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Learning and Teaching
Study: Bilingual babies can separate languages
Study: Bilingual babies can separate languages
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Children who grow up bilingual can process two languages separately as early as 20 months of age, according to a study by international researchers and researchers from Princeton University. The study included 24 bilingual adults and 24 infants growing up French-English bilingual.
International Business Times (08 Aug.) 
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Can Shanghai maths approach work in England?
Can Shanghai maths approach work in England?
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Some teachers in England will be able to use "Real Shanghai Mathematics" textbooks beginning in January. The government-backed initiative includes the books translated into English as well as a "mastery" approach to learning maths.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (05 Aug.) 
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Professional Development
Educator: Schools should shift away from grades
The focus in schools should be on promoting the best education and lifelong learning skills, not grades, writes Mark Enser, head of geography at Heathfield Community College. In this blog post, he suggests ways school leaders can shift their focus to support excellence in education and a passion for learning.
The Guardian (London) (02 Aug.) 
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Leadership and Governance
Why are fewer men teaching in primary schools?
About 18% of primary-school teachers in Australia last year were male -- down from about 30% in 1983, data show. In this commentary, Vaughan Cruickshank discusses what his research reveals about why men are leaving the classroom and what can be done to reverse the trend.
The Conversation (Australia) (07 Aug.) 
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Technology
Students compete in Microsoft Office contest
Students compete in Microsoft Office contest
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About 150 students from 50 countries competed in the Microsoft Office World Championship. Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education at Microsoft, said the competition is aimed at preparing students for the workplace.
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (02 Aug.) 
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Interest Area Spotlight
How many students use tech to cheat?
How many students use tech to cheat?
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About 62% of teenagers in the US say they have seen or heard of another student using technology to cheat in school, according to an online survey conducted by McAfee. The firm surveyed about 3,902 high-school students in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.
The Denver Post (06 Aug.) 
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