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7/19/2017

Researchers at the Arizona State University's EdPlus Action Lab are completing a study focused on scaling digital learning. The report examines the economic and operational efficiencies of different schools that have successfully scaled their online-learning programs and how those practices can be implemented at other institutions, according to Lou Pugliese, a senior innovation fellow at the university.

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7/19/2017

A growing number of middle and high schools are adopting agricultural education programs -- driven in part by student interest and industry demand. The National Teach Ag Campaign launched in 2009 and is dedicated to increasing the ranks of agriculture teachers in schools through professional development and other supports.

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7/19/2017

Analyzing marketing campaigns and advertising techniques of tobacco companies offers a way to teach students about media literacy and making healthy life choices, media-literacy expert Frank Baker writes. In this blog post, he offers lesson ideas along with links to resources and online curricula to guide teachers in activities.

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7/19/2017

Education officials in New York have released a revised version of the state's Every Student Succeeds Act plan, first published in May. Revisions include adding out-of-school suspension data to the school-rating system.

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7/19/2017

The Medical Academy of Science and Health summer camp is giving students a look at the daily lives of medical professionals. Students in grades 8 through 12 are learning about medical specialties, such as physical therapy and oncology, while also being trained and certified in CPR.

7/19/2017

House Republicans are preserving some funding for higher education in their federal budget proposal, including funding for programs designed for low-income students, while eliminating funds for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program. Lawmakers also have included plans to take $3.3 million in reserves from Pell Grants on top of a $1.3 billion cut in the program.

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7/19/2017

Both Millennials and members of Generation Z are spending more time viewing videos on social media, according to a recent poll of 1,173 internet users, ages 13 to 34. Data also show a decrease in the time that Generation Z users spend on text-based sites, including blogs.

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7/19/2017

School leaders should make it easier for a range of stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to access and understand student data, according to the Data Quality Campaign. The group recently released a report on student data trends.

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7/19/2017

Teacher leaders in a Colorado school district are compensated under a pay-for-performance plan. In this commentary, three administrators highlight the Teach Forward program.

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7/19/2017

Turning around a struggling rural school in New Hampshire began with community outreach led by Superintendent John Freeman. His bottom-up approach to change also included gathering input from other groups, such as students, administrators and teachers.

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