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7/20/2018

Two Pennsylvania middle-school principals, Nicholas Indeglio and Jonathan Ross, host a podcast together dedicated to providing leadership tips and interviews with educators, authors and other guests. Ross says their "The Rock Star Principals' Podcast", which started in 2013, provides a community for principals, noting it can be "a solitary job."

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Jonathan Ross
7/20/2018

School leaders and technology decision-makers should get input from teachers before purchasing technology, according to a report from MDR Education. The report, which surveyed 4,400 K-12 US educators, also found that teachers want more training on using the technologies in their classrooms.

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EdScoop
7/20/2018

A Tennessee school district will use a software system to identify students at risk of falling behind in school and track which interventions are being used to help them. The system will use data, such as grades, tardiness and test scores, to help school leaders identify students who need support.

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7/20/2018

Some elementary-school students from high-poverty schools in Baltimore are attending an arts-based summer program that also focuses on literacy and math. The Summer Arts and Learning Academy aims to prevent summer learning loss while exposing students to dance, drama, illustration and other art forms.

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The Hechinger Report
7/20/2018

Digital scoreboards can be useful in both sports games and classrooms, writes Mark Madson, assistant superintendent for secondary education and support services in a Pennsylvania school district. In this commentary, he shares several lessons his district learned when they adopted digital scoreboards and used them to support their curriculum.

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eSchool News
7/20/2018

Nearly 61% of 2018 high-school graduates completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by June 29, up only slightly from the 2017 completion rate of 60.6%, according to a report by the nonprofit National College Access Network. Authors of the report say a healthier national economy may deter some graduates from considering enrolling in college.

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The Hechinger Report
7/20/2018

An analysis shows that far more California students who attended now-closed for-profit colleges and universities may be eligible for federal student debt forgiveness than have applied for relief. US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has delayed implementation of borrower defense rules meant to provide such relief and the department has a backlog of applications.

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Betsy DeVos
7/20/2018

A survey shows 44% of chief financial officers at private four-year colleges are confident in their institution's financial stability over the next decade, down from 54% in 2016. The data also show 68% of such officials feel their school's tuition discount model is unsustainable, and nearly a quarter say leaders have talked about mergers to financially survive.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/20/2018

A $3 million gift from an anonymous donor will be used by the University of Houston's College of Medicine to cover the tuition of the first 30 medical students to attend the new college. The college is still waiting to receive accreditation and the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and state lawmakers.

7/20/2018

Discover how French GME has evolved and the forces driving change, including the increase in English-language taught master's programs offered by French business schools. Read more here.

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