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NEA Aims to Revive Organizing as Membership Drops

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:38pm
The national teachers' union is imploring local affiliates to better engage current and potential members, and has launched a Center for Organizing to provide tools and training.
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Costs, Quality on Radar as Dual Enrollment Rises

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:15pm
With the programs surging in popularity, policymakers and advocates are wrestling with how to pay the costs and promote broader access to college for disadvantaged youths.
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How Can Teachers Foster Curiosity?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:14pm
Schools must be free to spark curiosity in students too distracted by other issues to come by it naturally, Erik Shonstrom says.
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A Black Father's Search for a Diverse Preschool

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:14pm
H. Richard Milner's search for a high-quality, diverse preschool for his daughters revealed early-education inequities.
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Lunch May Be Healthier, But Students Aren't Eating Up

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:08pm
School lunch is not what it used to be. The food is undoubtedly healthier. But are kids actually eating it?
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New York State Sets Focus on English-Learners

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:52am
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
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The Case for the New Kindergarten: Challenging and Playful

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:50am
Making kindergarten intellectually stimulating does not preclude making it fun and play-based as well, write Daphna Bassok, Amy Claessens, and Mimi Engel.
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Computers 'Read' Students' Faces to Measure Engagement

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:40pm
New technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.
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New Character Report Cards Rate Students on 'Grit'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:40pm
The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.
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Video Game 'Stealth Assessments' Gauge Social Skills

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:39pm
A handful of researchers across the country are perfecting video games that can unobtrusively measure noncognitive skills—like persistence and 'grit'—in students.
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Data Mining Opens Window on Student Engagement

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:38pm
By gathering data on students' online behaviors in computerized education programs, researchers are getting clues on how students engage with them.
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Student Surveys Seen as Imperfect Engagement Measure

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:37pm
More than 20 surveys purport to measure engagement in K-12 schools, but that doesn't mean they're widely used or useful.
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U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks 80 Percent

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Borrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.
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Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, Cash

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
While a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.
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