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May 24, 2018
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Program aims to help remedial math learners get ahead
Nearly 70 colleges and universities are using a new program to help students who struggle with math to fulfill their requirements. The program, developed by Carnegie Math Pathways, combines remedial and college-level math in one year, allowing students to move more quickly into credit-bearing courses.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (5/22) 
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How to use morning meetings in upper grades
Laura Thomas, an elementary library media specialist, suggests that middle- and high-school teachers should consider adopting a strategy more commonly used in elementary-school classrooms -- the morning meeting. In this blog post, she describes how morning meetings can build community and increase cooperation.
Edutopia online (5/23) 
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Make Math Their Favorite Class!
New Reveal Math for grades 6-12 empowers you to uncover the potential in every student through exploration, rich discourse, and timely differentiation resources integrated within the program. Provide meaningful, engaging experiences in math to help each student succeed. Explore Reveal Math and view sample lesson>
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Curriculum
Study: Higher standards might not raise scores
Study: Higher standards might not raise scores
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There is no correlation between states that raise academic standards and actual improvements in student achievement, researchers report in the journal Education Next. Researchers say the issue could be related to other factors, including a lack of educational resources or the end of No Child Left Behind.
U.S. News & World Report (5/23) 
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Ga. school codes across the curriculum
Ga. school codes across the curriculum
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Educators at a public charter school in Georgia integrate coding lessons across all subjects, writes Fong Ly, who teaches science, technology, engineering and math. In this commentary, he talks about the tools they use, including a lesson that uses Minecraft to teach US history.
eSchool News (5/24) 
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Programs seek to increase diversity in AI
Programs seek to increase diversity in AI
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Some female and minority high-school students are enrolling in programs to increase diversity in artificial intelligence. Data show that about 25% of computer scientists are women, but that figure may be lower in the AI field.
The Atlantic online (5/23) 
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PD prototype boosts student growth 30%
A recent six-month study of an innovative prototype for teacher professional development, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows promising findings. Find out how access to job-embedded, on-demand PD boosted student growth by 30 percent. READ THE EXECUTIVE BRIEF
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Policy & Legislation
Groups criticize DeVos on views of undocumented students
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing criticism from civil rights groups over comments she made before a House committee suggesting that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration. Advocates say the approach violates the US Constitution.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/23),  CNN (5/23) 
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