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U.S. seeks global solutions to stagnant scores

Once again, the United States has landed in the middle of the pack on an international assessment, leading education experts to question what top-performing nations are doing that our schools are not.

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Motivation: The gas that fuels a child’s educational engine

Motivation drives how all students approach school, including how they relate to teachers, the time and effort they devote to their studies, the amount of support they seek when struggling, and their performance on tests. Increased motivation is directly linked to a greater conceptual understanding.

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Wave of mobile devices stresses school bandwidth

Before purchasing tablets or creating BYOD policies, district leaders need to ensure that outdated school networks can handle the heavy lifting required to provide digital content for all students.

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Push for more sleep for high schoolers intensifies

The national fight for later high school start times is gaining traction, as districts and activists join together to push for new policies that will allow students to get more rest.

In Chicago, charter schools remain untouchable

I can think of a million reasons the expansion of Chicago charters should be put on hold. For starters, the more money the mayor spends building new charters, the less money he has for existing schools that are already so broke they're worried about paying for toilet paper.

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Students should be tested more, not less

When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer.

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Report: Connecticut schools see 1,431 bullying cases in first-year data

In the first year in which a state law required school districts to report bullying, 1,431 incidents have been documented statewide, according to data the state released to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

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Cleveland schools nudging parents to comply with the law and meet their kids' teachers

About 15,000 Cleveland children will be giving their parents an extra message from school along with their report cards this week: Get in to the school and meet with my teacher. It's not a request. It's the law.

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Proposed alternative budget would benefit Idaho schools

Idaho could spend tens of millions more on public schools, raise pay for teachers and state workers, and restore services to the poor and disabled – all while still balancing its budget next year with 10 percent to spare, the state’s former longtime chief economist said Monday.

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How schools address smartphone thefts

Students frequently take their iPhones and iPads to school — and school administrators’ theft prevention instructions to students may not always stick.

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