Teacher helps pupil with his reading, FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp for farm workers. Caldwell, Idaho. School is held at the camp because of lack of room in city schools
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AR mumps outbreak, Brigham Young changes assault policy, open data, Penn State, and more: Required Readings, 11.05.16

Four of Arkansas’ largest school districts have reported students having the mumps, part of a larger outbreak being investigated by the state Department of Health with more than 500 suspected cases, with 71% of them children. As a follow-up to a story we’ve discussed before, Brigham Young University announced last week that students …

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Teacher appreciation (or not), image manipulation, overexposed football player, campus care, and follow-ups: Required Readings, 05.03.16

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Not feeling particularly appreciated today are public school teachers in Detroit, who are engaging in a sick-out for the second day. Why? They were told that the district would be unable to pay them once $48.7 million in emergency state aid runs out June 30. Then there …

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Digital content, Ontario budget news, LOC nomination, concealed carry on campus, and more: Required Readings, 02.29.16

Citation, plagiarism, mashups, collaborative culture, and artificial intellectual property: Unpacking an Identity Crisis in Digital Content. New help for lower income students in Ontario: Most college students whose family income is less than $50,000 a year will receive grants large enough to cover their whole tuition, according to budget changes announced …

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Thanksgiving at school, humanism in the GSCEs, safe spaces, book reading cancellation, and more: Required Readings, 11.29.15

How to talk to kids about Thanksgiving, and Native Americans review children’s books about the holiday. Non-religious worldviews such as humanism will now be included in Britain’s GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) for religious studies, per a High Court decision last week. A Duke University alum explains how listening to students a …

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Data mining on campus, dual-language schools, poor students post-graduation, teacher recruitment abroad, and more: Required Readings, 10.18.15

Higher education institutions are attempting to provide their instructors with real-time data they can use to support their students and improve student performance. Dual-language immersion programs are on the rise in the U.S. What opportunities await low-income students who overcome obstacles to graduate from high school? Not many, it seems. Also, a …

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Guns on campus, philosophy, sentence diagramming, and more: Required Readings, March 4, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras, RR readers, wherever you are! This Fat Tuesday we bring you a couple questions. The first is of the rhetorical sort, with an Idaho professor wondering, in light of a bill to permit guns on college and university campuses, “When may I shoot a student?” Meanwhile, an …

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