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Groups seek to define "personalized learning"

10/20/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Many schools are looking to personalized-learning programs and principles to shape learning among diverse student populations, but what constitutes "personalized learning" may not always be clear. Thi… Read More

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Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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Study examines cultural reasons for Chinese students' success

10/13/2014

  • BBC

Students from China attending school in Australia outperformed their Australian peers, as well as migrants from the UK, in recent exams -- scoring on average two grade levels higher. The study from th… Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

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Kan. education board considers clarifying discipline policy

10/15/2014

  • KSNT-TV (Topeka, Kan.)

The Kansas State Board of Education is considering clarifying a disciplinary policy that allows school staff to restrain students who cause a disturbance. The board will vote next month whether to cha… Read More

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Education news for teachers

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Study: Smaller high schools help NYC students improve achievement

10/20/2014

  • WNYC-AM/FM (New York Public Radio)

Research shows that a movement in 2002 to establish smaller learning communities in New York City's high schools has resulted in improved student achievement and reduced costs. Researchers in the MDRC… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

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Scripted-lesson academies plan expansion beyond Kenya

10/14/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

The for-profit firm Bridge International Academies has expanded to more than 350 locations in Kenya, with plans to open academies in Uganda, Nigeria and India. Teachers -- called academy managers -- r… Read More

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Okla. education board approves new exam vendor

10/19/2014

  • Tulsa World (Okla.)

The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved a $3.4 million no-bid contract with Measured Progress to administer winter standardized tests to students. The company won the bid after CTB McGraw-H… Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

U. of Ore. launches campaign to raise record $2B

10/20/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

The University of Oregon is hoping to set a fundraising record among the state's colleges and universities by raising $2 billion in a new campaign. The university already has raised $700 million of th… Read More