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San Diego State University Welcomes Largest Incoming Class Ever

San Diego State University is poised to welcome its largest ever incoming class following a record number of applications, it was announced Monday. The university has admitted nearly 6,500 students — chosen from nearly 77,000 first-time student applications received between October and December, its highest-ever number of applications. Admitted students are from around the region, […]

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Why Technology Will Never Replace the Classroom

Jody Passanisi, Shara Peters The pandemic was a forced experiment to see if online learning worked—and now we are seeing all the ways it failed.  Credit: Hananeko_Studio/shutterstock Almost 10 years ago, in an article for Scientific American, we explored the following question, which was, at the time, hypothetical: Could an online learning system replace a classroom? In the […]

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Study Shows First Signs That Student Learning Is Rebounding

Noble Ingram New findings suggest that the tide may be slowly turning on pandemic-related learning loss. Credit: twinsterphoto/shutterstock Since schools first shuttered in March 2020, researchers and educators alike have recognized the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning. But data released this summer captures a potential shift in that narrative, and some reasons for hope, […]

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Teachers say in new survey they’re being told not to talk about racism and race

Over half of teachers and almost 6 in 10 teachers of color oppose legal limits on discussing race and racism. “It’s heartbreaking for our youth,” a Latino activist and educator said. One in 4 teachers report being told by school officials or district leaders to limit their classroom conversations about race, racism or bias, a […]

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EDUCATION
10 Tips for Making Digital Materials More Accessible to Students With Disabilities

Many teachers and schools are falling short of federal requirements for digital accessibility, posing undue challenges for students with a wide range of disabilities, two accessibility experts argued Tuesday during a virtual panel at the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference. Most K-12 professionals know that federal law requires school buildings to be […]

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NI teachers taking industrial action could have pay deducted

Teachers in the NASUWT union taking action short of a strike could have pay deducted for breaching their contract. That is according to a letter from the teaching employers to school principals, seen by BBC News NI. Members of the NASUWT in Northern Ireland began industrial action short of a strike in May. The action affects […]

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EDUCATION
Mental health negatively affecting almost half of UK students, according to study

Universities need “immediate improvements” so students get the mental health care they need, according to a new survey. Out of 7,200 students surveyed by charity Humen, nearly half felt mental health difficulties negatively impacted their university experience. The research also revealed only 4% of staff received “adequate training”. Support should be given “just as much […]

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EDUCATION
Education Department Approves $8 Billion in Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The 2008 public service loan forgiveness program had been mired by complicated eligibility rules and servicing errors that made it nearly impossible to benefit from until a Biden administration overhaul. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. Hearings to examine proposed […]

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Number of headteachers quitting within five years of starting on the rise, data shows

Pay, workload and long hours pushing headteachers away, says union Increasing numbers of headteachers are quitting within five years of starting in the role, new data shows. Figures obtained by the school leaders’ union NAHT reveals more than one in four primary school leaders, and more than one in three secondary school leaders, leave within five years of being […]

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Educators Report Highest Level of Burnout Among All Other Industries

Amid a pandemic that’s dramatically altered the American education system and exacerbated workforce stressors in K-12 schools and at colleges and universities, educators are now the most burned out group among all other industries. A new Gallup poll shows that 44% of K-12 employees say they “always” or “very often” feel burned out at work, […]

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For schools, accepting student mobile phone use may be a better approach than banning them

Most children in the UK own their own phone by the age of 11. In China children get their first phone at an even younger age, with 88% of first to third-grade pupils (aged six to nine) reported to have their own smartphone. If children have their own phone, they may well take it to school with them […]

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New Education Department Effort Aims to Elevate the Role of Parents in Schools

The Education Department is creating a parent council to help them better engage in their children’s schools – a move that comes as Republicans tap into parents’ frustrations over a third year of pandemic schooling and threaten to unseat Democrats as the party of education ahead of the midterm elections. “Parents are a child’s first […]

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EDUCATION
Five digital games to help your child’s development

Recent research has linked playing video games in childhood with an increase in intelligence. While parents and carers may be pleasantly surprised by these findings, they are less unexpected for many researchers of children’s digital play. Studies have previously shown that playing digital games is associated with a wide range of benefits for children, even in […]

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EDUCATION
More maths testing could be good for primary schoolchildren – if done in the right way

Recently published UK government plans proposed that by 2030, 90% of children leaving primary school in England should reach the expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared with 65% in 2019. As part of efforts to achieve this, the government is introducing more testing. In June 2022, year four pupils (aged eight to nine) must take […]

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There are reasons girls don’t study physics – and they don’t include not liking maths

“From my own knowledge of these things, physics is not something that girls tend to fancy. They don’t want to do it … There’s a lot of hard maths in there that I think that they would rather not do,” Katharine Birbalsingh, chair of the UK government’s Social Mobility Commission and a secondary school head […]

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More private schools in Thailand to close due to pandemic related cashflow problems

About 70 private schools in Thailand have closed down during the past nine months, due to the impacts of COVID-19,and about 100 more are expected to follow suit, including 10 which have already notified the Office of the Private Education Promotion Commission about their decision to close. The latest, after more than 80 years in […]

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Pandemic, climate change put education under threat worldwide | DW News

The coronavirus crisis is one of the factors threatening the education of millions of children worldwide. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the nonprofit Save the Children. About 1.5 billion children missed school globally because of the coronavirus pandemic – and more than 19 countries still had nationwide school closures due to COVID-19 […]

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As exams loom, the ‘COVID generation’ of Thai students fear for their futures

Worried that disruption from the latest COVID-19 outbreak will derail their futures, thousands of Mathayom 6 students are trying hard to have their university entrance exams postponed. #Courtpetitionsforexampostponement is trending on Twitter after six students submitted a plea to the Central Administrative Court with the help of Pheu Thai Party spokeswoman Asst Prof Arunee Kasayanond […]

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When class sizes fall so does teachers’ pay

Making class sizes smaller sounds like a success story. But an international analysis of its impact shows unintended consequences – it often seems to mean lower pay for teachers and there isn’t much evidence that it brings better results. Reducing class sizes has been a popular policy in many countries, often supported by parents, politicians […]

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‘Breaking down walls not building them’

“Let’s put it this way, we’re interested in breaking down walls and not building them,” says Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto. The head of Canada’s top-ranked university has been in the UK on a recruitment drive, trying to scoop up international students. And he makes no secret of why his country has […]

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10 global megatrends facing education

What are the big international trends coming over the horizon that are going to affect education systems around the world? Andreas Schleicher, head of education for the OECD economic think thank and in charge of the international Pisa tests, sets out the biggest social, economic, political and technological questions being asked of schools around the […]

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Novak Djokovic’s war memories make him fund childhood research

Novak Djokovic has been battling in the Australian Open this week. But the tennis superstar has other goals that have nothing to do with sport, but much to do with his own childhood. His foundation is funding four researchers per year at Harvard University to work on early years education. Their research at the leading […]

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Boris Johnson gets angry about girls’ education

Boris Johnson says improving education for girls could be the single most effective intervention in some of the world’s poorest and most troubled countries. He wants people to be “angry” rather than “complacent” about girls missing out on school because of discrimination. “It’s the key to unlocking so many other problems,” said the foreign secretary, […]

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Spurs player in global teacher prize shortlist

A London teacher who raised £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and who plays top-level football has been named in the top 50 shortlist for the annual Global Teacher Prize. Eartha Pond is a finalist in the $1m (£750,000) teaching competition. The PE teacher, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, is assistant vice-principal […]

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Pisa tests: Singapore top in global education rankings

Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science. The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries. The UK remains a middle-ranking performer – behind countries such as Japan, Estonia, […]

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Singapore tops global education rankings

Singapore has the highest-achieving primary and secondary pupils in international education tests in maths and science. But primary school pupils in Northern Ireland were ranked sixth at maths, the highest of any in Europe. England’s performance has not advanced since tests four years ago. The top places in these rankings are dominated by East Asian countries, […]

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