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2/23/2017

Officials with the College Board have announced plans to help curb cheating on the SAT. Steps include reducing international testing dates, auditing testing centers and improving methods for reporting suspected cheating.

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2/23/2017

The English curriculum at a New York school features writing and filmmaking to help enrich lessons about literature. The collaborative approach includes activities such as developing screenplays and making movies using mobile devices.

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2/23/2017

More teachers say they are adopting blended learning, but a closer review finds they are just digitizing existing classroom procedures, writes Beth Holland, an EdTechTeacher instructor. In this article, she shares how teachers can realize the potential of truly blended learning.

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Edutopia.org
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2/23/2017

Officials in Rhode Island are developing a statewide vision for personalized learning in K-12 schools. A recently released document, called the Creating a Shared Understanding of Personalized Learning for Rhode Island, identifies how personalized learning can help each student.

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2/23/2017

A Virginia school district will recognize students who are proficient in Tamil of south India. As part of a pilot recognition, those students who demonstrate Tamil language proficiency on an exam will earn two language credits and a biliteracy seal on high-school diplomas.

2/23/2017

Educators at a San Francisco school are teaching English-language learners through an approach that involves having students work in groups with speakers of different first languages. Educators say the method has boosted motivation and engagement.

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KQED.org
2/23/2017

Electronic Learning Facilitators -- full-time, licensed educators who are trained in online instruction -- have taken the place of traditional substitute teachers in a Massachusetts high school. In this commentary, Robert Harris, assistant superintendent for human resources, describes the advantages of an ELF.

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EdSurge
2/23/2017

There are about 33 public schools nationwide where the goal is to help students who have had a history of drug abuse get back on track. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health oversees five such programs -- often called recovery schools -- in that state alone.

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The Hechinger Report
2/23/2017

The US Supreme Court has determined that a federal appeals court did not fully evaluate whether a lawsuit involving a student's request to bring a service dog to school falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. Justice Elena Kagan wrote in an opinion for the high court that "the court below should establish whether (or to what extent) the Frys invoked the IDEA's dispute resolution process before bringing this suit."

2/23/2017

Project-based learning is spreading in California schools as educators learn how to use the model in the classroom. English teacher Ryan Callen and art and entrepreneurship teacher David Meirik created an e-commerce website to enable their high-school students to develop and sell products.