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1/16/2018

Seven schools in Rochester, N.Y., are joining a collaborative effort with area organizations to improve children's physical, cognitive, social and emotional health. The nonprofit Children's Institute is leading the initiative.

1/16/2018

Roughly one year into President Donald Trump's presidency, opinions are mixed about his policy progress in the education landscape. This analysis compares Trump's efforts at the one-year mark to those of his predecessors.

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Donald Trump
1/16/2018

Language learners are gathering at the University of Washington's Seattle campus to practice Hawaiian and Southern Lushootseed, a language spoken by a Native American tribe from the region. One educator said the hope is that the languages will one day be offered as credit courses at the university.

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University of Washington
1/16/2018

Singapore has been recognised for student success on the Collaborative Problem Solving component of the Programme for International Student Assessment, notes maths and science teacher Alexander Kmicikewycz. In this blog post, he credits Singapore's STEM ALP course for contributing to the success and offers takeaways for others.

1/16/2018

Ofsted recently published a report calling for more focus on reading and maths in early learning. The report has drawn criticism from some, including experts in early-years education, parents and teachers, who say the report could result in less play-based learning in Year One programmes.

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The Guardian (London)
1/16/2018

Fewer students in Victoria, Australia, are pursuing degrees in teaching since the state published new standards for seeking the credential. Victorian Education Minister James Merlino says the higher standard will help to raise the bar for teaching and learning.

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James Merlino
1/16/2018

Students could see more emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths as well as skills and vocational training in schools under a new pilot programme. The changes aim to better prepare students for the job market.

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Voice of America
1/16/2018

Research shows the current testing culture in Japan can have negative effects on students' mental and emotional states. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is planning to transform the country's university-admissions assessment and approach to career preparation.

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The Atlantic online
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1/16/2018

India's Central Advisory Board of Education is taking steps via Operation Digital Board to improve digital education in schools, said Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar. "This will offer new opportunities and new ways of teaching and learning to schools," he said.

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The Hindu (India)
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Prakash Javadekar
1/15/2018

Spending on public education in the US rose by 2.8% during the 2014-15 school year, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. This marked the second consecutive year of spending increases following the national 2008 recession.

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The Hechinger Report