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Ed-Tech Funding Guidance

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance for applying for stimulus funds for the Enhancing Education though Technology (Ed-Tech) program.

Preventing the Summer Slide

Preventing the “summer slide,” where students lose skills and knowledge during the vacation break ? and which, research shows, can severely affect the academic progress of disadvantaged students is very important. During the summer break students can maintain their skills, and even improve them, with Merit interactive programs. At the Merit web site educators will[…]

Teaching Fun Misconceptions About English

The new book Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language by Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman is a fun, witty look at contemporary English words and grammar. Certain to stir lively debate among students.

Narrowing the achievement gap: the high cost of failure

Earlier this month, McKinsey & Company published “The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools.” The report finds that the educational gaps between black and Latino students and white students impose on the U.S. the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession.

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