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The federal Every Student Succeeds Act has placed authority for improving education squarely in states’ hands. In its latest report, Scaling Reform: Inside Tennessee’s Statewide Teacher Transformation, FutureEd chronicles how one state has made valuable changes, with powerful lessons for other states.
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”.
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.
Twelve state and local studies into a federal grant program aimed at turning around struggling public schools found statistically significant gains for students, despite a 2017 federally funded report that pronounced the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program a failure.
The Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation Partners with Girls Who Code
New mid-Atlantic region collaboration designed to spur girls’ participation in coding competitions and coding clubs
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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.
You’re invited to the Secure Schools Roundtable, an event on Capitol Hill hosted by the Secure Schools Alliance, the Security Industry Association and the Congressional School Safety Caucus (CSSC) on Thursday, June 28.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
ATLANTA, GA – As schools across the state are returning to a new school year, Georgia’s legislators are being featured on digital ads because they voted in favor of school choice.
The Society of Professional Journalists, the Education Writers Association, and 28 other journalism and open government organizations sent a letter today to Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.
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.