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2/5/2018

About 3.1 million Americans live in areas without ready access to in-person or online higher education, according to a report from the Urban Institute. Data show that the Native American population is more likely to live in such areas.

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2/5/2018

Educators are being invited to share how they make learning personal through the #MakeItPersonal campaign. This article includes a graphics generator and several examples from educators, including science teacher Autumn Hillis who says she creates personalized homework assignments for her students.

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2/5/2018

Local, state and federal funding for individual students with greater needs could follow them if they move to another school under the recently opened "Weighted Student Funding Pilot." The pilot, which is offered under the Every Student Succeeds Act, allows up to 50 school districts to participate.

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Education Dept.
2/5/2018

Your brain will remember things that are exciting, out-of-the-ordinary and funny, says Nelson Dellis, four-time USA Memory Championship winner. Create mental images of things and link them to other thoughts to help you remember them.

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Fast Company online
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2/5/2018

College and university leaders can avoid social media controversies by implementing clear policies and providing ongoing training for faculty and staff, writes Mike O'Donnell, vice president of people and places at PeopleAdmin. Administrators also should be clear about consequences for policy violations, O'Donnell suggests in this commentary.

2/2/2018

San Jose State University's School of Information will use a $100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to study the use of blockchain technology -- best known for driving cryptocurrency -- in libraries. The study will include research into the use of blockchain technology for digital-first sale rights and ownership as well as the connection of networks of libraries and universities.

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2/2/2018

Personal information of those who visit education websites may be vulnerable, according to a study of 159 school district websites. Researchers found widespread use of tracking and surveillance tools used by advertisers on such sites.

2/2/2018

Effective instructional coaching is the foundation for ensuring teachers receive regular, constructive feedback, writes Superintendent Ken Wallace. In this commentary, he explains his school district's coaching model and the technology tools used to help support the model.

2/2/2018

Leaders in Southern states should take steps to help close education gaps among racial and socioeconomic groups, according to a report released by seven organizations. The report asserts that such action should be taken quickly to improve the economic standing of the region.

2/1/2018

Teachers at some schools in London are using music and other art forms to educate students about sustainability and the environment. One school is using drama to teach about farm-to-plate processes and another is using music to teach about climate change.

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The Guardian (London)