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National Center for Teacher Residencies awarded $850,000 to develop proven teacher training programs in six school districts

Kent Fischer, Director of Communications

CHICAGO – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) a grant in the amount of $850,505 to develop new teacher residency programs in six communities in partnership with school districts, institutions of higher education, and local non-profits.

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Navigating Pluralism in Higher Education Study Released
Survey of College Freshmen Paints Promising Picture of Commitment to Religious Pluralism, Finds Missed Opportunities for Positive Interfaith Engagement in the First Year

Despite an increasingly polarized national climate, first-year students enter college placing a high premium on engagement with peers of different religious and worldview backgrounds. However, despite espousing these values, most students report an overall decline in their interactions with those of different faiths and worldviews by the end of freshman year. 

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Wiscarson Law Assists Salem Family in Achieving Landmark Settlement in Oregon History
Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Oregon Department of Human Services Funding Out-of-State Education and Residential Services for Elie Riehl

SALEM, Ore. (November 20, 2017)Wiscarson Law, Oregon’s only law firm solely focused on special education law for families, worked alongside client and Salem resident, Christie Riehl, to achieve a landmark position in Oregon’s history. For the first time in the State of Oregon, a public school district and the Oregon Department of Human Services are, as mandated by federal statute, collaboratively funding out-of-state education and residential services for a student with disabilities.

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Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant
Revision Assistant can help teachers assign more writing in other content areas at a time when effective writing skills are more important than ever

OAKLAND, Calif. – November 15, 2017 – New historical analysis writing prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant—a digital teaching tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback while they write—support writing instruction in content areas beyond English/Language Arts. Students, educators say, need direct writing instruction in all curriculum areas in order to write effectively and analyze domain-specific texts.


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.

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Over 14 Million Student Service Hours Managed Through x2VOL from intelliVOL; Official Service Transcript Verifies Hours for National Honor Society, Scholarships and College Applications
Life Without x2VOL is a “Big Mess of Paper”

DALLAS – March 20, 2017 - This spring, high schools across the country will perform their induction ceremony recognizing new members of the National Honor Society (NHS). When these students walk down the graduation aisle with gold cords adorning their gowns, schools using x2VOL will be able to hand them an Official Service Transcript of the hours they have given in community service during high school. These official transcripts are valid for scholarship and college applications.