Educational Leadership
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9/25/2018

Citizen science projects provide students with authentic experiences to connect the data they collect with real-world issues, seventh-grade science teacher Meg Richard writes in this blog post. She shares a citizen science project from her classroom where students tested a local ecosystem's health, and offers resources for teachers on similar projects.

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Teaching Channel
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9/25/2018

Colleges and universities should use holistic practices that keep users' needs in mind without compromising network security, says Curtis Carver, vice president for IT and chief information officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In this Q&A, he outlines what he calls "practical security" and how his institution implements it.

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University of Alabama
9/25/2018

An Iowa middle school's student clubs offer sixth-graders an avenue to get active in school life and connect with older students, principal Dan Boyd said. Sixth-graders can't join sports teams yet, but they can join clubs -- from sewing to archery -- and participate in traditional extracurricular activities such as band and choir.

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Clinton Herald (Iowa)
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9/25/2018

Agile companies hire skilled employees who are willing to take initiative and embed agility into the workplace culture, a Forbes Insight and Scrum Alliance survey of business executives says. "Even the basic areas of HR responsibility -- hiring, training, culture -- those are key to the implementation [of agility]," says Renata Lerch, a vice president at Scrum Alliance.

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9/25/2018

Continuously build your employees' skills and make learning part of the business strategy, writes Kelly Palmer, chief talent and learning officer at Degreed. "Upskilling and reskilling take time -- and that means not only allowing people time to reflect on learning during their work day, but to also incorporate learning into the natural flow of people's job," Palmer writes.

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Kelly Palmer
9/25/2018

Artificial intelligence reduces candidate-screening time and gives companies a competitive advantage in talent acquisition, a study says. Nearly nine in 10 chief HR officers and CEOs surveyed cited talent challenges as an impediment to growth.

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Forbes
9/24/2018

Collaboration and teacher-led decisions about the curriculum are helping students in an Oregon school district rise to the challenge of a tougher math curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The district's math teachers say the key is to get students talking about math in class.

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9/24/2018

Some schools in Cape Cod, Mass., are hiring addiction counselors to support students who have family members with addiction problems. The counselors also help teachers offer appropriate support for these students.

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The Hechinger Report
9/24/2018

New York school district Superintendent Jen Cappelletti says she wants to create a common vision for the district and maintain the positive culture that's been cultivated by her predecessors. Cappelletti, a former math teacher and principal, says she wants to get to know every student in her small district and build relationships.

9/24/2018

Ninth-grade students in one Oklahoma school are using augmented-reality technology to learn about the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum created the interactive AR experience with a $75,000 grant from Google.