Students use Google Docs to bully, skirt tech ban | Teacher: Here's how to make lessons fun | What to expect in Trump's budget proposal
March 11, 2019
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Students use Google Docs to bully, skirt tech ban
Students use Google Docs to bully, skirt tech ban
Some students are using Google Docs to bypass social media bans and, increasingly, to engage in bullying. The parental-control mobile app, Bark, reports more than 60,000 cases of bullying via Google Docs.
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Teacher: Here's how to make lessons fun
Teacher: Here's how to make lessons fun
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Korey Barkley, a middle-school Spanish teacher in Massachusetts, helps students love to learn by adopting strategies that make it fun. In this commentary, Barkley shares four approaches, including playing games, offering more choices and scheduling brain breaks.
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How is software really used in schools?
Online resources, from mobile apps to computer-based tools, abound for educators - but how are they really being used in schools, and how often? Read this SmartFocus on how schools can better analyze software data for more informed purchasing and greater student outcomes.
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What to expect in Trump's budget proposal
What to expect in Trump's budget proposal
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President Donald Trump this week is scheduled to release his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, Andrew Ujifusa writes. Ujifusa details four items to look for in his proposal, including whether he will renew his push to prioritize school choice and combine the Education and Labor departments.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (3/10) 
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Managing Budgets
Bills aim to broaden use of 529 education savings plans
US lawmakers have introduced a number of bills intended to expand how funds held in tax-advantaged 529 education savings plans can be used. Proposals include allowing the funds to be used for home schooling and apprenticeships and to pay for educational expenses beyond tuition.
InvestmentNews (tiered subscription model) (3/9) 
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Schools and Social Media
Students post blackface photos on social media
Officials in a New Jersey school district say they will be focusing on education and sensitivity training after two high-school students appeared in blackface in social media posts. The students said the posts were intended to be an inside joke.
NJ Advance Media (Morristown, N.J.) (3/10) 
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Last Byte
CEOs: Many new hires don't have a 4-year degree
Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty were among several CEOs who told President Donald Trump last week that they are hiring more employees who do not have a four-year degree. Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, said half of the 14,000 people the company hired in 2018 did not graduate from a four-year college.
Reuters (3/6) 
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