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2/20/2017

In this blog post, educators and experts describe performance assessments and how they benefit teachers and students. Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, is working to develop the Performance Assessment Resource Bank, which will include free performance assessments and other resources.

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2/20/2017

Students attending an all-male school in Washington, D.C., begin each day with a period of reflection, affirmation and exhortation. The school, launched this year, has drawn criticism from some for its single-sex model, but principal Ben Williams contends it creates a safe place for students.

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2/20/2017

A program called Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics targets low-income minority students for a four-week intensive math program. Creators of BEAM say they hope success will encourage students to continue to study math and enter careers where minorities remain underrepresented.

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2/20/2017

There are several ways teachers can begin growing their personal learning networks, edtech leader Justin McKean and director of innovation Justin Aglio write in this commentary. Suggestions include attending conferences and harnessing the power of social media.

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2/20/2017

Educators at a school that has had 10 snow days this school year have developed a protocol for digital learning days. In this blog post, educators Alyssa Tormala and Ellie Gilbert share the hallmarks of the program, including a digital learning platform, access to devices and learning objectives.

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Edutopia.org
2/20/2017

Middle-and high-school students in California would not begin the school day before 8:30 a.m. under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Officials in Los Angeles are planning to pilot a later start in schools next year.

2/20/2017

A restorative justice program in a Washington state school is behind a pilot program starting this month in the King County Juvenile Court. Under the model, students will guide mediation between youth offenders and their victims.

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2/20/2017

Presidents Day is today in the US. This New York Times article offers ideas about how to observe the holiday with lessons and discussions about presidents' role in American history.

2/17/2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a recent interview addressed a variety of topics, such as school choice, Common Core and the Every Student Succeeds Act. On school choice, DeVos said, "Florida is a good and growing example of what can happen when you have a robust array of choices."

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2/17/2017

School leaders may want to consider shifting from a "doing to" mentality to a "doing with" mindset regarding behavior management. In this blog post, veteran educator Jim Dillon, shares tips for giving students more agency.

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