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Secretary DeVos Mourns the Loss of President George H.W. Bush

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush: “My heart and prayers are with the Bush family at this time of great loss. George H.W. Bush’s gentle approach called us to the greater good, and his strong example over the years inspired…

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The Education Exchange: Inside the U.S. Senate with Erica Suares, Advisor to Sen. Mitch McConnell – by Education Next

Erica Suares, Senior Policy Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to talk politics and policy. Follow The Education Exchange on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or here on Education Next. — Education Next

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There’s a Reason Why Teachers Don’t Use the Software Provided By Their Districts – by Thomas Arnett

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on…

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What We’re Watching: Do Field Trips Have Educational Value? – by Education Next

Field trips can get pushed aside when schools decide to focus on math and reading skills in order to boost standardized test scores. Is anything lost as a result? In this 60-second video produced by AEI, Rick Hess takes a look at rigorous research by University of Arkansas professor Jay Greene on the benefits of culturally enriching field trips. Jay…

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#RethinkSchool: iLEAD Academy Students Take the Lead in Northern Kentucky

“Strangely, I’ve started a school, and I am not an educator,” said Alicia Sells, founder of iLEAD Academy, a STEM high school in northern Kentucky. Sells’ background is in public policy. She noticed that neighboring Kentucky school districts of Gallatin, Carroll, Henry, Owen and Trimble did not offer a dedicated STEM program and, as a…

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The 5 Most Helpful Federal Student Aid Blog Posts

Not attending the FSA conference this week? Learn from home using these resources. With Federal Student Aid’s (FSA) Annual Conference in full swing in Atlanta, we understand that not everyone is able to attend and learn from financial aid experts. However, you don’t have to be a financial aid professional to become a FAFSA expert.…

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In the News: Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students – by Education Next

A new NBER working paper can be added to the growing list of studies finding that black students who have black teachers reap benefits in both the short term and the long term. In U.S. News, Lauren Camera describes the new study, which finds that: Black students who have just one black teacher in elementary school are more likely…

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A Closer Look at Improving Student Engagement by Letting Students Choose Their Tasks – by Robert Pondiscio

There’s a terrific story about the late Frank McCourt, who became famous as the author of Angela’s Ashes and other books, but who was Mr. McCourt the English teacher to a generation of students at Stuyvesant High and other New York City schools. One day a student asked what possible use a particular work of…

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Secretary DeVos Warns of Student Debt Crisis

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Community Colleges and Career Education – by Tamar Jacoby

Brian Coward is not what most people imagine when they think of a “college student.” Thirty-six years old, African American, from a low-income family in rural North Carolina, he tried college right out of high school, earning an associate degree in automotive systems. His passion was detailing ‎cars, but the business he started after college…

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