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ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From budget cuts to class behavior maps, don’t miss these most-read stories.

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The US Department of Education’s budget would be cut by about $2.3 billion under a bill passed by the House of Representatives. That bill now must be reconciled with an education spending bill recently passed by the Senate.

Full Story: Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Students who transition to a new school environment are at risk of disengaging and becoming “anti-learning,” asserts Jennifer Symonds, an assistant professor at the University of Dublin. She and other experts offer tips to help make such transitions successful.

Full Story: EdSurge

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will embark this week on a six-state “Rethink School” tour. It’s unclear which schools or cities she will visit, but the plan is to go to Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming. Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Educators sometimes give disruptive students negative attention, but a punitive response may not benefit such students, asserts education researcher Tommaso Lana. In this blog post, he outlines how a classroom map can help flip the script on responses to behavior. Full Story: Edutopia online

The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech consortium is bringing together educators in more than 30 school districts to share notes about personalized learning. Kenneth Klau, the state’s director of digital learning, says MAPLE allows teachers to take the lead during the transition to personalized learning.

Full Story: The Hechinger Report

Teresa Donnellan is an editorial assistant at SmartBrief.


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