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Educators-First Security

Risk Management | Teachers and students should be at the center of school security training, and empowered (not intimidated) for the most effective results. “School safety is an education issue that happens to involve safety and security. It’s not a law enforcement issue that happens to...


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Loan Providers Fail to Relieve Student Debt for Nonprofit Workers

(from Nonprofit Quarterly) Some independent schools are encountering requests from faculty to pay back student loans as an employee benefit. Graduates with loans may not be getting the loan forgiveness they were promised. Student loans should be forgiven if the graduate works in the nonprofit...


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Teachers Help Teachers Improve Blended Learning

(from Blended Learning Universe) The Diocese of Orange County has developed a fellowship to improve blended learning within its schools by connecting early adopters to other teachers. In the ABLE (Advancing Blended Learning Education) program , teachers apply to be fellows, and those...


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New Research in Great Laptop Debate

(from the Chronicle of Higher Education) Instructors often have strong opinions about whether laptops belong in the classroom and frequently pride themselves on holding opinions based on research. A new paper investigating the difference between taking notes longhand or on a laptop has...


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A Need for More African American Male Teachers

(from the Undefeated) A growing body of research shows that African American male teachers are both rare and critically needed in American schools. Since 2014, ethnic and racial minorities have made up more than half of the student population in U.S. public schools, yet about 80 percent of...


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Female Faculty Paid Less at College Level

(from CUPA-HR) College faculty members between ages 30 and 50 are nearly 50 percent women, but only 39 percent of department heads are female, and the median summer salary of female faculty is $4,500 less than that of male faculty. From new assistant to full professors, female faculty are paid...


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A Visible Difference: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty and Staff

Human Resources | High performance teams of independent school faculty and staff don't merely reflect the increasing diversity of the students they serve. They also bring a greater diversity of experiences, perspectives and ideas. Article by Donna Davis From the January/February 2019 ...


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Teacher Union Succeeds in Charter School Network

(Nonprofit Quarterly) By going on strike, the teachers of Chicago’s 15-school Acero network took a step once limited to traditional public schools. Within a week, teachers settled with the network’s management on favorable terms, and their union may have helped eradicate one of the arguments...


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Most Education Software Goes Unused

(from Education Next) Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts, according to a new report by scholars at the University of Pennsylvania. Data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, revealed that a median of 70 percent of districts’ software licenses never get...


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Improving Teachers' Professional Development

(from EdWeek) A partnership between three independent schools and three universities laid the foundation for the AP tests used widely today. Collaboration between higher ed and K-12 education has been less robust in the meantime, according to educational researcher Ethan Ake-Little . Higher ed...