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Teacher Bonuses Boost Student Outcomes Slightly. Teacher Bonuses Boost Student Outcomes Slightly.
One of the big policy debates in education is whether paying teachers bonuses increases student achievement along with teachers' bank accounts. A new federal report puts a fresh twist on this old debate: Does it matter if something works if the benefit is very tiny? And its findings also shed light on why even the very best research doesn't tell us much about how merit pay works and whether it's w...
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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say. Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say.
For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday. In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state, regulators from the federal Department of Education said the state agency’s decision to set a “target” for t...
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Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover. Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover.
Even with the boundless wonders of the internet, many students writing papers are daunted by the fear of research: where to begin, how to begin, which library to use and so on. But for Bethany Gingrich, 26, starting to write a thesis about Erte, the Russian-French illustrator and designer, was thrilling. Ms. Gingrich, a second-year graduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, wor...
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Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, but They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs. Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, but They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs.
Samantha Hernandez was finishing up an argument for her dissertation about Latinos and affirmative action on Thursday when the emails started pouring in with the subject line “Congratulations.” President Trump had finished a celebratory news conference to announce the completion of a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code, and graduate students were breathing a deep sigh of relief. House Re...
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10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College. 10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College.
There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, I’ve picked up a thing or two. These takeaways, based on hundreds of interviews with admissions deans over the years, may help you navigate the process. Admissions decisions aren’t all about you. When colleges choose applicants, they’re juggling competing ...
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Federal Education Panel Sidetracked by Squabble Over Livestreaming Federal Education Panel Sidetracked by Squabble Over Livestreaming
What was supposed to be the opening bid in the contentious renegotiating process of an Obama-era regulation meant to protect federal student loan borrowers, mainly from for-profit colleges, quickly devolved Monday into a marathon debate over whether the event should be livestreamed. Nearly seven hours into the public meeting, negotiators, including representatives from the entire higher educati...
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How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom
They call it the “Church Lane Hug.” That is how educators at Church Lane Elementary Technology, a public school here, describe the protective two-armed way they teach students to carry their school-issued laptops. Administrators at Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th-largest public school system in the United States, have embraced the laptops as well, as part of one of the nation’s mos...
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DeVos Asks the Education Establishment to ‘Rethink’ Schools DeVos Asks the Education Establishment to ‘Rethink’ Schools
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos slammed the established "education system" Tuesday, kicking off a "Rethink School" tour to highlight innovative ways educators are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education. "It's time to rethink school," DeVos said to students at the Woods Learning Center in Casper, Wyoming, Tuesday morning, where she began the weeklong tour. "For far too ...
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Universities reaffirm support for undocumented students. Universities reaffirm support for undocumented students.
Numerous universities are issuing new statements in support of undocumented students in the wake of the Trump administration announcing that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created five years ago by President Obama, would end in six months unless Congress takes action. Many higher ed institutions had previously made moves to support undocumented students and the DACA program...
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A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry. A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.
Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile. “Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. I can solve mathematical and real-world problems using a coordinate plane. I still need to get be...
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