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Spotlight: Unaccompanied minors in U.S. schools

11/25/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Some U.S. schools report an influx of unaccompanied minors in recent years. In fact, 66,127 of such children were accounted for when they crossed the U.S.-Mexican border between Oct. 1, 2013, and Aug.… Read More

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Finland to phase out handwriting instruction

11/24/2014

  • Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki)
  • Care2.com

Finland has announced plans to phase out handwriting lessons by 2016 and instead teach typing skills. The shift is part of a broader movement away from longhand communications and toward digital commu… 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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Avoiding these 10 things can improve classroom management

11/25/2014

  • MiddleWeb

Teachers may be doing several small things that unknowingly sabotage their classroom-management efforts, writes Jennifer Gonzalez, who has taught middle-school language arts. In this commentary, she s… 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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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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Endowment fund at Boston College rises above $2B

11/25/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The endowment fund at Boston College in Massachusetts has topped $2 billion, according to the college's annual report. The endowment fund posted a 10% year-over-year gain, moving from $1.98 billion in… Read More