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Top Education & Tech: News for Educators 2015

  • Even if you don’t have the skills, you can use a variety of free web-based visual tools for designing eye-popping graphics directly in your browser.

  • This guide makes finding the best apps for the task (and your kids' needs) a total no-brainer.

  • To prove that poverty is the major factor driving America’s meager academic achievement, these three claims need to be established:

    1. Poverty is related to lower levels of student learning.
    2. America’s poor students perform worse than other countries’ poor students.
    3. The poverty rate in the United States is substantially higher than the rates in countries with which it is compared.

  • In many countries, due to poverty, security or cultural factors, male children will be educated while their female siblings will not. And this only one of the reasons.

  • The bill Every Student Succeeds Act hands more powers back to the states, and is the final death knell for the expiring and unloved No Child Left Behind.

  • Head Start, serving more than 1 million children annually, is our nation's biggest early childhood program, and one that focuses exclusively on the most at-risk students. And this is the first time the standards have been revised in 17 years!

  • The less they read, the less capable they are of writing, but also the less sense they have of what a written product is, and what it means to write, and less of sense of what plagiarism is.

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