Educators at a rural California school integrate writing across all subjects, a move that has increased test scores in English-language arts. Lessons even extend to PE, where assignments have included writing about weight training and anatomy.
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School enrollment in Puerto Rico has declined by 22,350 students since Hurricane Maria, according to the island's Department of Education. With about 184 schools serving fewer than 150 students, Secretary of Education Julia Keleher says school closures are on the horizon.
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Designing modern learning spaces means going beyond Pinterest boards and education fads, asserts educator Robert Dillon. In this commentary, he writes about the research and best practices behind modern design and how such spaces should be designed with students -- not for them.
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Universal design for learning can help create a foundation for inclusive environments, asserts Suzanne Stolz, an assistant professor of special education and a former high-school teacher. In this commentary, she shares five ways educators can use UDL in their classrooms.
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States interested in participating in the Every Student Succeeds Act Innovative Assessment pilot must submit applications by April 2, according to the US Department of Education. Georgia, New York and Hawaii have expressed interest in participating.
Full Story: Education Week (tiered subscription model)
Teresa Donnellan is an editorial assistant at SmartBrief.
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