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Education Department tip sheets spotlight social media

7/10/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

School districts now can access social media guidance developed by the U.S. Department of Education. The "social media tip sheets" address topics such as engagement, policy and capacity, and highlight… Read More

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Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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Research suggests increased use of cognitive enhancers among European students

7/8/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Consumption of so-called smart drugs among European university students likely has increased over the past few years, according to Boris Quednow, an assistant professor and psychologist at the Psychia… Read More

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

News for the education and policy communities

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

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New curriculum standards adopted by N.J. education board

7/10/2014

  • Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

New curriculum standards for subjects such as social studies, science and physical education were approved on Wednesday by the New Jersey State Board of Education. The board also reaffirmed its suppor… Read More

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How to use a maker mindset to approach project-based learning

7/10/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Educator Patrick Waters suggests in this blog post that teachers combine two hot trends in education -- project-based learning and making. Waters offers a step-by-step guide to integrating making in a… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

ECIS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: European Council of International Schools

Should Canada do more to protect children online?

7/8/2014

  • Toronto Star, The

While the US has taken steps to protect children's privacy online, in Canada, there are no laws on the books that specifically protect children online. However, with the popularity of gaming at home a… Read More

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Ind. public schools invest in developing teacher-pay model

7/8/2014

  • Chalkbeat

An outside firm has been hired by Indianapolis Public Schools to come up with a new teacher-compensation model ahead of negotiations with the teachers union. IPS will spend $200,000 on developing the … Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Rate of returning college students drops, report shows

7/10/2014

  • InsideHigherEd.com

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that 68.7% of first-time college students enrolled in the fall of 2012 returned to school the following fall. That percentage… Read More