HOW CAN SCHOOLS TEST THE WATERS?

    May 29, 2019

    In an effort to improve chemistry instruction, publisher McGraw-Hill is working with ed tech startup Alchemie to develop augmented reality (AR) tools for the classroom, with funding for the project coming from a National Science Foundation grant, EdScoop reports.The AR tools are currently in the res...


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    DIVERSE ROLE MODELS MOLD THE FUTURES STUDENTS ENVISION

    May 29, 2019

    In 2016, 58% of girls drew a woman when asked to draw a scientist, compared to the 1% between 1966 to 1977, according to a 2018 meta-analysis looking at 50 years of Draw-A-Scientist Test studies, Edutopia reports.As students get older, however, they’re more likely to draw male scientists inste...


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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    STATE, COLLEGE OFFICIALS SAY EDUCATIONAL QUALITY MEASURES NEED A BOOST

    May 28, 2019

    Concerns about the value and purpose of higher education could be quieted if states adhered to better and more consistent standards for educational quality, according to a new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and the National Association of System Heads (...


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    FEDERAL LABOR BOARD TO SET 'STANDARD' FOR STUDENT WORKER UNIONS

    May 28, 2019

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced last week that it plans to propose rules to serve as a "standard" for determining whether student workers at private colleges and universities are employees for the purposes of collective bargaining.Listed for September 2019, the proposed...


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    HOW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CAN AVOID ACCIDENTAL PLAGIARISM

    May 27, 2019

    The topic of plagiarism and academic integrity among international students in Australia is currently a hot one, but it’s something that has been going on for a while.In 2015, ABC’s Four Corners aired a report entitled “Degrees of Deception,” which revealed widespread contrac...


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    HERE’S WHY UNDERSTANDING ADULT LEARNERS IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL

    May 27, 2019

    Adults are quickly taking over a larger and larger part of the student population at colleges and universities–and understanding adult learners is key to institutional success.The idea of the “traditional student,” who graduates high school and enrolls in a university, graduating i...


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    4 WAYS TO IMPROVE DIGITAL EQUITY IN YOUR CLASSROOM

    May 27, 2019

    As a former middle school teacher who taught in a lower-income, majority-minority school equipped with lots of “high tech” tools, I often wondered about digital equity. For me, students’ access to tech at school wasn’t the issue. However, I knew that things were a lot differe...


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    THE RIGHT WAY TO DOWNSIZE AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION

    May 26, 2019

    The American university is shrinking.It has been a relatively quiet downsizing so far, but it's going to get louder in the years ahead. College enrollment is decreasing nationwide. Lower-tier schools are struggling to meet enrollment goals, and even mid-tier schools are scrambling to develop new...


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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    MINORITY, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS 'ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY' FUELED UNDERGRAD ENROLLMENT GROWTH

    May 23, 2019

    An influx of low-income and students of color has "almost exclusively" driven explosive growth in undergraduate enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities in the past two decades, an analysis from the Pew Research Center found. Of some 20 million undergraduate students in the 2015-16 aca...


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    ED DEPT TO IMPLEMENT OBAMA-ERA EQUITY RULES IN IDEA POLICY

    May 23, 2019

    More than two months after a court decision rebuking U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s decision to delay by two years the implementation of an Obama-era policy addressing racial disparities in school discipline practices and special education placement, the U.S. Department of Education...


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    TAKE STEM LESSONS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WITH THESE 3 APPROACHES

    May 22, 2019

    Educators looking to engage students more deeply in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects may want to consider including humor and outside-the-box projects. That’s the findings of a survey of 1,100 U.S. high school students, conducted by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvani...


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    WEARABLES MAY BOOST PHYSICAL EDUCATION — IF DATA IS USED APPROPRIATELY

    May 22, 2019

    In some physical education classes, students don wearables devices like the Apple Watch, giving instructors more specific data about a child’s workout, to help them meet fitness goals, wrote District Administration.Armbands, for example, show the heart rate of students in Washington’s Bu...


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    WHAT IS COLLEGE PRESIDENTS' ROLE IN THE HIGHER ED AFFORDABILITY CONVERSATION?

    May 21, 2019

    Like many leaders of large public universities these days, Eric Kaler saw highs and lows during his tenure at the helm of the University of Minnesota. Since taking over the position in 2011, he's gone to bat with state legislators over funding and tuition prices, launched a multibillion-dollar f...


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    HOW USF IS BREAKING DOWN INFORMATION SILOS AND IGNITING STUDENT SUCCESS

    May 21, 2019

    We believe that every student admitted to the University of South Florida will succeed.  The student success movement at USF is built on that simple, fundamental belief.  We hold ourselves accountable for our performance, so we have responded well to the new accountability rules and expect...


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    INFLATION RATE OF 2.6% EXPECTED FOR COLLEGES IN 2019

    May 20, 2019

    U.S. colleges can expect their costs to rise by 2.6% in the 2019 fiscal year, according to data from the Commonfund Institute, which intends to help higher ed institutions project their budget increases. The preliminary Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) for 2019, which measures inflation in higher...


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    TEACHER RETENTION, TEAM-BUILDING KEY TO SCHOOL TURNAROUND

    May 20, 2019

    Sonya Mora, principal of Samuel Houston Gates Elementary in San Antonio, Texas, transformed her school from one of the lowest performing in Texas to one with an "A" status, Edutopia reports. Much of the student population is from high-poverty, drug-infested neighborhoods. Mora improved tea...


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    COLORADO STATE GLOBAL CAMPUS PARTNERS WITH CAREER EDUCATION PROVIDER

    May 14, 2019

    Colorado State University System's Global Campus (CSU-Global) last week announced an enrollment partnership with Kenzie Academy, an Indianapolis-based career training school that focuses on technology skills and digital marketing.Students now have the option to begin a one-to-two-year program wi...


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    3 DRIVERS OF NEW ONLINE LEARNING MODELS

    May 14, 2019

    Online learning models are a higher-ed staple for many different reasons, including flexibility, availability to students in different geographical areas, and the ability to help workers build new skills or strengthen existing ones.But now, online learning is on the verge of yet another revolution, ...


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    NEW PROGRAM TARGETS COLLEGE READINESS GAP

    May 13, 2019

    A new competency-based series of courses aims to tackle the growing college readiness gap and prepare students for success in and after college.WGU Academy, a new independent operating unit from Western Governors University, is intended to help solve the widening college readiness gap. Courses and p...


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    3 CHANGES HIGHER ED LEADERS SHOULD BE READY TO MAKE

    May 13, 2019

    Colleges across the nation are in a period of immense change.For one, who is going to college is shifting. Student populations are more diverse than ever, and a growing number of working adults are enrolling in postsecondary education. As the market pushes back on rising tuition, colleges are feelin...


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    TUITION DISCOUNTS REACH RECORD HIGH (AGAIN) AS COLLEGES DIVERSIFY REVENUE

    May 10, 2019

    The average tuition discount rate for first-time, full-time freshmen at private, nonprofit four-year institutions is expected to reach a record high of 52.2% in the 2018-19 academic year, according to a new survey of more than 400 colleges and universities by the National Association of College and ...


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    WHY ARE ALTERNATIVE DIGITAL CREDENTIALS NECESSARY?

    May 10, 2019

    Alternative digital credentials are positioned to transform the relationship between higher ed and students. But how can institutions respond to these fast-developing credentials in a way that is measured and thoughtful, but quick enough so as to not be left behind.Establishing such a credential sys...


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    FUTURE OF WORK-STUDY: HOW COLLEGES' ROLE IN STUDENT EMPLOYMENT IS CHANGING

    May 09, 2019

    A familiar chunk of financial aid, work-study has for years slid job-hungry students into easy-to-learn and fluid positions that colleges might otherwise struggle to fill, especially so inexpensively. It even sometimes bridges the gap with the business community or encourages students to connect wit...


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    THE ‘TEACHING TOOLBOX’ LIFE SCIENCE SCHOOLS SHOULD OFFER STUDENTS

    May 09, 2019

    Last month, vast advancements were made in the global life sciences field.From the rise of gene therapy and its paradigm-changing technology to the world’s first AI-powered PCR platform being launched by Thermo Fisher Scientific, there has been a multitude of recent scientific revelations.If y...


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    CAN BATTLE OF THE BOOKS INSTIL A LOVE OF READING AMONG K12 STUDENTS?

    May 09, 2019

    Several studies suggest that the number of children who read for pleasure is on the decline.While gadgets such as tablets and smartphones are highly popular in households worldwide, this has not necessarily translated to more reading time. In fact, research suggests the opposite to be true – t...


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    ADTALEM, NORTHEASTERN TO OFFER AI CERTIFICATE COURSE

    May 08, 2019

    Adtalem Global Education, which has been expanding its professional education programs, made another move in that direction on Monday with the announcement it will work with Northeastern University to develop a non-degree, certificate-bearing business course in artificial intelligence (AI) for finan...


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    HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS INCREASINGLY TURNING TO CTE COURSES

    May 08, 2019

    High-achieving K-12 students are taking technical courses not traditionally associated with those who have four-year college ambitions, additionally attending high schools that have courses on dental assisting as well as engineering, Education Week reports.Vocational training has been eyed as the pa...


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    ED TECH STORAGE NEEDS CAN LEAVE SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS SCRAMBLING FOR SPACE

    May 08, 2019

    As technology in the classroom becomes the norm, schools must find safe locations to store the devices, as well as physical tech infrastructure, requiring these locations to be identified before the technology purchase is made, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.Locations like libraries and empty cl...


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    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES IN TECH SECTOR

    May 07, 2019

    The Sault Technology Engagement and Mentoring (STEaM) group and YouLaunch (a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC), are conducting a mentoring event for Grades 9-12 students entitled –“Explore Tech – A Mentoring Event” (sponsored by Tenaris, with support ...


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    PUBLISHER CONSOLIDATION CONTINUES WITH WILEY, CENGAGE AND MCGRAW-HILL DEALS

    May 07, 2019

    Marking another major strategic move in recent weeks among academic publishers, John Wiley & Sons announced Monday that it will acquire the assets of Knewton, a firm specializing in adaptive learning technology and open educational resources (OER).Wiley's purchase of Knewton for an undisclos...


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    RESEARCHERS ASSESSING AI'S ABILITY TO MEASURE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    May 07, 2019

    Researchers at University of Montreal are partnering with ed tech firm Classcraft to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to measure student engagement and survey potential classroom management changes. The research will take place with data collected on Classcraft’s technology, whi...


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    SHOULD SEN CHILDREN BE ENROLLED IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS?

    May 06, 2019

    Should children with special educational needs (SEN) enroll in mainstream schools? That’s a question many parents with SEN kids grapple with.On the one hand, parents want their child to grow alongside their non-disabled peers and be a part of the mainstream community.On the other, many valid c...


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    UCHICAGO’S URBAN EDUCATION INSTITUTE JOINS THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION

    May 06, 2019

    The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration will become the academic home of the Urban Education Institute starting July 1, advancing the University’s commitment to academic excellence combined with wide-ranging work to address major social challenges. “The Universi...


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    MICROGRANTS AID LOW-INCOME STUDENTS BY COVERING SMALL COSTS

    May 06, 2019

    Microgrants, which consist of money raised through fundraising efforts and donations, allow schools and districts to offer smaller grants to students for items such as books, necessary clothing or supplemental college funds needed to help them persist through postsecondary education, Forbes reports....


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    SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY: SHOULD WE LET THE COURTS DECIDE?

    May 06, 2019

    There is a paradox at the heart of Ofsted. On the one hand, Ofsted’s defenders claim that its frameworks and handbooks aren’t prescriptive. After all, they do not say precisely how a school should go about ensuring that "leaders have a clear and ambitious vision for providing high-q...


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    MADISON LOGIC UNVEILS NEW DATA CLOUD TO ACCELERATE ABM FOR B2B ORGANIZATIONS GLOBALLY

    May 06, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announces the launch of the ML Data Cloud, powering cutting-edge ABM to accelerate your pipeline and convert your best accounts faster. With state-of-the-art architecture, rich data, and a robust data gateway, the ML Dat...

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    WHY ARE PARENTS SO HARD TO ENGAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS?

    May 04, 2019

    We recently ran a Twitter chat for educators on parental engagement with Dr Janet Goodall, a leading academic and researcher in the field. One participant asked why there was such a difference in parental engagement in primary school compared with secondary school.Dr Goodall described the research f...


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    REPORT SHOWS WRAPAROUND SERVICES' IMPACT ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT SUCCESS

    May 03, 2019

    Another study offers evidence that wraparound supports for community college students can improve their chances of persisting, in this case nearly doubling their retention to the next term and leading to a 35% increase in full-time enrollment. Preliminary results from an eight-year study by the Univ...


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    HOW BOOT CAMPS ARE BRINGING SKILLS TRAINING TO COLLEGE

    May 03, 2019

    Boot camp provider Trilogy Education Services was a big get for online program manager (OPM) 2U, which last month announced plans to pick up the four-year-old company for $750 million. And the move is symbolic of a bigger trend among OPMs to fill out their product portfolios with a broader range of ...


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    TEACHERS NEED MORE HELP TO SUPPORT REFUGEE CHILDREN

    May 02, 2019

    “War is bad. It’s when they throw bombs out of planes. Sometimes I heard bombs. But I don’t remember. I only think of good things. I have a box in my head and put all the bad things in there and keep it locked. At the start in the UK, it was hard because we knew no one. I was shy a...


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    HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSES $150M CAREER EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES

    May 02, 2019

    The House Appropriations Committee on Monday proposed a $150 million program to support career training and education at two-year institutions. Run by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program would aim to meet local and regional workforce needs by tra...


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    HOW STEM LEARNING INVIGORATES CLASSROOMS

    May 01, 2019

    Lead The Way (PLTW)—an organization that has been bringing real-world and hands-on STEM learning into the classroom for 22 years—about the importance of STEM education. PLTW creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empowers students to develop the in-demand knowledge and s...


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    ALLOWING STUDENTS TO RETAKE TESTS MITIGATES FEAR OF FAILURE

    May 01, 2019

    Giving students an opportunity to retake tests provides an opportunity for them to learn from their failures, but Edutopia reports most teachers responding to a Facebook and Twitter poll noted it's best done when limits are put in place, with many having found students would occasionally fail a ...


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    SOCIAL SKILLS, HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITIES TAKE THE 'EXTRA' OUT OF 'EXTRACURRICULAR'

    May 01, 2019

    As budgets cut away at extracurricular programs in schools, low-income and minority students are not getting access to these opportunities, on a scale of three to one, as compared to students from middle-class families, wrote EdSurge.When it comes to extra courses that are academic in nature, in par...


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    DO LEARNING OUTCOMES SET INSTITUTIONS APART?

    May 01, 2019

    How different are learning outcomes from college to college? A new report from Campus Labs, whose software helps colleges track student success initiatives, examines some 8,500 learning outcome statements across 73 two- and four-year institutions to determine key areas of focus at the institutional ...


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    EDUCATION: DRAFT SCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR WALES PUBLISHED

    Apr 30, 2019

    The draft of the new curriculum has been unveiled, in what has been called a "major milestone" in the biggest reform to Welsh schools in decades.The education minister said the new curriculum would be a "big culture change" and "very different to what most of us will have ex...


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    NEW RI EDUCATION CHIEF TOURS SCHOOLS IN PROVIDENCE

    Apr 29, 2019

    Rhode Island's new state education commissioner, Angelica Infante-Green, began her first day on the job Monday touring schools in Providence and Barrington, a week after the state announced it will conduct a 60-day review of the capital's troubled schools.Gov. Gina Raimondo and Providence Ma...


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    COSTLY LESSON: ECONOMICS OF 'FREE' COLLEGE EDUCATION

    Apr 29, 2019

    As a pioneer in e-learning education who has taught over 250 courses online in the last 20 years, I realize the actual costs of education have come down dramatically in the last 30 years.However, that hasn't prevented the expansion of student debt to about $1.5 to $2 trillion.Most politicians th...


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    HOW DO SEMESTER RHYTHMS IMPACT YOUR STUDIES?

    Apr 29, 2019

    Whether you’re a professor or a student, leveraging the rhythms of study semesters can be a trying task at times.Often linked to exam exhaustion and crammed study sessions, rushed years leave everyone feeling out of sync and having to play catch up with a university’s academic flow.The s...


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    MENTORING PROGRAMS ARE A GREAT WAY TO BOOST STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

    Apr 29, 2019

    At Indiana State University (ISU), mentoring programs are in the DNA. The school offers an assortment of both formal and informal options, including programs that serve distinct student populations. Others involve peer mentoring or drawing on an axis of faculty-staff-alumni to lend their guidance an...


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    LEGISLATIVE PLAN PROVIDES 'ROADMAP' FOR BOOSTING EARLY ED ACCESS IN CALIFORNIA

    Apr 29, 2019

    As California lawmakers begin to take action on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s broad plan for early-childhood education (ECE) in the state, an Assembly commission is recommending the creation of a policy council to advise state leaders, more input from parents and significant increases in pay for early e...


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    CAN STUDENT COACHING HELP HIGHER ED IMPROVE RETENTION RATES?

    Apr 26, 2019

    Many higher-ed student success initiatives focus on at-risk students. Loyola University New Orleans, however, has flipped this script by giving every first-year student personalized coaching—and it’s working: The percentage of students who return for their second year is now at an all-ti...


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    PRIVATE SCHOOLS: RECORD FEES AND 5 OTHER FINDINGS

    Apr 26, 2019

    Private school fees have risen by almost twice the rate of inflation over the past year to a record level, with London seeing the biggest increase, according to new research.The overall figure, from today’s annual census of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), masks wide variations across th...


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    2 STATE UNIVERSITIES SUCCESSFULLY REPLICATE STEM PROGRAM FOR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS

    Apr 26, 2019

    Two state flagship universities — Penn State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) — have made strides in retaining and graduating more underrepresented students in STEM fields thanks to a program pioneered by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), accor...


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    SURVEY: TEACHERS REMAIN LUKEWARM ON ED TECH'S IMPACT ON CLASSROOMS

    Apr 26, 2019

    Educators remain cautious of the hype around ed tech, with less than a third reporting that they've changed their teaching styles or philosophies based on ed tech innovations, Education Week reports. Other findings from a new survey conducted by the Education Week Research Center include that wh...


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    SUPPORTING CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

    Apr 26, 2019

    The education market is ultra-competitive. Parents are constantly on the lookout for schools that stand out in the sea of excellence – even at the pre-school level.And it’s no surprise, seeing that childhood is a critical phase in human development. This includes the development of their...


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    UMBC PROGRAM TO SUPPORT DIVERSE STUDENTS IN STEM SUCCESSFULLY REPLICATED AT PSU, UNC

    Apr 25, 2019

    UMBC's Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been lauded as a national model for supporting diverse students in STEM fields. Other institutions across the United States have begun to ask if UMBC's approach could work for them. A new paper published in Science on April 26 answers that question with ...


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    MAINTAINING SCHOOL FACILITIES A CHALLENGE FOR POORER DISTRICTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Unified School District 377 in rural Kansas is facing a facilities dilemma: Aging school buildings need renovations and its central office's heating system stopped working, but multiple attempts to raise local taxes to fund maintenance work have failed, and the last successful bond campaign was ...


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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION IN SUFFOLK TO GET £45M BOOST

    Apr 24, 2019

    A local authority is to borrow up to £30m to fund hundreds of new special educational needs (SEND) school places.Suffolk County Council wants to create more than 800 new places. This will take five years and cost about £45m.The Conservative council's cabinet has approved the first ph...


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    TWITCH-STREAMED LECTURES HAILED AS FUTURE OF BLENDED LEARNING

    Apr 24, 2019

    Earlier this week University of Alberta Provost James Fasth took to Twitch in order to announce a pilot project of bringing lectures onto the popular streaming platform.“Blended learning is about giving students the freedom to choose how they learn, and encouraging self-regulation,” he e...


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    ED DEPT: NEW ACCREDITATION RULES WILL BE 'MORE AGGRESSIVE' TO PREVENT ABRUPT COLLEGE CLOSURES

    Apr 24, 2019

    Diane Auer Jones, principal deputy under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, outlined how forthcoming regulations on accreditation would address college closings during an event Tuesday hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.New regulations will include "financial ...


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    PULL-OUT PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON ACADEMICS MAY ACCELERATE LEARNING FOR GIFTED STUDENTS

    Apr 24, 2019

    While some believe a gifted education is meant to help higher-performing students gain access to advanced material, a new study from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education has found that many of these pupils are not getting this exposure, wrote The Hechinger Report.The survey took a lo...


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    PLANNING TO BUY ED TECH? THE 'WHY' AND 'HOW' MATTER MORE THAN 'WHAT'

    Apr 24, 2019

    There is more to successfully implementing ed tech than just making the purchase, as success is much more about having a plan with well-defined "whys" and "hows" for the technology, strong support infrastructure and ensuring all departments and stakeholders are on the same page t...


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    A SHIFT TOWARD WELLBEING TO ADDRESS STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

    Apr 23, 2019

    Like every college and university in the nation, the University of Memphis has struggled with a rapid and ongoing rise of student demand for mental health services. We’re also grappling with the realities of the mental-health crisis in America: According to a recent study published in the Jour...


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    CINCINNATI LATEST TO PUSH BACK HIGH SCHOOL START TIMES

    Apr 23, 2019

    Cincinnati Public Schools will push the start time for all of its public high schools from around 7:30 a.m. to a "healthier" start time of 8:30 a.m. or later in the next three years, following a school board vote last week, WKRC reports.The decision to support later bell schedules came abo...


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    SENATE ADVANCES EDUCATION BUDGET DEAL

    Apr 23, 2019

    Majority Republicans approved a $985 million education budget Tuesday they said would adequately meet needs in a fiscally responsible way while critics warned it would cost college students more in tuition at a time the state could afford to spend more.The Iowa Senate, on a 32-18 party-line vote, ap...


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    USA TRIATHLON LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE EDUCATION PLATFORM FOR COACHES

    Apr 23, 2019

    The system, which uses LearnUpon technology, brings webinars, newsletters, exams and certifications into a single portal to improve the user experience and technical functionalities.Users will save time on the platform, allowing them to focus on honing their practice through educational opportunitie...


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    THE BEST TECH IN THE CLASSROOM? AN OLD-SCHOOL WHITEBOARD

    Apr 23, 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a “techvangelical” teacher.Every lesson she taught involved a dizzying array of technology: flipchart voting, notebook computers, moving text boxes and images that danced before students’ eyes.This teacher even presented research on how VLE forums could ...


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    ADULTS TO BE OFFERED FREE DIGITAL SKILLS COURSES

    Apr 23, 2019

    Adults with no or few digital skills are to be given access to a new suite of free courses, apprenticeship and skills minister Anne Milton has announced.The new offer, unveiled today, will comprise a range of new "essential digital skills" qualifications, which will be available from 2020,...


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    HOW CLEMSON TRANSFORMED ITS MBA PROGRAM FOR THE AGE OF ONLINE LEARNING

    Apr 22, 2019

    Clemson University has long offered an on-campus MBA program, but starting this fall, the South Carolina-based school is placing its bets on something a bit different: an ambitious new version of the program that will allow students to access the same curriculum virtually through online learning. An...


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    HOW NEW LEARNING MODES WILL SHAPE THE 'FUTURE OF WORK'

    Apr 22, 2019

    The function and makeup of the workforce will change as industries adapt to new technology and processes, raising questions about how educational models are responding to deliver relevant training, explains a new white paper from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.The report ex...


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    5 EDTECH ACCELERATORS THAT ARE CHANGING K-12

    Apr 22, 2019

    Five powerful edtech accelerators are influencing the skills and needs of K-12 students and educators, according to a new CoSN report released during the advocacy group’s 2019 conference. These edtech accelerators are major disruptive shifts in the status quo that redefine the future of educat...


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    UNIVERSITY STUDENTS – SHOULD YOU CONSIDER AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP?

    Apr 22, 2019

    Internships are a wonderful extension of classroom learning where you can put what you’ve learned into use or learn something new entirely.However, not all internships are paid, which can put you in a pickle. There’s no guarantee an internship will land you a job in the future, so should...


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    FOR COLLEGES, OUTSOURCING THE VIRTUAL FUTURE IS A BAD IDEA

    Apr 22, 2019

    More colleges are looking to online programs for financial health these days—and even survival—as demographic changes are leading fewer students to seek traditional campus experiences.But as many academic leaders look around for help going online, they often can’t find experts at t...


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    MARKETISATION COULD UNDERMINE HIGHER EDUCATION INNOVATION

    Apr 20, 2019

    The university sector in the United Kingdom is hugely diverse and that diversity is increasing rapidly. It is not just that devolution to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has encouraged regional diversity but that institutional missions, modes of operation and methods of governance are so differ...


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    NEW DIGITAL LESSONS IN QPS TARGET K-5 STUDENTS

    Apr 20, 2019

    "It's really cool," Lyndale said.Working her way through a lesson on Microsoft Word, "I'm learning how to change fonts and colors and to bold, italicize and underline stuff," she said. "I've done that before, but I don't really go into Word a whole lot."...


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    INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS TO HAVE SCHOOL USE OF PERSONAL LAPTOPS IN PRESTON

    Apr 19, 2019

    The Preston School District is moving forward with plans to increase digital learning in its schools. “Across the board we want to keep it as simple and secure as possible the first year,” junior high principal Mackay Manley told the district trustees. The school will provide laptop comp...


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    TEACHERS USING OWN CASH FOR CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS, SAYS NASUWT

    Apr 19, 2019

    Teachers are digging into their own pockets to provide basic classroom resources and essentials for their pupils, a survey has found.The results, which were released by the NASUWT teaching union as delegates gather for its annual conference in Belfast, came from responses from 4,386 teachers. Some 2...


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    HUNTLEY HIGH'S BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM LAUDED AS TOP IN NATION

    Apr 18, 2019

    Huntley High School's blended learning program, a pioneering alternative educational model in which students engage in self-directed, online learning, has garnered another accolade as it continues to grow.Huntley High recently was named the top blended learning high school in the nation by Study...


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    4 WAYS COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE TACKLING STUDENT SUCCESS WITH FEWER RESOURCES

    Apr 18, 2019

    Community colleges face mounting challenges. Since the Great Recession, states have pulled back their support, hurting the budgets of many two-year institutions. At the same time, a strong job market has pulled prospective students directly into the workforce, causing enrollments to drop nationwide....


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    WHAT A PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS EXPERIMENT TAUGHT 11 COLLEGES ABOUT SHARING DATA

    Apr 18, 2019

    When the leaders of 11 prominent public research universities signed an agreement to form the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) in 2014, it was viewed as a fairly bold (if brazen) move. They were going to share ideas in an increasingly competitive higher ed environment to tackle the thorny issue ...


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    CALL TO CHANGE ‘CRAZY’ FUNDING OF SPECIAL SCHOOLS

    Apr 17, 2019

    An education law expert is calling on the Scottish government to fully fund schools such as the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, arguing that the current system is “crazy” and leading to public money being wasted.There are eight schools in Scotland that receive money directly from the Sc...


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    HANDS-ON PROJECTS CAN INSTILL TEAMWORK, DESIGN THINKING AMONG STUDENTS

    Apr 17, 2019

    By having his 9th-grade students build a tiny home for the homeless, Tacoma, Washington, teacher Joe Romano said every member of his architecture and design class developed collaborative skills, he wrote in EdSurge.The students learned architecture, design and carpentry skills and concepts; conducte...


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    13 STRATEGIES TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN 'POST-TRADITIONAL' STUDENTS

    Apr 17, 2019

    The familiar gaps in services for nontraditional students — from emotional and academic support to pathways to a new career — can and should be closed for the benefit of these students and the institutions that increasingly rely on their attendance, a new report recommends.The 13 strateg...


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    SOCIAL MEDIA MISTAKES COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD AVOID

    Apr 17, 2019

    College is a magical time. Finally, you have the freedom to do whatever you want away from your parents and teachers.While college is the best time to let loose and discover who you really are, there are restrictions. In today’s digital age, our lives can be destroyed and reputations can be de...


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    STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES BUILD ORGANIZATION, COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    Apr 17, 2019

    Rayna Freedman, a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, Massachusetts, involves her students in parent-teacher conferences, she wrote in eSchoolNews. When she began the practice, each discussion took 45 minutes. Now they’re down to 20 minutes per family and mu...


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    LIONBRIDGE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS BY FORBES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    HARVARD’S BLOCKSTORE TECHNOLOGY WILL ENABLE PERSONALIZED LEARNING ON OPEN EDX

    Apr 16, 2019

    Robert Lue, the Faculty Director and Principal investigator for LabXchange at Harvard has envisioned an advanced way to create personalized learning paths through community engagement on Open edX with the upcoming release of Blockstore.“The hope is that what Blockstore on Open edX will allow u...


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    PERFORMANCE PAY CUTS SPENDING ON PRIMARY TEACHERS BY 11%

    Apr 16, 2019

    The amount of government money being spent on primary school teachers has fallen by 11 per cent after the introduction of performance-related pay, according to new research.Researchers say the main impact of "deregulating" teacher pay has been “negative and significant”, with r...


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    WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO IMPROVE TEACHING QUALITY?

    Apr 16, 2019

    Which is the most cost-effective way to improve teaching through in-service professional development? Intensive coaching? Or light-touch regular training?In a new paper for the Journal of Human Resources – which is featured in this month’s CfEE Monthly Research Digest – researchers...


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    AS NATIONAL AMERICAN U FACES POSSIBLE CLOSURE, ED DEPT TIGHTENS OVERSIGHT

    Apr 16, 2019

    For-profit college operator National American University Holdings (NAUH) said in a quarterly earnings report filed Monday that it came up short of the U.S. Department of Education's financial responsibility standards for receiving student aid through the Title IV program.According to NAUH, the d...


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    ARE BOOT CAMPS THE HIGHER ED DISRUPTORS THEY CLAIM TO BE?

    Apr 16, 2019

    Boot camps carry at least the potential to disrupt higher education and force colleges to consolidate, according to a new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank named for the Harvard University professor who developed a theory of disruptive innovation.These short-ter...


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    4 BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING STATE LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEMS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) in place to connect data between educational systems.Sparked by the availability of federal grants to build them starting in 2005, these data systems monitor students’ demographic information, pro...


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    HOW ONE SMALL COLLEGE HELPS ITS STUDENTS FIND 'PURPOSEFUL WORK'

    Apr 15, 2019

    Four out of five of today's college graduates say they want to find purpose in their work, which means their job interests them and provides meaning in their lives, according to a recent report from Gallup and Bates College. Yet fewer than half say they've done so successfully. This so-calle...


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    CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY INCORPORATING ROBOTICS INTO STEM COURSE OFFERINGS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Sydney, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Bringing academic research facilities and businesses together to find innovative solutions to industry challenges is key to generating income, spurring growth and making lasting impacts on the Atlantic Canadian economy. Cape Breton University ...


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    PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT MUCH GREATER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT, NEW RESEARCH FINDS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Governments keen to raise levels of educational attainment need to look at the cultures and attitudes of parents in high-achieving countries, not just national education systems – according to new findings from researchers at the University of Warwick and the Bank of Italy. he researchers set ...


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    FUNDING SHORTFALLS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CAUSING ‘UNTOLD MISERY’

    Apr 15, 2019

    Funding shortfalls for special educational needs in schools are causing “untold misery” for thousands of families, a teaching union says, with schools having hit “crisis point” in supporting the most vulnerable children.Nine out of 10 of local councils in England are “s...


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    STATE BILLS USE LOAN REPAYMENT, RETIRED TEACHER HIRING TO DRAW EDUCATORS TO RURAL DISTRICTS

    Apr 12, 2019

    Montana lawmakers are considering multiple pieces of legislation that would help rural districts attract and retain teachers, according to an Associated Press report. Under one House-approved proposal, rural schools that have fewer than 120 students would be eligible to hire retired educators &mdash...


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    CELEBRITIES HIT OUT AT PLANS FOR NEW FAITH SCHOOLS

    Apr 12, 2019

    Celebrities, politicians and some of the UK’s leading thinkers have united to fight a plan for a new wave of single-faith schools, which they say “fundamentally threatens social cohesion”.Writer Ian McEwan, film director Ken Loach, broadcaster Baroness (Joan) Bakewell and philosoph...


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    LEARN TO LEARN: SLOW LEARNING CAN BE BETTER LEARNING

    Apr 12, 2019

    This video describes learning surprises: sometimes what we believe about learning just isn’t true.For example, people often think video games are bad. But research shows that action-style video games, for example, can build the ability to focus. Games like Tetris can build spatial ability. But...


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    INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY MUST BE ALLOWED TO SUCCEED

    Apr 12, 2019

    This week the Department for Education (DfE) announced the 12 winning bids to create the first Institutes of Technology at locations around the UK.Backed by £170 million of government investment, the DfE claim the institutes will offer top-quality, higher level technical education, with the ai...


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    STEM: INQUIRY EXPLORES IMPACT OF SCIENCE TEACHING ON NURSERY CHILDREN

    Apr 12, 2019

    The importance of teaching science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) to young children will be explored by MSPs.The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee has today launched an inquiry to examine the impact of Stem subjects on children aged three to seven, and how success...


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    HOW COLLEGES CAN MAKE TUITION RESETS SUCCESSFUL

    Apr 11, 2019

    Tuition resets can help colleges boost enrollment and improve their bottom line, but a new study highlights several potential pitfalls, mostly related to planning for the change, marketing it and adjusting recruitment accordingly.Economist and former college president Lucie Lapovsky examined tuition...


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    TECHNICAL EDUCATION SHOULD NOT BE THE POOR RELATION

    Apr 11, 2019

    Our young people are suffering. Secondary and post-16 education needs to be seriously readjusted. This is a necessary and increasingly urgent need, as we can painfully see around us in society today. So, our current educational system perpetuates inequality – should we not work more strategica...


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    LACK OF HIGHER EDUCATION HINDERS UNEMPLOYED US YOUTH

    Apr 11, 2019

    One group in the United States who is not enjoying the low national unemployment rate is 18- to 24-year-old young adults who lack higher education, according to a new report.For them, the unemployment rate is 17 percent, according to recent research by the Brookings Institution. By comparison, the u...


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    DAYS CREEK INTRODUCES VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IN THE CLASSROOM

    Apr 11, 2019

    Virtual and augmented reality will likely become a part of the Days Creek classroom next year, but students have already started using the new technology.“The idea is that students and teachers get on here and get an understanding of how to us it and put it into the curriculum,” Steve Wo...


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    WE NEED TO TALK IN CLASSROOMS ABOUT BREXIT

    Apr 11, 2019

    The debate on Brexit has now dominated the front pages of major newspapers, social media and news bulletins for close to three years and, with the leaving date now moved back to 31 October, it’s going to carry on a good bit longer.It’s not just politicians struggling to agree on a cohere...


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    MORE EMPLOYERS TURNING TO APPRENTICESHIPS TO BUILD TALENT PIPELINE

    Apr 10, 2019

    Employers are finding success with modern apprenticeships, according to a new report from Institute for WorkPlace Skills & Innovation America (IWSI).With U.S. employers reporting challenges finding skilled workers, many are adopting programs that combine classroom learning and on-the-job trainin...


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    3 LESSONS AN EDUCATOR LEARNED WHEN HIS STUDENTS' BILL BECAME LAW

    Apr 10, 2019

    History teacher Stuart Wexler didn’t want his students to count on their cold case bill becoming law. Sure, he had hopes — as did they. But a high school civics class drafting a bill that would become a federal law? That had never been done before, he said, until his class saw their bill...


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    SEVEN TROUBLING FACTS ON AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW

    Apr 10, 2019

    The recent cheating scandal in which wealthy and well-connected parents paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to illegally game admission at elite universities exposed a rigged system. However, the biggest scandal facing higher education today isn’t the illegal activity – it’s what...


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    ALIGNING FEDERAL POLICIES KEY TO FORM STRONGER CTE PROGRAMS

    Apr 10, 2019

    With a growing need to address the skills gap, Scott Stump, U.S. assistant secretary for career, technical and adult education, spoke Monday about how states and local agencies can create stronger workforce pipelines by leveraging three major federal education laws:During a panel at the National Ass...


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    PRIMARY SCHOOLS HIT BY ‘COLLAPSE’ IN MUSIC TEACHERS

    Apr 10, 2019

    The number of music teachers working in Scottish primary schools has dropped by more than 40 per cent over the past seven years, national figures show.According to the Scottish government's teacher census, the figure has fallen on a yearly basis since 2011, when there were 108 teachers across th...


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    UK SCHOOLS ARE TURNING TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO FUND LANGUAGES

    Apr 09, 2019

    In Holly class, Matilda, aged six, calls the register. “Ciao, Tyler,” she says. “Presente,” he replies. “Ciao, Arthur,” she says next. “Ciao, Maestra Matilda,” he says. The class collapses into giggles: Matilda is taking the register as part of today&r...


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    SOUTH AFRICA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS ANOTHER PROBLEM: TEACHERS NOT TURNING UP

    Apr 09, 2019

    The Department of Basic Education has published its latest School Monitoring Survey, showing where the country’s schools are improving and also where things are getting worse.The survey was commissioned by the department in 2017, and sought to measure the progress of public schools through to ...


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    ACHIEVEMENT FIRST CHARTER NETWORK ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO REDUCE 'UNDERMATCHING'

    Apr 09, 2019

    The Achievement First charter school network, which includes 36 schools in three states, is launching a plan to offer scholarships to students accepted to but unable to attend more selective colleges due to cost, aiming to help low-income students of color attend institutions with higher black and H...


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    PRINCIPAL PIPELINE DISTRICTS SEE STRONGER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS, RETENTION

    Apr 08, 2019

    Schools with leaders placed as part of the Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI) — a major, $75 million effort of The Wallace Foundation from 2011-16 — have higher student achievement in both reading and math compared to similar schools that were not part of the initiative, according to a ...


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    CAREFUL TECH VETTING PROCESS KEY TO SAFEGUARDING STUDENT DATA

    Apr 08, 2019

    Kristy Sailors, the Houston Independent School District’s director of educational technology, carefully vets ed tech applications before the school system's 29,000-member staff can use them in the classroom, maintaining a resource toolbox full of pre-approved safe educational applications ...


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    REPORT: 'WORKHORSE' COLLEGES SHOULD CONSIDER RISK-SHARING

    Apr 05, 2019

    Public comprehensive universities — operating in a niche between the largest and most selective flagship institutions and community colleges — are an overlooked "workhorse" in higher education, enrolling around 70% of all four-year undergraduates and providing considerable upwa...


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    COMPUTER-BASED TESTING BUGS BITE SCHOOLS AGAIN

    Apr 05, 2019

    New York state schools reported issues with computer-based reading assessments from Questar Assessment, Inc., this week, Chalkbeat reports. Similar issues were reported last year.The issues were intermittent, according to the state, and arose when students were accessing and submitting the test, wit...


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    THE TRUTH ABOUT PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Apr 05, 2019

    Vox is currently running a series called “Hindsight 2070,” where prominent scholars have been asked to look back at today from 50 years in the future and identify what we do now that will be unthinkable then. Some things on the list, like eating meat and youth tackle football, are predic...


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    ASCL SAYS SCHOOLS NEED CURRICULUM AUTONOMY IN INSPECTIONS

    Apr 05, 2019

    A major headteachers’ union has backed Ofsted’s plans to create a new quality of education inspection grade but warned that schools must have autonomy over their curricula.The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has also welcomed the inspectorate’s proposal to separate...


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    THE ABJECT FAILURE OF MARKETISATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    Apr 05, 2019

    The enormous sums spent by many universities on marketing should come as no surprise (Report, 3 April). Nor should the fact that it is mostly the less prestigious institutions that are doing most of the spending. Like grade inflation, the rise in unconditional offers and vastly inflated vice-chancel...


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    WHY MORE AMERICAN SCHOOLS ARE IMPLEMENTING SCHOOL UNIFORMS

    Apr 05, 2019

    Kids who grew up in Asia, Australia and the UK probably envied American students who could strut their stuff in whatever clothing they liked at school (or at least, that’s how it appeared on American television).Besides the UK and Ireland, school-going children in countries across Europe don&r...


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    THIS UNIVERSITY WAS CROWNED THE WORLD’S BEST IN THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2019

    Apr 05, 2019

    University excellence can be measured in many ways, among them is their ability to deliver the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or as described by the UN, “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.As everyone has a role to pla...


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    MORE MONEY GOES INTO THE US PRISON SYSTEM THAN IT DOES ON EDUCATION

    Apr 04, 2019

    With the growing teacher crisis, Trump’s war on student visas and the recent college admissions scandal hitting headlines around the globe, it seems that chaos has disrupted the American education dream.Experts are closely observing the nation’s academic decline, calling for major reform...


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    TEACHERS REFUSING TO DISCUSS ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ BREXIT WITH PUPILS

    Apr 04, 2019

    An academic has claimed that Scottish teachers are avoiding discussing Brexit because it is “too controversial” and one school has even dropped Europe as a topic this year.The claims were made by Daniela Sime, a reader in social policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, who was...


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    IS RETURN ON INVESTMENT ACHIEVABLE IN K12?

    Apr 04, 2019

    As the superintendent of Morgan County (AL) School District for the past eight years, I experience the same challenges as most of today’s school administrators. Every year, our district has to balance the diverse needs of low-socioeconomic rural students with higher-performing feeder patterns,...


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    THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2019 BY SDG: QUALITY EDUCATION METHODOLOGY

    Apr 02, 2019

    This ranking focuses on universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education. As early years provision and lifelong learning are not the main focus of education at universities, this table should not be used to ass...


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    THE TOP EDUCATION INNOVATIONS AREN'T FUNDED BY INVESTORS

    Apr 02, 2019

    According to a new report out today from Finnish education nonprofit HundrED.org, a majority of the most promising and impactful education innovations around the world are being made by not-for-profit organizations, not business and investment interests, not governments.Every year, HundrED selects 1...


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    STEMPEDIA ROBOTICS LEARNING PLATFORM TEACHES STEM SKILLS TO CHILDREN

    Apr 02, 2019

    Abhishek Sharma, Co-Founder of STEMpedia, a startup that is developing technology and educational tools to make learning-by-doing accessible and and long-lasting for the young minds believes that even though STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning kits have been around on the m...


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    LEGO LAUNCHES THE EDUCATION SPIKE STEAM SYSTEM FOR GRADES 6-8

    Apr 02, 2019

    At an education event in New York today, LEGO announced the launch of Education Spike. The company’s latest STEAM offering is designed for use in classroom settings — specifically grades sixth through eighth (~ages 11 to 14).The kits combine LEGO bricks with sensors, motors and the &ldqu...


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    NEW SCHOOL INSPECTION REGIME LEADS TO 'TOUGHER' RATINGS

    Apr 02, 2019

    A new inspection regime introduced two-and-a-half years ago has made it more difficult for schools to be rated “very good” or “excellent” overall, say education directors and headteachers.Figures uncovered by Tes Scotland show that whilst three-quarters of schools were rated ...


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    CAREERS EDUCATION 'SHOULD START FROM AGE 2'

    Apr 01, 2019

    Children as young as 2 should be introduced to careers education through creative activities, a charity says.A report for Founders4Schools, entitled titled "More Than a Job’s Worth: Making Careers Education Age-Appropriate", says careers education should be introduced to the youngest...


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    CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS PROPOSE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REFORM

    Apr 01, 2019

    Legislation put forward in the California State Assembly by five Democratic lawmakers seeks to level the playing field for college admissions in the state just weeks after an alleged nationwide bribery scheme rocked the world of higher education.Among the proposals are requiring at least three admin...


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    THROUGH THE 'BACK DOOR': HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DO DONATIONS HAVE ON ADMISSIONS?

    Apr 01, 2019

    William Singer — the man at the center of a far-reaching alleged admissions bribery scandal unearthed by federal investigators — explained his scheme as creating a more certain path into elite colleges for families with means.In testimony, he said he merely created "a side door"...


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    CLOSING GAPS IN STUDENTS' BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE LEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD

    Apr 01, 2019

    The Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) is attempting to close gaps in students' background knowledge with a tool called the Knowledge Map. Developed at John Hopkins University's Institute for Education Policy, the map helps districts develop curriculum around familiar topics and concepts, ...


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    COUNCILLORS JOIN BATTLE AGAINST SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

    Apr 01, 2019

    More than 1,000 local authority councillors have signed a letter urging the government to increase school funding.The letter from the NEU teaching union to education secretary Damian Hinds is due to be handed to the Department for Education this afternoon.It came after Mr Hinds last month told the a...


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    ADVANCING INVENTION EDUCATION AND CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATORS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Arguably, nothing has a greater impact on society than invention. One need only imagine life without the printing press, the automobile, antibiotics or the computer to realize how invention impacts our lives in ways great and small. Despite the primacy of invention, efforts to actively support the d...


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    LOUISIANA EDUCATION LEADERS AIM HIGH IN MASTER PLAN REWRITE

    Mar 31, 2019

    Louisiana's higher education policy leaders are setting an ambitious goal for the state, striving for six in 10 working-age adults to hold a college degree or other employment credential beyond a high school diploma by 2030.That's a high bar in Louisiana, which consistently lags the nation i...


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    SOME STATES' TEACHING STANDARDS LACK DETAILS ON CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS

    Mar 29, 2019

    Teaching standards in all 50 states include some reference to showing respect for students’ cultural diversity or linking the curriculum to students’ race and ethnicity, but only a few describe what being culturally responsive looks like over the course of a teacher’s career, accor...


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    TEACHERS NEED PEACE CORNERS, TOO

    Mar 29, 2019

    A 2018 study revealed that 93% of elementary school teachers reported high levels of stress, and though mindfulness can help reduce teacher stress and improve school climate, finding a way to incorporate mindfulness for teachers into the school day can be a challenge, eSchool News reports. The creat...


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    GUILDFORD COLLEGE GROUP JOINS ACTIVATE LEARNING

    Mar 29, 2019

    Another college has joined the Activate Learning college group after a recommendation by the FE commissioner.Guildford College Group’s three colleges at Merrist Wood, Farnham Sixth Form College and Guildford College will join Activate Learning’s other college sites, which span Oxfordshir...


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    $5M GOOGLE GRANT AIMS TO UP LATINO STUDENTS' ACCESS TO COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

    Mar 28, 2019

    Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, has announced a $5 million grant over the next three years to boost Latino students' access to computer science education, according to a company news release. The grant, awarded to YWCA, UnidosUS and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), represent par...


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    SCHOOLS LEADER LAUNCHES DEFENCE OF ACADEMY TRUSTS

    Mar 28, 2019

    Academy trusts are "charities that are run to give children a better future" rather than organisations with business interests, a schools’ leader will say today.The Confederation of School Trusts’ chief executive Leora Cruddas will launch a defence of academies today by claimin...


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    WHY IT'S WORTH GETTING GOOD GRADES IN SCHOOL

    Mar 28, 2019

    Students who do well in exams at 18 go onto earn as much as 40% more post-university than peers who flunk their exams but still go onto higher education.And they show a clear correlation between grades at 18 and post-graduation salaries at all levels of achievement.But the data also shows earnings g...


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    GETTING PAST THE 'FALSE DICHOTOMY' IN ONLINE LEARNING

    Mar 28, 2019

    News earlier this year that Western Governors University would not have to pay back $713 million in Title IV funds was seen as a vote of confidence for alternative instructional models in higher education.While a 2017 audit by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General found ...


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    EUROPEAN DESIGN SCHOOLS: WHERE TALENT MEETS OPPORTUNITY

    Mar 28, 2019

    Design matters. Good design is not exclusive to museums, private collections or fashion shows. Instead, it’s an ideal every good society should aim for.Products as elementary as toasters to sophisticated items like iPhones must transcend beyond being merely functional, encouraging us to be the...


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    CAN AN ARTS EDUCATION IN SCHOOL IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

    Mar 27, 2019

    Are students who lack exposure to music and the arts disadvantaged academically?Recent research in the US, published by the journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, suggests so. Researchers followed a large and diverse sample of pre-school children until they completed sixth, s...


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    THE UNIVERSITY WEBSITE – A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

    Mar 27, 2019

    In the digital age, it’s unlikely that any retailer would question the importance of a website. With 40 percent of internet users making purchases online, the ability for 24/7 transactions is too good an opportunity for many to miss.But more than this, websites give retailers a constant presen...


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    COMPANIES THAT ARE CHANGING THE WAY EDUCATION IS BEING DELIVERED TO STUDENTS

    Mar 27, 2019

    Today, the education sector is gaining importance and attention with the need and demand to prepare the future generation to keep pace with the changing lifestyle and ecosystem. The learning methodology has moved from indoor classrooms, textbooks, theories, formulas to developing a student to be the...


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    TOP 10 STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGIES IMPACTING HIGHER EDUCATION IN 2019

    Mar 27, 2019

    Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019. Gartner highlighted the technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive advantage and support emerging business. early...


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    EDUCATORS, INDUSTRY LEADERS ADDRESS 'ROOT CAUSES' OF STEM TEACHER SHORTAGE

    Mar 27, 2019

    SAN DIEGO — School district administrators, teacher educators, foundation officials, and nonprofit and corporate leaders gathered at the San Diego Zoo Tuesday to further their collaborative efforts to prepare more STEM teachers for the nation’s classrooms.Participating in the 100Kin10 in...


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    HOW INDIAN SCHOOLS ARE ADOPTING CLOUD COMPUTING, AR AND VR

    Mar 27, 2019

    Over the past few years, the adoption of technology has transformed every aspect of our lives. India being an IT leader has remained on the front line of this technological movement with unification of technology in domains ranging from banking to governance to farming and even in regular activities...


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    THINK TANK SHARES BLUEPRINT FOR ACCREDITATION'S FUTURE

    Mar 27, 2019

    A think tank set up by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditor, released a set of white papers this week offering broad ideas for accreditors' future in a higher ed world already being upended by change.The papers look at maintaining accreditors' role in quality control w...


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    BYTEDANCE WILL REPORTEDLY LAUNCH A K–12 ONLINE EDUCATION PLATFORM THIS SUMMER

    Mar 26, 2019

    China’s ByteDance, known chiefly for developing the content aggregator app Jinri Toutiao and the popular short video platforms Douyin and TikTok, is forming its own online education platform for kindergarten, primary, and secondary students, KrASIA’s parent company 36Kr reported on Tuesd...


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    BREXIT: THE CHALLENGES THAT LIE AHEAD FOR UK UNIVERSITIES

    Mar 26, 2019

    These are highly uncertain times for UK universities. It’s an unenviable position to be in, to borrow a phrase from Prime Minister Theresa May, as the nation’s higher education sector finds itself in a noose as Britain races to exit the European Union with no shortage of chaos.The deadli...


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    5 MUST-SEE TED TALKS FOR STUDENTS

    Mar 26, 2019

    If you haven’t already jumped on the TED Talk bandwagon, it’s about time you did!TED Talks are a great source of motivation when you’re in a funk; an unparalleled means for listening to the views and opinions of others; and a way to build your general knowledge through speakers who...


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    STUDENTS AT GROVER CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY GET TO EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL REALITY ORCHESTRA

    Mar 26, 2019

    It's another exciting day at Grover Cleveland Elementary as students get to experience a virtual reality orchestra.This week is the first time the Erie Philharmonic made a public launch of their new technology.  This morning, third-grade students had the chance to put on a pair of goggles a...


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    THE 50 STATES OF EDUCATION POLICY: A BREAKDOWN OF GOVERNORS' STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES

    Mar 26, 2019

    By the end of March, 48 of 50 governors will have delivered their 2019 State of the State addresses. For 19 of them — plus former educator and current Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz — this year's State of the State is their first since taking office. And while there's variation among st...


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    WHY SCHOOLS MUST DO BETTER ON APPRENTICESHIPS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Reading the case studies in Tes’ Inspiring Apprentices series is a great reason for getting out of bed in the morning.  They are a perfect reminder of why I love my job. So why, then, is it still the case that too many young apprentices have to find out about exciting apprenticeship oppor...


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    NEED TO KNOW: HOW STRUGGLING SCHOOLS GET SUPPORT

    Mar 25, 2019

    The government is planning to scrap two key policies that have terrified headteachers up and down the country for years.It is all part of efforts by the DfE to reform the way that schools are held to account, and shift to a system that is geared to helping schools improve, rather than punishing them...


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    SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS REQUIRE INCLUSION

    Mar 25, 2019

    There may well be a “showdown” between parents and the government where special educational needs is concerned, but posing the problem simply as “inclusion” versus “segregation” obscures as much as it illuminates (Pupils with special needs belong with everyone els...


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    WILL THE FUTURE BE OF ROBOT TEACHERS? OR TEACHER ROBOTS?

    Mar 22, 2019

    You may remember when, a few months ago, Pepper the Robot gave testimony to the Education Select Committee. That day, Times education editor Sian Griffiths asked Twitter how long it would be before teacher shortages were filled by robots. A tongue-in-cheek comment, surely? If you believe that, then ...


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    3 WAYS COMMUNITY COLLEGES MUST ADAPT TO WORKFORCE CHANGES

    Mar 22, 2019

    Community colleges are front-and-center in the discussion of how postsecondary institutions can serve lifelong learning needs, according to a new white paper from the Community College Research Center that notes these colleges saw major gains in workforce education programs and companion federal sup...


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    AS HIGHER ED EYES ADULT LEARNERS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES ADD SUPPORTS

    Mar 21, 2019

    Community colleges have historically been viewed as second fiddle to four-year institutions. But in recent years they have been pulled into the spotlight for being particularly well-positioned to meet growing demand among previously underserved markets of postsecondary students, namely adult learner...


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    HOW 4 SCHOOLS ARE IMPROVING STUDENT MOTIVATION

    Mar 21, 2019

    When students feel motivated, everything is better–grades, class engagement, standardized test scores, and determination. That’s why improving student motivation is at the top of many administrators’ to-do lists.If motivation is a person’s willingness to do something or behav...


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    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: THESE ARE THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE

    Mar 20, 2019

    Schools, colleges and universities everywhere are tightening their grip on their academic frameworks to ensure subjects acknowledge the societal transformations of technology, and the rapid speed of AI innovations.For high school students, the time between secondary education and the first steps int...


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    HALF OF THIS WEEK'S COLLEGE STRIKES CANCELLED OR PAUSED

    Mar 19, 2019

    Strikes are still set to take place at five colleges this week after half of the planned walkouts were called off or paused. Industrial action at Bridgwater and Taunton College was called off after college leaders agreed an end to graded lesson observations and a 2 per cent pay rise over nine months...


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    SCHOOLS MUST ‘FIERCELY PROTECT’ TEACHER TRAINING DESPITE CUTS

    Mar 19, 2019

    Schools facing squeezed budgets should “fiercely protect” teacher training from cuts, the head of a new training organisation has said. Melanie Renowden, interim chief executive of the Ambition Institute, said that one of the new organisation's tasks will be to “continually dem...


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    DEANS FOR IMPACT LAUNCHES TEACHER PREP LEARNING SCIENCE INITIATIVE

    Mar 19, 2019

    Deans for Impact, a coalition of college deans and leaders from traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs across the country, will choose five to seven of those programs for a new initiative focused on better preparing future teachers to incorporate cognitive science into their practi...


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    JPMORGAN CHASE GIVES $350M TO WORKFORCE TRAINING, COMMUNITY COLLEGES

    Mar 19, 2019

    JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that it is giving $350 million over five years to community colleges and career training programs.It extends the investment firm's five-year, $250 million initiative launched in 2013, with funds allocated to develop and pilot educational training programs, reinfor...


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    5 USEFUL TRAVEL APPS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD DOWNLOAD

    Mar 19, 2019

    When it comes to travelling, international students are no strangers. They often need to travel back and forth from their home country, and quickly become experts on immigration checkpoints, booking flights, luggage requirements, and all that fun stuff that come with travelling overseas.Most student...


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    WHY SHOULD SCHOOLS INTEGRATE THE ATKISSON COMPASS OF SUSTAINABILITY?

    Mar 19, 2019

    If you’re not familiar with the work of AtKisson, it’s likely that you won’t have heard of their sustainability compass.An integral part of their accelerator tool assortment, many eco schools and climate-caring professors are immersing the AtKisson compass into school curricula. Th...


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    CALL FOR URGENT INQUIRY INTO SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS SYSTEM

    Mar 18, 2019

    Campaigners have today called for an urgent inquiry into the schools admission system that they say is “long overdue.”The Comprehensive Future campaign group says that local authorities now have little say on how pupils are admitted to schools in their area because more than 70 per cent ...


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    SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP SUPPORT STEM LEARNING WITH NEW MANCHESTER TRAINING ACADEMY

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Science Museum Group has opened a new training and education facility as part of its Science Museum Group Academy arm at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.The new hub is the company’s first in the north of England, with the original being operative at the Science Museum in Lon...


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    COMPUTING TEACHERS’ LEADER TO CHAIR NATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPUTING EDUCATION

    Mar 18, 2019

    A professor who chairs an organisation of more than 30,000 computing teachers and academics will lead the new National Centre for Computing Education.Simon Peyton Jones currently heads Computing at School, which was at the centre of the 2014 reform of the computing curriculum.The new centre, announc...


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    DEAF PUPILS’ EDUCATION IN ‘CRISIS’ OVER TEACHER SHORTAGE

    Mar 18, 2019

    The "absolute crisis" facing the education of deaf children has been laid bare in new research that shows they are lagging behind their peers – while their teachers are being “crushed by the demands of the role”.The research, published today, reveals that four in five tea...


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    ONLINE EDUCATION MARKET IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT APPROX. USD 423 BILLION BY 2023, AT 24% OF CAGR

    Mar 15, 2019

    The research report on the Global Online Education  Market provides a comprehensive analysis on the market on a global and regional front, based on the market size, share, services, solutions, product types, end users, industry verticals, and technologies. The report also presents an in-depth a...


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    CHICAGO NETWORK FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS GETS GATES RECOGNITION FOR FOCUS ON FRESHMEN

    Mar 15, 2019

    Philanthropist Bill Gates recently highlighted Chicago’s Network for College Success, which uses the “Freshmen-On-Track” metric to identify struggling students and keep them on the path to graduation, Chalkbeat reports. Gates, whose foundation is now investing in “networks&rd...


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    CROWDFUNDING GUIDE HELPS DISTRICTS DEVELOP SAFE, EFFECTIVE PRACTICES

    Mar 15, 2019

    Chiefs for Change has released a new guide to help schools and districts use crowdfunding effectively, safely, and equitably, and to develop policies concerning approval, collections, ownership and tracking of results.EdSurge, the organization that developed the guide, consulted more than 40 educati...


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    CHINA PLANS TO OFFER INVESTMENT EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS ACROSS COUNTRY

    Mar 15, 2019

    Chinese children could soon be discussing financial charts and the stock market when their parents ask them what they learned at school.That’s because the country’s education and securities officials have agreed to introduce investment education in schools across the country, according t...


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    IS 'GRIT' IN EDUCATION ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE?

    Mar 15, 2019

    More than a decade after academic and psychologist Angela Duckworth released her first paper on the notion of grit and its application to education, a series of recent studies have revealed weaknesses in past evidence supporting grit and in survey questions that measured it within people, according ...


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    AS BREXIT LOOMS, UK UNIVERSITIES SEE SURPRISE GROWTH IN EU STUDENT APPLICATIONS

    Mar 15, 2019

    In January this year, five UK higher education groups warned of the risk to university research, staff and students if the government fails to negotiate a deal ahead of Brexit.In an open letter to MPs, Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance – represe...


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    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS - THE HIGH PRICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

    Mar 14, 2019

    The indictments of celebrities and CEOs in a sweeping FBI investigation into a college admissions scandal has raised questions about the advantages – on both sides of the law – that exist for the children of moneyed parents.Beyond bribes and admissions fraud, a network of legal options h...


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    SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME 'FOURTH EMERGENCY SERVICE' FOR POOREST FAMILIES

    Mar 14, 2019

    Schools have become “an unofficial fourth emergency service” for vulnerable families across England and Wales, offering food parcels, clothing and laundry facilities to those worst affected by austerity, according to a new report by a headteachers’ union.A majority of the 400 schoo...


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    TRAINING TEACHERS TO TEACH 21ST CENTURY STUDENTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    In today’s age of technology and the Internet, children are exposed to a wide range of learning platforms. This has also drastically impacted the way students absorb information, learn and interact daily.In a world where opinions are shared instantaneously, it is easier to store information on...


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    HIGH-TECH LUGGAGE & MOBILE LINKING: TOP 10 STARTUPS BY MBA GRADUATES IN 2019

    Mar 14, 2019

    MBAs and startups are an unlikely pair. MBA entrepreneurs are “doomed to fail” they say. They are “high extrovert/low conviction people” Peter Thiel, Co-founder of PayPal and Palantir once said. Their spaces include investment banks and consulting firms, not startups. Elon Mu...


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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    UK UNIVERSITIES CALLED UPON TO ADOPT NEW ’EMOTIONAL FITNESS’ MENTAL HEALTH APP

    Mar 13, 2019

    A new ’emotional fitness’ app targeted to students for the prevention of mental health problems has been developed in the UK.Called ‘Fika’, which in Swedish, loosely translates to mean ‘cake and coffee break’. It’s a term used for the concept of taking a few...


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    EDUCATION, DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    Mar 13, 2019

    A modern scientific education requires training in scientific principles and techniques coordinated with practice. At the University of Oregon (UO), this practice includes working with faculty in the lab or in the field — discovering new science, building new devices and compounds and creating...


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    DETROIT DISTRICT HOPES 1-TO-1 TECH WILL ENGAGE STUDENTS, BOOST TEST SCORES

    Mar 13, 2019

    Nikolai Vitti, the superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, is attempting to provide every K-8 student with a laptop to use during the school day. The district currently has a one-to-one laptop pilot program at 25 schools. Expanding the program to the additional 46 schools would ...


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    GIVING LECTURES IN 1,000 WORDS OR LESS LEAVES MORE TIME FOR DEEPER LEARNING

    Mar 13, 2019

    The dean of instruction at a Denver high school believes that if teachers could use just 1,000 words — which takes up about 9 minutes — of whole-group instruction each class period, students would have more time to explore, think, create and collaborate, he wrote in eSchoolNews.Chris DeR...


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    WHEN EMBEDDING DEVICES IN CURRICULUM, FOCUS ON ACTIVE SCREEN TIME

    Mar 13, 2019

    Common Sense Media noted in 2015 that teenagers spend an average of nine hours online each day, Sandy Oreo, a secondary school teacher in Brisbane, Australia, writes for EdSurge — but whether that screen time is passive or active makes a significant difference in their learning.Limiting passiv...


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    MORE STATES WEIGHING MANDATORY RECESS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LAWS

    Mar 13, 2019

    As educators look to strike a balance between rigorous academics and time for socializing and play, at least five states have mandatory recess laws at the elementary level, while seven others require elementary schools to have daily physical activity. Several other states, including Massachusetts an...


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    'BUG-IN-EAR' TEACHER COACHING SHOWS PROMISE

    Mar 12, 2019

    School districts are beginning to utilize bug-in-ear coaching tactics as a professional development tool, with a coach watching a teacher in action via livestream and making suggestions in real time through an earpiece, Education Week reports.Mary Catherine Scheeler, an associate professor of specia...


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    NEW YORK CITY TO SEEK NEW SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Mar 12, 2019

    After years of struggling with the system used to keep track of special education students’ information, the New York City Department of Education will be in the market for a new one. A “Request for Expressions of Interest” will be issued by the district, according to an Education ...


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    SOLVANG SCHOOL DISTRICT EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR STEM, CAREER PROGRAM

    Mar 12, 2019

    Solvang School District has been recognized by a national organization for its science, technology, engineering, mathematics and career learning program, a district spokesman said.The district was designated a Project Lead The Way Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative l...


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    WHAT IS BIM AND WHY SHOULD ENGINEERING STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT IT?

    Mar 12, 2019

    How do you gain an understanding of technologies that will be crucial to future industry? For Southeast Asian engineering students aspiring to join tomorrow’s workforce, the answer could lie in three letters: BIM.BIM stands for Building Information Modelling, a process that generates and manag...


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    5 IDEAS FOR CHANGE IN HIGHER ED FROM SXSW EDU

    Mar 11, 2019

    Pushback against rising tuition, the stress of shrinking state funding and the possibilities afforded by advances in technology have higher ed leaders beginning to challenge some basic assumptions about their field. That process tends to be slow, however, and often makes for hubbub at trade conferen...


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    STUDY: ADOPTING NEW TEXTBOOK DOESN'T INCREASE STUDENTS' MATH ACHIEVEMENT

    Mar 11, 2019

    Simply adopting a new textbook, even if it’s in line with the Common Core State Standards, does not result in an increase in student achievement, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.Focusing on elementary math textbooks in a sa...


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    PRINCIPALS ORG, NONPROFIT TO STUDY TURNOVER AND ITS EFFECTS

    Mar 11, 2019

    The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has selected the Learning Policy Institute to manage a large-scale research project that leaders hope will improve principal turnover rates nationwide. The study is designed to explore what factors influence principal turnover, the rate...


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    CAN'T MINISTERS JUST BE HONEST ABOUT EDUCATION FUNDING CUTS?

    Mar 11, 2019

    Back in September, wrote about the strength of feeling amongst school leaders that motivated 2,000 of them to march through Westminster to demand more money for schools.Last week's letter from the WorthLess? campaign has brought school funding back into the headlines – and rightly so. Scho...


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    JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS A UNIVERSITY WEBSITE? VERY, NEW STUDY FINDS

    Mar 11, 2019

    Due to the fact that younger generations use social media extensively, many universities are turning to Instagram and Twitter to attract new students.However, new research by Uniquest (UQ), as reported by The Pie News, recently revealed that it’s not  just social media that certain intern...


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    WHAT IF ALL STUDENTS DID THEIR EXAMS ONLINE?

    Mar 09, 2019

    Now that half term is firmly in the past, teachers' thoughts will turn naturally to the pedagogical path in front of them: the downhill sprint to the examination hall.Now that the mocks are over, reports have been written for exam classes and parents’ evenings have delivered the learning p...


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    7 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR BEST CHOICE IN AN ONLINE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

    Mar 08, 2019

    Prospective undergraduate and graduate students evaluating online programs should consider many variables beyond education and course credits. Here are seven tips for finding the best option for you offered by Ben Leslie, interim president of Gardner-Webb University, and Emily Robertson, Gardner-Web...


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    6 UNIVERSITIES MAKING BIG INVESTMENTS IN DATA SCIENCE

    Mar 08, 2019

    Data is everywhere these days. Whether someone is using facial recognition software to access their electronic devices or buying an item recommended to them by an algorithm, information on their behavior is being collected and used by companies to improve the user experience and increase their own b...


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    RHODES COLLEGE RECEIVES $1.2 MIL TO INCREASE STEM TRAINING FOR STUDENTS

    Mar 08, 2019

    Rhodes College was awarded $1.2 million grant to support students at the college interested in teaching math and science to kids from K-12 in high-need school districts, according to a media release. Eighteen students majoring in STEM will be recruited during their sophomore year to be a part of the...


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    APPRENTICESHIPS COULD BE YOUR GATEWAY TO A STEM CAREER. HERE’S HOW TO SCORE ONE.

    Mar 07, 2019

    High-quality apprenticeships can offer an enviable trifecta in this uncertain economy: a job, good pay and an alternative route to degree-level qualification.These work-training programmes, which allow participants to earn a recognised qualification whilst gaining practical experience, can address t...


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    SXSW EDU 2019: WHAT IT MEANS TO TREAT STUDENTS AS CONSUMERS OF HIGHER ED

    Mar 07, 2019

    Four years, a leafy campus, full-time attendees. What it has long meant to attend college in the U.S. is being turned on its head as institutions find new ways to cater to students' unique postsecondary education needs.Today about one-quarter of full-time students also work full-time, and a simi...


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    MOODY'S: SLOW ENROLLMENT GAINS RAISE COLLEGES' FINANCIAL RISK

    Mar 07, 2019

    Pointing to an expected slowdown in enrollment through the fall of 2027, Moody's Investors Service warns in a new analyst report that colleges will soon face a rocky stretch. That makes some U.S. colleges an increasing credit risk, particularly small private institutions that tend to depend more...


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    COULD OPTIONAL 13TH YEAR EASE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE?

    Mar 07, 2019

    Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty is advocating for an additional year in the city's K-12 public school system to help ease the transition from high school to college, an acknowledgment of the fact that half of the city's high school graduates don’t complete college within six yea...


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    ONSITE CHILD CARE, FREE GYM MEMBERSHIPS MAY AID IN ATTRACTING, RETAINING TEACHERS

    Mar 07, 2019

    Recent teacher activism has revealed that many teachers feel they are underpaid, overworked and underappreciated. And while many school districts don’t have the ability to increase salaries or benefits, an Education Week video series describes a few creative approaches they can take to meet te...


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    TEACHING FIRST AID IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS COULD SAVE LIVES

    Mar 07, 2019

    A teenager and two 10-year-old girls are among those urging the Scottish government to back the teaching of first aid in all primaries, arguing the move would cut down on those too terrified to act in an emergency.The trio appeared today before a Scottish Parliament committee, along with East Renfre...


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    ASSOCIATE DEGREES LINKED TO BETTER EMPLOYMENT, EARNINGS

    Mar 06, 2019

    A new study from the American Council on Education recommends that high school graduates pursue associate degrees as a way to improve their economic status — and that community colleges have better personal and academic supports for them once they get there. Students who earn an associate degr...


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    2018 TEACHER PROTESTS HAD LIMITED IMPACT ON STATE ED FUNDING

    Mar 06, 2019

    Last year’s teacher strikes, protests and walkouts have resulted in some increases in state education funding, but finance levels have not returned to pre-recession levels, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) analysis released Wednesday.Spending for K-12 schools has in...


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    SURVEY: EDUCATIONAL DONATIONS SHIFTING FROM ACADEMIC TO 'WHOLE LEARNER' APPROACHES

    Mar 06, 2019

    A recent survey focused on trends in education philanthropy reveals that instead of academically-focused areas, donors tend to be favoring investments centered on “whole learner” approaches, which support wraparound services, social-emotional learning, and increased engagement with famil...


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    SMART EDUCATION AND LEARNING MARKET SET FOR RAPID GROWTH AND TREND BY 2025

    Mar 06, 2019

    A very smooth and flexible learning process is replacing the traditional classroom teaching methods. Education institutes are adopting new hi-tech teaching methods which includes white boards, projectors and smart notebooks. Implementation of such technologies in classroom improves understanding of ...


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    TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY PIONEERS WORLD’S LARGEST VIRTUAL REALITY ANATOMY CLASS

    Mar 06, 2019

    In collaboration with HTC, Taipei Medical University established the world’s largest virtual reality (VR) anatomy classroom in late 2018. The 3D Organon VR system gives headgear-wearing students a comprehensive view of structures in the human body.The university is working with the health and ...


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    HOW CAN SCHOOLS ENSURE STUDENTS ARE CLIMATE CHANGE-READY

    Mar 06, 2019

    So much has been discussed around how best to prepare students for the future of work and jobs that don’t yet exist. However, little has been done to prepare young learners for the reality of climate change and the world they will soon inherit.Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg ha...


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    HERE’S HOW SCHOOLS CAN HELP MIGRANT STUDENTS SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

    Mar 06, 2019

    As the world becomes increasingly globalised and connected, the migration of families becomes increasingly common.In the United Nations’ World Migration Report 2018, the organisation estimates that there are some 244 million international migrants globally, or 3.3 percent of the world’s ...


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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    FEARING 'EXISTENTIAL THREAT,' U OF MASSACHUSETTS UNVEILS PLANS FOR NATIONAL ONLINE PLATFORM

    Mar 05, 2019

    The University of Massachusetts System plans to launch a national online college focused on adult learners in order to stave off projected enrollment declines across higher ed and respond to growing competition, its President Marty Meehan announced Monday evening.Meehan said during his annual State ...


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    GEN Z TAKEOVER: HOW COLLEGES ARE USING GAMIFICATION TO ENGAGE STUDENTS

    Mar 05, 2019

    Beginning this past fall, California State University, Dominguez Hills students who engage in everyday college activities like joining a student group or checking into the mental health center have been able to cash in their experiences for tangible rewards.The effort is part of the experimental Cha...


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    ART CLASSES IMPROVE STUDENTS’ DISCIPLINE, WRITING AND COMPASSION

    Mar 04, 2019

    Learning experiences in the arts go beyond learning how to draw straight lines or perform in a play. In fact, a new study has found that it brings a suite of other benefits, such as reducing disciplinary problems, improve writing skills and increasing compassion for others.Studying 10,548 students e...


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    AS ENROLLMENT WAVERS, LAW SCHOOLS LOOK TO EXPAND ONLINE

    Mar 04, 2019

    It's like the opening titles of The Brady Bunch, said University of Dayton School of Law Dean Andrew Strauss as he explains the online portal (shown above) for its new hybrid Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.But instead of the cast of a family sitcom, the grid will be populated by the faces of student...

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    WHICH COLLEGES SPEND THE MOST TUITION REVENUE ON INSTRUCTION?

    Mar 04, 2019

    Public colleges tend to spend the largest share of their tuition revenue on instruction, compared to private nonprofit and for-profit institutions, according to a new report by The Century Foundation. That's because government support often allows them to spend more on instruction than they rece...


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    COLLEGES COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE CAREER SERVICES

    Mar 04, 2019

    Seven universities will share experiences and collaborate on ways to improve career services for low-income and first-generation students, supported by a new $2.4 million grant from Strada Education Network.The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) members — Arizona State, Georgia State, Ohio S...


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    CALIFORNIA REVISITS POSSIBLE K-12 SUSPENSION BAN

    Mar 04, 2019

    California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, is reintroducing legislation that would ban out-of-school suspensions for “defiant and disruptive behavior” in grades K-12. It comes after multiple previous attempts, which were vetoed by former Gov. Jerry Brown, to stretch the ban past K-...


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    EVERY SCHOOL TO BE LINKED WITH APPRENTICE ROLE MODEL

    Mar 04, 2019

    A network connecting schools with apprentices to act as role models for their students was launched by Scotland's first minister today.Every school in Scotland is to be linked with an ambassador from the new Scotland’s Apprentice Network, which is open to current and former apprentices who...


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    STATE-OF-THE-ART ROBOTIC ARMS TO PROVIDE ADVANCED TRAINING TO WVU PARKERSBURG STUDENTS

    Mar 04, 2019

    West Virginia University at Parkersburg was awarded a $379,000 grant to purchase high-tech robotic arm equipment for students to learn state-of-the-art real-world automated manufacturing processes. The purchase of the equipment was made possible through a Rapid Response Advance Grant from the West V...


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    MUSIC EDUCATION 'RISKS BEING OUTDATED BY TECHNOLOGY'

    Mar 04, 2019

    Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says.Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission.It says there is a risk this...


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    STATE AND STUDENTS ‘SHOULD BEAR COST’ OF THIRD-LEVEL EDUCATION

    Mar 03, 2019

    The public believes the State should pay at least half the share of third-level education fees, with a quarter funded by students and their families and the remaining balance from businesses.They are the findings of a poll of more than 1,000 adults conducted by the Higher Education Authority into pu...


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    TRACKER: TEACHERS ON STRIKE

    Mar 03, 2019

    While the issues vary from state to state — and sometimes district to district — the wave of teacher protests, walkouts and strikes has dominated education news ever since West Virginia's teachers went on strike in late February 2018. Across the country striking teachers are pushing ...


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    IS EDUCATION ENTERING THE ‘AGE OF ALTERNATIVES’?

    Mar 02, 2019

    Has anyone else noticed that some of the new schools being built, including much-celebrated “schools of tomorrow” resemble Google headquarters, as well as each other?Without ignoring that much of what differentiates one school from another takes place below the surface, the desire to mak...


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    HOW TO CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE AIRBNB FOR YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

    Mar 01, 2019

    There’s a battle waging between traditional acommodation providers and home sharing network, Airbnb.Hotels are losing their share of travelers, particularly younger generations looking for more affordable and experiential places to stay, to the short-term rental startup which has now grown to ...


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    AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECOUNTS HIS EXPERIENCE IN NORTH KOREA

    Mar 01, 2019

    Due to the country keeping itself isolated from outsiders and limiting internet access, it’s difficult to fully understand what life is really like for North Koreans.The country has been condemned worldwide for maintaining extreme poverty, prison camps, and for developing nuclear weapons.Howev...


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    FEW DISTRICTS HAVE FULL-TIME ROLE FOCUSED ON STUDENT PRIVACY

    Mar 01, 2019

    A recent report published by the nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology argues that school districts need to hire a chief privacy officer to protect student data and oversee privacy policies. But few districts have anyone in these positions, or even a full-time staffer whose role focuses on p...


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    DO UNIVERSITIES NEED TO GO NATIONAL TO STAY RELEVANT?

    Feb 28, 2019

    Colleges must transform into nationally focused institutions in order to stay relevant, contends a new report from advisory firm Grant Thornton. That means having more than a single physical location, offering consistent services across states and serving students where they're located.Although ...


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    ED DEPT PULLS ARGOSY U'S TITLE IV ACCESS IN BLOW TO DREAM CENTER

    Feb 28, 2019

    Financially troubled Argosy University suffered a potentially fatal regulatory blow Wednesday, after months of owner Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) trying to sell off the college system.The U.S. Department of Education blocked Argosy from access to further Title IV aid by denying its applica...


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    OFSTED WARNS OF SECONDARIES 'GAMING' EAL QUALIFICATION

    Feb 28, 2019

    Secondary schools are using an English as an additional language qualification as a way of “gaming” the league tables, a senior Ofsted official said today.Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted, told a conference in London: “We were looking at a group of schools recent...


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    THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN A WORLD OF PERVASIVE COMPUTING

    Feb 28, 2019

    Computers have become so pervasive in today’s world that preparing students to work and assume leadership roles in this shifting landscape requires giving them a better understanding of how computers work, how to use them, and how they affect every aspect of society. That’s the reasoning...


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    ODEM UNVEILS GLOBAL EDUCATION MARKETPLACE

    Feb 28, 2019

    ODEM announces today its first public access to the ODEM Platform, its blockchain-based education and employment marketplace.ODEM is offering early onboarding for students and educators with functionality to create and offer educational programs on the Platform. The education portal uses blockchain ...


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    CALLING ALL STUDENTS – HERE ARE SOME PODCASTS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY CHECK OUT

    Feb 28, 2019

    Do you love learning about new things, but can’t find the time to read during a cramped commute on public transit? Or, do you find yourself feeling too exhausted to catch up on all your saved articles after completing your assignments, part-time work and studying?If you haven’t already d...


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    WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING: 5 GREAT EXAMPLES FROM AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

    Feb 28, 2019

    Internships, work placements, fieldwork. These are now integral parts of a university degree.In Australia, a new report has found that close to half a million university students took part in industry-led projects, fieldwork, practical simulations and work placements in 2017. These career-preparatio...


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    HOW ARE TEXTILE STUDENTS TACKLING FAST FASHION?

    Feb 28, 2019

    Textiles embody all the dimensions of art: colour, innovation, talent.” – Stanley Marcus Fast fashion is costing our planet its natural environment.Failing to embrace eco-friendly practices, many global brands are still selling synthetic apparel that has being rapidly manufactured.Not on...


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    SCHOOLS INVITED TO SIGN UP FOR CONTROVERSIAL BASELINE PILOT

    Feb 27, 2019

    Schools were invited today to sign up for the voluntary pilot of the Reception baseline assessment, which starts this autumn.Schools will be able to sign up for the pilot from Friday. The test which will assess 4- and 5-year-olds in language, communication and literacy, and early maths, as they begi...


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    STUDY: DUE DILIGENCE CRITICAL FOR EFFECTIVE DIGITAL CURRICULUM ADOPTION

    Feb 27, 2019

    A personalized math learning program didn't help students improve on state tests at five schools in Elizabeth, New Jersey, despite heavy backing from organizations including the Gates Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Chalkbeat reports, citing a January 2019 study from Teachers College ...


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    REPORT: 54% OF PROSPECTIVE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS FAIL LICENSING EXAM ON FIRST TRY

    Feb 27, 2019

    Less than half of aspiring elementary school teachers — 46% — pass a common licensing exam on the first try, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), which points a finger at the nation's teacher education programs for not requiring their student...


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    HOW SCHOOLS CAN OVERCOME TWO MAJOR HURDLES IN INNOVATION

    Feb 27, 2019

    A report by the CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) was recently released, where two major hurdles schools face when it comes to technological innovation were identified by an international Advisory Board of 111 renowned educational technology experts.These hurdles are more than simply pesky obs...


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    MORE THAN 100 RURAL SCHOOLS TO GET SUPER-FAST BROADBAND

    Feb 26, 2019

    More than 100 rural primary schools are set to get gigabit-capable broadband connections within the next few months, the government has announced.Under the £3 million pilot programme, three schools have already been connected, and 52 have signed contracts with work expected to be completed in ...


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    HOW CAN GEN Z SECURE CAREER SUCCESS? FOCUS OF SOFT SKILLS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and robotics have driven a flurry of research studies and reports on future-proofing jobs.With USA Today writing that automation could kill 73 million US jobs by 2030; Bruegel announcing that 54 percent of European jobs are at risk of comput...


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    TOP COLLEGE PICKS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

    Feb 26, 2019

    International schools are a fast-growing industry – especially in emerging economies like China and Singapore.While it used to be the case that mainly expatriate families or the super-wealthy send their children to international schools, today more and more local upper middle-class parents are...


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    WHY TEACHERS ARE TEACHING KEYBOARDING EARLIER

    Feb 26, 2019

    Touch typing is being taught in progressive curriculums now. Experts agree it’s never too early for teachers to get on board and teach keyboarding. When teachers were students themselves, they learned touch typing as well. As skilled professionals today, they devote a portion of class time to ...


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    DREAM CENTER RECEIVER SUES GROUPS THAT TOOK OVER ART INSTITUTES

    Feb 26, 2019

    The receiver for Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) is suing the nonprofit Education Principle Foundation (EPF) as well as Studio Enterprise Manager over a deal that transferred control of eight Art Institutes and most South University colleges to EPF.The receiver, Mark Dottore, said in a compla...


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    TECH REVOLUTION 'COULD MAKE ARTS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MATHS'

    Feb 26, 2019

    Arts subjects could become more important than maths, one of the most influential voices in world education has said.Andreas Schleicher also said that UK private schools excel in teaching 21st century skills.The head of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), today gave evidence t...


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    ALMOST HALF OF SCOTLAND'S COLLEGES 'VERY GOOD' FOR STUDENT OUTCOMES

    Feb 26, 2019

    Twelve of Scotland’s 26 FE colleges have been graded “very good” for student outcomes, according to a set of reports published today.Ten received a “good” grade for how they ensured the best outcomes for their learners, while the remaining four were graded “satisf...


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    WILL NATIONAL AMERICAN U'S ONLINE PIVOT BE ENOUGH TO KEEP IT ALIVE?

    Feb 26, 2019

    In January, the company that operates National American University added language to a securities filing that probably no corporate executive enjoys having to say.Management noted the company's $8.7 million working capital deficiency and cash shortage raised "substantial doubt regarding the...


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    BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO SPEND SPRING BREAK

    Feb 26, 2019

    If you’re an international student studying in the US, you’ve probably picked up on the Spring break hype by now.For many American students, it’s typically the tradition to spend Spring break somewhere warm like a beach or island with a bunch of friends, relax and party til the bre...


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    VETERANS GROUPS URGE VA TO KEEP GI BENEFITS AWAY FROM DECEPTIVE COLLEGES

    Feb 25, 2019

    Thirty-six advocacy groups sent a letter to the head of Veterans Affairs (VA) this month urging the department to increase oversight of postsecondary education programs that are approved for GI benefits.The groups — which include the American Legion, Blue Star Families and AMVETS — cited...


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    COLLEGE-READY HIGH SCHOOLERS NEED MORE EARLY PATHWAY OPTIONS

    Feb 25, 2019

    Improved and consistent dual-enrollment opportunities, Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings in high school or by allowing these students to skipping the senior year altogether are among the easier pathways to college that should be available for the nearly one in four juniors who has already met...


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    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION EMPOWERS STUDENT LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    Feb 25, 2019

    A common refrain in the workplace is "Don’t reinvent the wheel.” But what if the wheel is bumpy and worn? What if there’s a better means of transport? Digital transformation sets aside the notion that it’s preposterous to reinvent the wheel. It goes back to the beginning...


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    DFE INVESTMENT ‘NEEDED FOR TEACHERS TO BENEFIT FROM AI’

    Feb 25, 2019

    The government must invest in artificial intelligence in education if teachers are to benefit from the technology, a new report claims.The study, Educ-AI-tion Rebooted, published today by innovation foundation Nesta, contrasts the amount of UK public investment in AI in health with that in education...


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    TEACHERS MUST BE WHISTLEBLOWERS ABOUT WORKPLACE BULLYING

    Feb 24, 2019

    According to NASUWT, 4 out of 5 teachers have experienced some form of bullying in the workplace. This is an extraordinarily high number of people who are admitting to feeling that they are bullied, either by adults or children.I am truly amazed by the number of colleagues across the profession who ...


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    ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND OTHER CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

    Feb 24, 2019

    When moving from one country to another for job reasons, one of the issues expat parents have to deal with is choosing the right school for their child(ren). As parents, you want the best conditions for obtaining the necessary diplomas for facing the global future. After all, the kids of today often...


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    PAYING FOR COLLEGE: 4 WAYS TO HELP LOWER YOUR EDUCATION COSTS

    Feb 24, 2019

    Total student loan debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion, with 4 in 10 students carrying over $30K in outstanding student loans. Getting accepted into college or graduate school is an exciting time for students and parents. As college continues to get more expensive, determining how you’ll fund you...


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    VR, AI AND GAMIFICATION TO BECOME NEXT-GEN SCHOOLS MAGNET

    Feb 23, 2019

    Today, despite different innovative trends in educational process most of the ‘innovative’ guidebooks don’t have visual improvements or interactive features, which leads to boredom of students. Furthermore, if the teacher cannot present a material in an interesting, unusual way, it...


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    HOW TO LEARN FROM YOUR TEACHING MISTAKES

    Feb 23, 2019

    When I was an undergraduate, I was amused by an anecdote about the legendary philosopher Karl Popper, who would set the tone for his first-year classes by walking in, slamming down his papers and barking just one word: “Observe.”The class would then sit in awkward silence until one brave...


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    HOW LONG THE SAT IS AND HOW TO MANAGE THAT TIME

    Feb 22, 2019

    For some students, the SAT may seem like it lasts forever, but in reality, the exam itself lasts three hours.That time includes one 10-minute break and one five-minute break, though an optional essay adds another 50 minutes, stretching the SAT to almost four hours. Experts say how that time is manag...


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    10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE STUDYING IN IRELAND

    Feb 22, 2019

    The luck of the Irish has landed the nation among the happiest in the world. According to the World Happiness Report 2018, Ireland is the 14th happiest country on the globe, surpassing the likes of the UK, Germany, France and the US.What else would you expect from a study destination that’s tr...


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    NYU ADDS 3-YEAR MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR PRIMARY-CARE PHYSICIANS

    Feb 22, 2019

    New York University (NYU) is expanding its medical school footprint with an accelerated three-year program focused on training primary care physicians, an area of the profession that is in high demand.Based at NYU's Winthrop Hospital campus in Mineola, New York, the NYU Long Island School of Med...


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    NONPROFIT HELPING 6,400 SCHOOLS GUIDE DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS ON PATH TO SUCCESS

    Feb 22, 2019

    Georgia’s Fulton County has joined the Los Angeles Unified School District and many others in partnering with a national college-readiness non-profit AVID to help close achievement gaps and provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the extra skills and encouragement they need to suc...


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    SIXTH-LARGEST DISTRICT IMPLEMENTS 3-STEP APPROACH TO BOOST EQUITY

    Feb 22, 2019

    The Broward County Public Schools' Department of Equity and Diversity has produced its first cohort of 300 educators trained as equity liaisons, David Watkins, director of equity and diversity for the Florida district, writes in eSchool News.The initiative is based on three core pillars, the fir...


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    WANT STUDENTS TO PERFORM BETTER? ENSURE TEACHERS ARE BETTER PAID

    Feb 22, 2019

    Many factors contribute to student success in schools, and conventional wisdom would predict that the smarter the teacher, the better the learning outcome.However, typical measures of teacher qualifications, such as advanced degrees and experience levels, do not necessarily translate to classroom ef...


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    BRITISH PSHE TEACHER UP FOR GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE

    Feb 21, 2019

    A British teacher who was made an MBE for developing a programme that teaches inclusiveness and diversity has been named a top 10 finalist for the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Andrew Moffat, a personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education teacher from Parkfield Communi...


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    WHY LABOUR'S LIFELONG LEARNING COMMISSION MATTERS

    Feb 21, 2019

    This week, the Labour Party launched our lifelong learning commission that has been months in preparation and discussion, and several years in the making.It was back in 2016, during debate about the government’s higher education and research bill, that we introduced our new clause 15, which co...


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    PODCASTING STRENGTHENS STUDENTS' WRITING, EDITING AND SPEAKING SKILLS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Baltimore City Schools’ Kimberly Calhoun works with her kindergarten students to produce podcasts about farm animals, writing and recording a sentence they craft themselves. Originally skeptical of her students’ ability to create this work, Calhoun found them capable of meeting the expec...


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    STUDENTS TRAVELING THROUGH HIGH-CRIME AREAS MORE LIKELY TO MISS SCHOOL

    Feb 21, 2019

    Julia Burdick-Will, a sociology professor at Johns Hopkins University, recently conducted a study on the impact of neighborhood crime on school attendance in Baltimore, finding that students who had to walk high-crime streets to get to school were more likely to be absent, NPR reports.In Baltimore C...


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    HOW TO APPLY FOR A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS STUDENT CHAPTER

    Feb 21, 2019

    Are you tired of studying health and medicine from a lecture hall? Do you want to put your hard-earned academic knowledge into action?If so, an independent, global movement providing medical aid named Doctors without Borders is looking for help where it’s needed most.Founded in May 1968, this ...


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    THIS WEBSITE IS INSPIRING YOUNG SCOTS TO TRAVEL, STUDY AND WORK OVERSEAS

    Feb 21, 2019

    After an intense final year in university, Adele Sreeves wanted a change of scenery while simultaneously learning a brand-new skill. The graduate in International Business with Spanish picked China and has absolutely no regrets.In an article titled A Scot in China, part of a digital campaign called ...


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    CREATIVE WAYS TO MAKE MATH FUN FOR K12 LEARNERS

    Feb 20, 2019

    Math anxiety is a real problem that affects many students worldwide. Students face math anxiety when they are unable to do or understand math, coupled with low self-confidence and stress when facing tests.Math anxiety should be tackled from an early age, preventing it developing further into adultho...


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    PRIVATE AND CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE US: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

    Feb 20, 2019

    Twenty years ago, parents had the option of sending their kids to either a public (or government) school, private school, or international school.Today, it’s not as cut-and-dry, as different types of school are regularly cropping up, from magnet schools to charter schools, and even home school...


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    POORER FAMILIES TO GET TEXT MESSAGES IN TRIAL TO SUPPORT EARLY LEARNING

    Feb 20, 2019

    Parents are to be sent three text messages a week offering tips on how to support their child’s early learning at home as part of a government drive to improve school readiness among children from poorer families.The texts will be sent to disadvantaged families with four- and five-year-olds, e...


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    EDUCATORS SHOULD EMBRACE PROJECT-BASED INSTRUCTION FOR WELL-ROUNDED GRADUATES

    Feb 20, 2019

    William Du Bois, an American sociologist and civil rights activist, was way ahead of his time when he thoughtfully observed that, “a system of education is not one thing, nor does it have a single definite object, nor is it a mere matter of schools. Education is that whole system of human trai...


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    AGAWAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTRODUCES VIRTUAL REALITY LEARNING TO CLASSROOMS

    Feb 20, 2019

    Students in grades K-12 now have access to virtual reality devices for the classroom. By appointment, teachers can “check out” the equipment to provide additional insight into lessons. There are a total of 30 device kits available which include 30 Mattel Deluxe Master Viewers, 30 Magella...


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    EMBEDDING CERTIFICATIONS IN DEGREES IS GAINING GROUND, BUT WILL THE PRACTICE GO MAINSTREAM?

    Feb 20, 2019

    When Oscar Eliecer Diaz Cordovez immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba five years ago, he had a few college credits and no clear career path.He found work on the floor of a manufacturing plant, but the job was physically demanding, and the pay was low. To make ends meet, he worked at a restaurant on the ...


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    DFE TO PAY FOR EARLY LEARNING APPS FOR POOR FAMILIES

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Department for Education will pay for subscriptions to early learning apps for disadvantaged families, the education secretary has announced.Damian Hinds said that families will be given free access to educational apps for smartphones and tablets, so children can benefit from positive “scr...


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    IT’S CRUCIAL FOR SCHOOLS TO TEACH CHILDREN THEIR RIGHTS

    Feb 20, 2019

    A child’s right to an education is something many of us almost take for granted. Yet the rights of a child are vital: we must shout out and let children know they have a right to be safe, a right to learn, a right to be loved, to own their own property.There’s something else to consider,...


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    PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHING ARE TOO ALIEN TO BE LUMPED TOGETHER

    Feb 19, 2019

    A colleague from science startled the lunchtime sandwich circle recently when he disclosed that he had previously taught in a primary school. There was a brief moment of awestruck silence. For some of us, cosseted in the relatively sheltered milieu of a secondary school classroom, this kind of talk ...


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    NEW INTERNATIONAL BOARDING SCHOOL TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION TO HALF ITS STUDENTS

    Feb 19, 2019

    When it comes to international and private schools, people typically associate them with top-tier education for the rich and privileged.Classes are generally smaller than those of public schools, and learning environments more dynamic and focussed on individual styles. The outcome is a well-rounded ...


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    SEVEN WAYS TO USE PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

    Feb 19, 2019

    Learners can benefit from project-based learning and an employer-informed curriculum, researchers from The Edge Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering concluded in a new report.A two-year research project focusing on university technical colleges (UTCs) in Liverpool, Reading and Birmingham ...


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    HEADTEACHERS 'MUST KEEP LEARNING THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREER’

    Feb 18, 2019

    Headteachers should constantly update their own learning and give parents a central role in school life, according to new guidance in Scotland.The School Empowerment Working Group also recommends that collaboration between educators – with colleagues in schools and beyond – will be cruci...


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    ADULT EDUCATION ‘REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT’

    Feb 18, 2019

    Last week’s Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report – Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems – compared adult learning systems across OECD countries and assessed how well they are facing up to future skills challenges.Report after report in r...


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    NEED TO KNOW: SECURITY MEASURES IN SCHOOLS

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Department for Education’s consultation on its draft security guidance for schools closes today. Here’s what you need to know: What is this all about?The DfE has been seeking views on its proposed guidance for employers, heads, teachers and other support staff on how to deal with sec...


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    BAN GAMING? OUR PUPILS PLAY IN A SCHOOL OVERWATCH TEAM

    Feb 18, 2019

    The 26 pupils who have pulled on the school colours for our newly introduced team sport this year are not your typical athletes.They don’t juggle their commitments across the rugby, hockey, squash and rowing teams. They do not relish the chance to trot out in the rain to face up against someon...


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    THE CLASS BOOK REVIEW: THE LIGHT IN THE NIGHT

    Feb 17, 2019

    The Bumblebees were sitting in silence as we opened the envelope from London and were all so excited to have another mystery book delivered to our classroom. This was the second book we have reviewed this year and Naomi instantly recognised the telltale signs. “It’s a new book, one of th...


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    IS ONLINE LEARNING THE BEST SOLUTION FOR WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSURES?

    Feb 15, 2019

    Unexpected school closures in various countries are bound to happen thanks to factors like bad weather (i.e. haze, snow, etc.) and even outbreaks such as mumps or hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).However, in the US, online learning options have proven to be a blessing for some schools, enabling t...


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    NYU ADDS HUB TO CONNECT, EDUCATE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

    Feb 15, 2019

    New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is creating a center to promote efficiency, sustainability and safety in the construction industry. It will also collaborate with industry executives to find solutions to the issues that can make a project late or over budget. Staff and research...


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    OFSTED FAILING TO RE-INSPECT SOME STRUGGLING SCHOOLS WITHIN 30 MONTHS

    Feb 15, 2019

    Ofsted is not re-inspecting a “small number” of schools that it rates ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ within 30 months, newly released board papers show.The news comes despite the inspectorate’s school inspection handbook saying that requires improvem...


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    YOUR FEMALE PROFESSORS ARE JUST AS GENIUS AS YOUR MALE PROFESSORS

    Feb 14, 2019

    Female academics can’t seem to catch a break. Outnumbered two-to-one, harassed and paid less than their male counterparts, the gender gap is alive and kicking well into 2019.Recent reports also show black female academics facing “passive bullying and racial microaggressions”, on to...


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    DUNCAN BOARD OF EDUCATION TAKES VR FIELD TRIP

    Feb 14, 2019

    Horace Mann Elementary showed off new tech the school received, thanks to a grant from Google Expedition, which, through the use of Virtual Reality, can take classrooms around the world.Kelsey Roberts, a fourth-grade teacher, got up first.“We, Horace Mann, applied for the K20 grant ... I&rsquo...


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    SCHOOL, DISTRICT SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES MUST TACKLE PITFALLS AS WELL AS OPPORTUNITIES

    Feb 14, 2019

    Developing a district-wide social media policy is important, but challenging — requiring an approach flexible enough to adapt to changing trends and thorough enough to address difficult scenarios involving students, staff and faculty, District Administration reports.A district communications d...


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    HIGHER ED IS PUSHING STEM DIVERSITY, BUT IS CHANGE HAPPENING FAST ENOUGH?

    Feb 14, 2019

    For more than a decade, Keith Harmon has helped oversee a rare success story in higher education. Harmon is the director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, an initiative started 30 years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that has helped the college make serious inroads bridging equ...


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    ED DEPT. BACKPEDALS ITS PROPOSED DISTANCE LEARNING STANCE WITH LATEST REVISION

    Feb 14, 2019

    The Education Department has revised its proposed rules around distance education to clarify the role of subject-matter experts and their interaction with students, Inside Higher Ed reported. The changes are part of the department's ongoing negotiated rulemaking on accreditation.The latest propo...


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    MOST HOMEWORK FOCUSES ON 'LOW-LEVEL' SKILLS

    Feb 13, 2019

    Most of today’s homework assignments are based on the Common Core standards, but the tasks cover “low-level skills” and are considered by parents to be below their children’s abilities, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Center for American Progres...


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    EFFECTIVE GROUP PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION REQUIRES CONSIDERING HURDLES

    Feb 13, 2019

    While built into national education requirements including Common Core, making group projects successful can be challenging for educators, wrote Education Week. This is, in part, because of "a lack of research on how to set up contexts for problems," one educator told the publication, as w...


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    FIRST AWARDING BODIES FOR NEW T LEVELS ANNOUNCED

    Feb 13, 2019

    The awarding organisations for the first three new T levels have been announced. NCFE has been awarded a contract to deliver the education and childcare T levels, and Pearson has been awarded contracts to deliver T levels in design, surveying and planning, as well as digital production, design and d...


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    STRIKE BALLOT OPENS AT TWO MORE COLLEGES

    Feb 13, 2019

    Strike ballots will open at two more colleges in an ongoing dispute over pay.The ballot of members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Tower Hamlets College and Redbridge College – both in East London – opened on Monday and will close on Friday 1 March.The union said colleges th...


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    DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT FOR TEACHER WELLBEING

    Feb 13, 2019

    The Duchess of Cambridge has praised teachers for the “vital” role they play in shaping pupils’ lives and called for more support for their wellbeing. Speaking at the Mental Health in Education conference, she said teachers played a key role in helping children to develop at the mo...


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    DETROIT PARTNERSHIP ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT AS EARLY AS FRESHMAN YEAR

    Feb 12, 2019

    More high school students in Detroit's school district will graduate with college credit, thanks to an expansion of a program with the Wayne County Community College District. This partnership allows students to take college courses beginning their freshman year of high school, Chalkbeat reports...


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    GAMES HELP EDUCATORS, COMMUNITIES TACKLE DIFFICULT BUDGET, POLICY DECISIONS

    Feb 12, 2019

    A former state governor, some Los Angeles-area business leaders, and a variety of parents, educators and community members gathered at a Beverly Hills, California, home recently to cut 4% from a school’s budget. They could trim classroom aide positions, but not if it’s past the deadline ...


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    INTEL'S TECH LEARNING LAB OFFERS A VIRTUAL EDUCATION, ON WHEELS

    Feb 12, 2019

    On a recent morning at McClymonds High School in west Oakland, California, students soared through outer space, dissected frogs in a high-tech laboratory and toured the a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition up close -- all without leaving their campus.These students are part of the Tech Learn...


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    RANDOM42'S NEW VR EXPERIENCE EXPLORES IMMERSIVE EDUCATION POSSIBILITIES IN SCIENCE

    Feb 12, 2019

    London-based scientific communication studio, Random42, have released their first solely educational virtual reality experience that takes you on an immersive journey inside the human body. The experience, entitled Intercellular, takes a more cinematic approach towards an educational virtual reality...


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    GEORGIA MOVES GAME-BASED ASSESSMENT BEYOND PILOT PHASE

    Feb 11, 2019

    The Keens are arguing, and their bickering is scaring away the “Peachlings” along the Chattahoochee River. But helping the Keens solve their problems — by fishing clues out of the water and answering questions on short reading passages — is a way to bring back the colorful cr...


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    OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT TO CLOSE AS SMALL ART SCHOOLS STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE

    Feb 11, 2019

    The Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) announced last week that it will close following commencement on May 19, 2019, following years of financial instability.In a statement, officials at the 112-year-old college said closure was "the right and only responsible thing to do" after restr...


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    ‘EDUCATION ISN’T ABOUT GENETICS: IT’S ABOUT HOPE’

    Feb 11, 2019

    A few weeks ago, I read Jon Severs’ marvellous interview with geneticist Robert Plomin with great interest. Some of his ideas raise no eyebrows. It’s not new that we like to think that we’re making a difference in our pupil’s lives when the reality is that we’re making ...


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    SCHOOLS TELL DFE FUNDING PRESSURES ARE STOPPING INNOVATION

    Feb 11, 2019

    Schools have told the DfE that funding and workload pressures are stopping them from exploring the benefits of edtech, a senior official has said.Education secretary Damian Hinds has made the use of technology in schools a key priority since his appointment last year.The department is currently supp...


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    DECADES OF STUDIES PAINT COMPLEX PORTRAIT OF VOUCHERS' VALUE

    Feb 08, 2019

    The debate over the value of voucher programs and other initiatives that direct public funds to private schools has been waging for some time, and while some early studies seemed to support the impact of voucher programs on student achievement, more recent research is offering different conclusions,...


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    NEW RESEARCH CENTERS TO FOCUS ON RURAL SCHOOLS, HIGH SCHOOL WRITING

    Feb 07, 2019

    Challenges facing rural schools are receiving increased attention, and now the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) – the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education – is funding two university research centers to help education leaders in rural communities use “high-quality...


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    STATES VARY IN DEFINING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS METRICS

    Feb 07, 2019

    As parents and business leaders push for college and career readiness as a measure of educational success, 44 states have now included such indicators in their new plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or in their own state rating systems, though the way readiness is measured varies widely...


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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    'WHY DO WE KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT OUR STUDENTS' LIVES?'

    Feb 05, 2019

    As a child, I used to love playing animal, vegetable, mineral – the game in which someone thinks of an object, tells you the category, and then you ask up to 20 yes/no questions to identify it.Each question revealed a little bit more and responses would require you to change your next question...


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    'UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS ENABLE PERPETUAL UNDERPERFORMANCE'

    Feb 05, 2019

    Much has been made of the case for and against students receiving unconditional offers for university places. The arguments are often complex, and competing considerations can include reputational, academic and fiscal factors. However, when addressing the recent huge rise in the number of unconditio...


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    SUPPORT STAFF WIN EIGHT DAYS OF EXTRA PAY

    Feb 05, 2019

    Support staff at the Sixth Form College, Solihull, will have their pay over the last six years revised after union Unison argued the term-time staff had been treated less favourably than their full-time colleagues.Administrative staff, career advisors, science and art technicians and library assista...


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    PEER REVIEW: A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO OFSTED?

    Feb 05, 2019

    Ofsted’s “guiding principle” is to be a “force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation”. Yet, last year’s National Audit Office report revealed that less than half of headteachers felt that their latest inspection led...


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    STUDY PROBES EFFECT OF VIRTUAL REALITY ON LEARNING

    Feb 05, 2019

    Picture yourself in a virtual reality simulator, atop the spinning Earth, the moon and all its phases just beyond, the stars surrounding you in glorious 3D. In this simulation, you have no body; there’s nothing between you and the universe but light saber-like controls shining in front of you ...


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    FOSWAY GROUP RECOGNIZES SKILLSOFT AS A CORE LEADER FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN THE 2019 9-GRID™ FOR DIGITAL LEARNING

    Feb 05, 2019

    Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, announced today that Fosway Group has recognized Skillsoft as a Core Leader for the third year in a row in the 2019 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning. Skillsoft’s solidified position as a Core Leader is attributed to its continued innovation a...

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    LACK OF SEND SUPPORT IN CLASSROOMS 'DANGEROUS'

    Feb 04, 2019

    Four in five teachers say there are not enough staff in their school who are appropriately trained to support pupils with SEND effectively.A snapshot survey of 1,026 primary and secondary schoolteachers in England has also revealed the decline in numbers of teaching assistants – with 73 per ce...


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    TILDA SWINTON SOUGHT GOVERNMENT CASH FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL

    Feb 04, 2019

    An all-through school co-founded by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton – where pupils start their formal education at age 6 and sit no exams – appealed to the Scottish government to fund it to the tune of more than half a million pounds per year.A Tes Scotland freedom of information req...


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    SUBJECT CHOICE IN SCHOOLS TO BE REVIEWED BY MSPS

    Feb 04, 2019

    MSPs are to consider whether there has been a narrowing of subject choice in Scotland's schools.The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee has said an inquiry will be held into what impact subject choice in schools is having on young people.Members will specifically explore the...


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    ‘IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOLS TO EMBRACE OUTDOOR LEARNING’

    Feb 04, 2019

    Like all teachers, had heard for some time about the benefits of outdoor learning. But I’ll be honest, it wasn’t something that I had given too much thought to, and I sort of went through the motions for a number of years. Moving school a couple of years ago changed my view on its merits...


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    'THE VERY EXISTENCE OF MUSIC IN SCHOOLS IS UNDER THREAT'

    Feb 04, 2019

    The “very existence of music education” is under threat because the numbers of music teachers and pupils taking GCSE have both dropped, according to a "state-of-the-nation" report.The report for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education says that music education is ...


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    'PLEASE DO BETTER': EDUCATORS SHARE CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED TITLE IX GUIDELINES

    Feb 01, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released proposed changes to Title IX guidelines in November, and during the 60-day comment period, many educators voiced concerns about the proposal, Education Week reports. One concern is the proposal may discourage school officials from responding to sexual...


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    MOVE TO SCRAP MUSIC TUITION IS ‘RIDICULOUSLY SHORT-SIGHTED’

    Feb 01, 2019

    A local authority has been attacked for its move to become the first in Scotland to scrap instrumental music tuition in its schools. The EIS teaching union said the plan by Midlothian Council was “ridiculously short-sighted”.Pupils studying for Higher and Advanced Higher music will conti...


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    WHY ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD TAKE PART IN LGBT HISTORY MONTH

    Feb 01, 2019

    Throughout history, LGBT people and issues have presented with extreme negatively, or completely ignored all together.As children in schools, we were lied to by omission: reading novels, plays, poetry written by LGBT people without even realising. It was just assumed that everybody was heterosexual....


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    EXCLUSIVE: EXAM CHEATING COMMISSION WANTS TO 'FUTURE PROOF' THE SYSTEM

    Feb 01, 2019

    An independent commission looking into cheating and other forms of exam malpractice will try to "future proof" the system against technological change, its chair has told Tes. The commission was launched by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) last summer, and is chaired by Sir John ...


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    'LEARNING THROUGHOUT LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER'

    Feb 01, 2019

    This year, City Lit enters its second century – an important milestone for any organisation. We were originally one of five literary institutes to open in London and we are the only one to have survived and prospered.Since we opened in 1919, we have welcomed tens of thousands of Londoners ever...


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    NCEA COURSE IN HOW TO BE A POLICE OFFICER LAUNCHES IN THREE WELLINGTON SCHOOLS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Three Wellington schools have kicked off NCEA-level police studies aimed at building relationships between the thin blue line and Māori and Pasifika youth.Aotea, Mana and Kāpiti colleges have all offered their students the credited Introduction to Police Studies course this year after schools up and...


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    SCHOOL COUNSELORS HELP STUDENTS BECOME THE CHANGE THEY WISH TO SEE

    Jan 31, 2019

    Be the change you wish to the see in the world. I often reflect on this notion, and how it has shaped so much of my education and journey as a Professional School Counselor. I grew up on the eastside of Indianapolis, Indiana, as a poor, black, cisgender, gay boy with a curiosity and hunger to succee...


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    DISADVANTAGE GAP AT TOP UNIVERSITIES WIDENS

    Jan 31, 2019

    The gap between the numbers of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students entering top universities widened last year, new figures show.Today's Ucas data also reveals that while white students have the lowest entry rate overall to higher education, black students have a lower entry rate when i...


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    ASTREA ACADEMY TRUST CALLS IN FORENSIC AUDITORS

    Jan 31, 2019

    The Astrea multi-academy trust has called in forensic auditors to examine its books after a year of expansion “raised some question marks” over its accounts. Today is the deadline for academy trusts to publish their 2017-18 accounts on their websites. However, Astrea said it is holding o...


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    HOW TWO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE IMPROVING K-12 EDUCATION FOR MILITARY CHILDREN

    Jan 30, 2019

    Members of the military who have school-age children move six to nine times before their kids finish high school. Most of those 1.2 million students attend schools around military installations, so they are exposed to the vagaries of U.S. education far more than their civilian counterparts. The educ...


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    AMAZON TO FUND COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES IN MORE THAN 130 NYC SCHOOLS

    Jan 30, 2019

    Amazon announced Tuesday that it will provide introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) computer science classes in more than 130 schools in the New York City area, according to an article on the company's Day One blog.The Amazon Future Engineer initiative — which uses coding camps, online ...


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    THE TOP 10 COLLEGE CHOICES FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

    Jan 30, 2019

    The most popular college choices for students at international schools have been revealed in a new study. International schools are a fast-expanding sector, with access to higher education across the globe a key driver behind their growth.In 2012, around 3.38 million children were being taught in 6,...


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    IN 13 YEARS OF EDUCATION REPORTING, SO MUCH HAS CHANGED

    Jan 30, 2019

    Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.I first met Alex Caputo-Pearl, the strike-leading president of the Los Angeles teachers’ union, in 2011, when I shadowed him for a day at Crenshaw High School.I was ...


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    NYC SIGNALS SHIFT TO CENTRALIZED CURRICULUM MODEL, WITH DIVERSITY REMAINING A CRITICAL FOCUS

    Jan 30, 2019

    At a recent parent forum, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza said his department was “tightening” curriculum to put it “within the context of a framework,” Chalkbeat reports.While specifics about Carranza’s plans aren’t yet known, re...


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    COLLEGES OPTIMISTIC ABOUT COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION DESPITE SLOW UPTAKE

    Jan 30, 2019

    College officials are optimistic about competency-based education's (CBE) potential to serve non-traditional students and improve workforce readiness but have not implemented it broadly, according to 501 institutions' responses to a survey from the American Institutes for Research and Edu ve...


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    TAKE EARLY EDUCATION OUTDOORS – EVEN IN WINTER

    Jan 29, 2019

    Midwinter, post-Christmas, cold, dark and damp mornings and evenings.Probably the last thing a lot of teachers feel like doing is being on outdoor play duty, let alone spending a considerable part of the day outside.However, if you teach in the early years, you will no doubt understand that most chi...

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    NO SERVING TEACHERS ON DFE’S NEW EDUCATION APPS ADVISORY PANEL

    Jan 29, 2019

    The Department for Education has named eight academics, consultants, tech company officials and charity workers who will form a panel on early years, language, literacy and communication apps. The panel will produce “tips and guidance” for parents on how to use apps to aid their children...

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    HOW TO GET EVERY PUPIL FOCUSED ON LEARNING

    Jan 28, 2019

    In the book Why Don’t Students Like School?, Professor Daniel Willingham writes that “people are naturally curious, but we are not naturally good thinkers; unless the cognitive conditions are right, we will avoid thinking”.Given that he also reminds us that “memory is the res...

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    SCHOOLS MAY BE ALLOWED TO BUILD HOMES FOR TEACHERS

    Jan 28, 2019

    The government could change planning regulations to make it easier for schools to build housing for teachers on surplus land.The proposal is included in the Department for Education’s flagship Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, published today.“We know that housing is an issue f...

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    ELEVEN WINNERS OF CURRICULUM FUND REVEALED

    Jan 28, 2019

    The 11 winners of the Department for Education’s curriculum fund have been revealed this morning.The lead schools are listed below, with their regional schools commissioner region in brackets:The aim behind the grants is for the lead schools to share and pilot high-quality curriculum programme...

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    SLOW AND STEADY FOR COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

    Jan 28, 2019

    Competency-based education has spread slower than many expected, particularly given hype in recent years about its approach, which emphasizes what students know and can do, tends to be more focused on employer needs, and often features elements of personalization and self-pacing for students.Yet the...

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    SLOW AND STEADY FOR COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

    Jan 28, 2019

    Competency-based education has spread slower than many expected, particularly given hype in recent years about its approach, which emphasizes what students know and can do, tends to be more focused on employer needs, and often features elements of personalization and self-pacing for students.Yet the...

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    INDIANA USES CAREER COACHING TO UPSKILL WORKERS

    Jan 25, 2019

    Skillful Indiana has launched an initiative that aims to help career coaches across the state's colleges and universities, workforce centers and staffing organizations better match job-seekers to in-demand positions.The first group of participants in the program, called the Skillful Governor'...

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    GEORGE MASON U ROLLS OUT FOOD DELIVERY ROBOTS ON CAMPUS

    Jan 25, 2019

    Students, faculty and staff at George Mason University can now satisfy their cravings for foods like pizza, doughnuts and coffee by summoning a fleet of 25 autonomous delivery robots unleashed on the public campus this week.A partnership between Sodexo and robotics company Starship, the self-driving...

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    COLLEGES REPORT MATHS AND ENGLISH TEACHER SHORTAGE

    Jan 25, 2019

    More than half of colleges are experiencing staff shortages in maths, and a third are in need of English teachers, a new survey has revealed.The Association of Colleges (AoC) survey found 56 per cent of respondents reporting a maths teacher shortage – with 36 per cent lacking staff to teach En...

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    INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION DAY: SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING THE SOCIETY

    Jan 24, 2019

    Education is a basic human right, a public good, a public responsibility, and also the best investment that one can make to ensure a sustainable future and leave no one behind.However, millions are still deprived of educational opportunities every day, because of social, cultural and economic factor...

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    SKILLSOFT LAUNCHES SKILLSOFT ASPIRE TO ADDRESS SHORTFALL IN DATA EXPERTISE

    Jan 24, 2019

    Leading corporate learning company Skillsoft, with APAC operations headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, has unveiled a new range of learning journeys designed to upskill technologists and developers as the global shortage of data expertise continues  The rapid growth of data-driven business o...

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    THERE'S NO STANDARD PATH TO OR FROM THE PROVOST'S OFFICE

    Jan 23, 2019

    Most provosts were some level of dean before taking on the role, and they usually either return to the faculty or ascend to the presidency upon leaving that position, according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education.Of 201 current and former provosts surveyed across 60 Association of ...

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    HOW TEACHER BRAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS COMPROMISE STUDENT PRIVACY

    Jan 23, 2019

    In today’s media landscape, anyone with a thousand or so followers on Twitter or Instagram can become a microinfluencer. Teachers, who hold the near-captive audience of dozens of students every day, have proven increasingly enticing to edtech companies looking to promote their products via tea...

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    AFT, HARVARD LAUNCH ONLINE COURSE TO HELP EDUCATORS BATTLE STUDENT OPIOID MISUSE

    Jan 23, 2019

    A new online course produced by the American Federation of Teachers in collaboration with Harvard Medical School is designed to help administrators, teachers, counselors and other school support personnel better understand the extent of the national opioid epidemic, its impact on schools and how to ...

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    MASSACHUSETTS TO MONITOR STRUGGLING PRIVATE COLLEGES

    Jan 23, 2019

    The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education agreed Tuesday to establish a state system to monitor the financial health of private colleges, a response to the tumultuous closing of Mount Ida College last spring and the instability of other small institutions in the state, The Boston Globe reported.Un...

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    COLUMN: EDUCATION IN SERVICE OF THE GREATER GOOD

    Jan 22, 2019

    The start of the new year brings a sense of energy and purpose, and a focus on new beginnings. On campus, we see that in the excitement of bright, ambitious students beginning a new semester of classes.One of the things I love about the spring semester is that the observance of the birthday of slain...

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    GOOGLE ANNOUNCES SOME EDUCATION MILESTONES OF ITS OWN

    Jan 22, 2019

    Microsoft isn’t the only one pushing its education efforts this week at BET: Google has announced some interesting data of its own.“It started with an idea in 2006,” Google director John Vamvakitis writes. “How might teaching and learning improve if we brought Google’s ...

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    ENROLMENT TARGETS ACHIEVED, BUT EDUCATION QUALITY CONTINUES TO SUFFER: ASER REPORT

    Jan 22, 2019

    ASER 2018 reveals stagnant student enrolment in private schools with negligible improvement in learning outcomesAnnual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 has highlighted some of the major improvement areas for school authorities and the government. Over the last 10 years, Right to Education (RTE...

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    WHAT DRIVES INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EDUCATION

    Jan 22, 2019

    Innovation and entrepreneurship are of central importance to economic growth and employment creation, says David Gann, vice president (Innovation), Imperial College, London. With research interests that include why and how innovation happens, the ways it continually transforms the world we live in, ...

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    STUDENTS REMAIN FRUSTRATED WHILE UAA WORKS TO RESOLVE EDUCATION ACCREDITATION DEBACLE

    Jan 22, 2019

    The University of Alaska Anchorage was notified on Jan. 11 that its education department had lost accreditation with the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation, or CAEP. The State of Alaska requires students graduate from a nationally accredited program to get a teaching license.This...

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    OFSTED’S GRADE FIXATION FAILS PUPILS AND TEACHERS

    Jan 21, 2019

    The chief inspector has launched a consultation on the new framework for the inspection of schools and colleges (Ofsted plans overhaul of inspections to look beyond exam results, 16 January). While we welcome most of Ofsted’s new inspection framework, it is doomed to fail unless Ofsted drops i...

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    NEED TO KNOW: THE EDUCATION WORLD FORUM

    Jan 21, 2019

    The Education World Forum begins in London today and continues until Wednesday. But what is it and does it matter? Here’s what you need to know.The Education World Forum (EWF) styles itself as “the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers”. According to the...

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    MUSIC TUITION SHOULD BE FREE TO ALL STUDENTS

    Jan 21, 2019

    Music tuition in schools should be provided free of charge, according to a new report.The finding by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee comes after predictions that instrumental music is in danger of becoming “extinct” in some parts of the country.During an in...

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    MAKING SKILLING PART OF EDUCATION SYSTEM A CHALLENGING TASK

    Jan 21, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has laid the ground for skilling in India. A key challenge going forward will be integration of skilling with the education system and incentivising private players to take the process to the next level, experts say.“While a ground has been laid for ...

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    PENN COLLEGE FIRST IN U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION TO GET INNOVATIVE WELDER

    Jan 21, 2019

    Pennsylvania College of Technology is partnering with Cambridge Vacuum Engineering Inc. to bring electron beam welding to the curriculum of its welding and metal fabrication program.A 6okV electron beam welder from CVE, a Cambridge, England-based, company with a U.S. sales and support office, will b...

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    TECH FACULTY, STUDENTS COLLABORATE ON INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION PROJECT

    Jan 20, 2019

    Two Louisiana Tech University faculty and three students were key collaborators on an international education project to provide online classes to students and teachers around the world. The collaboration involved a massive open online class (MOOC) for teaching visual design to students around the w...

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    COMPUTER VISION FOR CLASSROOM “ENGAGEMENT DETECTION”: IS IT ETHICAL?

    Jan 19, 2019

    When you’re teaching in a traditional classroom, there is one thing that is usually obvious: When students are bored, lost, or distracted, they let you know. While most educators don’t love teaching to a sea of slouched bodies and yawning faces, these bodily signs offer important cues to...

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    EXCLUSIVE: DFE RULE SEES TRAINEES DROP OUT OVER CLASSROOM 'SHOCK'

    Jan 18, 2019

    Changes to make it easier to get into teacher training are leading to higher numbers of dropouts – and increasing anxiety among trainees – say teacher training providers.The government told teacher training providers last year that they would no longer be able to reject trainees solely o...

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    STUDENTS UNAWARE OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK

    Jan 18, 2019

    Only a third of students applying to a higher education course were aware of the Teaching Excellence Framework and Student Outcomes Framework and had some knowledge of what it entailed, according to a new report.Of those applicants, however, only half recalled the award their first choice HE provide...

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    4 FRESH APPROACHES TO CODING IN THE CLASSROOM

    Jan 18, 2019

    Coding is one of the most crowded categories in edtech. And while there are a ton of great tools for students of any ability level, many of these tools have hit on the same formula. So whether you’re prepping for Hour of Code or looking to launch a coding unit or curriculum in your classroom, ...

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    TRENDS YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IN 2019

    Jan 17, 2019

    With the International Day of Education (January 24) fast approaching, many are wondering what trends are in store for international education this year.Taking a deeper look at what’s in store can help us master the nuances of this fast-faced global industry.Representing the four subject areas...

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    STUDY: BLACK STUDENTS MORE LIKELY TO ATTEND COLLEGE IF TAUGHT BY BLACK TEACHERS IN EARLY GRADES

    Jan 17, 2019

    A working paper based on an experiment with students in Tennessee, and recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), indicates that black students in grades K-3 who have a teacher of the same race are 7% more likely to graduate high school and 13% more likely to enroll in co...

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    COURSERA ADDS HEALTHCARE VERTICAL WITH 15 UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

    Jan 17, 2019

    MOOC provider Coursera on Thursday announced it is partnering with 15 universities to launch a suite of healthcare content on its online learning platform. The new content includes 100 courses, 30 specializations and two public health master's degrees that are meant to meet the growing demand fo...

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    CLARKSON U TO OFFER JOINT 3-2 DEGREE WITH CHINESE COLLEGES

    Jan 17, 2019

    Starting next fall, New York's Clarkson University will offer "3+2" combined bachelor's and master's degrees with two Chinese universities, allowing Chinese students to spend three years on their bachelor's degree in China and then another two years of bachelor's or mas...

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    TARGETS AND WORKLOAD AFFECTING TEACHERS' MENTAL HEALTH

    Jan 17, 2019

    Performance targets, curriculum changes and heavy workload are harming the mental health of teachers in England and Wales, a study suggests.Researchers who interviewed 39 teachers from across the country found evidence that "managerialism" in schools was causing stress and mental health pr...

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    AGE-APPROPRIATE TIPS FOR ADDRESSING GENDER STEREOTYPES IN THE CLASSROOM

    Jan 17, 2019

    Common Sense’s 2017 research report, Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids’ Development, showed that kids who are fed gender stereotypes may internalize those roles, shaping their behavior for years to come.Stereotypically gendered media shows kids a narrow vie...

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    HOW TO PAY OFF MULTIPLE STUDENT LOANS

    Jan 16, 2019

    The Student Loan Ranger receives many questions from readers. On occasion, we like to share some queries that other borrowers are likely to relate to.Here's a sample of one we've addressed recently. The question has been edited for clarity and to protect the reader's privacy.I graduated ...

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    DOES THE IB REALLY LEAD TO HIGHER GPA IN UNIVERSITY? THIS IS WHAT RESEARCHERS FOUND

    Jan 16, 2019

    The consensus looks set in stone – the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is the best pre-university curriculum that prepares students for university. Higher education institutions are apparently enamoured by IBDP students, and the IB’s website states its syllabus is a ...

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    TECH DIRECTORS: HERE’S HOW TO TRULY SUPPORT MULTI-SCREEN CLASSROOMS

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, education is far more flexible and collaborative than a generation ago, and technology is key in enabling teachers to quickly adapt lesson plans to suit the moment’s activity. Having multiple screens that a teacher or student can wirelessly project to, along with the ability to switch b...

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    LANGUAGE BARRIERS STILL IMPEDE HOME-SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

    Jan 16, 2019

    Just a little more than half (55 percent) of teachers in a recent survey say their schools translate parent correspondence into other languages, despite federal data showing that almost 5 million U.S. students are English language learners (ELL).The survey from communication app ClassDojo highlights...

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    ELEARNING INDUSTRY EXAMINED IN NEW MARKET RESEARCH REPORT

    Jan 16, 2019

    This research report examines the eLearning Industry Market in a detailed manner. Research report shares Market Analysis By Top Key Players are K12 Inc, Pearson, White Hat Managemen, Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co. K, Bettermarks, Scoyo.Global “ELearning Market” research 2018 highli...

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    LIONBRIDGE AUGMENTS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFERING THROUGH ACQUISITION OF GENGO AND GENGO.AI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers. Lionbridge has a 20-year history of le...

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    DON'T OVERLOOK SPECIAL ED STUDENTS IN COLLEGE, CAREER READINESS

    Jan 15, 2019

    When preparing students in K-12 special education programs for the transition from high school to careers or higher education, it must be done in a way in which students won’t notice the upheaval in their lives — which can be achieved via internships or coursework at a community college,...

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    STUDY: $5,000 TEACHER RETENTION BONUSES UP READING

    Jan 15, 2019

    A recent study published in the Economics of Education Review journal revealed the positive effect selective teacher bonuses had on students in low-performing and high-poverty schools in Tennessee. After 2012, when the state instituted a one-time $5,000 bonus to teachers who both ranked high on the ...

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    COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFERS FARE WELL DESPITE SMALL NUMBERS

    Jan 15, 2019

    Students transferring from a community college to a four-year institution are equally or more likely to graduate in six years than students matriculating from high school, although they account for a relatively small share of all students, according to a new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundatio...

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    U.S. NEWS RANKS 2019 BEST ONLINE PROGRAMS

    Jan 15, 2019

    The number of students taking online classes topped 6 million in fall 2016, according to a 2018 report from Babson Survey Research Group, with around 3 million of those learners exclusively taking distance education classes in either graduate and undergraduate programs. The report, based on U.S. Dep...

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    UNIVERSITIES WINNING ON FUNDING WOULD IMPOVERISH SOCIETY'

    Jan 14, 2019

    Universities and colleges have had very different experiences of austerity, so it’s no surprise that universities are fearful of the Post-18 Review and keep reacting so strongly to leaks. They have a lot to lose, given the advantageous funding they have received over the past decade. Colleges,...

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    UCAS-STYLE PORTAL FOR FE COURSES TO LAUNCH

    Jan 14, 2019

    The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester is set to deliver on a Conservative Party general election pledge – before the government has got round to it.A Ucas-style portal, which will allow prospective learners to apply for apprenticeships and technical education courses, is set to launch in Grea...

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    EXCLUSIVE: PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW TOP PUPILS' DEGREE CHOICES

    Jan 14, 2019

    Psychology and law continue to be the most popular courses to study at university, according to new data.An analysis of student search behaviour suggests that the top ten most popular courses in order are:Psychology and law were also the most popular courses in 2018 and 2017, according to the data f...

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    INDIA NEEDS TO IMPROVE ITS EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES TO CATCH UP WITH CHINA

    Jan 14, 2019

    Both China and India started building their national education systems under comparable conditions in the late 1940s. Different policies and historical circumstances have, however, led them to different educational outcomes, with China outperforming India not just in terms of its percentage of liter...

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    GOVERNMENT NEGLECT OF ARTS EDUCATION

    Jan 14, 2019

    The decline in primary school arts education is a ripple effect of Michael Gove’s policies (‘Shocking’ decline in art education in primary schools, survey shows, 11 January). It is ironic, of course, that the means of learning at that age are primarily “artistic”. Ed Va...

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    3 WAYS TO HELP GIVE ALL STUDENTS “INFORMATION PRIVILEGE”

    Jan 14, 2019

    “Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty.”—Joyce Valenza, On information privilege and infomation equity, December 9, 2018I had not heard of the concept of “information ...

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    DRIVE AIMS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF MEN IN EARLY YEARS EDUCATION IN UK

    Jan 13, 2019

    A drive is under way to increase the number of men working with the youngest children in the education system, drawing on the success of Norway, which has the highest percentage of male early years professionals in the world.According to latest statistics, just 2% of the early years education (EYE) ...

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    SCHOOLS CENSUS USED TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS, MINISTER SAYS

    Jan 13, 2019

    The government has revoked parents’ right to retract information on their children’s nationality and country of birth submitted to the schools census, months before Brexit throws the immigration status of 3 million European residents into doubt.Officials from the Department for Education...

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    THE GOVERNMENT’S UK FEES PLEDGE IS LESS A SOLUTION AND MORE A DEFERRAL

    Jan 13, 2019

    By now, there remain precious few areas of Irish life over which Brexit’s spectre doesn’t cast an ominous shadow. The full extent of its implications – demonstrably unclear to the UK’s own politicians – is still a mystery, but what’s certain is that, when it comes...

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    ENGLAND'S SCHOOLS STILL FEELING BUDGET CRUNCH, ANALYSIS FINDS

    Jan 11, 2019

    State school budgets in England have deteriorated in the last year, according to analysis by a thinktank that says councils could redistribute surpluses to bail out struggling schools in the same region.The Education Policy Institute looked at the accounts submitted by maintained and academy schools...

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    EDTECH FIRM KIDOVATORS UNVEILS THE FUTURE OF LEARNING ‘UNCONFERENCE’

    Jan 11, 2019

    EdTech firm Kidovators, today successfully organised the ‘Future of Learning Unconference’ in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Unconference unveiled the future of learning for students, educators as well as future of learning spaces.Kidovators also felicitated 21st century schools, educators an...

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    7 WAYS TO RETHINK SCHOOL/FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS

    Jan 11, 2019

    The current toolbox for growing the school/family partnership is broken. It is a system built on old communication methods, inequitable access, and ineffective gatherings. This leaves the support and synergy between home and school less than optimal in most situations. The old open house, parent con...

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    TEACHING FACULTY TO THINK LIKE INNOVATORS

    Jan 10, 2019

    The rapid pace of technological change has forever transformed the face of the global workplace. In fact, its future is unimagined; 85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be created. As all brave explorers on any frontier know, survival in an uncertain world requires adaptability, re...

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    CHICAGO MAYORAL CANDIDATE WANTS TO MERGE PUBLIC K-12, COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEMS

    Jan 10, 2019

    A Chicago mayoral candidate, Bill Daley, has proposed combining the city's public K-12 and community college systems with the goal of increasing degree attainment citywide, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.Daley — the son of one former Chicago mayor and the brother of another — said me...

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    TEACHING ABROAD: FIVE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

    Jan 10, 2019

    January is the time when teachers in international schools need to decide whether or not to extend their contracts and that’s the reason why the UK has been flooded with advertisements for international school posts for a September start.Are you going to apply for one of these positions? If so...

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    HOW DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN 2019?

    Jan 09, 2019

    The distinct waves of disruptive technologies are changing established ways of teaching and learning across the world. The pace of disruption is gaining speed with every passing year, write Shantanu Rooj, Founder and CEO, Schoolguru, and Vipendra Singh, Senior Vice President, Schoolguru, for Elets n...

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    NO COLLEGE SHOULD CHARGE FOR GRADUATION'

    Jan 09, 2019

    For many students across Scotland, graduations matter a great deal. They represent the culmination of years of hard work, the blood, sweat tears shed for their education, all of this to walk across that stage, receive their award and celebrate their success. Graduations are a milestone, the end of o...

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    EFFECTIVE SCHOOL ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS REQUIRE TEACHER, STAFF BUY-IN

    Jan 09, 2019

    Utilities are often the second highest expense of a school district after employee salaries, and administrators must convince faculty and staff of the value and benefit of launching energy conservation efforts to see long-term success and sustainability, District Administration reports.Leaders must ...

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    5G INTERNET TO EXPAND UTILITY OF CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULAR TOOLS

    Jan 09, 2019

    At the NYC Media Lab, researchers are exploring new technology aimed at shifting the way classrooms will be designed and run, EdSurge reports and tools ranging from 5G internet connection speeds to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are already making their way into K-12 schools.The Ver...

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    WITH HBX REBRANDING, HARVARD PUTS THE 'ONLINE' BACK IN ONLINE BUSINESS SCHOOL

    Jan 09, 2019

    In a vote of confidence for online postsecondary education, Harvard University announced Tuesday that it is rebranding its online business education platform from HBX to Harvard Business School Online.Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria said in a statement that the HBX platform, which launched...

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    3 MUST-HAVES FOR A MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

    Jan 08, 2019

    Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area. When funds were earmarked for school wi-fi, we wanted to harness the Internet to provide a world-class education for every student in this di...

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    4 KEYS TO SUPPORTING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Preparing students for college and a career is the mission of every public K-12 school system, and this work begins by establishing a strong foundation for success in the early grades.At Marlboro Township (NJ) Public Schools, a K-8 district, we are doing several things to ensure that our students ar...

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    WHY PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE OPTING OUT OF GCSE AND A-LEVEL EXAMS

    Jan 08, 2019

    It is untruthful to suggest that private schools take IGCSEs because they are easier (Labour calls for an inquiry into GCSE changes ‘gamed by private schools’, 31 December).Until 2010, grade inflation had been rampant at both GCSE and A-level for at least a decade. During the years of Ne...

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    TEACHING ADVANCED CONTENT IN KINDERGARTEN DOESN'T HINDER STUDENTS' SOCIAL SKILLS

    Jan 08, 2019

    In recent years, kindergarten has often been described as the new 1st grade because of the growing emphasis on academic content, particularly math and reading. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a study led by researchers at non-partisan research institution NORC at the Unive...

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    THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES

    Jan 08, 2019

    Sacks serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Sacks provides leadership for initiatives supporting career and technical education, adult education, correctional and re-entry education and community colleges. These initiatives collectively serv...

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    TRANSFORM OR PERISH: INNOVATIVE TECH KEY TO HIGHER EDUCATION SURVIVAL

    Jan 08, 2019

    University and college student enrollment has fallen nearly 9% since 2011, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. And Economist Nathan Grawe even predicts that student enrollment will decrease by 15% from 2025 to 2029. This means that higher education institutions in the U.S. are under mor...

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    ALLENCOMM WINS EIGHT TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY AND CLIENT AWARDS

    Jan 08, 2019

    AllenComm, a leader in corporate training, was awarded a total of eight new awards in the final days of 2018. The cumulative 2018 award count for AllenComm is now 37 having won two technology awards from Brandon Hall, three Omni awards, one Davey Award, and being placed on the Top 10 eLearning Conte...

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    6 NEW GRANTS TO CONSIDER IN THE NEW YEAR

    Jan 07, 2019

    It’s a new calendar year, and while we’re still in the middle of the school year, you’re probably back from winter break feeling ready to tackle new projects–including school grants.School leaders consistently identify high costs and shrinking budgets as a top barrier to impl...

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    6 K-12 TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

    Jan 07, 2019

    In the past year, the remainder of states finalized their Every Student Succeeds Act accountability plans, the Trump administration's Federal Commission on School Safety held a number of listening sessions and issued its final recommendations, and schools continued rethinking approaches around e...

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    ALL TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE EASY ACCESS TO THERAPY’

    Jan 06, 2019

    When someone first suggested to me that I might consider having talking therapy, my first thought was of Tony Soprano.I am not the head of an organised crime group; nor do I battle guilt over my murderous past, yet just like the lead character of Nineties crime drama series The Sopranos, I approache...

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    EDUCATION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Jan 06, 2019

    observed Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu in October of 1964 as she as a female scientist was excluded from being honored with the Nobel Prize from her work in beta decay and weak interaction physics. Within her lifetime Wu received many honors for her scientific pursuits, whether it was being the only Chinese s...

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    EMBRACING FAMILIES KEY TO MAXIMIZING BENEFITS FOR SPECIAL ED STUDENTS

    Jan 04, 2019

    For Boston's Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School, which is focused on serving students with disabilities, building a strong school-parent partnership is key to maximizing the benefits for this student population, Education Week reported.Henderson Director of Lower Campus Amy Gailunas said ...

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    TES FE PODCAST: MATHS RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND RESITS

    Jan 04, 2019

    Catherine Sezen from the Association of Colleges talks to Sarah Simons about post-16 mathsIn this week's episode of the Tes FE Podcast, Sarah Simons talks to Catherine Sezen, senior policy manager at the Association of Colleges, about maths teaching, GCSE maths resits and teacher recruitment in ...

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    TEACHING POST ADVERTISED 14 TIMES – AND FOUR APPLY

    Jan 04, 2019

    Figures showing teaching posts have been advertised up to 14 times should be a "wake-up call" for the Scottish government, according to the Liberal Democrats.The party said it was "extremely troubling" to see some schools having to advertise jobs over and over again.The figures w...

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    WHY TOTAL IMMERSION IS THE BEST WAY TO TEACH LANGUAGES

    Jan 04, 2019

    I don’t think my students really believed me when I told them, “We will only be speaking French on this trip.”It was not until our guides for the week – both native French speakers – introduced themselves on the first morning that reality began to sink in; the students ...

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    STRATEGIES FOR CHANGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

    Jan 04, 2019

    “Every individual should be able to access things that they like,” said Monica Fisher, M.Ed., BCBA/COBA, director of the behavior department at Monarch Center for Autism during an edWebinar. “It is our right to engage in preferred activities, spend time with family, and connect wit...

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    FOUR COMMON LIES ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION

    Jan 03, 2019

    It seems as though we now get a steady stream of reports, statements, musings and other expressions of the sentiment that college isn’t worth the money.In fact, a 2017 poll by the Pew Research Center found that 58 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said colleges and uni...

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    HOW K–12 SCHOOLS HAVE ADOPTED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Jan 03, 2019

    Over the past several years, artificial intelligence transitioned from the movie screen to reality, and soon it will be everywhere.The ubiquity of AI across industries leads to two key points for K–12 schools.First, K–12 schools should use current AI solutions to help with everything fro...

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    EMPLOYEES RATE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OVER SALARY

    Jan 02, 2019

    According to e-learning provider GoodHabitz’s 2018 Learning & Development Trend Report, workers not only want opportunities for ongoing development, but they also want their employer to pay for their learning and give them time off during working hours to complete training.A survey of 826 ...

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    ARE YOUR EDTECH TOOLS REALLY WORKING?

    Jan 02, 2019

    Elkin City Schools (ECS) is my home. It’s a small district, located near the North Carolina border, with three schools and about 1,200 students. It’s a small, tight-knit community full of passionate leaders, dedicated teachers, and inspired learners. We rank considerably well in the stat...

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    OFFICE FOR STUDENTS SCRAPS HE ACCESS SPENDING RULE

    Jan 02, 2019

    Major changes to rules around what colleges and universities have to spend on widening participation are on the way.Previously, higher education institutions charging more than £6,000 for courses had to establish an access agreement with the former Office for Fair Access (Offa).Following a rec...

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    SCHOOLS LOOK TO PROVEN FORMULAS FOR INNOVATION

    Jan 02, 2019

    Organizations and schools that find solutions to common problems facing educators across the nation and are willing to share those solutions can help expand innovation to schools and districts that may not have the support or resources to find such answers, according to The Hechinger Report.The NewS...

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    SELF-CARE CRUCIAL FOR EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS

    Jan 02, 2019

    In order to be effective, school leaders need to build their own scaffolds of supports by connecting to other leaders through online platforms and by building personal relationships with peers in their community, Jessica Cabeen, an award-winning middle school principal, advises in an Edutopia articl...

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    IS YOUR CAMPUS IN ONE OF THE TOP COLLEGE TOWNS AND CITIES IN THE U.S.?

    Jan 02, 2019

    Students might have their sights set on a big city university, only to learn that they feel more at home on a traditional campus with lots of open, green space. Other students might be more interested in the availability of part-time jobs, cost of off-campus living, and other economic factors.A new ...

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    WHAT ARE YOUR EDTECH RESOLUTIONS?

    Jan 01, 2019

    “For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. Our primary goal is to build a world-class-quality K-12 technology service system, including achieving Level 2 in the ‘process and r...

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    HOW ELEARNING CREATES A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

    Dec 31, 2018

    The rise in popularity of eLearning and its associated programs is well on its way to creating a tightly-knit global community. These new programs are making it easier than ever to find realistic ways to communicate with others and connect with people around the globe. Regardless of language barrier...

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    TEACHERS GET THOUSANDS IN COMPENSATION CLAIMS

    Dec 31, 2018

    From the teacher who got two black eyes after being hit in the face with a ball, to the teacher hit by a pupil with a plastic chair, hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of compensation payments were made to school staff in Scotland this year, following injuries caused by accident, assault and...

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    EXAM REFORMS BOOST PRIVATE PUPILS IN RACE FOR UNIVERSITIES

    Dec 29, 2018

    Tory education reforms are giving private school pupils a huge additional advantage in the hunt for university places and jobs by allowing them to sit easier GCSEs than the more rigorous exams that are being forced upon state schools, new official figures suggest.Data released in parliamentary answe...

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    10 EDUCATION STATISTICS FROM 2018 THAT WILL MAKE YOUR EYES WATER

    Dec 28, 2018

    The proportion of disadvantaged pupils in the UK who feel satisfied with life, socially, integrated at school and free from exam anxiety, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed.The percentage of teachers under 30 planning to stay in the profession long term, accor...

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    WHAT IS ON COLLEGES' WISHLISTS FOR 2019?

    Dec 28, 2018

    This year has been a difficult one for colleges with many cashflow challenges.2019 will be an important year as the sector looks to continue to raise the profile of colleges in Whitehall and ensure colleges are more central to DfE thinking.With that in mind, below is a wishlist of what the Associati...

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    HOW ELEARNING CREATES A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

    Dec 27, 2018

    The rise in popularity of eLearning and its associated programs is well on its way to creating a tightly-knit global community. These new programs are making it easier than ever to find realistic ways to communicate with others and connect with people around the globe. Regardless of language barrier...

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    DEVOS TELLS HIGHER ED LEADERS THE INDUSTRY IS 'DUE FOR A RETHINK'

    Dec 20, 2018

    Ahead of the federal negotiated rulemaking session on higher ed accreditation that kicks off next month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos laid out her department's priorities in a meeting Wednesday with industry leaders.According to prepared remarks, she said it is time to "rethink" hig...

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    JUST 1% OF TRAVELLER CHILDREN GO ON TO HIGHER EDUCATION

    Dec 20, 2018

    Just 1 per cent of Traveller children progress to third-level education compared with more than half of the wider community, latest figures show.The finding is contained in a review of the Government’s plan to boost numbers of marginalised groups in the higher-education system.Overall, the rep...

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    THE 10 MOST POPULAR WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS STORIES OF 2018

    Dec 20, 2018

    The past year has been record-breaking for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.The flagship global table, published in September, was our biggest yet, with more than 1,200 institutions from 86 territories ranked.We also published our first Europe Teaching Rankings, following on from...

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    EDUCATION LOANS: IMPORTANCE OF MAKING INFORMED BORROWING CHOICES AND HOW EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES CAN HELP STUDENTS

    Dec 20, 2018

    College is an indispensable part of education but can be a costly business. This makes the need for affordable higher education acute. College costs shouldn’t become a barrier to entry, yet they are one of the biggest deterrents to higher education. For those who don’t come from signific...

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    U.S. GRIP ON THE MARKET FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IS SLIPPING

    Dec 20, 2018

    Barkha Parkash dreamed of leaving her native Pakistan to study engineering in the U.S.then she looked at the cost of a U.S. education and changed her mind. Instead she has enrolled at the University of Munich, where she pays about $150 a semester—roughly 1% of what she would be paying in the U...

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    PREPARED REMARKS BY SECRETARY DEVOS TO THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION

    Dec 19, 2018

    I'm really looking forward to our conversation, but before we begin, I want to make one thing clear: I believe American higher education is the envy of the world. Thank you for the contributions you have each made to make it so. But in order to keep it that way, there are a few challenges to add...

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    WHAT'S NEXT FOR HIGHER ED'S FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES?

    Dec 19, 2018

    Some of the country's biggest for-profit colleges don't want to be for-profits anymore.Roughly a dozen deals in the last few years indicate that large institutions that outlasted the sector's downfall are seeking an operational model that will serve them no matter what party controls the...

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    ARE ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS BETTER-SUITED TO EVALUATE STUDENTS?

    Dec 19, 2018

    Students' levels of cortisol, a hormone that can rise in response to stress, increased 15% right before they took an exam, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.It’s unclear whether schools’ heavy emphasis on test prep is either helping students s...

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    DO WE HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT BEHAVIOUR FROM PARENTS IN PRIMARY?

    Dec 19, 2018

    It’s 10.30am and you have a headache brewing. You’ve already gone three rounds with the class smart-arse who makes rudeness into an art form; the queen bee has been attempting to divide and conquer via some next-level bitchiness; and your numeracy warm-up was like a game of musical chair...

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    SCHOOLS HIRED 6,300 APPRENTICES LAST YEAR

    Dec 18, 2018

    Schools recruited 6,300 apprenticeship between May 2017 and March 2018, according to figures revealed by apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton.Around half of these starts were in local authority maintained schools, the data provided in a written answer to a question from a backbench Labour...

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    NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS, GIRLS WHO CODE PARTNER TO EXPAND COMPUTER SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

    Dec 18, 2018

    The Girls Who Code organization is partnering with Newark Public Schools in New Jersey this spring to introduce coding to more than 3,000 girls in 24 middle schools in the district, where students in only six schools previously had access to coding clubs, Chalkbeat reports.The effort is spurred in p...

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    WHAT WOULD THE CURRICULUM LOOK LIKE WITHOUT EXAMS?

    Dec 18, 2018

    Have you ever wondered what post-16 education would look like if we were suddenly free of the need to enrol our students on qualification-based courses?Even entertaining such a thought probably classes you as a “dreamer”, floating on a cloud far from reality or, like John Lennon, a voice...

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    GIBB: ALL PRIMARIES SHOULD JOIN DAILY MILE SCHEME

    Dec 18, 2018

    The schools minister has urged every primary school in England to join a scheme to get children running for 15 minutes per day.Nick Gibb's comments came as Sport England pledged £1.5 million of National Lottery funding to grow the Daily Mile initiative.The scheme, which was started by form...

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    IS OUR SEND POLICY ONLY APPROPRIATE FOR PRIMARIES?

    Dec 18, 2018

    Every so often, in my what I like to call "more reflective moments", I wonder if the SEND Code of Practice was written with primary schools specifically in mind.When I think about primary schools, I can see that it is relatively straightforward to comply with the CoP. There is one class, a...

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    SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BEEN TERRIBLE AT ENGAGING PARENTS

    Dec 18, 2018

    When you work in a primary school, every day is littered with magic moments. You are tripping over them – there are photo opportunities at every turn. From “eureka” flashes in learning to a miraculously quiet dinner queue or some amazing artwork, a walk down the corridors provides ...

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    THE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS SYSTEM BELONGS TO A DIFFERENT ERA'

    Dec 17, 2018

    The other week, I found myself on the Jeremy Vine show having an argument with a university vice-chancellor.The issue was a report from Ucas, the university admissions service, showing that more than a third of 18-year-olds applying to university in 2018 received a form of unconditional offer before...

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    THE BEST VR APPS FOR EDUCATION

    Dec 17, 2018

    Virtual reality (VR) may be commonly used for gaming and watching videos, but there are actually plenty of ways in which it can used to educate.In fact, many suggest that VR could absolutely transform education altogether, largely by making education much more immersive for students – which co...

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    HOW CAN PEOPLE PROTEST ABOUT A GRAMMAR SCHOOL TAKING IN MORE POOR PUPILS?

    Dec 17, 2018

    Middle-class families protest at their exclusion from grammar schools.” Not your usual headline, but news nonetheless of a petition signed by thousands of parents objecting to a plan by Birmingham’s six grammar schools to boost the number of poorer children gaining entry. The parents say...

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    TOP TRUSTS ‘RESIST’ STANDARDISING CURRICULUM, AND 6 MORE MAT RESEARCH FINDINGS

    Dec 17, 2018

    High-performing multi-academy trusts and federations of schools are resisting rolling out prescriptive practices for curriculum and pedagogy, a study has found.The Sustainable improvement in multi-school groups report, published on Thursday, was written by professor Toby Greany, formerly professor o...

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    DOES GOOD SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE MAKE YOU A GOOD TEACHER?

    Dec 17, 2018

    Recently, I’ve been pondering the question: is subject knowledge really important in the classroom – or is pedagogy of more value?Like many others, I have always believed that to be a great secondary teacher you need to be a specialist in your subject. Lately, though, I have observed som...

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    ED DEPARTMENT ALERTS ECA STUDENTS TO TRANSFER, DISCHARGE OPTIONS

    Dec 17, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Education has begun providing information to some 20,000 students displaced by the sudden closure of most campuses under the for-profit college operator Education Corporation of America (ECA). Affected students can transfer to another school, apply for a loan discharge or cont...

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    CHANGE IN STUDENT LOAN ACCOUNTING COULD ADD £10BN TO NATIONAL DEBT

    Dec 16, 2018

    The government faces an extra £10bn being added to its borrowing as the result of a radical shake-up in the accounting for student loans, with experts warning of increased uncertainty over the outlook for university funding.The Office for National Statistics is due to announce its plans to cha...

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    UNIVERSITIES ARE DAMNED IF THEY DO AND DAMNED IF THEY DON’T

    Dec 15, 2018

    I never thought I’d find myself feeling sorry for universities. For many years of headship, I was actively involved in helping students into higher education: and, as often as not, was driven to screaming point. That’s just the nature of being part of the assembly line that seeks to send...

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    FRONTLINE GAVE ME A PRACTICAL, CREATIVE EDUCATION IN SOCIAL WORK

    Dec 14, 2018

    I remember my mum completing her social work training when I was in secondary school. We would pore over the books together. I always shared her commitment to working with others to support those who needed it.My mum’s work led me to consider social work as a career that would suit my values a...

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    INDIANA STATE BOARD SUGGESTS TOUGHER RULES FOR VIRTUAL CHARTERS

    Dec 14, 2018

    After fewer than 10 years of virtual charter school operations in the state, the Indiana State Board of Education voted this week to recommend sweeping changes that would impose stricter regulations on and stronger oversight for such schools, including two of the largest and worst-performing schools...

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    MORE STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION INCLUDING STUDENTS IN POLICY DECISION-MAKING

    Dec 14, 2018

    The National Association of State Boards of Education has issued a policy update entitled “Involving Students in State Education Governance,” which touts the advantages of increasing student voice and representation on state boards so they have greater input concerning education issues d...

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    WHY DO SO FEW UNIVERSITY GRADUATES START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES?

    Dec 14, 2018

    Entrepreneurship education has been around for more than 50 years, and is vital for the future economy. Yet data shows that 4.7% of recent graduates are self-employed or freelance, with only 0.6% having actually started their own business. This compares with 8.7% of the general population who have s...

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    IMPERIAL’S GLOBAL ONLINE MBA WINS AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMPETITION

    Dec 14, 2018

    Imperial College Business School scooped a Silver award for Business Education at this year’s QS Reimagine Education conference.The Business School won the award for its pioneering and unique Global Online MBA degree in the Business Education category at a conference in San Francisco.Reimagine...

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    US DEPARTMENT OF STATE ENDORSES EDUCATION AGENCIES

    Dec 13, 2018

    The US Department of State has officially endorsed the usage of education agents, for the first time, by attending the AIRC conference and speaking in collaborative tones at a plenary alongside counterparts from the US Department of Commerce.This is an historic and significant move, given the Educat...

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    UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATES FOR STUDENTS WITH LOWER GRADES ON THE RISE

    Dec 13, 2018

    University acceptance rates among students who achieve C and D grades at A-level are on the increase, according to the latest official statistics, revealing that record proportions of English and Scottish 18-year-olds were accepted into university this year.The figures, published by the university a...

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    CAN ONLINE LEARNING HELP HIGHER ED REVERSE ITS TUITION SPIRAL?

    Dec 13, 2018

    Classic economic theory predicts that when demand falls, so do prices. But when it comes to the price of college in the past few decades, it’s been just the other way around.As data from the National Student Clearinghouse Center shows, tuition has escalated even as enrollments fell.The dispiri...

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    THREE WAYS TO TRANSFORM OUR SKILLS SYSTEM

    Dec 12, 2018

    Raise 16-18 funding by 5 per cent for five years, suggests commission launched to look at the UK's future skills needs.The Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy was launched by education firm Pearson to look at the future skills needs of the UK.Chaired by forme...

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    WHAT PRICE NICK GIBB AS THE NEXT EDUCATION SECRETARY?

    Dec 12, 2018

    If Nick Gibb were elevated to the cabinet, or even remained as schools minister, traditionalists would be very relieved.OK, OK, OK. This is a bit of a stretch, but as the political machinations play out in Westminster, what price arch-traditionalist Nick Gibb being appointed education secretary?A nu...

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    CODE-CRACKING PUZZLES ARE A GATEWAY TO HIGHER MATH

    Dec 12, 2018

    A fascination with cryptography led high school math teacher Paul Kelley to develop a way to use the code-building practice to explain algebraic concepts to students at Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota. Kelley wanted to tap into ways math is used in everyday life — places where students w...

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    CO-TEACHING REQUIRES TRUST, COMFORT IN SHARING CONTROL

    Dec 12, 2018

    Co-teaching is a mainstay of inclusion-styled classrooms, but the model requires more than just assigning two educators to a class. Teachers need time to plan and even develop a working relationship that benefits students, according to Education Week.While numbers are difficult to find, co-teaching ...