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Faster learning progress seen in first Common Core state

Results from the first state to adopt the Common Core State Standards—Kentucky—show that students with more exposure to the standards “made faster progress in learning” than peers who followed the older state standards, according to a study conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While the report’s authors are careful not to attribute student achievement gains to the Common Core, they conclude that “fears about [the standards’] impact on student outcomes may be overstated.” The analysis was written by experts with the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education...

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Researcher asks: Does the SIS build or dismantle trust?

One researcher is poised to take a fascinating look at Student Information Systems and the data they collect. Are they building a culture of trust?…

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How Twitter influences the Common Core debate

Researchers tracked thousands of tweets on Common Core. What they found was a fascinating look inside the minds of supporters and detractors. University researchers Jonathan Supovitz (University of Pennsylvania…

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How can games support classroom practice?

A new study reveals that scoring systems and player progress dashboards are among common game traits that can help educators more effectively track student learning, but game design…

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Gaming, coding top students’ ed tech wish lists

Access to high-speed internet is among middle and high school students' top technology preferences, according to a CompTIA national survey of students and educators Fifty-six percent of surveyed students…

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Competition essential to solving U.S. STEM gap

Developing a rigorous vetting process for talented teachers and opening up school choice options are paramount to engaging students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to…

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Study reveals steps to kindergarten prep

An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows. Self-regulation…

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4 strategies to build strong teacher leadership

School leaders take on many forms, including students, support staff, and teachers. Building strong teacher leaders helps support a positive and high-achieving school culture, and one of the…

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Screen time debate broadens with research

Screen time remains a hot-button issue, but classifying technology use guidelines to include active versus passive use, and how the technology is used, could help redefine traditional screen…

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Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms

Seventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction, though few teachers reported engaging students with immersive games that offer in-depth…

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3 ways technology buoys at-risk students

Interactive learning and other technology-enabled strategies can increase engagement and significantly improve achievement among at-risk students, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE)…

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Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…

Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Complete Classroom Management for Any Environment

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Many solutions claim to be “multi-platform”, but with dedicated versions from Windows to ChromeOS, Android to iOS, Mac to Linux, all backed by a wealth of best practice…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…