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Why some public-school districts enter "compacts" with charters

7/29/2014

  • Education Next

Twenty public-school districts nationwide -- including some in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia -- have established "compacts" with local charter schools in an effort to share resources … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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Shanghai students rank highest on international financial-literacy test

7/29/2014

  • Shanghai Daily (China)

Students in Shanghai ranked highest in an assessment of their financial-literacy skills, according to recent testing affiliated with the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, offici… Read More

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News for the education and policy communities

NASBE State Ed SmartBrief

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Md. education board moves forward on discipline guidelines

7/23/2014

  • WBAL-TV (Baltimore)

The Maryland State Board of Education on Tuesday accepted new discipline guidelines to help districts determine when to suspend or expel students. The guidelines were prompted by concerns that too man… Read More

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Education news for teachers

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What traits are shared by transformational teachers?

7/29/2014

  • Edutopia.org

There are key hallmarks of transformational teachers, asserts editorial assistant and blogger Todd Finley. Finley writes that transformational teachers have adopted a constructivist pedagogy, have foc… Read More

ECIS SmartBrief

News in international education

ECIS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: European Council of International Schools

Australian teachers union calls for advanced degrees for new teachers

7/22/2014

  • Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

The head of the Australian Education Union says five-year courses, such as master's degrees, should be required for teachers to properly prepare them for the classroom. The union also supports a limit… Read More

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Leaders should be built for velocity, not speed

7/28/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Kenny

Leaders need to move fast, but they also need to learn to communicate goals clearly and ensure their energy is focused and well-directed, says Weather Company CEO David Kenny. "Speed without a purpose… Read More

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Higher education leadership news

SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader

Colleges in the Midwest expand their search for students

7/29/2014

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

Colleges in the Midwest, such as Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, are using discounted tuition and other perks to recruit students from as far away as Texas and India as the pool of local stude… Read More