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Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

Hechinger Report - May 21, 2018 4690

Two studies on how best to teach elementary schools students — one on the popular trend of “platooning” and one on the far less common practice of “looping” — at first would seem totally unrelated other than the fact that they both use silly words with double-o’s. “Platooning” refers to having teachers specialize in a […]


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OPINION: The serious consequences of DeVos’ about-face on for-profit colleges

Hechinger Report - May 20, 2018 4676

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education levied a $30 million fine against for-profit Corinthian Colleges and limited the schools’ ability to participate in federal student-aid programs. The action was the result of an investigation that found that Corinthian schools had misled prospective students about the job-placement rates of their schools’ graduates, making it seem […]


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Canada | Facing History and Ourselves

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - May 24, 2018 3655

Primary Menu / Canada The Canadian team has provided professional development and resources to 4,354 educators; reaching over 282,800 students in 618 schools across Canada. .center-landing-otto-dix { color: #003B4C; font-size: 2rem; font-family: "adelle","Georgia","Times New Roman",serif; text-align: center; clear: both; } Follow us Our Toronto-based office has provided professional development to Canadian teachers since 1981, becoming a Canadian registered charity in 2008. As communities across Canada become increasingly diverse, educators are asking for tools to promote empathy, respect, and create a safe classroom environment that encourages conversations about difficult issues.