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Take Ten Series videos showing strategies for working with students with learning disabilities and or (AD/HD)
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This new college grad envisions a more equitable, interconnected world

This new college grad envisions a more equitable, interconnected world | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Mahsheed Mahjor, a citizen of Afghanistan and new graduate of Muhlenberg College, delivered her student address at commencement on hardships and inequities around the world, the role of citizenship and the value of her education.
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Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes?

Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes? | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Matthew Lynch, Virginia Union University Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults. Those teachers are building that tech-savviness into their lesson plans, too, by embracing bring-your-own-device policies and leading the push for an iPad for every student. In 2013, an estimated 25% of U.S. schools had BYOD policies in place and it’s reasonable to assume those numbers …
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What Betsy DeVos Offered (or Didn’t) During Her ASU+GSV Summit Keynote (EdSurge News)

What Betsy DeVos Offered (or Didn’t) During Her ASU+GSV Summit Keynote (EdSurge News) | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
“Instead of being called the Department of Education, it should be called the Department of Lifelong Learning, because I think learning has to be for a lifetime.”That’s the closing comment from the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, during her 30-minute slot on the main stage at the ASU+
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5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology | Edudemic

5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology | Edudemic | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Technology has been integrated in almost every other aspect of our lives today, so why is there a lag in some classrooms and districts?
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Trump Admin. to End 'Let Girls Learn' Education Program, Report Says

Trump Admin. to End 'Let Girls Learn' Education Program, Report Says | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
The Trump administration will discontinue Let Girls Learn, an interagency effort that included work by Peace Corps volunteers to address barriers that keep about about 62 million girls around the world out of school, CNN reports.
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Poor Rich Kids? The Mysterious Decline in Mobility at the Top • AEI

Yes, absolute economic mobility is declining across the board. But the real puzzle is that the decline in mobility is larger for children whose parents were much better off than their peers. What gives?
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A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
A provision of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would sharply cut Medicaid funds for special education programs across the country.
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U.S. News Data: Who Attends the Best High Schools

U.S. News Data: Who Attends the Best High Schools | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Charter and magnet schools top the national rankings but represent a small percentage of medal-winning schools.
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Will the XQ “Super Schools” Live Up to Their Name? A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school

Will the XQ “Super Schools” Live Up to Their Name? A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school
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What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the Country: The 2017 Fifty States Project (EdSurge Guides)

What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the Country: The 2017 Fifty States Project (EdSurge Guides) | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
If you're in education, chances are you've heard the term "personalized learning." But what does that phrase mean? What does "personalized learning" look like from coast to coast, classroom to classroom?For the last few years, we’ve collected stories written by educators--edtech coordinators, librar
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How well are American Students Learning? - Core Education, LLC

How well are American Students Learning? - Core Education, LLC | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings has released the 16th annual Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education by Tom Loveless. The 2017 BCR investigates three issues that are relevant to the current dialogue on U.S. education. Part I analyzes the changing scores of American students on two international tests; Part II revisits Read more about How well are American Students Learning?…
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Breakthrough Career Education Research for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Hands-On Instruction with Video Modeling Increases Career Knowledge and Job Skills Over 55%

Breakthrough Career Education Research for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Hands-On Instruction with Video Modeling Increases Career Knowledge and Job Skills Over 55% | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Amy Spriggs of the University of Kentucky, a leading authority on Special Education and evidence-based teaching methodologies, just conclude
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Expanded School Choice Not in State Ed Plans – So Far

Expanded School Choice Not in State Ed Plans – So Far | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she'll use the process to encourage school choice, but so far states are not biting.
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How Should We Teach Our Kids to Use Digital Media?

How Should We Teach Our Kids to Use Digital Media? | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations, but is evident today in our regular habits of checking our smartphones for notifications. Kids are growing up with the expectation of auto-playing streaming videos and having access to our phones when we need them to be quiet. Human anxieties about these changes can take years to resolve, as we slowly figure out how to control the technology to meet our values and needs, rather …
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New Survey From West Reveals Schools Turn to Social Media, Mobile Apps, Multiple Channels for Effective Parent Engagement

New Survey From West Reveals Schools Turn to Social Media, Mobile Apps, Multiple Channels for Effective Parent Engagement | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
SCOTTS VALLEY, California (PRWEB) May 16, 2017 -- For effective parent engagement, school districts increasingly rely on social media, turn more to mobile
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Special education students boost reading skills more than peers over the summer - Journalist's Resource

Special education students boost reading skills more than peers over the summer - Journalist's Resource | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
A new study looks at how special education students and students who are learning English spend the summer. Researchers want to understand why some children forget what they learned while they are away from school.
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Pass or Fail: Goals of the U.S. Education System- Then & Now

Pass or Fail: Goals of the U.S. Education System- Then & Now | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In this multi-part series, I provide a dissection of the phenomenon of retention and social promotion. Also, I describe the many different methods that would improve student instruction in classrooms and eliminate the need for retention and social promotion if combined effectively. While reading this series, periodically ask yourself this question: Why are educators, parents and the American public complicit in a practice that does demonstrable harm to children and the competitive future of the country? In all our perceived infinite knowledge and resources, is it possible the Founding Fathers had it right, in terms of education objectives? Thomas Jefferson, like James Wilson, also …
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What's Ahead for Students With Learning Disabilities

What's Ahead for Students With Learning Disabilities | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
School funding must build on the progress of students with learning disabilities, not diminish it, writes Mimi Corcoran.
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#ShowTheEvidence: Building a Movement Around Research, Impact in Ed Tech

#ShowTheEvidence: Building a Movement Around Research, Impact in Ed Tech | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
The74Million is an education focused website
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President Trump In The Eyes Of Kids, Parents And Teachers

President Trump In The Eyes Of Kids, Parents And Teachers | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
For Diane Ravitch, one of the leading advocates of traditional public education, President Trump’s first 100 days in office have been bleak.
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School Improvement: Don't wait until third grade

School Improvement: Don't wait until third grade | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
By Elliot Regenstein and Maia Connors
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Taking Advantage of Year-End Spending - MCH Data

Taking Advantage of Year-End Spending - MCH Data | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Most schools and districts will spend their remaining money prior to June 30th. We’ve seen in past years that some districts have more than $25,000 left.
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Connecting the Dots - EdNET 2017

Connecting the Dots - EdNET 2017 | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
If it’s happening in education, it’s on the agenda at EdNET. The annual EdNET conference is a meeting of the minds and a springboard for the future. Each year, 500+ education stakeholders such as publishers, software developers, hardware manufacturers, investors, industry analysts, and providers of services to schools come together to gain insights, share strategies, …
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Social Media Insider - Timing and Listening - schooldata

Social Media Insider - Timing and Listening - schooldata | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Social is a medium that can deliver big insights for brands willing to listen and better engagement if you post when educators are listening.
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22 Tips for Edtech Startups and Companies

22 Tips for Edtech Startups and Companies | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Edtech companies are being started at a staggering rate. Each promises to resolve an issue, transform education, be better than its competitors, and ultimately change the face of education. While these traits may be commendable, there is no doubt that edtech companies are struggling in a market that is over saturated with products and idea. In order to succeed, there are things 22 that they should know. Make sure you understand the education sector The education sector is a complex marketplace. Not only does every school district have varied needs but edtech products need to appeal to parents, students, administrators …
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