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Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program

October 12, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Summit Public Schools, which over the past four years has led the creation of the “Summit Learning Program” currently used by more than 380 schools around the U.S., said today that it will spin out that program into an independent […]


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NCTQ report: Teacher evaluations improve quality

October 11, 2018

Via: Education Dive

States and districts are using a variety of measures to fill shortages, and recent data suggests schools typically hire teachers because they are trying to replace someone who has left the profession, not someone who retired after a full career. […]


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Competency-based education may not be a new concept

October 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Competency-based education, which goes hand in hand with personalized learning, has recently been introduced as a new concept, but it has many traces to previous frameworks and policy proposals. The root of the idea comes from a central — and […]


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How Schools Can Lead on Sexual Harassment

October 5, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

For those of us who work with adolescents, the Brett Kavanaugh accusations require self-reflection: How different are our schools from what we now know about prep-school culture in the 1980s? How do we lead boys to be better? Last year, […]


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Melania Trump visits school in Malawi, part of Africa tour

October 4, 2018

Via: Education Week

Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school Thursday that has benefited from U.S. assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Some children learn lessons outdoors, seated shoulder-to-shoulder […]


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WVU bans 5 fraternities in ongoing debate

October 1, 2018

Via: Education Dive

In August, Gee sent an email to parents and students recommending students avoid certain fraternities after the groups said they were going to separate from the university to avoid the new rules. In an interview with Inside Higher Ed at […]


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Study: Absenteeism interventions most effective with students who miss the most school

September 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

With states now required to report chronic absenteeism as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and many using a measure of chronic absenteeism as part of their accountability plans, it’s important for schools to know which strategies are most […]


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How higher ed, industry can prep students for the workforce of the future

September 26, 2018

Via: Education Dive

A recent study by PwC reveals a shocking statistic: Only 10% of teachers say they feel confident teaching high-level technology, even though they know students will need a strong tech knowledge base to succeed in the workforce. It’s estimated that […]


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Ed Department officials say their focus is on better college data, less regulation

September 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The higher education industry is not only weighing what kind of data to share with potential students and their families but also how extensive it should be. For this year’s “best college” rankings, U.S. News & World Report dropped acceptance […]


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Report: Student leaders want a stronger voice on campus

September 24, 2018

Via: Education Dive

A national survey of more than 140,000 freshmen published two years ago by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles indicated that student interest in political and civic engagement was at the highest level in […]