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Even as the state braces for a wave of unaccompanied immigrant children, school systems, including Boston, are failing in assessing and educating non-English speaking students they already have. More than one in five children of immigrants...

source: Boston Herald

The level of federal special education funding sent to states varies widely thanks to an outdated model that favors some locales over others, a new report finds. The method that the federal government uses to dole out special education dollars has gone largely unchanged...

source: Disability Scoop

Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort — rather than being a fixed trait they're just born with — is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping...

source: MindShift

You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase revenue, improve decision-making, or help you find a mate — or so the thinking goes. In 2009, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a crowd of education researchers:...

source: The Atlantic

Thousands of children have spent much of this summer in St. Louis-area classrooms taking enrichment classes or trying to catch up in reading or math. What's unclear is just how much they've learned. Like education departments in most...

source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To help young kids who struggle with math, well-intentioned teachers often turn to nontraditional teaching methods. They use music and movement to involve the whole body. They use hands-on materials such as popsicle sticks to help...

source: The Hechinger Report


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