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12/7/2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act prioritizes "timely re-enrollment" in school for students who are transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. The US Department of Education recently released resources to help guide such transitions.

12/7/2016

Gallery walks allow students to engage with academic content -- and each other -- by sharing and discussing posted poems, images and statements, plus their own work and that of their peers. In this blog post, literacy specialist and graduate-school instructor Rebecca Alber shares five ways to introduce gallery walks in the classroom, including using sticky notes.

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12/7/2016

The English faculty at a New Hampshire high school have been teaching a media-literacy class for years, but it has changed to address new and emerging issues. The rise of fake news during the recent presidential election prompted educators to focus on teaching core concepts of analyzing media messages and sources of information.

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12/7/2016

The number of US students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who performed above expectations on the Program for International Student Assessment climbed 12.3 percentage points between 2006 and 2015, outpacing other countries.

12/7/2016

The Obama administration today has released final regulations for testing and assessments under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Announcement of an $8 million grant for science-test development accompanied the release.

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12/7/2016

Some Miami artists have been working to transform the Wynwood neighborhood, and now they are turning their attention to schools. Principal April Thompson-Williams said the murals make her school a place where students want to be, and principal Derick McKoy said he joined the program to give students access to the arts.

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National Public Radio
12/7/2016

Students across the country have been learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor that occurred 75 years ago today. Some students have had the opportunity to meet survivors of the attack and have visited sites in Hawaii, while others have participated in ceremonies and watched films to reinforce what they've learned in class.

12/7/2016

Michigan special-education teacher Tammy Brown has received a grant to redesign her classroom to address student needs. With input from her students, who have moderate cognitive disabilities, Brown has tested furniture such as standing desks or tall chairs, and she plans a sensory break area with weighted blankets, soft seats and quiet music.

12/7/2016

Students in a California school district who feel anxious about the recent presidential election now have additional outlets for support. Officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District have created a hotline and "extended support sites" to help address students' concerns.

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12/7/2016

Research shows a teacher-diversity gap in schools that may contribute to lower achievement among some student groups. Some school systems, including one in California as well as some in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have expanded teacher-recruiting efforts to high-school graduates.

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