Deborah Yaffe

Diversifying gifted and talented programs represents only the first step in expanding access, educators say. Districts also must retain those students—and that means ensuring their experiences are positive. Maryland’s Montgomery County Schools spent three years building diversification into its countywide gifted and talented magnet programs. Read more>>

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Chalkbeat

A puppeteer’s show was part of an effort to expand arts education in Houston elementary and middle schools. Now, a new study shows that the initiative helped students in a few ways: boosting students’ compassion for their classmates, lowering discipline rates and improving students’ scores on writing tests. Read more>>

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Carla Thomas McClure

Teacher collaboration and professional learning communities are frequently mentioned in articles and reports on school improvement. Schools and teachers benefit in a variety of ways when teachers work together. A small but growing body of evidence suggests a positive relationship between teacher collaboration and student achievement. Read more>>

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The 74

Here’s a double dose of bad news for kids more keen on playing Fortnite than analyzing text: Not only is homework worthwhile, but much of the take-home exercises students receive today is too easy, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress. Read more>>

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Set to launch nationally later this month, Matific’s goal with its K6 math resource is to help change the way students around the world view mathematics. This will be the second year that Matific has run the competition in the US. Read more>>

Mind/Shift

The standards-based grading approach is a growing trend. It’s part of a push to make sure kids are actually mastering the information they’re supposed to learn, not just playing a points game. That reasoning is compelling to some teachers who are excited about shifting pedagogy, but a more compelling reason is equity. Read more>>

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