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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Five former U.S. education secretaries sent a letter to Congress, saying the contributions of DREAMers “have already made our country stronger” and asking to keep DACA intact. A group of Ontario high schoolers are challenging how teachers […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: With Hurricane Harvey causing school closures and threatening disruption across Texas, it’s likely that the disaster will have an impact on students for generations to come. “When we hear about schools that are making the shift to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The reality of contemporary public education is that it’s amazing; it’s fulfilling; it’s a calling. But it can also be exhausting.” Data shows that schools throughout the US are grappling with teacher shortages. “I think we have […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Five years ago, Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education. Now, she’s been accepted to the University of Oxford to study philosophy, politics, and economics. Humility. Honesty. Balance. TeachThought shares […]

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We’re excited to announce the integration of Google Translate for comment and announcement features within FreshGrade for all new and existing school and district partners. Available on FreshGrade web apps, FreshGrade for Parents, and FreshGrade for Students mobile apps, this integration allows teachers, parents, and students to both read and write in the language of [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Learning to play the trumpet isn’t about creativity, it involves talent and practice. Forbes asks,”Should Education Focus Less On The Creative Arts, More On The Art Of Creativity?“ Imagine a classroom where technology learns as much about children […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: How has Canada managed to climb into the top tier of international rankings and become an education superpower? According to Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director, it’s equity. iPads are being increasingly adopted as an instructional tool in classrooms, […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Despite Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praising it as a model for the nation, the K-12 education system in Florida is in chaos. Valerie Strauss has more via the Washington Post. Is digital nativism a myth? Studies show that younger generations […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Audrey Watters discusses how “personalized learning” has come to dominate the narratives surrounding technology-based education reform, and how the Gates Foundation directly influences that. “We had to build a culture so that we could do what everybody else could.” […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Education is less about covering a curriculum than about discovering ideas.” Valerie Strauss makes the case against letting lectures dominate class structure via the Washington Post. Are tablets better than textbooks in education? Though there are still […]

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