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1/19/2017

K-12 schools are a prime target for hackers and ransomware, but they don't have to be, experts say. These experts share three steps that districts can take to stay ahead of ransomware.

1/19/2017

Officials are hoping to enroll 50 math and science teachers in Tennessee in Project Inspire by 2018. The program trains new middle- and high-school teachers by pairing them with highly effective veteran teachers to serve a year in residency before teaching in a low-performing district school.

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1/19/2017

It is possible to effectively and efficiently teach elementary-school science with just a few resources, asserts Jennifer Munoz, a science specialist in a California district. In this blog post, she suggests ways teachers can help each other and themselves, plus gain support in the community.

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1/19/2017

The need for language-learning programs that encourage US K-12 students to become bilingual and globally competent is real and urgent, write Shuhan Wang and Joy Kreeft Peyton of Asia Society's Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network. In this blog post, they offer eight strategies to help educators establish and maintain bilingual programs.

1/19/2017

States that adopted then revised the Common Core State Standards generally did not make significant changes during the revision process, according to a recent analysis. Data show 21 of the 46 states that adopted the Common Core have made only some changes.

1/19/2017

Greater investment is needed in early learning, according to an analysis by the US Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. The report concludes that funding for federal programs designed to support early learning is not enough to serve all or even most eligible children.

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1/19/2017

Transitioning to personalized learning in a New Jersey school district required "all hands on-deck," district leaders Ross Kasun and Pamela Haimer write in this commentary. They highlight what worked for their district during the change-making process.

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1/19/2017

Some students in an Illinois school district have been participating in a one-to-one device pilot in which students receive Chromebooks. School administrators say issuing the same device to students helps support equity.

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1/19/2017

Healthy options at sporting event concession stands could help boost healthy decision-making and revenue, according to a study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Iowa. Data show an average of 77% of students would choose a healthy option if made available.

1/19/2017

The Obama administration has abandoned a proposed funding rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Department officials said it "did not have time to publish a strong final regulation."