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Study Shows Teacher Candidates Lack a Clear Understanding of edTPA

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The edTPA process in 2014 posed challenges for many teacher candidates in New York and Washington—the first two states to require successful edTPA completion for teacher certification. According to a recent study, led by University of Rochester Professors Kevin Meuwissen and Jeffrey Choppin, candidates in both states, particularly in New York, felt unprepared during the first year of edTPA implementation.

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As Tennessee Weighs Common Core, Report Reviews Early Stages of State’s Achievement School District

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As education officials in Tennessee weigh the Common Core and the advantages of initiatives

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Teens From Single-Parent Families Leave School Earlier

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Individuals who live in single-parent families as teens received fewer years of schooling and are less likely to attain a bachelor’s degree than those from two-parent families.

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Use of ‘Digital Badges’ in Schools Would Motivate Students, Research Shows

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The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges, such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new research by a UB education professor.

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Early Childhood Programs Found to Significantly Lower Likelihood of Special Education Placements in Third Grade

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Access to state-supported early childhood programs significantly reduces the likelihood that children will be placed in special education in the third grade, academically benefiting students and resulting in considerable cost savings to school districts, according to new research published today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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AACN Responds to Investments in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice in the President’s FY 2016 Budget

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AACN has expressed support and concern over specific provisions outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget that would impact the nursing workforce, critical healthcare research, and primary care practice.

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Findings Reinforce Use of Targeted Tutoring to Benefit Disadvantaged CPS Students

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A new report provides further evidence that it’s not too late to improve academic outcomes for adolescents from disadvantaged environments if they receive individual attention. The latest data is from the first year of a two-year study that shows that participation in the Match tutoring intervention improved student math test scores, which is equivalent to narrowing the nationwide achievement gap between black and white students by about a third.

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Mines Graduate Student Lands Department of Energy Appointment

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Ph.D. candidate Anne-Marie Suriano has been selected to receive the 2015 Science Graduate Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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Study Identifies Common Elements of STEM Schools

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics schools vary in many ways, but they share eight major common elements. So finds a nationwide study of 23 STEM schools conducted by the University of Chicago’s Outlier Research & Evaluation group.

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How Are Student Loans Affecting the Well-Being of Young Adults?

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Researchers at the University of South Carolina researchers find that young adults who accumulated higher amounts of debt incurred from student loans reported higher levels of depressive symptoms, even with adjustments for parental wealth, childhood socioeconomic status, and other factors.