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Student-Login Chaos Fueling Software Password Upgrades

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:36pm
Schools are exploring "single sign-on" technologies that allow both teachers and students to access multiple software programs with just one set of login information.
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Taking Competency-Based Learning From Policy to Reality

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:30pm
Fred Bramante, an entrepreneur and former chairman of the New Hampshire board of education, is trying to help institutionalize real-world learning at schools across the Granite State.
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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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