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April 27, 2017
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Education researcher maps future learning trends
Education researcher maps future learning trends
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Where will blending learning take students in the future? Education researcher Julia Freeland Fisher in this commentary offers five ideas, including "more student choice and responsibility for learning" and "personalized learning for every student."
eSchool News (free registration) (4/27) 
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Students build garden to sharpen math skills
A class of Washington elementary-school students has worked for the past two years to design, build and maintain a garden, sharpening their math, art, technology and science skills. Students expect their first harvest this fall.
Anacortes American (Wash.) (4/26) 
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Curriculum
Longer school days pay off in N.Y. district
Longer school days paying off in N.Y. district
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Some officials in a New York school district say expanding the day by 70 minutes has brought improvements to students' test scores. In the past three years, schools have taken different approaches -- some schools work with community partners to offer enrichment classes, while teachers at other schools offer eight-week rotations of electives such as engineering.
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) (4/25) 
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Report: Novice teachers less likely to use tech
Report: Novice teachers less likely to use tech
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First-year teachers may be less likely to use technology than educators who have been teaching for 11 years or longer, according to a report from Project Tomorrow. The annual Speak Up survey collected data from 37,000 educators.
T.H.E. Journal (4/26) 
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STEM
School earns Ga.'s first STEAM certification
School earns Ga.'s first STEAM certification
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An elementary school in Georgia recently earned the state's first certification as a science, technology, engineering, arts and math school. Students engage in project-based learning, and a teaching artist works with students on cross-curricular lessons.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (4/25) 
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Policy & Legislation
Trump orders report on federal role in education
Trump orders report on federal role in education
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has 300 days to submit a report on the federal government's role in education policy. The directive comes under an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (4/26),  CNN (4/26),  NBC News (4/26),  Reuters (4/26) 
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