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Poll: Americans oppose linking teacher evaluations with student performance

Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. The Gallup Poll released Sunday found…

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More than half of students struggle with reading, report says

Nearly half of minority students and students from low-income families enter the fifth grade without basic reading skills, according to a new report urging Congress to focus on students' literacy…

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Leadership coaching could help teachers boost student achievement

Giving teachers two years of formal PD and training sessions with a leadership coach could result in higher student achievement in certain curriculum areas, according to a new RAND Corporation…

Report: Professional development is ineffective and wastes money

District PD spending does not equate to teacher improvement, a new study finds. Can the waste be curbed?…

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe

By now, you're probably familiar with mobile learning, but according to new research big misconceptions still plague educators' understanding of the concept.…

Report: The 4 models of blended learning in action

A new paper by advocacy and policy org iNacol explores how blended learning is being used in practice and traces its history from 2008 to today. In particular, it takes…

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Minority children underrepresented in special education

Contrary to popular belief, minority children are not overrepresented in special education classrooms and are actually less likely to be diagnosed with and treated for disabilities than white children with…

Dispelling 9 common myths on how to improve student achievement

According to Dr. John Hattie, a professor and researcher at Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, research and detailed statistical examination can determine which teaching methods actually improve student achievement and…

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Global policy report touches on reduced testing reliance

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, released its first Global Policy Agenda, which makes recommendations to promote the success of students, educators, schools, and…

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Report outlines how to shift to tech-enabled personalized learning

Last year, more than 100 education leaders attended the Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning (TEPL) Summit hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University in collaboration with Digital…

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