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8/22/2017

Data showing that boys in a Florida school district lag behind girls in reading prompted principals to create a tool to help close the gap. School leaders have developed the "gender equity self-reflection" rubric to highlight the needs of male students.

8/22/2017

Three nonprofit organizations have launched free coding boot camps designed for people who lack formal IT training or experience. The programs, which include job-placement opportunities, aim to help underrepresented people who struggle to pay boot camp fees and meet application requirements, Sydney Johnson writes.

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8/22/2017

An analysis of national data from the Education Advisory Board found that college students who take 15 credit hours per semester had a retention rate of 90%, versus 81% for students taking fewer credit hours. The data also showed that low-income students who worked during the semester also performed better academically by taking a full course load.

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8/22/2017

There are three things to consider when weighing the merits of individualized learning, writes seventh-grade science teacher and instructional coach Ryan Fuhrman. In this commentary, he asserts that, for individualized learning to succeed and help meet larger goals, it must include such things as collaboration and hands-on learning.

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8/22/2017

Immigrants in a culturally diverse Minnesota school district are seeking the creation of more dual-language immersion programs in Hmong, Somali and Vietnamese to serve student populations and encourage the inclusion of those whose first language is not English. Osseo Area Schools' officials say options are being reviewed.

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8/22/2017

In this blog post, educator Lisa Johnson shares several considerations when choosing a digital portfolio platform for students. To start, she writes, consider if you are searching for a showcase or a developmental portfolio.

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8/22/2017

Gathering stakeholder buy-in topped Superintendent Matt Mingle's to-do list when replacing a principal who was retiring after 23 years in a New Jersey school district. Sarah Zelazoski, executive director of human capital at a Wisconsin district, however, shares her experience managing five administrative changes in five years.

8/22/2017

School principals who focus on cultivating resilience in teachers can help them thrive, asserts transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar. In this blog post, she offers five ways principals can promote resilience.

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8/22/2017

Artificial intelligence and virtual reality one day will be as accessible as smartphones and desktop computers, predicts Sebastien Turbot, curator and director of global programs at the Qatar Foundation's World Innovation Summit for Education. In this commentary, he discusses the future of immersive learning.

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Forbes
8/22/2017

Schools nationwide are facing teacher shortages -- primarily in math, special education, science and foreign languages, according to data from the US Department of Education. Dan Goldhaber, director of the University of Washington's Center for Education Data and Research, points to the need for higher wages as one of the main causes of the shortages.

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