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10/12/2017

Family members of English-language-learner students often are still learning English themselves. This article includes five strategies school districts can use to engage parents of ELL students.

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10/12/2017

Former Carolina Panther Chris Draft discussed strategies for managing conflict and building confidence during a live video conference with students in North Carolina. The event for seventh-graders was part of the Character Playbook Live program, which seeks to teach skills such as how to communicate and how to make good decisions.

10/12/2017

Higher-education IT leaders should take advantage of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and train faculty and students on proper security habits, writes Nicci Fagan of CDW•G. In this commentary, she outlines strategies IT leaders can use to boost user security knowledge and practices.

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10/12/2017

A growing number of cities -- including New York City, Boston and Baltimore -- are serving universal free meals through the federal Community Eligibility Provision. New York Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the program helps promote equity.

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10/11/2017

Inspired by the popularity of podcasts such as "Serial," high-school English teacher Michael Godsey began using them in the classroom. In this podcast, he describes how listening to podcasts engages and excites students by incorporating topics pertinent to their lives.

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10/11/2017

A report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association seeks to clarify the education-technology procurement process. The report outlines the acquisition and decision-making processes for four leading states in digital-teaching adoption: California, Indiana, Utah and Louisiana.

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10/10/2017

A new partnership between Apple and Ohio State University could signal a shift in the company's higher-education strategy, according to Dartmouth College's Joshua Kim. Under the agreement, the technology firm will provide students with iPad Pros along with an iOS laboratory where users can learn how to develop apps using Apple's Swift programming curriculum.

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Inside Higher Ed
10/10/2017

One Texas high-school teacher is using Twitter to give her students feedback and to share their work with a larger audience. Rowena Dolino says once she began posting students' activities and projects, she noticed they wanted to perform better because they know "their work will be showcased."

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10/10/2017

Khan Academy founder Sal Khan has launched the Khan Lab School for high-schoolers. The flexible design of the school, which blends traditional instruction with student-led projects, supports the school's motto: "Everyone's a teacher. Everyone's a student."

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10/9/2017

Project-based learning deepens education by helping students actively assume roles in which they can apply lessons learned in the classroom, asserts Mike Gwaltney, who spoke on the topic during a presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education. In this article, other PBL advocates share insights about the practice.