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4/26/2018

English-language learners benefit from public prekindergarten programs, especially if given access to bilingual instruction, some research shows. However, such access may be limited, according to a report from the National Institute for Early Education Research.

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NBC News
4/26/2018

Experts share nine trends that they say will dominate education technology this year. These trends include virtual reality, computational thinking and making.

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T.H.E. Journal
4/26/2018

A US Defense Department document being publicly circulated outlines military leaders' opposition to a provision in a House bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act that would eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The memo argues that if the program is eliminated, current recipients should be grandfathered in and an alternate program approved.

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Inside Higher Ed
4/26/2018

Teachers should strike the right balance and tone when talking in class, according to Neil Mercer, emeritus professor of education at the University of Cambridge in England. In this podcast, he discusses the research behind talk in the classroom and offers strategies to improve the spoken language skills of teachers and students.

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University of Cambridge, England
4/26/2018

It may be time for schools to replace traditional science fairs with a science, technology, engineering and math fair, writes Liza Rickey, a science and STEM curriculum specialist at Issaquah School District in Washington. In this blog post, Rickey shares how her district made the transition to STEM fairs.

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Teaching Channel
4/26/2018

Language arts teachers Macarena Dunn and Maddie Armstrong have organized a poetry cafe at their Ohio intermediate school to provide an authentic audience and teach presentation and life skills. Students take turns serving customers and performing poetry they wrote during class.

4/26/2018

Two Rhode Island legislators have proposed a bill that would create a position in the state's Department of Education to coordinate and promote the development of more bilingual programs in public schools. The lawmakers say research has shown that dual-language students are academically successful and are more likely to attend college.

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Department of Education
4/26/2018

Learning about failure could help boost student performance, asserts Columbia University researcher Xiaodong Lin-Siegler. The university has launched the Education for Persistence and Innovation Center to learn more about the role failure plays in learning.

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The Atlantic online
4/26/2018

Four US senators have introduced legislation that would establish a residency program for people interested in becoming career and technical education teachers. Teachers who sign onto the program would agree to work with a mentor teacher for two years.

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Bill
4/26/2018

A Pennsylvania middle school has adopted an algebra-readiness model and a critical-writing curriculum based on journal writing to prepare students for high school. The algebra-readiness model uses a blended curriculum to teach algebraic concepts alongside eighth-grade math, and the writing program has students sharing personal stories to develop their voices and become better writers.

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