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Kansas math test scores unchanged from last year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas students’ performance on the annual state math test essentially stayed flat from 2016 to 2017, while performance on the English and language arts portion decreased slightly. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas State Board of Education reviewed data Tuesday on students’ performance on the ...

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Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism

Samantha Bearface, a 5th grader at Willamina Elementary School in Willamina, Ore., participates in a spelling lesson. In an effort to lower chronic absenteeism among its Native American elementary school students, the district worked with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to hire a coordinator who worked with families ...

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To Fill a ‘Mentoring Gap,’ Schools Get Creative

On the sunny turf of Greene Central High School’s football field one recent morning, new 9th graders gathered to play games and to meet the mentors who will help guide them through their transition to high school. The mentors don’t fit the stereotype of middle-aged adults who eat lunch with ...

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For English-Learners, a Positive Side to Peer Pressure

As a veteran theater professor, Andrew Kahn knows a great acting job when he sees one. During his twice-a-week visits to Lafayette International High School in Buffalo, N.Y., there’s a newly arrived student from the Congo who pretends to struggle with his locker combination. The student knows the numbers to ...

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New book reveals the secrets behind the ‘reputation game’

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford The role of reputation in a post-truth world, how shattered reputations can sometimes be rebuilt, and how President Trump’s dual reputations – as a chivalrous, polite, respectful leader on the one hand, and misogynist, bullying, irrational man on the other – were manipulated and ...

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Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons

RunRepeat.com has analysed 6 million marathon results and found Massachusetts to have the fastest runners. In their newly published report, they compare 51 states on a large number of factors based on results from 2000 to 2016. The study was conducted by Ivanka Nikolova, Ph.D. in Mathematical Analysis, and Jens ...

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Leading global airline selects SandSIV’s VOC Hub™ to centralise and manage their Voice of Customer and Passenger Feedback

Zurich, 18th October 2017 — SandSIV, the Customer Experience (CX) Platform provider, has today announced that one of the world’s largest airlines has selected SandSIV’s VOC Hub™ to unify and analyse its entire feedback ecosystem. The carrier joins other major business-to-consumer (B2C) brands in harnessing SandSIV’s next-generation CX platform as ...

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The Austrian elections should terrify Europeans

The commanding victory of populist parties in Austria’s national election on Sunday is certain to reverberate beyond the borders of the nation of 8.5 million. Coming on the heels of record gains made by the far right in Germany last month, nationalist and anti-immigrant forces across the European Union are ...

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Spotlight on Math Instruction – Education Week

Math Instruction FREE Check out the complete collection of Education Week Spotlights here. The Education Week Spotlight on Math Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on: Using digital games to boost early math performance Developing scales to help teachers measure students’ math anxieties How educators are ...

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