Testing and Lack of Demand Blocking Access to Computer Science, Say Schools

Computing jobs are growing at twice the national rate but, according to a new survey, schools believe the parental demand for computer science is low.
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Stay Positive and Pace Yourself: A Survival Guide for First-Year Teachers

A second-year teacher pays it forward with advice and tips to help new educators.
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The Economic Cost of Truancy
In 2012, about 7.5 million students were chronically absent from schools nationwide. According to a report from the Center for American Progress, truancy, defined as unexcused absence from school, is a growing problem. Source: The Atlantic
How High-Stakes Testing Affects Student Teachers
As children return to K-12 classrooms, some will find that the emphasis on standardized testing that has caused stress for teachers and students now has a new casualty: student teachers. Source: The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet
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Experts: Keep ‘Grit’ Away From Teacher Evaluations

Learning more about student motivation and resilience can be helpful, but even the leading advocate of teaching grit is urging caution.
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