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Can This Game-Like App Help Students Do Better in School?

Last updated: 11/30/2017

FRESNO, Calif. — A group of seventh- and eighth-grade girls sat around a lunch table discussing a new game-like app they use in school. Danna Rodriguez somewhat sullenly said she

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Students with BTECs do worse at university – here's how we close the gap | Angus Holford

Last updated: 11/30/2017

BTECs have been lauded for widening access to university, but once students get there they receive worse outcomes Every so often a new study tells us privately-schooled pupils per

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'If she said no, he would hit her': stories of sexual harassment in schools

Last updated: 11/30/2017

Sexual harassment is not confined to the high-profile worlds of film and politics – as editor of Schools Week Laura McInerney recently pointed out, it’s a problem in schools to

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When the entire class is a game - The Hechinger Report

Last updated: 11/30/2017

When Steve Isaacs’ eighth graders enter his game design and development class at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, N.J., they sit down at their respective computers a

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Instruction alone is not enough to help all students succeed

Last updated: 11/29/2017

Perhaps the greatest victory of the recently, much-maligned era of standards-based reform in US schools is that this new form of accountability made instruction matter. It was no l

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Why We Don't Believe In Punishments

Last updated: 11/29/2017

Unfortunately, punishments are popular in our society, and it seems they are accepted as a “way of life”. The problem I have with this view, is that punishments motivate people

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We Know How to Provide Good Child Care. We Just Don’t Invest Enough to Do It.

Last updated: 11/29/2017

  Lisa Larson-Walker This story is part of a series on 2-year-olds produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School's Teacher Project, nonprofit news organizatio

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How Alabama is Strengthening the PreK-3rd Grade Continuum

Last updated: 11/29/2017

Building a solid foundation of social-emotional, behavioral, and cognitive skills in early childhood is critical for children to successfully engage in more complex, analytical lea

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Gift Giving: How it Shapes Children's Values - Roots of Action

Last updated: 11/29/2017

When the holidays arrive, so does the season of gift giving. Did you know that your annual traditions shape children’s lifelong values about giving? As we look beyond the extern

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Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

Last updated: 11/29/2017

The way that grammar is taught in schools reveals “a significant and persistent mismatch” between government policy and academic evidence showing what works, according to a res

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