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Former Fla. governor calls for higher expectations for students

11/24/2014

  • Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

China is outperforming the U.S. -- in part, because U.S. officials sometimes are reluctant to set high academic expectations, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said during the National Summit on Education … Read More

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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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Vt. schools reinforce positive student behavior with PBIS

11/24/2014

  • Vermont Public Radio

Schools in Vermont are earning praise for their positive behavioral interventions and support program, in which students who meet expectations receive fake money that can be used for items such as boo… Read More

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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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Va. district struggles to diversify its teaching staff

11/23/2014

  • News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), The

The Lynchburg City Schools system in Virginia is working to increase the diversity of its teaching staff, but it is encountering challenges, including a small pool of minority teachers to choose from.… Read More

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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