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Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Bartels Hall hosts surgical mask-sewing effort
Cornell University

On Cornell’s Ithaca campus this week, in the midst of a spring semester suddenly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic that has emptied dorms, classrooms and community spaces, a basketball court in Bartels Hall stirred to life with a new, urgent mission and two dozen volunteers.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Teacher Evaluations Weed Out Low-Performing Teachers in Urban Schools
New York University

New research by NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Luis A. Rodriguez finds that statewide K-12 teacher evaluation systems have proven to phase out lower performing teachers and retain more effective teachers for longer periods of time - particularly in urban districts and low-performing schools.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EST
Nebraska open education efforts save students $1.6 million
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In the second year of a program using digital course materials, University of Nebraska officials calculate 23,000 students have saved about $70 each.

Newswise: Research fellowship leads Oglala Lakota alumnus to graduate school
Released: 3-Mar-2020 4:25 PM EST
Research fellowship leads Oglala Lakota alumnus to graduate school
South Dakota State University

A USDA fellowship that took Dillon Nelson, an Oglala Lakota College senior, out of his comfort zone has led him to pursue a doctoral degree in bioinformatics.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EST
ESF is First College in New York to Sign Plastic Ban Pledge
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the first college in New York state to sign the #breakfreefromplastic pledge committing to develop a roadmap to a plastic-free campus by 2025. Students drive the college's zero-waste efforts.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EST
Pre-K teacher certification policies overlook standards for learning
Michigan State University

States across the nation are increasing funding and focus on expanding high-quality education opportunities for young children. However, according to new research from Michigan State University, the U.S. is overlooking an important piece of the preschool puzzle: teacher certification.

Newswise: University of Redlands among Peace Corps’ 2020 
top volunteer-producing schools
Released: 26-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
University of Redlands among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools
University of Redlands

Peace Corps announced today that University of Redlands ranked No. 7 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
American University among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools
American University

American University among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools

Newswise: Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Released: 21-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.


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