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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 
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Teenagers becoming more responsible, or more lazy, or more boring !
The Medical News • Ananya Mandal, Md
Wisconsin resubmits school improvement plan for K-12 public schools
The Badger Herald • Izabela Zaluska
John Swinney to defend education reforms
BBC • Jamie Mcivor
Colleges as class reproduction machines
Brookings Institution • Richard V. Reeves
Comparing Good Jobs to Good Classrooms: Essential Elements for Supporting People to Learn, Persist, and Succeed
Jobs for the Future Newswire • Clare Bertrand
- AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise
AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, Online • Mark Perry
Good riddance to California's 'mission project'
Los Angeles Times • The Times Editorial Board
Georgia school chief: Governor’s accountability ideas rely too much on testing
Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Maureen Downey
Ohio Department of Education submits federal education plan
Toledo Blade Latest Headlines • Sarah Elms
Stop ignoring teachers when we say our students don't need more tests
Australian Broadcasting Corporation • Gabrielle Stroud
 
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Education, Education Reform
Teenagers becoming more responsible, or more lazy, or more boring !
The Medical NewsAnanya Mandal, Md
According to a new study, teenagers are leaning towards activities that are more suitable – reading, taking part in volunteering activities etc. while saving the activities that were once considered rites of passage to adulthood and ages over 25. These findings were...
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Education, Education Reform
Wisconsin resubmits school improvement plan for K-12 public schools
The Badger HeraldIzabela Zaluska
The state of Wisconsin submitted a revised school improvement plan on Monday to the Trump Administration. State Superintendent Tony Evers said in a statement he wrote the plan after consulting with teachers, parents, school districts and Gov. Scott Walker’s office. Wisconsin’s plan...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
John Swinney to defend education reforms
BBCJamie Mcivor
Scotland's education secretary is to insist that he will press on with reforms in the country's schools. In a speech in Glasgow, John Swinney will say the government plans to give schools and teachers more freedom. He will also say that empowering...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Colleges as class reproduction machines
Brookings InstitutionRichard V. Reeves
Education is supposed to be “the great equalizer”, in Horace Mann’s famous phrase. But too often, the education system ends up perpetuating inequality, especially across generations. The higher education sector is an particularly acute case in point, as a new book from...
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Education, Education Reform
Comparing Good Jobs to Good Classrooms: Essential Elements for Supporting People to Learn, Persist, and Succeed
Jobs for the Future NewswireClare Bertrand
Recently, I read an employer profile for the Kentucky-based materials manufacturer Universal Woods, written by Steven Dawson. Universal Woods is a manufacturer of hard surface panels and flooring headquartered in Louisville, KY, with 200 employees, and operations in Ohio, Australia, and Belgium....
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Education, Education Reform
- AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise
AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, OnlineMark Perry
1. Venn Diagram of the Day I (above). Can gender earnings gaps be explained primarily by gender discrimination or are there other important factors at work? =========================================== 2. Venn Diagram of the Day II (above), inspired by Don Boudreaux’s recent post on...
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Construction, Education
Good riddance to California's 'mission project'
Los Angeles TimesThe Times Editorial Board
Watch out, sugar industry. California’s schools are about to deal you a major blow. Not by teaching students about the terrible health problems caused by the overconsumption of your product. It would be nice to think so, but no. Rather, we’re talking...
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Georgia school chief: Governor’s accountability ideas rely too much on testing
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMaureen Downey
Not everyone agrees with the vision for Georgia’s education system submitted today to the U.S. Department of Education. Including Gov. Nathan Deal. Georgia was among 33 states facing a deadline today to turn in their school accountability systems under the Every Student...
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Education, Education Reform
Ohio Department of Education submits federal education plan
Toledo Blade Latest HeadlinesSarah Elms
The Ohio Department of Education sent its plan to meet federal education requirements off to the U.S. Department of Education on Friday after delaying the submission by months to consider feedback from educators and community members. The Every Student Succeeds Act, which...
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Stop ignoring teachers when we say our students don't need more tests
Australian Broadcasting CorporationGabrielle Stroud
Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Primary school teachers will again be shaking their head and asking why as they hear the news a government-appointed panel has recommended the national rollout of a new literacy...
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