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Melania Trump visits school in Malawi, part of Africa tour

October 4, 2018

Via: Education Week

Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school Thursday that has benefited from U.S. assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Some children learn lessons outdoors, seated shoulder-to-shoulder […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

A new conversation about online schools

October 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

As our world, workforce, and culture continue to transform with more equitable access to technology and tools, so, too, must education systems transform in order to prepare a new generation of scholars, leaders, and colleagues. When it comes to supporting […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

6 things we did to help our students love to do research

October 3, 2018

Via: eSchool News

After one year as library media specialist and three years teaching English, I’ve learned some of the ins and outs of teaching research inside and beyond the English classroom. 1. Start them young There are so many skills that students […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

3 issues college leaders should be ready to address now

October 2, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The academic year is well underway and already campuses are grappling with many of the same issues that characterized the turbulence of 2017-18. Among them, free speech concerns, the ongoing debate over the efficacy of affirmative action admissions policies and […]


Education Tech

Applications down at top US MBA programs

October 2, 2018

Via: Education Dive

MBA programs concerned about fewer applicants are recruiting students who aren’t traditionally on their radar — including students with liberal arts backgrounds — with incentives and alternatives such as specialized degree tracks and certificate programs that can be completed in […]


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WVU bans 5 fraternities in ongoing debate

October 1, 2018

Via: Education Dive

In August, Gee sent an email to parents and students recommending students avoid certain fraternities after the groups said they were going to separate from the university to avoid the new rules. In an interview with Inside Higher Ed at […]


Education Tech

Teachers are using more online resources in the Common Core era

October 1, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The report comes as research at the classroom level is showing students don’t have equitable access to grade-level and standards-aligned assignments. In addition, professional development experts stress that teachers need more time to “unpack” and work with curriculum materials, especially […]


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Study: Absenteeism interventions most effective with students who miss the most school

September 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

With states now required to report chronic absenteeism as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and many using a measure of chronic absenteeism as part of their accountability plans, it’s important for schools to know which strategies are most […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School breaks are being used for credit recovery

September 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Credit recovery programs are designed to help address the high school dropout rate. The issue is considered a societal one because high school dropouts earn an average of $9,200 less per year than high school graduates and are more likely […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Dems like the idea of free college, but a good program is hard to fund

September 27, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the free college concept may be relatively new to the voting public and therefore seem like a great way to win votes, candidates risk underestimating the resources needed to put the plan into action. In a separate article, Inside […]