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5/4/2016

An integrated approach to data collection can help protect student athletes from injury and excessive stress that affects academic performance, writes Darryl Nance of Greenville County Schools in South Carolina. In this blog post, Nance shares how his district uses data to track injuries, create injury-education programs and implement practices that keep student athletes successful in the classroom.

5/4/2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act will give states much-needed flexibility but maintain some of the civil rights guarantees of No Child Left Behind, Education Secretary John King Jr. said in a recent interview. He also advocated for more racially diverse schools in the US.

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John King Jr., civil rights
5/4/2016

The White House has released a report detailing the Obama administration's K-12 education legacy, which includes training more science, technology, engineering and math teachers. Release of the report coincided with an event honoring the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.

5/4/2016

Community building, sharing and peer support are the three keys to designing effective open course experiences for students, suggests Curt Bonk, who teaches psychology and technology courses at Indiana University. In this article, Bonk also reflects on the rise of massive open online courses.

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Indiana University, MOOC
5/4/2016

Even small amounts of exercise can help improve the academic success of college freshmen and sophomores, according to a study from North Carolina State University. Researchers also discovered that students who increased their physical activity by an hour per week were nearly 50% more likely to graduate than those who didn't.

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InsideHigherEd.com
5/4/2016

Students attending Innovations Early College High School -- a public school in Salt Lake City, Utah, offering a flexible program -- take leading roles in their learning. The Every Student Succeeds Act could help pave the road for the expansion of such programs, says Andrew Calkins, deputy director of the Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative at Educause.

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Education Next
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ESSA
5/4/2016

To have a positive influence on education, leaders must have up-to-date skills to build coalitions and lead nonmandated changes, plus have a passion to lead, K-12 leadership experts Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers advise in this blog post. "The leader is reflected in everything that happens in the organization," they write.

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Ann Myers, Jill Berkowicz
5/4/2016

Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., on Tuesday unveiled a bill aimed at developing career and technical education programs in high schools throughout the state. The proposed Career and Technical Education Equity Act would tweak the federal funding formula so that Nevada, which has experienced population increases, eventually could see an estimated 2.6% increase in CTE funding.

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Rep. Joe Heck
5/4/2016

About 50% of teenagers say they are addicted to their cellphones -- and 59% of parents agree -- according to a recent survey by Common Sense Media. About 80% of teenagers who were surveyed report checking their smartphones hourly.

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CNN, Broadcasting & Cable
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5/4/2016

Professionals can inspire their co-workers and make them feel valued by setting a good example and seeking their input, career coach Hallie Crawford suggests. "If you try to encourage others to improve in certain areas of their job that you don't yourself, it won't work. Spot-check your expectations," she advises.

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Hallie Crawford