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5/14/2018

About 89% of secondary-school students say they are concerned about their privacy on social media, according to the Studyclix.ie Student Attitudes Survey. About 75% of those surveyed who use Instagram say they adjusted their privacy settings and some indicate Facebook is declining in popularity.

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5/11/2018

Youth anxiety is increasing, according to a study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Data show anxiety diagnoses among those ages 6 to 17 increased 20% between 2007 and 2012.

5/11/2018

A researcher from Rutgers University and another from the University of California at Santa Barbara have created an eight-point plan for curbing gun violence in schools. Among the suggestions are finding ways to boost mental health resources and creating better avenues to share information.

5/11/2018

Some teachers say the video game Fortnite is becoming a distraction for students in the classroom. This blog post offers insights into the game and ways to keep students from playing it when they are adept at navigating web filtering that is supposed to block the content.

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Fortnite, Fortnite
5/11/2018

Holographic technology offers 3D-learning opportunities that could help students better understand complex topics, asserts Dan Ayoub, general manager of mixed-reality education for Microsoft. While the price point may make adoption of the technology slower in K-12, some universities already are using it for anatomy and physics lessons.

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5/11/2018

Principals participating in a national survey reported having increased influence over school-budget decisions, according to federal data. Data show principals in rural school districts may be less likely to influence their budgets.

5/10/2018

Some educators may not be comfortable with -- or receive the necessary training -- to teach students about media literacy, writes Frank Baker, who maintains the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. In this blog post, he offers ideas for getting started.

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5/10/2018

Students in rural communities are not performing academically as well as their peers at urban and suburban schools, according to a recent study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Distance-learning programs are one way to foster reform in these rural areas, researcher Will Flanders writes.

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5/10/2018

It's time to update our schools, said Stacey Childress, CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund, during her kick-off remarks at the annual NewSchools Venture Fund Summit. Sessions focused on preparing students for the future of work and encouraging school leaders to embrace failure.

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Stacey Childress
5/9/2018

Two employees of Joe Van Gogh, a coffeehouse at Duke University, have been fired after Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs, complained about a rap song playing at the shop. An HR official for Joe Van Gogh, a university contractor, says the school demanded the firing, but Moneta says it was the company's decision.

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