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Gifted students from Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia study a local pond ecosystem and its feeder stream.
5/27/2015

The U.S. public school system’s focus on struggling students leaves high-achievers—especially minorities, the economically disadvantaged and English-language learners —without a challenging enough education, experts say.

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5/27/2015
Alison DeNisco
23 states have high populations of American Indian students, and reservations see high turnover rates of teachers and administrators
Birmingham Public Schools use ETS’ Criterion as a learning and teaching tool. Students get immediate feedback on grammar and mechanics, as well as links to exemplary writing with detailed techniques to improve.
5/27/2015
Nancy Mann Jackson
Experts to share thoughts about how administrators can address writing assessment concerns
5/26/2015
Angela Pascopella
Software can assess narrative, organization and purpose of an essay
Ohio administrators may face pressure to keep more art and music teachers, nurses, librarians and other staff, but have more control to reduce the numbers.
5/26/2015
Alison DeNisco
Law urges districts to focus on psychologists, computer teachers, gifted education specialists and ESL teachers

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