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Educator shares tips to initiate, sustain collaboration

8/28/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Educators should consider adding "collaboration" to their back-to-school to-do lists, teacher Kriscia Cabral writes in this blog post. She shares several strategies to help teachers initiate and susta… Read More

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Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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Businesses in Japan work to recruit foreign students

8/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Companies in Japan increasingly are looking to hire foreign students, often recruiting them through job fairs. However, this presents some challenges for foreign-born college graduates, who officials … Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

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Utah education board distributes $39.2M in LAND trust funds to schools

8/20/2014

  • KSTU-TV (Salt Lake City)

The Utah State Board of Education has distributed a record $39.2 million to school community councils around the state, thanks to interest dividends from a $1.9 billion School LAND Trust, the board an… Read More

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Education news for teachers

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How a Minn. teacher uses BYOD with her immigrant students

8/27/2014

  • KQED.org

Bring-your-own-device programs can be difficult to implement in schools where students are from low-income families or are recent immigrants. Minnesota ninth-grade teacher Stephanie Erickson describes… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

ECIS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: European Council of International Schools

Funding aimed at improving sign-language programmes in New Zealand schools

8/26/2014

  • Stuff (New Zealand)

An infusion of £5.5 million over the next four years will help fund sign-language programmes in New Zealand schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced. Among other things, the funds will pay … Read More

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Standardized tests are criticized by Vt. education board

8/26/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

The Vermont State Board of Education has released guidelines for the use of standardized tests in the state that are sharply critical of using the tests to measure student success. The board's guideli… Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

College students turn to crowdfunding to finance education

8/27/2014

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

A growing number of students are turning to crowdfunding websites such as GoFundMe to help them afford a college education. Some experts caution, however, that the extra cash could mean students will … Read More