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4/24/2018

Three students in a Virginia school district pushed for legislation requiring mental health instruction for ninth- and 10th-graders. The bill was signed into law in March.

4/24/2018

The federal education budget approved by President Donald Trump includes changes to Title I and Title II funding. This blog post highlights how individual states fare under the new formulas.

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4/24/2018

About 78% of respondents to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said they believe teachers are paid too little, up from 57% in 2010. Data also show about half of those surveyed would pay higher taxes if the money went to teacher raises.

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4/24/2018

Data about the region's workforce laid the foundation for Kentucky's iLEAD program -- a career and technical education program shared by five counties. The program uses a blended-learning platform that includes online coursework to help prepare students for high-wage, in-demand jobs.

4/24/2018

Science teachers at a New Hampshire middle school are working together on a project in which students in all grades collaborate in teams to build the best guitar from recycled materials. Students must construct the instruments to certain specifications, then create a business plan for how to market them.

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New Hampshire middle school
4/24/2018

Teachers can use seven steps to help students retain and recall knowledge from previous lessons, writes neuroscience consultant and author Marilee Sprenger. In this blog post, she outlines these steps, which include reflection and rehearsing.

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Marilee Sprenger
4/24/2018

Incorporating self-regulation lessons into classroom activities could help students learn how to adjust their behavior and emotional responses for different situations, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Lead study author Anuja Pandey of the University College of London notes that self-regulation skills support "positive health, educational, financial and social outcomes."

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Reuters
4/24/2018

The global organisation Room to Read is helping female students in Sri Lanka complete secondary education. The programme goes beyond academics to teach students life skills such as empathy and decision-making.

4/24/2018

Educators should help to develop a culture of risk-taking in their schools, asserts Jill Webb, head of Lower School at The Wellington School, a private campus in Columbus, Ohio. In this blog post, she shares several tips to help encourage students to take risks.

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4/24/2018

Enrollment in US colleges and universities is projected to increase by 13% between 2015 and 2026, down from the 25% growth experienced between 2001 and 2015, according to a report. However, 20% more black students and 26% more Hispanic students are expected to enroll during that time frame, while enrollment of white students is predicted grow by just 1%, the report says.