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POINT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Awards to 45 LGBTQ Students in Programs Ranging From Community College to Advanced Degrees

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 22, 2018 — Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students, today announced its 2018 scholarship recipients. The 20 LGBTQ students were chosen to be Point Scholars from more than 2,000 applicants. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its Community College Scholarship Program.

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Illinois School Districts Address Social and Emotional Needs and Focus on the Positives With Innovative Program from Hero K12
Using Hero to track positive behavior and tardiness as an indicator of overall school climate

CHICAGOMay 29, 2018—Two Chicago-area school districts are at the forefront of using technology to help students feel more positive about school and themselves. The districts, Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 in Waukegan and School District U-46 in the suburbs of northwest Chicago, employ Hero K12 to build positive school culture which generates data they can use for wider analysis.

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Music Matters: New Research Piece Underscores Importance of Music Across the Lifespan
Mounting Evidence Shows Music Education Boosts Student Achievement in Reading and Math; Helps Students Stay in School

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 22, 2018 - Last weekNational Public Radio aired a lengthy feature, “The Surprising Benefit of Moving and Grooving with Your Kid,” highlighting the cognitive benefits for preschoolers and their parents who are exposed to rhythm and melodies.

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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.

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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.”

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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.