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National effort seeks to bridge the "word gap"

10/17/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

There is a "word gap" among low-income students, according to those involved with the Bridging the Word Gap event recently held at the White House. They suggested several ways to address the issue, in… Read More

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Global education news

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Study examines cultural reasons for Chinese students' success

10/13/2014

  • BBC

Students from China attending school in Australia outperformed their Australian peers, as well as migrants from the UK, in recent exams -- scoring on average two grade levels higher. The study from th… Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

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Kan. education board considers clarifying discipline policy

10/15/2014

  • KSNT-TV (Topeka, Kan.)

The Kansas State Board of Education is considering clarifying a disciplinary policy that allows school staff to restrain students who cause a disturbance. The board will vote next month whether to cha… Read More

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How music can help students engage in reading, writing

10/17/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Reading and writing lessons would benefit from integrating popular music, third-grade teacher Genia Connell suggests. In this blog post, she offers several activities to help engage and inspire studen… Read More

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News in international education

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Scripted-lesson academies plan expansion beyond Kenya

10/14/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

The for-profit firm Bridge International Academies has expanded to more than 350 locations in Kenya, with plans to open academies in Uganda, Nigeria and India. Teachers -- called academy managers -- r… Read More

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How to make school leaders feel empowered when using technology

10/14/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

School leaders must feel empowered -- not intimidated -- when implementing technology, blogger Joel Sackett writes in this post. District leaders, Sackett writes, must ensure that even the least techn… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Cash motivates Fla. community-college students to finish math courses

10/17/2014

  • StateImpact

Cash bonuses increased the likelihood that students at Hillsborough Community College in Florida would complete remedial math courses, according to a study from social science research company MDRC. A… Read More