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Education departments have been investing in feedback-based tools to assess school performance. These include student perception surveys, where students provide feedback on the quality of their learning and their experiences in the classroom or at school.

Schools are surveying students to improve teaching. But many teachers find the feedback too difficult to act on


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It's a bit of a fib that Fibonacci, the 13th-century Italian math whiz, was the first to sketch out a number sequence in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and so on forever. In fact, scholars in India described the sequence centuries before Fibonacci, and they probably weren't the first to figure it out either. But in any case, each November 23—that is, 11/23—we celebrate the infinite series known as the Fibonacci sequence.

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How a child learns is as individual as the child themselves. Yet with the pressures of large class sizes, decreases in school funding and, most recently, home-schooling, many teachers are struggling to keep track of their students' performance.

Are your kids keeping up at school?

Philadelphia parents who don't speak English say they've long been excluded from parts of their children's education because of language barriers, an issue that's only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning.

Immigrant parents complain of language barriers in schools | AP News

The click bait title is a little bit of a "white lie", and you can probably guess if you've ever listened to the Darknet Diaries podcast:
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"Girls are expected to work harder, perform better academically and behave better. On the other hand, boys are allowed to get away with worse behavior.

Teachers' sexist attitudes have a major impact on secondary education

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the state’s education agency to investigate if pornography is available in school libraries and to refer any instances “for prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.”

Texas governor orders education officials to investigate whether pornography is available in schools | TheHill

A 15-year-old who reported to school officials and the North Carolina police she was sexually assaulted was suspended for false reporting.

Over 250 students at a university in New Mexico have failed to comply with a vaccine mandate that required them to be fully inoculated by Friday, the Albuquerque Journal

Over 250 students at New Mexico university fail to comply with vaccine mandate | TheHill

The University of Michigan, a taxpayer-funded institution with the third-largest public endowment in the United States, paid a critical race theory (CRT) activist close to $266 per minute – $20,000 in total – to lecture on systemic racism over Zoom, according to financial documents obtained by The Federalist pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
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University paid CRT peddler $266 per MINUTE for Zoom lecture

School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curriculum reach a boiling point.

GOP push to politicize school board races gets election test

A Florida English teacher who was recently named a "teacher of the year" has been arrested and charged with child abuse against a student. 

Just-named Florida 'teacher of the year' charged with abusing student | TheHill

New York City officials announced plans this month for its school system, the country's largest, to phase out its program for gifted and talented students.

EXPLAINER: Why are schools revisiting gifted education?

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick is calling for students to end their weeks-long occupation of the school’s student center. 

Howard University president: Weeks-long occupation of student center must end | TheHill

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he rescind the directive.

Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism

A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians.

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation, people with limited income or other financial hardship, people who don't speak English, children with special needs.

Disruptions to schooling fall hardest on vulnerable students


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