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Study: U.S. principals more often describe students as disadvantaged

7/24/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An international study finds that principals in the U.S. are more likely than their counterparts in other countries to describe their students as disadvantaged. The study, conducted by the Organizatio… Read More

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Report: Teachers in England cater teaching to Ofsted preferences

7/22/2014

  • BBC

Despite a directive that teachers in England should be free to determine their own teaching styles, a think tank has released a report that finds that Ofsted inspections are prompting teachers to impl… Read More

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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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NBCT: How to make homework more fun, engaging

7/24/2014

  • MiddleWeb

Homework doesn't have to elicit groans from students, asserts National Board Certified Teacher Rick Wormeli. In this adaptation from his book, Wormeli suggests ways to assign work that will engage and… Read More

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News in international education

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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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N.C. school district faces teacher shortage

7/22/2014

  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

As other states have stepped up recruitment of its teachers, one North Carolina district is finding itself about 100 teachers short for the upcoming school year. Also hampering recruitment in the stat… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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"Green" building at Western Mich. U. earns LEED certificate

7/24/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification to Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall. The $60 million, 230,000-square-foot building features a "green roof" with 975 solar … Read More