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After being hired over the summer, a new teacher was eager to get into the room to start decorating her space in anticipation of the first day of school. She was shocked to find an empty, barren room with paint peeling from the walls and stains on the ceiling tiles. Her...

source: By Brian Stack
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There hasn't been a more controversial pick for Secretary of Education, arguably, in recent memory than Donald Trump's choice of Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmation hearings for the billionaire Republican fundraiser and activist from Michigan starts Jan. 17. DeVos is a...

source: NPR

Students who struggle with reading often lack the thinking skills, such as memory, planning, and the ability to shift focus when necessary, that seem natural to skilled readers. For many teachers, the process of reading is so familiar that they often have difficulty explaining...

source: Edutopia

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Education Department, is scheduled to face senators' questions Tuesday evening in what is expected to be an unusually contentious confirmation hearing for a prospective...

source: The Washington Post

This time last year, Stephanie Johnson was miserable. She was in her third year teaching special education at a junior high school in Lindon, Utah, about 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City. On the outside it looked like she was doing great. Her classes ran smoothly, students...

source: NPR

The high-stakes nature of state exams means that schools need to assess student understanding in real time rather than wait for scores at the end of year or even the end of a unit. And simply relying on more tests as formative assessments is likely to cause students psychological...

source: eSchool News

Now: using the power and appeal of the arts to boost low-performing schools. Arts frequently get cut from school curricula due to money and time, but a pilot program around the country is trying to use music, performance and other arts in dozens of schools to motivate kids....

source: PBS Newshour


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