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Celebrating Children’s Rights Is Important, but More Progress Is Needed

November 25, 2019

Via: The RAND Blog

November 20 marked World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a historic commitment to the world’s children. Being the most widely ratified human rights treaty […]


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What colleges can do now to help students vote in the 2020 election

November 22, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In early October, two opponents for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates took turns laying out their political stances in front of a small, intimate crowd. But this wasn’t a typical town hall. In this case, they were fielding […]


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Still ‘remembering the Titans’: School board votes against splitting famous Virginia high school

November 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Those who have seen Disney’s “Remember the Titans” know the story of T.C. Williams High School from the opening scene — or at least the Hollywood version of how the city consolidated and integrated all high school students in one […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

How do U.S. students’ computer and information literacy skills stack up?

November 15, 2019

Via: eSchool News

U.S. eighth-graders scored above the international average for computer and information literacy, but they also struggle with some key 21st-century employability skills, according to an international study. The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) measures eighth-graders’ ability to use […]


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How districts are addressing adolescent mental health

November 15, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Research from a recent white paper highlights the increasing crisis in adolescent mental health. In a recent edWebinar, presenters emphasized the need for school districts “to intervene with students as quickly as possible to keep them safe.” The rise of […]


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Senate bill would require schools to monitor student social media

November 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

A U.S. Secret Service study found students who commit school violence often showed interest in violence, were bullied by peers and regularly found themselves in trouble. Further evidence shows about 78% of school shooters hinted at plans to commit a […]


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Dallas ISD trustee wants cameras in all special ed classrooms

November 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Marshall compares cameras in the classroom to body cameras worn by police officers, saying videos create accountability and protection for all parties. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa doesn’t support the plan, citing the costs, and that there have been few requests to […]


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Supreme Court to Tackle DACA. What Does It Mean for Students, Teachers, and Schools?

November 8, 2019

Via: Education Week

When the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up a case about the Trump administration’s effort to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 700,000 recipients of the program’s relief from deportation will be on edge. Many of those undocumented […]


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Ban Smartphones in School? Why Not Just Disable Apps, Startup Says

November 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

France has banned them outright. Ontario restricts their use in all but a handful of cases. And in some places, they’re locked up in pouches to keep them out of kids’ hands. The contraband in question? Smartphones, of course—or more […]


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Iowa State Students Protest Against Racism

November 1, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Students at Iowa State University stormed the president’s office Wednesday demanding a stronger response to a series of racist incidents on campus. After finding neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic slogans scribbled across campus in chalk, over 100 students swept into President Wendy […]