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Some districts turning to agencies to fill temp teaching jobs

August 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Districts nationwide still are scrambling to place teachers in classrooms at the beginning of this school year. This problem is not new; many districts faced the same situation last year. Problems with teacher staffing are a special concern for rural […]


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Ex-staffers: Bureaucracy, testing focus stifled ed innovation office’s efforts

August 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

DPS isn’t the first district to have educators at odds with administration over personalized learning efforts. In a 2018 evaluation of several school districts implementing personalized learning practices, the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell […]


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Michigan losing school librarians as literacy rates decline

August 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As economic factors have driven school staffing decisions for over a decade, some school districts have had to make tough calls regarding libraries. Some districts have opted to eliminate school librarian positions — and even the libraries themselves — as […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

August 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

The U.S. education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

Hamilton Education Program goes online to reach more schools

August 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The program for Title I schools, in which students get the opportunity to talk with cast members and perform their material on stage before viewing the hit musical in their town, is continuing. This upcoming school year, the program will […]


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Reports of sexual assault at schools on the rise, but the reasons are unclear

August 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Though the #MeToo movement has drawn attention to the issue of sexual harassment, especially in colleges and the workplace, the issue is also a growing factor in K-12 education. While some instances of sexual assault clearly go unreported, the AP […]


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School safety ‘best practice’ clearinghouse set for release

July 30, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The struggle between school safety and school climate manifested recently when the Chicago Public Schools voted to spend $2.4 million to replace metal detectors. Before making the decision to purchase the machines, which run about $3,350 a piece, the board […]


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U.S. News removes UC Berkeley, 4 other schools from ranking

July 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

All five schools notified U.S. News that they had supplied the publication with incorrect information to calculate their 2019 Best Colleges rankings. For the next three years, the publication will require top leaders at UC Berkeley and Johnson & Wales […]


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New science standards add pressure to physics teacher shortages

July 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Finding qualified STEM teachers is a nationwide challenge for many school districts. In California, the change in science standards, which was meant to improve science education and career options for students, is causing more of a challenge because of the […]


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Study: Tennessee’s state-led school takeover effort largely unsuccessful

July 19, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Though Tennessee’s state-run achievement school district became a model for other states, the movement hasn’t gained much traction. Nevada and North Carolina both gave the concept a try, but Nevada shuttered its achievement district after one year and there is […]