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Universal school meal programs may improve student behavior, study shows

September 21, 2018

Via: Education Dive

This study adds to the growing body of research related to the potential benefits of offering free meals to all students at a school. The Community Eligibility Provision was initiated to help eliminate the shame associated with receiving free meals […]


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Is free tuition the writing on the wall for college as a personal expense?

September 20, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Is New York University School of Medicine’s announcement of free tuition the beginning of an inevitable evolution toward free public higher education in the U.S.? Since the 1960s, college enrollment has steadily increased until it peaked in 2011 at 20.6 […]


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Report: ‘Trump effect’ contributes to higher bullying in Republican districts

September 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Since President Trump launched his presidential bid, there’s been a dispute over the validity of what’s known as the “Trump effect,” which Psychology Today defines as “an increase in bullying in schools caused by the rhetoric used by Donald Trump […]


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Voucher Regulation Reduces Quality of Private School Options

September 17, 2018

Via: Education Next

Education reformers and academics calling for greater regulation of private school choice programs have good intentions. They want all kids to get the best education possible and they believe that they can achieve that goal by preventing disadvantaged families from […]


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Report: California schools have improved, but major funding challenges remain

September 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

California’s redesigned school funding formula, as well as updated standards and assessments, are pushing the state’s education system in the right direction, according to a comprehensive package of studies released Monday. But Getting Down to Facts II — a follow-up […]


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Does the American approach to testing need to change?

September 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While tests in many other countries are high-stakes propositions for students, in the U.S., they are high-stakes propositions for teachers and schools. Standardized test scores matter little to students in the context of their classroom experience, because they rarely affect […]


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Officials: Federal school safety commission will oppose age restrictions on buying guns

September 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When the commission was established in March, the White House said the one gun-related policy it would examine and issue recommendations for was age restrictions for firearm purchases. DeVos has said from the start that the commission would not focus […]


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More teacher protests are on the horizon

September 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

During the past academic year, six wide-scale protests and strikes in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia took place across the nation. Factors that led to the protests include disputes over teacher pay gaps with other professions, […]


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6 tools to support school safety efforts

September 12, 2018

Via: eSchool News

As teachers and students return to school across the country, thoughts range from nervous excitement to worries about how to keep school buildings–and the people in them–secure. Last year’s school shooting in Parkland, FL sparked a massive movement, including student […]


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6 steps to help your district systematically personalize education

September 11, 2018

Via: eSchool News

For the past decade, personalization has been a hot topic in education. You may have wondered if it’s a real and attainable goal for your school system or if it’s some holy grail that many seek but few achieve. Community […]