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Tennessee: Plaintiffs File Amicus Brief in Voucher Case – Education Article

This news just in from the Education Law Center about resistance to vouchers in Tennessee. Vouchers are a huge waste of public money. Studies in recent years have converged on the conclusion that students who use vouchers fall behind their peers who remain in public school. Meanwhile, the public schools lose money that is diverted to subpar voucher schools. Why do politicians like Governor Lee of Tennessee want to spend public dollars on low-quality religious schools? Here is a press…

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Immersion Learning Fails Students In More Ways Than One – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

When I was 16, I attended high school in the French city of Rennes. Like many foreign exchange students before me, I was assigned the same classes as local French students – literature, math and science classes – all, of course, entirely taught in French. Despite my (and my parents’) hopes that I would quickly pick up French this way, through immersion, I found that my limited proficiency in French (2 yrs) was an insurmountable barrier to learning the content…

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What a 200-year-old experiment can teach anxious parents about home schooling | Education

For perhaps the first time in the history of modern education, millions of primary and secondary students may begin the school year from home. While pupils in England are due to return to in-person learning this September, uncertainty remains as cases rise, local lockdowns are implemented, and the scientific community warns that the government’s test and trace system is not up to the job of containing potential spikes caused by the return of schools. Some parents may choose not to…

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Discussing Sustainability Issues in English – Education Article

Vocabulary » Environment and Nature | Views: 200 | Level: Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate Advanced, Exam Level | 5 out of 5, rated by 1 teachers | You will need your student watch the Netflix documentary: Sustainable. The main aim of this lesson is to evoke and develop environment-consciousness.Please note, that in question 8 the students are asked to translate something into Hungarian. That, of course can be substituted to other languages. Similar Worksheets Download the worksheet(2.16 Mb, 0 downloads)

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum – Education Article

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found, are well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning…

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McKeesport Area School District’s Reopening Plan is Based on Dubious Facts, Bad Reasoning & Takes Unnecessary Risks: An Open Letter to the Superintendent – Education Article

 Dr. Mark Holtzman:   I am extremely concerned about the reopening plan for the McKeesport Area School District you offered on video Tuesday.   As a parent of a child in the district and a teacher in a neighboring district, I find the plan you put forward to be absolutely terrifying. It is badly reasoned, based on unproven facts, and takes unnecessary risks with students and staff.   In short, you propose reducing social distancing by half, requiring students to wear…

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‘The MIT of the north’: how the government plans to transform ex-mining towns | Education

In 1984, police and striking miners fought at the coking plant at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, in one of the most violent and pivotal clashes in British industrial history. Today, Orgreave is the site of another battle, one that may determine the fate of the government’s plan to build an “MIT of the north”. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university world-famous for turning its cutting-edge research into the spinouts, skilled jobs and cold hard cash that…

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Beating the Beginning of the Semester Scaries – Education Article

While there’s no better feeling than being on summer break, it’s safe to say that adjusting back to being a student this fall won’t be easy.  In this video blog, Colleen Borian acknowledges that start-of-semester scaries are a real thing and with COVID-19 changing how our semesters will look, they will be more real than ever. Watch her vlog below! Colleen Borian is a student at the University of Alabama studying public relations and communication studies. On campus, Colleen serves…

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Support in Schools is a Circle – Education Article

There is a lot going on right now. Protests, a pandemic, and so much uncertainty. In the midst of everything, we are also finishing up a school year. A school year that highlighted how necessary the internet is for everyone. And has been full of uncertainty. For students, parents, and teachers, this spring has been a challenge. I can’t imagine being a first-year teacher during the 2019-2020 school year. That got me thinking about my first year of teaching. I…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Upgrading Family Communications – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Upgrading Family Communications Upgrading Family Communications As technology continues to evolve, it will continue to become an even more embedded component of society. With that being said, it is essential for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. Digital leadership calls for a multifaceted approach using both traditional and new-age strategies to ensure that the right message reaches stakeholders in a timely fashion. We can’t assume communication staples…

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English schools to get £1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown | Education

The government is to give an extra £650m to schools in England to help pupils catch up on teaching missed during the coronavirus lockdown since March, as part of a £1bn package. Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, will announce the funding on Friday, which will also include a separate £350m in subsidies for a one-year national tutoring programme – as revealed by the Guardian – to help the most disadvantaged children in their education by offering low-cost tuition for schools…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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(Declared) Provisional Merit List for UG Courses – Education Article

Cluster University Result 2020 (Srinagar) has released B.Ed (Semester-I Batch 2019), and B.Tech (Sem-I, II, and III) Regular and Backlog. The University has uploaded the provisional list of candidates selected for admission in various courses. Candidates can check the result below. The Cluster University of Jammu is set up under the provision of Srinagar and Jammu Cluster University. The University declares the Semester Result and CLUJET Result 2020 on its official website. The Cluster University of Jammu releases the result in…

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UK language students prepare for virtual year abroad in their bedrooms | Higher education

What is a virtual year abroad – and is there any point in it? That is the question Reece Jack, of Troon, South Ayrshire, is asking, along with thousands of other languages students whose year abroad has been cancelled or is in doubt. Jack, a second-year student of business and French at Strathclyde University, thinks the idea of shared “virtual year abroad” resources across universities, being offered as a partial replacement for the real experience, is “delusional”. “Students will not…

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‘A Dark Day’: University of Alaska President Withdraws From Search, Leaving Wisconsin System to Start Over – Education Article

University of Alaska President James R. Johnsen announced on Friday that he has withdrawn his candidacy for president of the University of Wisconsin system following growing criticism of his record in Alaska and of Wisconsin’s search, which named him its only finalist. “After deep reflection as to where I am called to lead a university system through these challenging times, it is clear to me and my family that it is in Alaska,” Johnsen, 62, said in a statement. He…

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The Real Reason It Is So Difficult To Plan For Online Learning – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

My colleague and I looked at each other on Tuesday of last week. She had a look in her eyes of pure exhaustion. I could sense a call for help, but I think we were both too tired to send out an SOS. I let out a deep sigh and said, “Wow, is it June yet!” The past few weeks had been a whirlwind of non-stop problem finding and problem-solving. It was good work, but tiring work. As the…

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