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Computers 'Read' Students' Faces to Measure Engagement

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:40pm
New technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.
Categories: Education News

New Character Report Cards Rate Students on 'Grit'

Education Week - 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.
Categories: Education News

Video Game 'Stealth Assessments' Gauge Social Skills

Education Week - 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.
Categories: Education News

Data Mining Opens Window on Student Engagement

Education Week - 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.
Categories: Education News

Student Surveys Seen as Imperfect Engagement Measure

Education Week - 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.
Categories: Education News

U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks 80 Percent

Education Week - 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.
Categories: Education News

Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, Cash

Education Week - 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.
Categories: Education News

Students Learn to Fail—and Recover—at Calif. School

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
Categories: Education News

'Posses' Keep Students on Academic Track

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
A New York City-based foundation harnesses a little positive peer pressure to help students successfully negotiate the pathway from high school to college graduation.
Categories: Education News

Student Motivation: Age-Old Problem Gets New Attention

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
Categories: Education News

Calif. School Taps Community to Engage Students

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
With a curriculum based on service and local cultural resources, San Isidro High School strives to make learning relevant for students in its border community.
Categories: Education News

Spurring Student Success: It's More Than Academics

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:26pm
Students have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.
Categories: Education News

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Position | District Medical Group Inc. (DMG)

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:41pm
US - AZ - Phoenix, The Pediatric Emergency Division of DMG (District Medical Group Inc.) is recruiting for a BC/BE PEM physician to join the Pediatric Emergency Department at Maricopa Medical Center’s Arizona Children’
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Maine students create sea captain's trunks for maritime museum exhibit

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
High-school sophomores in Maine recently created informative displays for the Penobscot Marine Museum's "History Chests" exhi -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Ore. school's veterans project will be recognized in Washington, D.C.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Rainier Junior/Senior High School in Oregon is one of six schools that will be recognized in Washington, D.C., later this mon -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

What does the future hold for the common core?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Opposition has increased against the Common Core State Standards, adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Iowa district considers "clustering" for gifted education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
A school district in Iowa is considering a "clustering" model for gifted education in grades 4 to 6.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

How IT staff, educators can work hand in hand

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
It's possible for the instructional and information technology sides of a school to be at odds, but when they work together t -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief
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