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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 similar academic achievements, behaviors and economic resources, according to new research co-authored by George Farkas, professor of education at UC Irvine. Special education programs have been the target of legal challenges on the grounds of discrimination and racial bias, yet the study found that minority children are underdiagnosed across five disability conditions for which U.S. schoolchildren commonly receive special education services. “From the beginning of kindergarten to the end of middle school,...

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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5 core functions of the LMS of the future

According to over 70 higher-ed IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but lacking in providing support for the new learning approaches on today’s campuses. The…

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3 critical education topics affecting U.S. students

An annual report examines the persistent gender gap in reading performance, how the Common Core is impacting reading achievement, and how intrinsic motivation plays a key role in…

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4 key digital learning developments

Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the…

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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…

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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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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…

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…

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…

A Network for Success

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Is Your School District’s Network Prepared for 21st Century Digital Learning? Build and deploy a consistent network infrastructure that supports BYOD/1:1, Common Core and online testing, advanced multimedia…