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Octavia Smoot prepares for her senior portrait on May 7 at Scott High School in Madison, W.Va. Octavia is participating in a pilot program that texts high school seniors with reminders about college application deadlines, financial aid, interviews, etc., in an effort to keep them focused on applying and getting into college.
—Mark Webb for Education Week

'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information. (May 13, 2014)

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States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
July 22, 2014 - Education Week
K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish.
July 18, 2014 - Education Week
High school reading teacher Deidra Gammill describes what happened when she decided to put aside one class period a week and let students explore topics of their own interest.
July 9, 2014 - Teacher
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Schools get better, more useful information from performance assessments and collaboration than from standardized exams, Greg Jouriles says.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
A $1.5 million grant gave a Philadelphia principal considerable freedom to reshape her elementary school's instructional model, staff, and school day.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week

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