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The pressure of education innovation and its challenges

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The Education Week Research Center recently conducted a national online survey among teachers, principals and district leaders to learn more about their views on innovation. Innovation has often been associated with wide-scale adaptation of technology-enabled learning. However, innovation in education refers to a much larger phenomenon that can be described as the introduction of new […]

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June 24th, 2019

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Education trends: The double standard of bilingualism

William Woods EDU

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, school district or county office of education to recognize students who have reached proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate from high school. The idea has been around for more than 10 years, developed by Californians Together, a statewide education […]

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June 19th, 2019

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What you can see at the National Teachers Hall of Fame

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A four-hour drive from Fulton, Missouri, the National Teachers Hall of Fame might be a place to visit before summer’s end. Aspiring teachers, including bachelors in education students at William Woods University, can encounter interesting school artifacts, teacher resources and stories about some of the nation’s top educators. Known as Teacher Town USA, Emporia, Kansas […]

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October 13th, 2017

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

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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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The chronic absenteeism crisis part 2: What can administrators do?

William Woods EDU

Students who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read at grade level by third grade, reports the Ad Council, and students who are not at reading level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Furthermore, the Ad Council recently released a […]

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March 10th, 2017

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The chronic absenteeism crisis part 1: What can educators do?

William Woods EDU

In June, the U.S. Department of Education released a report of the first national data set on chronic absence, revealing that over six million students — about 14 percent of the student population — missed 15 or more days of school in 2013-2014. The report also specifies that, although chronic absenteeism occurs in every grade, […]

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February 22nd, 2017

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What’s wrong with America’s public education system: A call for higher quality education leadership

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In August, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International, a professional association for educators, released their 2016 survey of Critical Issues in Public Education, weighing Americans’ opinions of public schools. The survey found that the public is split on a wide array of fundamental issues in public education regarding funding, curriculum, priorities, educational standards and goals. For […]

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December 9th, 2016

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New report shares lessons we can learn from the best schools in the world

William Woods EDU

Half a century ago, the United States workforce was widely recognized as the best educated in the industrialized world. Today, studies show, it is found to be among the least. As bachelors in education students across the U.S. study and train to fill the gaps and work to resurrect the quality of education in our […]

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September 6th, 2016

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Bachelor of education students prepare to close the student proficiency gap

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How do you as an educator, determine if your student is “future ready”? In May, Achieve, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education reform organization, released the first “Proficient vs. Prepared” report. The analysis identified discrepancies between student proficiency rates reported by state tests and those reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – otherwise known […]

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February 29th, 2016

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The need for Bachelors of Education students well trained in math and science

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Ten thousand new jobs for math and science teachers across the United States. That was President Obama’s mandate back in 2010 when he partnered with various private and public organizations as part of the “Educate to Innovate” campaign, put in place to create more future jobs in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and […]

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January 19th, 2016

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