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Educational Stages, Higher Education

Are your students career ready?

September 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Assessments for academic subjects such as reading, math, and science rightfully form the core of any college-readiness high school program. But the career-ready pathway hasn’t garnered the same level of attention, leaving a substantial portion of the student population less […]


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Report: California schools have improved, but major funding challenges remain

September 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

California’s redesigned school funding formula, as well as updated standards and assessments, are pushing the state’s education system in the right direction, according to a comprehensive package of studies released Monday. But Getting Down to Facts II — a follow-up […]


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Officials: Federal school safety commission will oppose age restrictions on buying guns

September 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When the commission was established in March, the White House said the one gun-related policy it would examine and issue recommendations for was age restrictions for firearm purchases. DeVos has said from the start that the commission would not focus […]


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Does the American approach to testing need to change?

September 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While tests in many other countries are high-stakes propositions for students, in the U.S., they are high-stakes propositions for teachers and schools. Standardized test scores matter little to students in the context of their classroom experience, because they rarely affect […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

US public school uniform policies reportedly at all-time high

September 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

For much of the time they’ve been around, uniforms have been a consistent matter of debate among students and parents. On one hand, uniforms make it easier for students to get ready in the morning, when they don’t have to […]


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More teacher protests are on the horizon

September 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

During the past academic year, six wide-scale protests and strikes in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia took place across the nation. Factors that led to the protests include disputes over teacher pay gaps with other professions, […]


Education Tech

Creating a happier school environment yields benefits for students and teachers

September 12, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Working to create a more positive school culture may seem like a waste of time to some school administrators who face a host of more pressing issues at school. However, creating a happier place for people to work and learn […]


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6 tools to support school safety efforts

September 12, 2018

Via: eSchool News

As teachers and students return to school across the country, thoughts range from nervous excitement to worries about how to keep school buildings–and the people in them–secure. Last year’s school shooting in Parkland, FL sparked a massive movement, including student […]


Education Tech

Critics: Classroom data walls demoralize students

September 11, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Data-driven educational practices have their benefits, but interpreting that philosophy into data walls, where students can potentially feel embarrassed or defeated by seeing their performance posted publicly, can backfire. As data-driven education models become more popular, critics are raising a […]


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6 steps to help your district systematically personalize education

September 11, 2018

Via: eSchool News

For the past decade, personalization has been a hot topic in education. You may have wondered if it’s a real and attainable goal for your school system or if it’s some holy grail that many seek but few achieve. Community […]