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International Day of Action on October 17 Will Draw Attention to the Growing Threat of Contract Cheating
Turnitin joins the International Center for Academic Integrity to ignite a movement against contract cheating

OAKLAND, Calif. – September 26, 2018 – Students cheat for any variety of reasons, but, in many cases, sheer desperation and fear of failing drives them to hire someone else to write their essay, do their homework, or take their exam. Researchers estimate that 8 percent of students engage third-party individuals or services to complete their work, which is a practice called “contract cheating”.

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EVERFI Expands Its Investment In Courses to Develop the Whole Child
Unveils New Courses to Build Social, Emotional and Cognitive Behavioral Skills in Students

Washington D.C.- (September 18, 2018) Today EVERFI, Inc., the nation’s leading education technology innovator used in 1 in 7 public schools nationwide, deepened its commitment to providing students with critical social, emotional, and behavioral  skills by announcing the release of three new interactive digital courses designed to empower students in their development by addressing the whole child.

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TranZed Alliance holds national at-risk education conference in Baltimore

BALTIMORE—The National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and TranZed Alliance, affiliate organizations that serve children, families and child-serving professionals, will hold the 16th annual NAREN-TranZed National Conference, “Caring for the Whole Child: Mind, Body & Spirit,” for educators, clinicians, counselors and leaders who work with at-risk students.

This national conference held annually in Maryland has expanded in attendance and will take place Oct. 18 to 19, 2018, for the first time at The Baltimore Convention Center at 1 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore.

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Turnitin Adding Textbooks from W. W. Norton to Database Giving College Faculty a Way to Compare for Content Matches
Turnitin writing resources help K-12 teachers and faculty in higher education support student writing and originality of thought

OAKLAND, Calif. – March 5, 2018 – Turnitin and W. W. Norton & Company have signed an agreement to supply academic textbook content that has been published by W. W. Norton & Company to the Turnitin database. Turnitin writing resources are used by educators in K-12 and higher education to support writing instruction, receive and grade student papers, and check for original content. Click to Tweet.

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Turnitin Announces Development of Solution to Address Contract Cheating in Partnership with Leading Educational Institutions

OAKLAND, Calif; NEWCASTLE, UK; MELBOURNE, AU – February 1, 2018 - One in three college instructors report that their students have submitted papers written by someone else. However, instructors feel they lack the evidence and resources to take action. This survey conducted by Turnitin—a company at the forefront of academic integrity solutions for 20 years—supports the growing concern in academia that custom writing services are increasing the prevalence of “contract cheating” and diminishing the value of higher education.

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Georgia Center for Opportunity Invites Lawmakers to Connect with Students as School Choice Bills Press Legislative Action

Atlanta – (Jan. 22, 2018) – As the General Assembly gathers under the Gold Dome, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) will join lawmakers and students in recognizing National School Choice Week. Taking place between January 21 and January 27, the annual event has been widely regarded for uniting education choice advocates around legislative solutions that would have the clearest impact for Georgia’s students and parents. In honor of the week, GCO is hosting an intimate breakfast program for students and legislators at the capitol building on Tuesday, January 23rd.


Kim Clark Joins EWA as Assistant Director

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.

“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”


Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies

In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.