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How the role of the paraeducator is evolving

9/18/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

About 830,000 paraeducators work in schools today, up from 780,000 in 2001, according to recent data. The roles these staff members play in schools are becoming more complex, amid growing needs of stu… Read More

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Global education news

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UK schools focus on teacher salaries, not class sizes

9/16/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The average class size in primary schools in the United Kingdom is 25 students -- tied for fifth in a review of 33 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Schools in t… Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

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Texas education board affirms state standards for history classes

9/18/2014

  • TexasTribune.org (Austin)

The Texas State Board of Education voted this week to require teachers to stick with the state's curriculum for all history classes instead of using a new curriculum introduced by the College Board fo… Read More

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Ideas to help teachers improve classroom design

9/18/2014

  • Scholastic.com

It's never too late to change up classroom design, even after the school year has started, asserts Michigan second-grade teacher Erin Klein. In this blog post, she offers suggestions for improving cla… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

ECIS SmartBrief

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UK's English-language MOOC viewed in 178 countries

9/16/2014

  • BBC

The British Council's first experiment with massive open online courses has been popular with about 100,000 students signing on for an online English-language course. The course, used in 178 countries… Read More

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School board in Pa. district recommits to recruiting minority teachers

9/16/2014

  • Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)

The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board in Pennsylvania is stepping up its recruitment of minority teachers. Some efforts include recruiting local families to host student teachers and forming a "future te… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Minority students become majority in freshman class at U. of Colo.

9/18/2014

  • Denver Post, The

Minority students make up the majority of the freshman class at the University of Colorado Denver for the first time in the school's history. Of the 54.3% of the student body identifying themselves as… Read More