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5/27/2016

States now have access to proposed rules for implementing the Every Students Succeeds Act. The US Department of Education published the rules Thursday. Some lawmakers have expressed concerns about the rules.

5/27/2016

Baylor University President Ken Starr has been demoted to chancellor and football coach Art Briles fired, following accusations that leadership did not take seriously a series of sexual assault allegations. Regents of the Texas Baptist college also have implemented new policies for handling such claims and increased oversight of the athletic department.

5/27/2016

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently ate a meal comprised of Jamaican rice and beans with coconut milk. A team of students from a high school in Virginia designed the meal for the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware Culinary Challenge.

5/27/2016

Teaching students how to assess their own learning helps them grow as independent learners while providing data to educators, National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein writes in this blog post. Sackstein shares six strategies for teaching self-assessment practices and offers ideas for scaffolding for younger students.

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5/27/2016

A growing number of school districts nationwide are getting creative when it comes to literacy education in an effort to close achievement gaps and improve lagging test scores. Some say the efforts are based on data indicating that early reading proficiency helps determine students' later success.

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5/27/2016

Nihar Janga, an 11-year-old from Texas, and 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar, of New York, were named co-champions of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. It is the third consecutive year that co-winners have been named champions of the beloved contest, despite the introduction of a longer, more difficult final round.

5/27/2016

Colleges and universities can recruit and enroll more underserved students by connecting with them through email, inviting them to campus and using social media to keep them engaged, according to a survey from the Royall & Co. division of EAB. Good recruitment also includes concise program details on the school's website and providing ways for families to be involved in the process, the survey found.

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5/27/2016

The Montessori education model is growing more popular in public schools. Mira Debs, a Montessori doctoral researcher at Yale University, found that almost 300 public schools launched with the model in the past 15 years.

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Yale University
5/27/2016

Demetrius Ball, a high-school social studies teacher in Maryland, spent more than a year of his Army career in Iraq as a field artillery officer. In this blog post, Ball writes that he shares his experiences with students to help them understand the meaning of Memorial Day, as well as the commitment and sacrifices members of the US military make as they serve the country.

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5/27/2016

Educators at a Massachusetts middle school have created a program to help struggling students improve their grades, behavior and attendance, and prevent them from dropping out later in high school. Teachers, who volunteer their time, tutor students before and after school, and offer supports and incentives for students' success.

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