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5/24/2017

North Carolina Surry County Schools Superintendent Travis Reeves credits a focus on "research-based teaching and learning strategies" for the success of the region's schools. He says the work being done by teachers and staff helped him win recognition as one of this year's regional superintendents of the year.

5/24/2017

Indiana education officials say the ILEARN testing program, which replaces the ISTEP exam, will be ready by spring 2019. State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says the test should be shorter and that officials are hoping for a quicker turnaround time on scoring so results are more useful to educators.

5/23/2017

Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.

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5/23/2017

Popular fidget spinners can be used in the classroom to help explain scientific concepts, such as Newton's Laws of Motion, torque and momentum, assert seventh-grade science teacher Meg Richard and physics professor Matt Richard. In this blog post, they write about the science behind fidget spinners and offer six lesson ideas for using them in class.

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5/23/2017

Officials in a Massachusetts school district say that the nationwide opioid crisis has left some students without parents -- which takes a social and emotional toll. One school has hired a licensed independent clinical social worker to address students' needs.

5/23/2017

Librarian Linda Martin in this blog post describes how she and a colleague developed an online class, where students could practice digital literacy skills through book discussions. Martin highlights the process and technology tools used to support the project.

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5/23/2017

Many universities and businesses have made progress in increasing diversity, but work remains to make all feel included, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria writes in this commentary. Nohria recommends leaders initiate often difficult conversations on diversity topics and challenge their own assumptions about others.

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5/23/2017

Some 37% of colleges and universities are working to improve printing management to protect sensitive material, according to a Center for Digital Education survey. Data also show 51% are moving from print-based workflows to digital.

5/23/2017

Linda Livingstone is set to take over as the first female president of Baylor University on June 1, and she says she will be very open about steps the school is taking in the wake of a recent campus sexual-assault scandal. In this Q&A, she says changing the culture will take time and that her goal is to focus on rebuilding relationships with faculty, staff and students.

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5/22/2017

During her 15 years as principal of a continuation high school in California, Debbie Davis has improved student attendance by awarding certificates and has boosted teacher morale by creating space for educators to talk about their challenges. As she prepares to retire, Davis was praised by Superintendent Fred Navarro as a transformative leader.