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60 districts pledge to improve education for black, Hispanic males

7/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty of the country's largest school districts, which enroll about 40% of all African-American and Hispanic male youths living in poverty, will join an initiative aimed at improving education for tho… Read More

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Hong Kong bans electronic devices during testing

7/14/2014

  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (free registration)

Officials in Hong Kong say the latest generation of so-called "smartwatches" and other electronic devices are making their way into exam halls as students use the feature-rich devices to cheat. Noting… Read More

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Mo. education board to hold hearings on new state standards

7/16/2014

  • KWMU-FM (St. Louis)

The Missouri State Board of Education will hold three hearings on new education standards after Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law to revise Common Core State Standards. The new Missouri standards are expect… Read More

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Educator shares ideas for how to maintain balance, increase productivity

7/21/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

While teachers may use the summer break to regain their sense of balance, the school year is right around the corner, and former educator Naphtali Hoff writes that balance can be maintained during the… Read More

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News in international education

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Teachers in UAE learn benefits of play-based learning

7/14/2014

  • National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), The

The Emirates College for Advanced Education is offering courses that teach educators in the United Arab Emirates the benefits of play-based learning and how best to incorporate play into the national … Read More

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Tenn. district uses coaches to boost teacher effectiveness

7/20/2014

  • Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) (free content), The

New and struggling teachers at one school district in Memphis, Tenn., are working with peer coaches to help improve their skills and performance. "We're not operating in silos anymore," said Amy Nelso… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Low-income students finding it tough to get into U. of Ky.

7/21/2014

  • Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

A shift toward merit aid at the University of Kentucky means fewer low-income students are being enrolled, university data show. Less than 7% of low-income students are awarded one of the school's two… Read More