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President Speaks 2018: 5 big issues higher ed leaders faced this year

December 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The student body is changing, and that’s requiring colleges to respond with new and innovative paths to completion. Our regular President Speaks column gives higher ed leaders the opportunity to sound off on these and other matters to help shed […]


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Report highlights successful home-visiting models

December 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The research review comes as another recent report shows that home-visiting programs reached roughly 300,000 families during 2017, but that millions more could benefit from such intervention models. Published by the National Home Visiting Resource Center, the 2018 Home Visiting […]


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Los Angeles Unified teachers continue strike preparations

December 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Last year’s teacher walkouts were aimed at state lawmakers, while this year, strikes seem to be shifting to the local level. In Chicago Tuesday, over 500 teachers with the Acelo Schools charter network went on strike, the first for charter […]


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Disruptor of the Year: Striking teachers in West Virginia

December 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When its over, 2018 may go down as the year teachers finally had enough — and brought public support along with them. After years of shouldering the blame for schools’ challenges to the point that former U.S. Secretary of Education […]


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Should the US Constitution guarantee a right to education?

November 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the current battleground for this argument is set in Rhode Island, similar fights have gone on around the country for decades. In the 1970s, a group of mainly Latino, low-income Texas parents filed a lawsuit arguing that a number […]


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Report: Climate Change and Migration May Impact the Future of Schools

November 29, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Raging wildfires in California and devastating hurricanes along the Atlantic seaboard have sent school officials scrambling to resolve immediate problems, such as repairing infrastructure and finding new schools for displaced students. Longer term, climate change may have a more permanent, […]


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Educator confidence rising, but concerns over salaries, safety remain, survey finds

November 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While it’s certainly a good sign that educators’ feelings of optimism toward their profession are on the rise, it’s important not to lose sight of the issues continuing to concern them. School safety is particularly notable, given the frequency with […]


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House Democrats take aim at DeVos’ Education Department

November 27, 2018

Via: Education Dive

DeVos continued her department’s deregulation of the for-profit sector last week, when she permanently reinstated federal recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The accreditor oversaw the for-profit chains Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute, whose […]


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Report: Federal immigration policies contributing to absenteeism

November 26, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Trauma can affect students greatly, and when this trauma includes the fear of being deported or the fear of a family member being deported, students can have a difficult time performing in school or coming to school at all. Facing […]


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Co-ops feed healthier finances for districts’ meal programs

November 26, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Rural districts and tiny districts — which both tend to require smaller volumes of food — can struggle with getting good deals. A co-op can help bring down prices. The approach is also useful with school districts that are struggling […]