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02 August 2017
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Study offers insight into resilience of refugees
In a recent study, child refugees from Syria reveal what resilience means to them. The tweens and teenagers revealed, among other things, that their resilience comes from acclimating to their new communities by making friends and going to school.
National Public Radio (30 Jul.) 
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Can nutrition affect students' test scores?
Students who consistently ate their vegetables scored better on most parts of standardised tests in Australia, according to researchers from the University of Newcastle.
The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (29 Jul.) 
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Professional Development
5 UK academies share resources
Leaders from five academies in the UK are joining forces to expand opportunities for students. The partnership will give students access to a longer list of A-level subjects.
The Guardian (London) (28 Jul.) 
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The benefits of digital content
Tailoring materials to learner needs, plus the ability to offer students richer, more interesting reading options are just two reasons why more schools are looking at digital content tools. See more benefits in this SmartFocus on Digital Education.
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Leadership and Governance
Opinion: Britain needs better foreign student data
Officials in the UK have raised concerns that the country's data on international students are not accurate, Hollie Chandler, a senior policy analyst at the Russell Group, writes in this commentary. She notes that country's data are based on the International Passenger Survey, which some say is flawed.
The Guardian (London) (01 Aug.) 
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Technology
Kenyan girls' mobile app fights female genital mutilation
A group of teenage girls in Kenya have developed a mobile app aimed at ending the practice of female genital mutilation, a common occurrence in the country despite being banned. The students are hoping to win funds to further develop the app at Technovation, a competition sponsored by Google, Verizon and the UN.
Thomson Reuters Foundation (24 Jul.) 
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Interest Area Spotlight
How a district uses a schoolwide literacy model
How a district uses a schoolwide literacy model
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With 32% of students reading below grade level, officials in Northern Lights School Division in central Canada moved literacy teaching from English-language arts alone to a schoolwide approach, vice principal Cindy Young notes. In this article, Young writes professional development has helped train all educators to teach reading and efforts are underway for professional learning communities.
eSchool News (free registration) (25 Jul.) 
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Teach-Now
A nine-month teacher preparation programme for current/prospective teachers, not restricted to US citizens, resulting in a US teaching licence. Learn more.
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InspirED: A Fresh Approach to Professional Learning
Register now for a very unique learning experience. Find out what makes InspirED a truly dynamic approach to the traditional November Educators Conference -- because it's not a conference! Learn more.
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