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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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: Later school start times linked to improvements in behavior, achievement

December 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill this fall that would have kept the state’s middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., he said it was because he thought such decisions should be made at the local […]


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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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School safety experts weigh in on federal commission’s potential impact

November 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Federal Commission on School Safety, which President Donald Trump formed in response to the February mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, is expected to make final recommendations before the end of the year. But […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Credit recovery enrollment tops 20% for some high schools

November 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

More than two-thirds of U.S. public high schools enroll students in credit recovery programs, but almost 10% of those schools have at least a fifth of their students in these courses, according to a new analysis of federal data by […]


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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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Tablets in the Classroom: Good or Bad?

November 29, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

Nowadays, many kids are basically born with a tablet or phone in their hands. Not only are these devices extremely appealing to their young minds, but they also come in handy when parents need a break. And while the effects […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Funding gaps between district, charter schools widening in big cities

November 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has unveiled its 2018 Global IP Barometer study, which reveals key insights about the progress of the media industry’s migration to IP. Supported by the input of approximately 750 media industry professionals from around the […]


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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 […]