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How schools use design to heal after tragedy

11/21/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

While they have taken different approaches to redesigning their schools, Columbine High and Sandy Hook Elementary schools both offer examples of how architecture and design can help in the healing pro… Read More

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Global education news

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United Arab Emirates sees spike in childhood obesity

11/18/2014

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

The sale of larger sizes for school uniforms in the United Arab Emirates has some doctors -- and others -- voicing concerns over the growing rate of childhood obesity in the UAE. Officials attribute t… Read More

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How are school districts managing mobile devices?

11/17/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

A growing number of school districts are working to take the responsibility for managing classroom devices out of the hands of teachers and students. Instead, they are adopting software programs that … Read More

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Consortium releases scoring estimates for new state exams

11/21/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has released details of its estimates of achievement levels for new exams in 17 states under the Common Core State Standards. In this blog post, Valerie Stra… Read More

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News in international education

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Why the diversity of London's schools may be their strength

11/17/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

Students in London outperform their peers throughout the country -- a trend professor Simon Burgess attributes to the diversity of the city's schools. In this commentary, he writes that the children o… Read More

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Wash. schools report shortage of substitute teachers

11/18/2014

  • KING-TV (Seattle)

School districts in Seattle are reaching out to all 300 substitute teachers on their list, plus former teachers, to help fill a substitute shortage that has led to the cancellation of some classes. Sc… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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U. of Mo. receives $2M to fund health and journalism programs

11/21/2014

  • Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.)

Two $1 million gifts will help the University of Missouri further its health and journalism programs. One donation, from faculty member Frank Booth, will fund a fellowship in physical activity and hea… Read More