Students who are held back in third grade because they do not meet achievement benchmarks may experience some positive results, such as higher GPAs, according to a study of almost 1 million students. Researchers, however, say the findings overall show mixed results.
Full Story: National Public Radio
The new school year will bring a new batch of "quiet students," educator Chrissy Romano-Arrabito writes. She calls for working to understand the "why" behind the quietness and then making a plan to include such students in class.
Full Story: EdSurge
There are seven questions school principals should ask when seeking "future-ready teachers," asserts Alan November, a consultant, speaker and former teacher. Questions include how teachers manage professional growth and how they describe their "global network."
Full Story: KQED
Students attending schools that use personalized learning may post slightly higher test scores in reading and math than peers in other schools, according to a study by the RAND Corp. The findings highlight data from 40 schools.
Full Story: Education Week (tiered subscription model)
The international-schools model is growing, with six such schools opening in Washington, D.C., since 2012. Data show English-language learners who attend these schools outperform ELL peers in traditional schools, but the model has drawn criticism from some.
Full Story: The Atlantic online
Melissa Greenwood is the director of education content at SmartBrief.
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