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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

William Woods EDU

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

William Woods EDU

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

William Woods EDU

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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Building global perspective and cultural awareness in the world of education

William Woods EDU

According to the most recent survey by The National Center for Education Statistics, the number of English language learners (ELL) in U.S. public schools increased by an estimated 300,000 from the year 2002 to 2013. More so, as a result of the most recent wave of immigration, classrooms in public schools across the U.S. are […]

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December 18th, 2015

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Summer slide or summer sanctuary — the school calendar debate.

William Woods EDU

When it comes to something as fundamental as whether schools in Missouri and across America should change length of the school day and/or year, opinions tend to be strong and vary widely. Some have been making a case for extending school days and year-round-education for a decade or more, claiming that the current system is […]

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June 16th, 2015

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US-Cuba thaw may expand academic travel for education majors

William Woods EDU

Even during the half-century long political and economic standoff between the United States and Cuba, and even among the loudest critics of the Marxist regime of Fidel Castro, there has been recognition that k-12 education thrives in Cuba, despite great odds and obstacles. The UK Independent published a deep look into what it calls “the […]

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January 7th, 2015

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