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2/15/2019

Teachers should help themselves so they are better equipped to support their students, asserts Naphtali Hoff, president of Impactful Coaching & Consulting. In this blog post, Hoff shares six ways teachers can stay healthy, energized and properly supported, including by disconnecting and developing a growth mindset.

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2/15/2019

Middle-school teacher Lissa Downey used the novel "The Outsiders" to teach her seventh-grade students lessons in anti-bias education. Downey shares how the approach worked and how students applied those lessons to larger, global issues.

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2/15/2019

Commute safety -- besides length of the commute -- may factor into whether students in Baltimore attend school, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Data show that students who walk or wait for a bus are less likely to attend school if there is an increase in violent crimes along their commutes.

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2/15/2019

A survey finds that 80% of students in Generation Z -- those between ages 14 and 23 -- say they believe in the value of a college education and only a quarter say they can have a good career without a degree. The data also show that while this cohort prefers learning via video, only 26% preferred online classes.

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2/15/2019

Increased police presence in schools could be tied to a decline in academic outcomes for students, according to two studies that examined data of students in schools in Texas, from 1999-2008, and New York, from 2004-12. Increasing numbers of police in Texas schools resulted in worse rates of high-school graduation and college enrollment, and in New York City, a similar move resulted in lower test scores for black male students, the data found.

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2/15/2019

Students who operate a manufacturing business at a Wisconsin high school are creating medals, mugs, keychains and other items for an annual sled dog race. Students designed the items, and some were manufactured on campus.

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2/15/2019

National Board Certified Teacher Jill Fletcher's students use an assessment strategy called a one-pager, in which students get creative to show what they know. In this blog post, Fletcher describes how the strategy -- involving student responses to prompts -- can be used across the curriculum.

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Edutopia online
2/15/2019

Combining three major rankings lists, Poets & Quants has produced a composite ranking of executive MBA programs in the US that puts The University of Chicago Booth School of Business on top, followed by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In this commentary, editor John Byrne, recommends all ranking criteria be carefully scrutinized before students apply to a program.

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Forbes
2/15/2019

Acceptance rates at the top 10 US business schools increased 1.2% in 2018, while applications dropped nearly 6%, according to an analysis. Alex Min, CEO of The MBA Exchange, says the numbers mean business school is more accessible now than in years before.

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2/15/2019

Fifth-graders at an Illinois school built support devices for kindergartners to use during an upcoming roller-skating unit in physical-education class as part of their school's focus on math, engineering and leadership. Three school operations and maintenance workers assisted students with reading blueprints and learning how to sand and attach PVC pipes to build the structures.

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