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How Education students and professionals can get involved in Activism

William Woods EDU

Education reform continues to be a hot topic on both the state and national levels. Issues such as college affordability, standardized testing, school safety, teacher compensation, among others, are all part of a larger debate on how to make the American school systems better for all. And it’s not just policy makers and activist organizations […]

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February 25th, 2019

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6 Reasons why teaching is a great career choice

William Woods EDU

It seems that everywhere you turn these days, there is an article about teacher burnout, issues with the current education system, or lack of parental or administrative support for teachers. While many of these articles speak to the true challenges teachers face every day, what gets lost or muted is that many teachers love their […]

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March 28th, 2018

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Professional networking tips for education students

William Woods EDU

Career networking is often touted as an important aspect of advancing one’s career. A recent LinkedIn survey finds that “70 percent of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection.” However, for William Woods education majors, networking can be more than a job search technique. Having a diverse and active […]

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February 23rd, 2018

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Teacher absenteeism and reimagining substitute teaching

William Woods EDU

According to a 2014 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality, teachers miss an average of 11 days out of a school year due to illness, illness of a loved one, professional development or other personal reasons. For students, this means that throughout their K-12 experience, six to 10 percent of their instruction is […]

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December 11th, 2017

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Teachers’ point of view: An inside look at a teaching career

William Woods EDU

An ongoing project by Scholastic Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation known as Primary Sources, gathers opinions of thousands of teachers across the U.S. as a way of informing policymakers, the media and public on the ground realties faced by educators. While the goal of the project is to ensure that teachers’ voices […]

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October 9th, 2017

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Addressing the homeless student crisis part 2: Action

William Woods EDU

In a previous Look Into Education blog, we shared about the homelessness crisis affecting students across the nation. But the question remains, how do you identify an issue that is often hidden, and what can educators do to help alleviate the crisis? Many schools have liaisons who are trained in identifying indicators of student homelessness, […]

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July 26th, 2017

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Addressing the homeless student crisis part 1: Awareness

William Woods EDU

According to the National Center for Homeless Education, 1.3 million students experienced homelessness during the 2014-2015 school year — nearly double the number a decade ago. But homelessness may not always look like what you’d picture — that your students are sleeping out on the street somewhere (though for some this could very well be […]

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July 24th, 2017

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Education Faculty Spotlight: Joe Davis

William Woods EDU

Joe Davis knows what it means to invest back into the places that invested in you. A Fulton native, Davis has been working in Fulton public schools for over a decade, beginning as a summer school enrichment teacher and site supervisor for an after-school child care program at a local elementary school — all while […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Math curriculum needs a makeover and it’s up to education students to take action

William Woods EDU

According to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the average math score for U.S. students was 20 points below the international average math score. “Students are often good at answering the first layer of a problem in the United States,” said Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organization for Economic […]

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April 21st, 2017

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Teaching students to fall in love with reading

William Woods EDU

In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the celebration of Missouri Read-In Day and the importance of helping all students reach proficient reading level or higher. More than half of students in the U.S. in fourth or eighth grade are reading below proficiency and are at risk of failing or dropping out of […]

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April 12th, 2017

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