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As the debates on standards continue, two reports look at school practices and the effect on the health of students. Examining data for school start times and time spent on homework, both reports find that schools are not implementing recommendations from key agencies. Homework and Family Stress...
During the 2015 Content in Context session on the differentiated classroom, the panelists emphasized the importance of focusing on students’ social-emotional needs as well as academics. Similarly, an increasing number of entrants in the PreK-12 Learning Group REVERE Awards focus on the...
Periodical publications not only allow learners and educators to stay current with the latest in news, culture, and more; they can also be an authoritative source on education trends and policy. The 2015 REVERE Awards for Magazines honorees excel at providing informative content in engaging...
As each candidate has announced their intentions to run for President, the Fordham Institute has run an article with the candidates’ previous quotes on education. As part of a series for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Nat Malkus has come up with five key questions they should answer to...
Mike Trucano, Senior Education and Technology Policy Specialist and Global Lead for Innovation in Education for the World Bank Group, will discuss current trends in edtech at the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s upcoming Fall Policy Exchange (September 29, Washington, DC). Trucano regularly shares his...
On August 6, 2015, ten of the Republican Presidential candidates participated in the first formal debate. As predicted by many political analysts education was one of the key topics. Below are the highlights from the evening via the Washington Post transcript. Former Arkansas Governor Mike...
As education officials work to prepare students for life beyond high school, YouthTruth is turning the script and asking students whether or not they feel ready for college and career. According to a recent survey, only 44.8% feel prepared, and more are confident concerning college than they are...
Conversations around professional development for educators usually talk about needing more time, money, etc. to implement effective programs. The assumption is that we know what works, but we haven’t been able to institute them. A new report from TNTP (The New Teacher Project) challenges that...
Focusing on learning through doing, entrants in the REVERE Awards for Beyond the Classroom allow users to grow through imagination, exploration, and more. Interested in more high quality resources that provide valuable learning experiences after class time is over? Read below...
Graduation rates are often used as a barometer of effectiveness in education. Often, though, the rates are looked at from a broad perspective: by nation, state, race, gender, etc. Due to the diversity in U.S. schools and the fact that programs and curriculum vary even in neighboring districts, the...

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