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The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students' learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new study by a Michigan State University researcher.

source: Michigan State University via Science Daily

The U.S. Department of Education released its long-awaited final rules on teacher preparation. The rules, first proposed in 2014, aim to hold teacher-training programs accountable for the performance of their graduates, and they make...

source: Education Week

The National Education Association wants to see states and school districts make serious changes under the Every Student Succeeds Act, not just put in a few tweaks to the accountability plans that were already on the books under the...

source: Education Week

Marissa King, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "Emojis are more mainstream than ever. The Oxford English Dictionary named the Face With Tears of Joy emoji the word of the year for 2015, presidential candidates are asking for feedback in emojis, and the appearance of new...

source: Edutopia (commentary)

As most parents know, kids respond emotionally to the grades they receive — and well beyond the jubilation that goes with an A+ or the despair that accompanies a D. When Jessie, an eighth-grader, got an uncharacteristically low score on a Spanish test, she felt not...

source: MindShift

The American school system puts students in grades based on age. However, for a large number of students, being with same-age peers in the classroom does not work. A recent report from Johns Hopkins University shows that about two out of every seven children are ready for...

source: The Conversation (commentary)


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