Month: January 2017

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Schools Are an Important Key to Solving the Challenge of Fake News

January 30, 2017

A 2013 Pew report found that 62 percent of people in the U.S. now get their information from social media, and 47 percent of Facebook users go there for news. Today, every person is both a reporter and a consumer of online information. As a result, each of us is potentially the problem — as well as the solution — to the altered landscape of fake news and false information in an online world.

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Career and Technical Education in High School: Does It Improve Student Outcomes?

January 26, 2017

Ask any group of high school teachers, and they will report that the most frequently asked question in their classrooms is, “When are we ever gonna use this?” In a traditional college prep program, the honest answer is usually, “Maybe when you get to the university.” But in the real world? Depending on the class, students may not find their learning as useful.

40 Under 40: Class of 2017

January 25, 2017

She’s only 38, but alum Alison Burdick has already been the principal of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, Conn., for some seven years. Meet the best and brightest of Generation Next — people under the age of 40 who are excelling in their fields, leading and influencing others, and making a difference, named to Connecticut Magazine’s 2017 Class of “40 Under 40.”

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5 Ways Schools Can Positively and Proactively Support All Students

January 24, 2017

The following PBIS Practitioners Guide — titled National Climate Change: 5 Ways Schools Can Positively and Proactively Support All Students — originally appeared on the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports website and is authored by Neag School faculty Brandi Simonsen, George Sugai, Jennifer Freeman, and Tamika La Salle.