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Hundreds of Omaha high school students protest gun violence

April 23, 2018

Via: Education Week

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Students from Central and Burke high schools in Omaha walked out of class as part of a national movement on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Omaha television station KETV reports […]


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Report illustrates vulnerability of first-generation college students

April 11, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The unspoken liability for most first-generation college students is a lack of resources, and with that financial challenge are the cultural and economic resources that impede these students from even considering college. Arizona State University is one example of how […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

Innovative classroom furnishings encourage creativity and collaboration

April 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

As schools seek ways to encourage individuality, creativity, innovation and collaboration, redesigning the classroom space seems like a logical place to start. The traditional desk-in-rows format does little to promote these ideas. Many schools are now looking at flexible seating […]


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Undergraduate STEM education must improve–here’s how to do it

March 28, 2018

Via: eCampus News

STEM fields are essential for the nation’s economic health and global success, but some troubling trends point to the need to monitor undergraduate STEM education with a critical eye, according to a new report. Undergraduate STEM education plays a central […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Illinois looks to shift pension, healthcare costs to K-12 schools, higher ed

February 22, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The stalemate over Illinois’ state budget has wreaked havoc on school districts and universities. Schools have operated without millions in expected funds with serious consequences for students and workers. As a result, furloughs, layoffs, and pay cuts have plagued universities […]


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Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

February 13, 2018

Via: MindShift

If the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov were alive today, what would he say about smartphones? He might not think of them as phones at all, but instead as remarkable tools for understanding how technology can manipulate our brains. Pavlov’s own […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Snyder budget: More for schools, roads; end to food contract

February 8, 2018

Via: Education Week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed boosting base funding for most of Michigan’s public schools by the largest amount in 17 years, spending more on road repairs than planned and ending the use of a company […]


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Judge rejects new attempt to oust Louisiana education leader

February 7, 2018

Via: Education Week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new effort to force out Louisiana’s top public schools leader has failed. District Court Judge Todd Hernandez rejected a lawsuit from critics of Superintendent of Education John White seeking to oust the schools chief. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Is Amazon dipping into higher ed?

January 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Amazon has been popping into higher education conversations more often, as the company narrowed its list of now 20 cities where it could place its second headquarters — potentially creating a technology career hub for graduates in the chosen location. Microsoft […]


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Rauner announces compromise on school tax-credit program

January 29, 2018

Via: Education Week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced a compromise on a school-funding issue which has held up implementation of a historic funding overhaul. The Republican announced Friday a plan that will speed up state recognition of non-public schools […]