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Using mentoring to support students' social, emotional needs

4/17/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Cross-grade, student-based mentor programs can help support students' social, emotional and physical needs, suggests Dan Ajerman, a science teacher at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York Ci… Read More

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Global education news

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Researcher considers reasons for Pisa success

4/14/2015

  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (free registration)

High scores in some Asian countries on the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment exam may have less to do with teaching methods than cultural values, said John Jerrim, a researcher at … Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

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U.S. lawmakers make way through proposed NCLB rewrite

4/16/2015

  • Associated Press, The

Senate education committee members this week are debating components of a proposed bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind. Six amendments have been defeated by the committee, but 24 have passed, includi… Read More

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Education news for teachers

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Teacher: Give students time, choice as writers, readers

4/17/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The most powerful classroom innovation of her 40-year career is not about technology, teacher Nancie Atwell writes in this commentary. Instead, Atwell -- who won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize gi… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

ECIS SmartBrief

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50 mobile apps that could help students learn

4/14/2015

  • Irish Times (Dublin), The

This guide suggests 50 top education-themed mobile applications for students. Among them is Educreations, a free application that allows teachers to create short videos and presentations for students. Read More

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Find common ground with people who have different ideas

4/15/2015

  • Fast Company online

It can be difficult to connect with colleagues who have different ideas and values, but finding common ground is an important part of life. "We need to shift from thinking of others as adversaries to … Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

R.I. lawmakers consider performance-based funding for colleges

4/17/2015

  • Rhode Island Public Radio

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal to tie funding for public colleges and universities to performance measures such as graduation rates and number of degrees in high-demand fields. Stat… Read More