Educational Leadership
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2/15/2018

It's time to adopt student-centered learning, writes Amy Dujon, a practice leader with Learning Sciences International. In this blog post, she shares strategies to support productive struggle that she suggests can help prepare students for college and career.

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2/15/2018

School leaders should withdraw support for tackle football, asserts Mark Serva, an educational consultant and associate professor at the University of Delaware. In this commentary, he cites research suggesting that any amount of tackle football may be harmful to children's health.

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2/15/2018

Human resources professionals can improve onboarding, recruitment and other functions by likening their organization to a rock band that succeeds through combining the different talents of each member, writes Deepak Bharadwaj, vice president of the HR Business Unit. In this commentary, Bharadwaj offers four steps for HR to bridge the divide between departments.

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ERE Media
2/15/2018

To properly secure networks, higher-education IT professionals should track down "zombie" machines still in operation, plus check the security of devices such as printers and other unsecured devices, says Curt Carver, vice president and chief information officer at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. IT leaders must proactively address vulnerabilities and work to educate those on campus about security, experts suggest.

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University Business
2/15/2018

HR should focus on a data ethics management strategy before the EU's General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25, HR executives say. "It will be the evolving role of HR as stewards to be able to determine how best to navigate the use of information," says Jewell Parkinson, HR chief at SAP North America.

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HR Dive
2/15/2018

Colleges and universities must be clear about the role deans and provosts play in managing both the budget and curriculum to rein in costs and improve student outcomes, writes Michael Bugeja, former director of Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. In this commentary, he outlines changes in these roles and suggests strategies to improve them.

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2/14/2018

With state legislatures across the country in session, state lawmakers are engaged in active negotiations about how much money they will allocate for K-12 schools and how those funds will be distributed. This analysis considers the many factors that states are considering, including budget pressures and compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

2/14/2018

Netia McCray, an educator and founder of the nonprofit Mbadika, has released a YouTube series for educators to share tips about incorporating the film "Black Panther" into their lesson plans. In this interview, she describes how the project can engage late elementary to middle-school students in science, technology, engineering and math.

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2/14/2018

Anne Garrett began her career in North Carolina's Haywood County school district nearly 40 years ago as a math and English teacher and this year is retiring as superintendent. Garrett has received state and local recognition for her work, and the district has moved into the top 10% in the state for the past two years under her leadership.

2/14/2018

Many New York school districts are enhancing learning by investing in virtual-reality technology to allow students to observe medical operations or a deep-sea dive. Researchers say virtual field trips can improve student recall, engagement and understanding.

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