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How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?

To tackle misinformation about what works in teaching, schools must find effective ways to help teachers understand the implications of research In the past few years, schools have focused more on the use of research, especially into how pupils learn and the implications on effective teaching. One reason teachers have needed to become more research informed is to respond to the masses of misinformation presented to us. Even when a teaching approach is exposed as incorrect, it can continue to influence how we work. One example is the learning...

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What You Need to Do When You Are Faced with a Foreclosure

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Business News and Commentary, Daily | 0 comments

What You Need to Do When You Are Faced with a Foreclosure

Foreclosure is an inevitable situation regardless of the place where one lives. It can cause much anxiety and stress especially if you are in a financial difficulty. You start worrying about the consequences of not paying the mortgage, help you will get from your bank, filing bankruptcy, and the time frame that will be given to you before the foreclosure happens. What you need to remember in dealing with foreclosures is that there is no need to feel embarrassed of your situation since it can happen to anyone. In this era, financial situations...

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The Fallacy of Open-Access Publication

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

The Fallacy of Open-Access Publication

By Andrew V. Suarez and Terry McGlynn – Information is more accessible than ever. If you are curious about the cast of a TV show from 1975, or lyrics to your favorite ‘80s pop song, you’ll be satisfied in seconds. Yet if you want to read scientific research articles, you are likely to come up empty-handed. And that “open access” model that was supposed to offer a solution? It’s created new problems. Academic publishing has fallen into disequilibrium and desperately needs a new approach. Time and again, when new efforts have...

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To back up claim that schools must change, DeVos cites made-up statistic about the future of work

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

To back up claim that schools must change, DeVos cites made-up statistic about the future of work

By Matt Barnum  – In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a remarkable claim: “Children starting kindergarten this year face a prospect of having 65 percent of the jobs they will ultimately fill not yet having been created.” This statistic bolsters DeVos’s view that schools need to radically change to accommodate a rapidly evolving economy. But there’s a problem: that number appears to have no basis in fact. A version of the 65 percent claim has been percolating for some time, across the...

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What Can You Do if You Have Lost Your National Insurance Number?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Business News and Commentary, Daily, Global | 0 comments

What Can You Do if You Have Lost Your National Insurance Number?

As most people know, everyone in England is supposed to receive their National Insurance (NI) reference number, just before their 16th birthday. You may no longer receive it in the form of a plastic card; rather it comes in the post, along with all the junk mail. It is possible that you might not receive your National Insurance number due to a change in your personal details, if you have not let HMRC know. What If It Can’t Be found? What if you don’t receive it in the post? Or, what happens if an older person loses their NI number when they...

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Report: Districts lose aid to fill special ed aid gap

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Report: Districts lose aid to fill special ed aid gap

Lansing — Michigan is making up for a $700 million special education shortfall by cutting state aid to other students, a situation that can only be avoided with a new influx of state or federal money, according to a report issued Wednesday. A special education panel convened by Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley drafted the report, which said that without additional money school districts are having to cut education spending $459 per student. This amounts to a 6 percent per-pupil reduction based on this year’s state foundation allowance floor...

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Educators We’re Thankful For: 9 Thanksgiving Tales of Gratitude for Teachers, Students, and School Friends

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Educators We’re Thankful For: 9 Thanksgiving Tales of Gratitude for Teachers, Students, and School Friends

Teachers give gifts — in so many different forms — every day. Sometimes those gifts come in the most creative of ways, and sometimes those gifts come back to teachers, from students, parents, and community members. As the education world expresses gratitude this holiday season, here is a sample of gifts of learning, sharing, and caring. Happy Thanksgiving! Young drummers on the march in Maryland For Ray Washington Jr., being on Morgan State University’s drumline was a life-changing experience. So when he got a job as a music teacher at Maple...

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Report: Texas special education director fired

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Report: Texas special education director fired

The firing comes two days after The Texas Tribune reported that Laurie Kash was facing a lawsuit over allegations that she covered up the sexual abuse of a six-year-old student at a previous job. The Texas Education Agency fired the state’s special education director Wednesday amid allegations that she covered up a sexual abuse case at her previous job at an Oregon school district, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The firing comes two days after The Texas Tribune reported that Laurie Kash, who started at the Texas position in the...

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Reducing Child Poverty in California

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Reducing Child Poverty in California

A Look at Housing Costs, Wages, and the Safety Net Summary Nearly a quarter of young children in California live in poverty—a fact that has profound educational, health, and economic repercussions now and in the long term. High housing costs and low wages are key barriers to reducing the prevalence of child poverty. Lawmakers have taken action to address these issues: the minimum wage is slated to increase to $15 an hour by 2022, and recently enacted laws aim to ease the state’s housing crisis. FULL REPORT TECHNICAL APPENDIX SHARE Funder...

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Five Things To Know About The Push To Rethink American High School

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Five Things To Know About The Push To Rethink American High School

News 88.7’s Laura Isensee spoke with one advocate at the forefront of that push, former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise Laura Isensee – Furr High School on the east side of Houston isn’t alone in its quest to build a super school fit for the new century.Nine other schools that also won $10 million grants each from the XQ Institute plus a growing number of districts and states are exploring how to remake the American high school. For example, just with the American Association of School Administrators, a network of about 80 districts are...

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