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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 […]


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5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

January 22, 2018

Via: eSchool News

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Some of this work requires […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

The key higher ed issues for states in 2018

January 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

In a December convening around Higher Education Government Relations in San Diego, AASCU director of state relations and policy analysis Tom Harnisch called the tax bill “the wild card for state budgets.” While the final bill allows taxpayers to deduct […]


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Education top-of-mind as state legislatures reconvene

January 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Every Student Succeeds Act will likely have a big impact on state legislative decisions regarding education this year. Under ESSA, states are granted more control, which places a larger burden on state lawmakers to craft legislation that will ultimately […]


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What really goes into a high-impact K-12 classroom?

January 15, 2018

Via: eSchool News

Most students spend an average of 14,000 hours in the classroom during their K-12 years. As a result, the learning environment is powerful in impacting relationships among students and with their teachers. Until recently, most of us were using an […]