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Report: Most homework focuses on ‘low-level’ skills

February 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The CAP report is the third in recent months to provide a closer look at the day-in, day-out work of students and teachers. In September, “The Opportunity Myth” from nonprofit The New Teacher Project showed that less than one-fifth of […]


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Is it time to remake middle school?

February 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Between ensuring more young children have school readiness skills and raising high school graduation rates, the middle school years are often overlooked in the push to improve education policy and practices. Nancy L. Deutsch, who directs Youth-Nex at the University […]


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New research centers to focus on rural schools, high school writing

February 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Many rural districts — and school leaders in rural areas — are finding that they can accomplish more by partnering with neighboring districts and participating in networks in which they share curriculum resources, professional development and other areas of expertise. […]


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Report: A New Cybersecurity Incident Strikes K-12 Schools Nearly Every Three Days

February 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Just a little over a month into 2019, already about a dozen cybersecurity incidents have struck U.S. school districts. And if the past is any indication, more are likely to come. A U.S. school district becomes the victim of a […]


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Teacher strikes’ focuses shift from pay to ‘the common good’

January 30, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Teachers’ efforts to “bargain for the common good” — an approach also known as social unionism — is not new, though it is gaining momentum. This approach was used in bargaining agreements in Chicago as early as 2012, in Los […]


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Report: Workforce ‘on-ramp’ programs slow to grow reach

January 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to the report, 32 million adults lack jobs or the skills and resources needed to find gainful employment. Yet while on-ramp programs have high job placement rates, they reach less than 1% of those adults. With around 65 programs […]


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More states see need for adult SEL initiatives

January 28, 2019

Via: Education Dive

SEL, which has received increased attention in recent years, helps students manage their emotions, create and maintain more positive relationships with others, make more responsible decisions and become more productive in attaining their goals. These skills can help students not […]


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Strong principal-staff relationships help schools move on after teachers strike

January 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While principals in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are relieved to have teachers back in classrooms, administrators may still have some repair work to do over the next few weeks in helping teachers, classroom assistants and families move […]


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LA teacher strike over

January 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

With one major strike apparently coming to an end, other districts are still facing the possibility that their teachers will walk out. The Denver Classroom Teachers Association, which turned down the Denver Public Schools’ latest contract offer on Friday, voted […]


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Social and Emotional Learning is Easy to Love, Which Should Make Us Nervous – by Frederick Hess

January 22, 2019

Via: Education Next

Last week, the Aspen Institute released the handiwork of its big national Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD). There was a big-time launch, accompanied by lots of nodding luminaries and oodles of goodwill. And I’m good with that. […]