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State Education Department Names Br...

State Education Department Names Brockport CSD Elementary School Teacher 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year

The Board of Regents today named Christopher Albrecht the 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year and awarded the 2017 Marge A. Tierney Memorial Scholarship to Simone Sylvester, a graduate student at Hunter College, the City University of New York, the State Education Department announced today.
Funding Opportunity: 2017-18 Title ...

Funding Opportunity: 2017-18 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Reward School Dissemination Grants

Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEA) to carry out the State's responsibilities under sections 1116 and 1117, which may include providing support to Reward Schools to mentor staff at Priority and Focus Schools and to refine and enhance the Reward School’s own best practices.
Board of Regents P-12 Committee App...

Board of Regents P-12 Committee Approves Next Generation Learning Standards

The Board of Regents P-12 Committee today approved New York’s Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The State Education Department conducted a collaborative process over two years to revise the standards, which involved numerous educators, parents and stakeholders from across the State, and resulted in substantive changes while maintaining the academic rigor of the learning standards.
Board of Regents Approves NY'S Ever...

Board of Regents Approves NY'S Every Student Succeeds Act Plan

The Board of Regents today approved the New York Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which will be submitted to the United States Education Department (USDE) on September 18 for review and approval. It is anticipated that USDE will provide feedback to the Department in December 2017. Final approval of the state’s ESSA plan is expected early next year.
News and Notes: Back to School Edit...

News and Notes: Back to School Edition 2017

Welcome back to school! I hope summer vacation gave you time to rest, recharge, and relax with family and friends. As much as I am thrilled that school is starting again, the difficult news coming out of Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the events that happened in Charlottesville last month are reminders of the challenges facing our country today. Given the connectedness of the modern world, the heartbreaking images of flooding in Houston and news clips of the unrest in Charlottesville are nearly unavoidable. Even though these things took place many miles from New York, they still have a profound effect on us and our children.
News and Notes: Results of Grades 3...

News and Notes: Results of Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments

I hope you're enjoying the end of summer and are getting ready for the back to school season. At the State Education Department, we recently released the results of the 2017 Grades 3-8 English language arts and mathematics assessments.The results were generally positive and showed modest improvements in both ELA and math, although achievement gaps remain. Also included in this edition of News and Notes is information on: Liberty Partnerships Program Grants to Keep Students in School, Waivers Related to State ESSA Plan for Public Comment, and Office of Cultural Education Resources for Teachers.

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Par...

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children

Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods.
Transgender pupils 'leaving schools...

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed.
Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have ...

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.
Young people 'face debt epidemic'

Young people 'face debt epidemic'

A quarter of 18- to 30-year olds in England and Wales borrow to make ends meet, a survey suggests.
Domestic abuse: Focus more on child...

Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted

Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors.
Young spend three times more on hou...

Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.

InsidehigherEd

The benefits of working at independ...

The benefits of working at independent K-12 schools for people with graduate degrees (essay)

Beth Jones describes the benefits for master?s and Ph.D. graduates.

Carefully assessing how you feel on...

Carefully assessing how you feel on a job gives you powerful feedback (essay)

It?s a simple question, but it provides powerful feedback about how you experience various aspects of your work, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

How to teach large classes of stude...

How to teach large classes of students effectively (essay)

Deborah J. Cohan suggests strategies for generating discussion and engagement in large classes.

Consider the employer's interest wh...

Consider the employer's interest when talking about work-life balance (essay)

Before approaching the subject with your future or current supervisor, you should consider their interests, advises Stephanie K. Eberle.

The importance of recognizing facul...

The importance of recognizing faculty for their emotional support of students (essay)

As institutions fail to meet the needs of minoritized and traumatized students, the faculty members who work to fill the gaps should be acknowledged, argues Julie Shayne.

When to accept or reject a job at a...

When to accept or reject a job at an institution with significant financial challenges (essay)

Judith S. White offers guidance for when you should or shouldn't accept a position at an institution with significant "financial challenges.?

US Govt Dept of Education

Education Opportunity Migrates to N...

Education Opportunity Migrates to Nation?s Farmworkers

If you?re a high school student in rural America, it?s not always easy to get to school. You may have to travel a lot farther than you would in the city.
ED to Celebrate Constitution Day

ED to Celebrate Constitution Day

In remembrance of the signing of the U.S.
Statement from Secretary DeVos on t...

Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery of Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee:
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to Students and Faculty at Woods Learning Center

Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to students and faculty at Woods Learning Center in Casper, Wyoming. Today's event is the first of Secretary DeVos' six-state, "Rethink School" tour, showcasing creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education. Thank you, Ms. Deyonne Jackson, for the kind introduction, and Superintendent Steve Hopkins, for the opportunity to be here on your wonderful campus.
Update on Department of Education R...

Update on Department of Education Response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

Washington — As part of its ongoing efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Department of Education released the following update: Higher Education
ED Expands Hurricane Help Website

ED Expands Hurricane Help Website

Edutopia

A Simple Tool for Fostering Growth ...

A Simple Tool for Fostering Growth Mindset

You can have students use an old technology?ballpoint pens?to keep their mistakes and revisions, and their learning, visible.
Why Students Forget?and What You Ca...

Why Students Forget?and What You Can Do About It

Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.
The Big List of Educational Grants ...

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
Protecting Student Privacy on Socia...

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media

A primer for ensuring that students? personal information remains confidential on social media.
Compassion as a Classroom Managemen...

Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

First-year teachers may feel that taking a strict approach with their students is best. A second-year teacher makes a case for compassion.
Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Reading a novel together as a class builds community, pushes everyone to do the work, and still allows for differentiation.

Yahoo

New riots over police shooting rais...

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week?s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.


Harrowing Videos Show The Moments A...

Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck Mexico

Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck MexicoPeople in neighborhoods across central Mexico watched as homes, businesses, and schools fell apart before their eyes during Tuesday?s catastrophic earthquake.


Millions Threatened by Hurricane Ma...

Millions Threatened by Hurricane Maria

Millions Threatened by Hurricane MariaBill Karins, NBC News meteorologist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the intense strength of Hurricane Maria and the threat it poses to millions of people in Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands.


Trump's 'horrible' h...

Trump's 'horrible' handshake with Melania suggests 'their marriage is in jeopardy': Body language expert

Trump's 'horrible' handshake with Melania suggests 'their marriage is in jeopardy': Body language expertPresident Donald trump made waves last week when he greeted his wife on stage with an "awkward" handshake, and a body language expert says the move made the first couple "look horrible."


Views of Hurricane Maria From the I...

Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space Station

Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space StationVideo of Hurricane Maria taken Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station


John McCain Can Stop This Health Ca...

John McCain Can Stop This Health Care Bill

John McCain Can Stop This Health Care BillWASHINGTON ? The fate of health care for millions of Americans may, once again, come down to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).


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University of Central Lancashire la...

University of Central Lancashire launches medical degree that is only open to overseas students

Hospitals may be struggling to overcome immigration laws to recruit new nurses, but for the university sector it is a different story.

Leicester University set to offer U...

Leicester University set to offer US-style flexi-degree courses

A leading university is to offer all its students the chance to study new US-style flexi-degree courses from next September.

Refugee crisis: British universitie...

Refugee crisis: British universities should create scholarships and bursaries for students fleeing violence, say academics

Every university in Britain is being urged to play its part in tackling the migrant crisis by helping make it easier for refugees and asylum-seekers to access higher education.

Cambridge University may bring back...

Cambridge University may bring back entry exam as too many acing A-levels

Cambridge University is considering reintroducing an entrance exam because too many applicants get top marks in their A-levels, in a move that has raised concerns that state school pupils would be put at a disadvantage.

Free school meals for infants 'set ...

Free school meals for infants 'set to be scrapped' under Osborne's spending review

Free meals for infant school pupils are likely to be scrapped in George Osborne?s November spending review, it has been reported.

Parents prepared to pay average fin...

Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency?s research.

Education Week

Ed Richardson named interim superin...

Ed Richardson named interim superintendent

Alabama looks to 'steady ship' afte...

Alabama looks to 'steady ship' after superintendent resigns

Tennessee AG: student info must be ...

Tennessee AG: student info must be given to charter schools

Videos show suspect in school shoot...

Videos show suspect in school shooting playing with guns

Ohio student achievement rising to ...

Ohio student achievement rising to meet tougher standards

Chicago-area school superintendent ...

Chicago-area school superintendent faces fraud charges

Educause

The Role of Campus Leadership in En...

The Role of Campus Leadership in Ensuring IT Accessibility

“Everyone should have an opportunity to participate in higher education.”

With those words, Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington, opens a new video from his institution’s AccessComputing Project, IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation, this video presents university presidents, chief information officers, and other higher education leaders who stress the importance to higher education of accessibility for persons with disabilities, and of having campus technology environments that support it.

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The Game is Changing. What Will Be ...

The Game is Changing. What Will Be Expected of You?

“When we were doing our studies for the National Academies, the typical first response of university presidents or CFOs or provosts was to say: ‘I understand things are changing very rapidly, but I'll ask my CIO to take care of it. The CIO usually can.’ We would then ask: ‘Suppose you wake up in the morning and come in to your office and nothing works anymore. You can't access e-mail. All of your course systems have collapsed. Who fixes the problem?’ They begin to scratch their heads, and pretty soon it's like the five phases of grief. They start off with denial and anger, move through bargaining and depression, and finally reach acceptance.” — James J. Duderstadt, Change and the Research University

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The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues, 2012

The EDUCAUSE annual publication of top IT issues has long resonated as a yearly snapshot of the most pressing issues for IT leaders in higher education. At the top of list for 2012:

Updating IT professionals’ skills and roles to accommodate emerging technologies and changing IT management and service delivery models Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy

 

Below are the EDUCAUSE Review article summarizing the IT Issues Panel's findings for 2012 and accompanying resources.

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Tune In June 5 -- Rolling Out a BYO...

Tune In June 5 -- Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program

This free hour-long session, “Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program,” will offer ideas, sample policy statements and guidelines, and lessons learned for campuses interested in implementing a BYOD strategy for mobile devices on campus.

Those unable to attend may wish to visit the archives after the event or browse related resources.

Interact on Twitter at #EDULive.

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Get Involved with EDUCAUSE -- Volun...

Get Involved with EDUCAUSE -- Volunteer Submissions Are Due June 1

As someone who has a vested interest in higher education IT, you are part of a dynamic and close-knit community where we share new ideas, network with peers, and work toward the common good of the profession.

EDUCAUSE provides opportunities to be an active member by volunteering in a variety of roles, either short- or long-term, throughout the year. These opportunities include:

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Is Agile the Future of Project Mana...

Is Agile the Future of Project Management?

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80 percent of all software development projects. Project Management Institute’s research shows that agile project management tripled from December 2008 to May 2011, and can help decrease product defects, improve team productivity, and increase business value.

Read the latest article release on agile project management from the Project Management Institute.

To help you apply project management processes at your organization, EDUCAUSE members have access to a selection of professional development resources:

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Huffingtonpost.com

Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speec...

Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech Did Not Go Down Well

"Start with your husband."
Kindergartner Suspended For Telling...

Kindergartner Suspended For Telling Teacher He Had A Bomb: Parents

The 5-year-old allegedly said he couldn't take his backpack off or it would explode.
This Man Teaches Kids In The South ...

This Man Teaches Kids In The South Why The Civil Rights Movement Matters Today

?History could repeat itself.?
College President Hosts Black Stude...

College President Hosts Black Students With Cotton Centerpieces, Collard Greens

The meeting was ostensibly so school leaders could learn more about black students to help them succeed.
Since I Prosecuted KKK Members Almo...

Since I Prosecuted KKK Members Almost 20 Years Ago, I've Seen History Repeat Itself

From Charleston to Charlottesville, the pattern of violence continues.
5th-Grade Teacher Who Asked Student...

5th-Grade Teacher Who Asked Students To Justify KKK Gets Suspended

The assignment asked students: "You are a member of the KKK. Why do you think your treatment of African Americans is justified?"

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BS/MD Results for 2017

BS/MD Results for 2017

Every year we get requests to post where our students have been accepted. These results are not complete because some students prefer not to have their admissions listed but it should give a representative sample of how our students did in the admissions process this year. These are the BS/MD admissions only. We also had...Continue Reading >

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BS/MD Results for 2017

ACT Adds July Test Date

ACT Adds July Test Date

The ACT has announced that they will start a July test date in July, 2018.   This means that the ACT will now be available 7 months during the year. I typically recommend that students complete all testing by June of their junior year. I will continue to make that recommendation  but with the addition...Continue Reading >

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ACT Adds July Test Date

Tis? the Season: For Rejection

Tis? the Season: For Rejection

Ah, that lovely time of year when you receive the news: You didn’t get in. What am I going to do?! Where do I go from here?!  No school will ever want me!   You can see how things spiral out of control pretty fast.  So friends when that rejection comes this year don’t let it drag you down...Continue Reading >

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Tis’ the Season: For Rejection

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Regardless of what side of the political aisle you stand on, there have obviously been a lot of heightened emotions since last week’s presidential election and we at College Admissions Partners are by no means been immune from the national conversations we are currently facing. Therefore, we want to take this moment and reaffirm our...Continue Reading >

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Important Activities During College...

Important Activities During College for Medical Schools

Undergrad is a great time to try out new activities and discover what your passions are. During my time, I was involved in many activities. The most meaningful to me was my position as the President of the Young People?s Project, at the end I was able to get a zegarki watch as a gratitude present,...Continue Reading >

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Important Activities During College for Medical Schools

The Key to Your Child?s Future

The Key to Your Child?s Future

Have you ever asked yourself why some students excel and others struggle? Is it possible to learn the formula of student success and happiness? These days, getting into a top college requires ambition and hard work. And leading a happy, successful life comes naturally when you find meaning and fulfillment in life. Helping teenagers find...Continue Reading >

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The Key to Your Child’s Future

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