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5/21/2018

Trust your instincts and take note of how you feel about a job before you go ahead and accept an offer, executive career coach Mikaela Kiner says. Career coach Dana Manciagli recommends reviewing the job description and asking yourself if you want to spend your workdays on those tasks.

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5/21/2018

A Nevada school district has "gamified" its summer reading program through an online application where students record what they read and earn points to be "superheroes." The district kicked off the annual program with an event where students could do crafts and receive free books and other gifts.

5/21/2018

Educators and therapists at a small Australian school serving students with special needs are using a trampoline and swing set to help students regulate their behavior through exercise. When students return to their mainstream schools, they can use the outdoor playground, indoor exercise equipment or fidget tools for the same purpose.

5/21/2018

An Indiana school district has created a program to be an alternative to suspension, where students work with a behavioral interventionist on social skills while maintaining their courses. The program is credited with reducing out-of-school suspensions at the district's middle and high schools.

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5/21/2018

Students in Moreno Valley Unified School District in California whose math assessments show they are struggling have an opportunity to receive online tutoring, writes Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora. In this commentary, Kedziora shares a step-by-step guide to his district's data-driven approach to helping students.

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5/21/2018

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the House education committee. This blog post highlights five topics that could be raised during her testimony, including the Every Student Succeeds Act, civil rights and school safety.

5/21/2018

A Denver school district is considering making its own police force -- an approach that already has been adopted by school districts in Atlanta, Cleveland and Miami. The proposal calls for certifying the district's 35 armed safety patrol officers as police officers.

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5/21/2018

The design of US schools is in the spotlight following the latest shooting at a Texas high school. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said the state's schools have too many exits and entrances, which make them vulnerable to attacks.

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5/21/2018

A complaint from a University of Southern California doctoral student has resulted in an investigation of Yale University by the US Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. In his complaint, Kursat Christoff Pekgoz argues that certain programs and scholarships benefiting women violate federal statutes because women no longer are a minority in higher education.

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5/21/2018

Teaching efficiency is higher at more selective universities -- especially at public institutions -- but research efficiency is better at private colleges and universities, according to a study. Researchers say more rural public colleges struggle to attract research funding while research productivity is highest where academics earn larger salaries.