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Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math
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How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling
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How CTE Can Prepare High School Students for a Skills-Driven Economy
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Rise & Shine: Colorado lawmakers reject bill to train teachers in suicide prevention
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School Shootings Now Unfold on Social Media. Here's What Educators Need to Know.
Education Week • Benjamin Herold
George Saunders On Learning to Write–and Writing to Learn
Getting Smart • Tom Vander Ark
Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D.
Inside Higher Ed • Doug Lederman
EdTech and "The Innovation Illusion"
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Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math
Getting SmartGuest Author
By: Jessica Bobo. A language-rich approach allows students to understand math concepts much more deeply—and applying these six strategies can ensure that all students learn in the early math classroom, regardless of their initial understanding of English. The post Six Strategies to...
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EdTech
The Future of Education Includes Learning Outside of the Classroom
Getting SmartGuest Author
If students work tirelessly on academics in high school and college, they may experience shock when they try to find their way in the working world. We can make this transition easier by fostering these work skills outside of the classroom as...
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EdTech
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics I’m sorta loathe to...
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Economic Policy, EdTech
How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling
Getting SmartGetting Smart Staff
You’ve probably seen us talking about what our workforce is going to look like in the near (and not-so-near) future. AI, complexity, lifelong learning, gigs, skills training and more will all play increasingly large roles in the global economy (for more, see...
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EdTech, Education
How CTE Can Prepare High School Students for a Skills-Driven Economy
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Dusty Moore As both the economy and our classrooms continue adapting to a technology-rich world, they are becoming more skills-driven than ever before. This shift has caused the Career and Technical Education (CTE) industry to re-examine how best to prepare students...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Rise & Shine: Colorado lawmakers reject bill to train teachers in suicide prevention
ChalkBeatMelanie Asmar
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation that would create model anti-bullying policies, but rejected a separate bill that would have provided grants to help train teachers, students, and others in effective suicide prevention. Chalkbeat CHARTER GROWTH Five groups have signaled their...
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EdTech, Education
School Shootings Now Unfold on Social Media. Here's What Educators Need to Know.
Education WeekBenjamin Herold
As a heavily armed teenager opened fire on his former classmates Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, the reactions of terrified students and a shell-shocked nation unfolded in real time on Twitter and Snapchat. "My school is being shot up and I...
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BBC America, EdTech
George Saunders On Learning to Write–and Writing to Learn
Getting SmartTom Vander Ark
An indifferent student on the southside of Chicago, his only aspiration was to play in a band. It was a geology teacher that spotted his potential, and asked George to express himself in class. Joe Lindbloom, an Oak Forest High School teacher,...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D.
Inside Higher EdDoug Lederman
Syracuse University College of Law has won approval from the American Bar Association's accreditation division to offer a J.D. program in which roughly two-thirds of the course work will be completed online -- although about half of the credits completed at a...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
EdTech and "The Innovation Illusion"
Inside Higher EdJoshua Kim
Blog: Technology and LearningThe Innovation Illusion: How So Little Is Created by So Many Working So Hard by Fredrik Erixon and Björn Weigel Published in November of 2017. The thesis of Erixon and Weigel’s (Swedish academics and entrepreneurs) excellent The Innovation Illusion...
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