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In 2014, 13.4 percent of high school respondents to a national survey reported using e-cigarettes on at least one day in the past 30 days, compared to 4.5 percent in 2013.
The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of students, which also found many students use multiple forms of tobacco products.
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High school juniors are opting out of New Jersey's PARCC assessment at a rate nearly three times that of their counterparts in elementary and middle school, according to a preliminary report from the New Jersey Department of Education about opt-outs.
New Jersey has attracted a fair bit of media attention over the opt-out issue, but getting hard-and-fast numbers about opt-outs can be a difficult exercise.
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In a calculated and largely fireworks-free markup of a bipartisan ESEA rewrite, members of the U.S. Senate education committee approved the measure 22-0 amid much back-slapping and promises to continue working across the aisle.
On the third day of its markup, the committee approved three amendments that focused on the funding formula for Title II, which deals with issues like teacher preparation.
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In the latest twist in the LAUSD's troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson.
In the latest twist in the LAUSD's troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson.
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Nearly 15,000 education research addicts are en route to Chicago this week for the annual American Educational Research Association conference. Here’s what to know beforehand.
Nearly 15,000 education research addicts are en route to Chicago this week for the annual American Educational Research Association conference.
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"That physical activity and unstructured play, those things are not luxuries for kids," said Sara Zimmerman, the technical-assistance director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. "That's a key part of how kids learn and how they grow."
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
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Does providing more teachers with basic training, or a few teachers with intensive training, result in the most impactful integration of classroom technology?
Does providing more teachers with basic training, or a few teachers with intensive training, result in the most impactful integration of classroom technology?
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The National Research Council wants to take another look at what we know about how people learn, in school and in life, in real time and online.
The National Research Council announced plans to update a landmark study of learning science.
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While many educators find benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students.
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Firing promising teachers who will never get a chance to salvage their careers is a misguided and shallow approach to a difficult and complex problem, writes Gary Wiener in today’s Commentary.
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What had been a relatively calm legislative process produced a more-passionate debate over a pair of dueling amendments on harassment and bullying, particularly of LGBT students.
What had been a relatively calm legislative process produced a more-passionate debate over a pair of dueling amendments on harassment and bullying, particularly of LGBT students.
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"If you make sure the people who are doing the work are not objects, but subjects, you're a lot more likely to get their buy-in and their commitment to making [the software] work," said Steven Hodas, a practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
School leaders and researchers often disagree about who should have the ultimate decisionmaking authority over buying blended learning software—central district offices, or individual schools?
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