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Funding Opportunity: 2019-20 Title ...

Funding Opportunity: 2019-20 Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 Targeted Support Grant

For the 2019-20 school year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) is providing Target Districts with identified schools that have been in accountability status for multiple consecutive years the opportunity to receive additional support and on-site technical assistance to assist these schools in meeting their annual identified targets.
RFQ: Teacher and Principal Evaluati...

RFQ: Teacher and Principal Evaluation: Qualifications for Assessments to Be Used by New York State School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations

To implement the provisions of Education Law §3012-d as amended by Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 relating to annual professional performance reviews (APPRs) of classroom teachers and building principals, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is soliciting applications for assessments that will be used as measures of student growth used with a student learning objective (SLO) (see definition below) that will generate a growth target for one year of expected growth for use in the Required Student Performance subcomponent, and/or as a State-designed supplemental assessment (“supplemental assessment”) for use in the Optional Student Performance subcomponent.
Expanded Math Access Program (EMAP)

Expanded Math Access Program (EMAP)

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Curriculum and Instruction and the Office of Educational Design and Technology are seeking proposals from qualified vendors with demonstrated knowledge, expertise, experience, and capacity to provide access to an online platform that offers standards-based, mathematics games and activities to promote math fluency and love of math within the elementary grades (K-5) at no cost to students or schools, as well as develop and facilitate a statewide mathematics tournament for students in grades 1-5. The online program will give approximately 2.1 million licenses to students (1 million), educators (100,000), and families (1 million) throughout NYS Public, Charter, and Religious and Independent Schools.
Advanced Course Access (ACA) Progra...

Advanced Course Access (ACA) Program

To increase equity in access to advanced courses, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual-credit courses, for high school students who currently have very limited or no access to advanced courses, through online learning, distance learning, or other evidence-based methods.
Funding Opportunity: 2019-20 Title ...

Funding Opportunity: 2019-20 Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 ENHANCED Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Support Options

For the 2019-20 school year, the New York State Education Department is providing Target Districts with options in how the Office of Accountability’s Field Support Office supports the District’s non-Receivership CSI schools.
Funding Opportunity: FY 2019 Nation...

Funding Opportunity: FY 2019 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs)

The School Food Service Equipment Grant is intended to improve the infrastructure of the NSLP. This will be achieved by providing the opportunity for schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, improve the overall quality of meals, improve efficiency of production and service and expand participation in school meals programs.

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Top universities to give more place...

Top universities to give more places to disadvantaged

The admissions gap between wealthier and poorer students should half in five years, a watchdog says.
Dissatisfaction with democracy 'at ...

Dissatisfaction with democracy 'at record high'

A global study warns of rising levels of discontent with democracy, particularly in the UK and US.
New maths GCSE proposed for those i...

New maths GCSE proposed for those in cycle of resits

A new course should be bought in, focusing on "the maths needed for everyday life and work", a charity says.
Boarding schools warn against virus...

Boarding schools warn against virus 'xenophobia'

Schools are told to watch out for prejudice towards Chinese pupils because of the coronavirus.
Great Yarmouth Charter Academy Head...

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy Head Barry Smith to step down

Barry Smith banned slouching, talking in corridors and toilet breaks for pupils.
University of East Anglia pays data...

University of East Anglia pays data breach students £140k compensation

Students' personal details, including information on health problems, were sent to 298 people.

InsidehigherEd

A professor gives three reasons why...

A professor gives three reasons why he doesn't allow cellphones in his classes (opinion)

Kevin Brown gives three reasons he decided to make it a policy in his classroom.

Engagement in service projects can ...

Engagement in service projects can help Ph.D. students' careers (opinion)

Serving on a committee or being otherwise engaged in campus projects provides exposure to career development information and networking opportunities, as well as evidence of practical, essential skills, writes Melissa Dalgleish.

Tips for writing and completing you...

Tips for writing and completing your dissertation (opinion)

Bertin M. Louis offers five tips for moving past intimidation all the way to completion.

Three ways to increase grad student...

Three ways to increase grad student satisfaction and success (opinion)

Leslie Ellen Blood describes three ways to help increase graduate student satisfaction and success.

Dos and Don'ts for writing a cover ...

Dos and Don'ts for writing a cover letter for the academic job market (opinion)

Victoria Reyes offers some dos and don'ts for those who are new on the academic job market.

How to improve the first day of cla...

How to improve the first day of class (opinion)

Traci Levy provides four tips to improve the first day of class.

US Govt Dept of Education

Secretary DeVos Announces New, Proa...

Secretary DeVos Announces New, Proactive Civil Rights Compliance Center within Office for Civil Rights

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education will launch the Outreach, Prevention, Education and Non-discrimination (OPEN) Center to focus on proactive compliance with federal civil rights laws. The OPEN Center will provide assistance and support to schools, educators, families, and students to ensure better awareness of the requirements and protections of federal non-discrimination laws.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Education Institutions, Provides Updated School Prayer Guidance

Washington ? Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education is taking several concrete actions to protect religious liberty and ensure the Department is acting in accordance with the First Amendment. The Department announced a proposed rule ensuring the equal treatment and constitutional rights of religious organizations and faith-based institutions, as well as First Amendment freedoms owed to students on campus.
Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise...

Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Launch Centralized Federal Student Aid Information Hub for Students, Borrowers

WASHINGTON? Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to improve customer experience with the federal student aid process, the Department debuted today a new, centralized hub for customers to access student aid information. The new StudentAid.gov is now the singular place where students, parents, and borrowers can learn about available types of student aid, find the right repayment plan, complete loan counseling, and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
Department of Education Announces R...

Department of Education Announces Recovery Assistance for Students, Schools Impacted by Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new federal assistance for students and schools in 13 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu and other natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.
Secretary DeVos Praises Higher Educ...

Secretary DeVos Praises Higher Education Reforms Signed Into Law that Simplify the FAFSA®, Provide Consistent Funding for HBCUs

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the FUTURE Act after President Trump signed the bill into law. The Act contains several important higher education reforms championed by the Secretary that will benefit students for decades to come:
Department of Education Earns A+ fo...

Department of Education Earns A+ for Technology Modernization

WASHINGTON?The U.S. Department of Education, under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has earned high marks from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for its work to modernize and secure its information technology systems. In fact, in rankings released last week, the Department earned an A+ on the December 2019 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard.

Edutopia

Setting Up Effective Group Work

Setting Up Effective Group Work

Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
Framing Difficult Feedback for Pare...

Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents

A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
Extending the Silence

Extending the Silence

Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question?and up to two minutes for some questions?improves their learning.
Socratic Seminars in World Language...

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes

Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language.
Finding the Beauty of Math Outside ...

Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class

Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.
Encoding Literacy in Computer Scien...

Encoding Literacy in Computer Science

An instructional coach shares how she and a fellow teacher embedded literacy lessons in his computer science class.

Yahoo

In wake of Bolton book news, White ...

In wake of Bolton book news, White House allies say Trump lawyers bungled defense

In wake of Bolton book news, White House allies say Trump lawyers bungled defenseReports that John Bolton had written a firsthand account of President Trump?s direct involvement in withholding aid to Ukraine has left some Republicans confused and angry over the legal strategy by the president?s defense team.


Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Gr...

Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Green Beret to Death

Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Green Beret to DeathThe U.S. Navy promoted Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph four months after he admitted to choking a Green Beret to death. DeDolph?who will be back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing?was formally charged in November 2018 with felony murder, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, burglary, hazing, and involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces soldier assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group.Melgar was nearing the end of his deployment when he was killed in the West African nation of Mali in June 2017. He was part of an intelligence operation in Mali supporting counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda?s local affiliate, known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.Days after Melgar was strangled, DeDolph, at the time a petty officer first class, was sent back to his base in Virginia Beach under suspicion of murder. Despite that, DeDolph found himself on the promotion list for chief petty officer in August 2017; he was ?frocked??meaning he began wearing the insignia of the higher rank?on Sept. 15, 2017, according to defense officials. He didn?t start drawing chief?s pay until December.Slain Green Beret?s Widow Speaks: ?I Knew They Were Lying?Three days before DeDolph?s promotion, the medical examiner?s report was signed. It concluded, based on a June 8, 2017, autopsy at Dover Air Force Base, that Melgar?s cause of death was asphyxiation and the manner of death was homicide, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Beast.A defense official familiar with the case said Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as Seal Team 6, didn?t flag DeDolph because he was not formally charged or a person of interest in an ongoing investigation. He was a participant in the investigation but no charges were filed until November 2018.Retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, the former commander of Special Operations Command-Africa, told The Daily Beast this week that he authorized an investigation after he learned of Melgar?s death. Bolduc alerted Army Criminal Investigation Command and told commanders in Mali to preserve evidence. He didn?t understand why DeDolph was promoted when he returned to his unit in Virginia Beach.?It is another failure of leadership,? Bolduc said. ?I mean senior leadership. It?s unfortunate. He should have never been promoted. The investigation was started right away. They whisked them out of there as fast as they could.?When asked if he was surprised by the news, Bolduc said no.?I?m disappointed,? he said. ?But not surprised. It?s utter bullshit.?Navy prosecutor Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Garcia declined to comment on the promotion because DeDolph is part of an ongoing investigation.?DeDolph has remained a member of Naval Special Warfare throughout this process,? said Navy Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokeswoman for Naval Special Warfare. ?It is paramount that the rights of the service member are protected, thus any additional information regarding this case will not be discussed.?Phil Stackhouse, DeDolph's civilian attorney, did not return calls or text messages seeking comment. Melgar?s widow, Michelle, declined to comment on the story.DeDolph?s case is just one of several high-profile incidents that have exposed issues in the SEAL culture. Members of SEAL Team 7 were expelled from Iraq in 2019 after allegations of drinking and sexual assault. Six SEALs tested positive for cocaine last year. Then there?s the case of Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher, a former member of SEAL Team 7, who faced a court martial for war crimes charges including murder, but was convicted of posing for a picture with a dead body and granted clemency by President Trump in November 2019. Trump Tells Allies He Wants Absolved War Criminals to Campaign for HimSome of the same issues were present in Mali, where there was widespread alcohol use, partying, and prostitutes at the safehouse, according to sources familiar with the investigation. ?It was like a frat house,? one source said, when asked to describe what the safe house in Bamako was like. In response to the recent incidents, Rear Adm. Collin Green, head of Naval Special Warfare Command, sent a memo last year to his subordinate units declaring the whole SEAL community has a problem.?Some of our subordinate formations have failed to maintain good order and discipline and as a result and for good reason, our NSW culture is being questioned,? Green wrote in the July 2019 memo. ?I don?t know yet if we have a culture problem, I do know that we have a good order and discipline problem that must be addressed immediately.?Gen. Richard Clarke, the head of Special Operations Command, ordered an ethics review last August following several high-profile incidents. He acknowledged in a memo to service members on Tuesday that ?unacceptable conduct? had been allowed to occur as a result of ?lack of leadership, discipline and accountability.? The 71-page report summing up the ethics review warned of what Clarke described as an emphasis on ?force employment and mission accomplishment over the routine activities that ensure leadership, accountability, and discipline.?Chief Petty Officer Adam C. Matthews, who was in Mali doing an assessment of the mission there, testified in August he felt it was his duty to haze Melgar?on DeDolph?s recommendation?to teach him a lesson after Melgar ?ditched? the team in Mali?s capital city of Bamako on his way to a party at the French embassy. Investigator of Green Beret?s Murder Had Romantic Relationship With Witness, Lawyer SaysDeDolph, Matthews and two Marine Raiders?Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Rodriguez and Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell?spent the rest of the night plotting to choke Melgar into unconsciousness, pull his pants down and videotape the incident and then show it to him later to embarrass him. When Melgar became unresponsive, Matthews and DeDolph tried to resuscitate Melgar with CPR and opened a hole in his throat. The SEALS with Sergeant First Class James Morris, Melgar?s supervisor, then rushed Melgar to a French medical facility, where he was pronounced dead. At the clinic, DeDolph admitted to an embassy official he choked Melgar, according to NBC News and subsequent reports.Maxwell and Matthews have already pleaded guilty in exchange for plea agreements with prosecutors. Matthews, 33, pleaded guilty to hazing and assault charges and attempts to cover up what happened to Melgar. He was sentenced in May 2019 to one year in military prison. Maxwell, 29, was sentenced to four years of confinement after pleading guilty in connection with Melgar?s death in June 2019.DeDolph and Madera-Rodriguez are the last of the four men who carried out the attack to stand trial. Both men are expected to face courts martial this spring. An exact date has not been selected, according to Navy officials.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Four co-workers in Germany contract...

Four co-workers in Germany contract coronavirus after Chinese colleague visits

Four co-workers in Germany contract coronavirus after Chinese colleague visitsFour people who work at the same company in southern Germany have been infected with the coronavirus, and one of them contracted it from a colleague visiting their workplace in China, officials said on Tuesday. The cases raise concerns about the spread of the flu-like virus that broke out in the central Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of last year and has killed 106 people and infected more than 2,800 people. In one of the first cases of person-to-person transmission outside China, a 33-year-old man apparently contracted the virus on Jan. 21 during a training session with a Chinese colleague, the ministry said.


Kobe Bryant helicopter video emerge...

Kobe Bryant helicopter video emerges showing ill-fated flight minutes before crash

Kobe Bryant helicopter video emerges showing ill-fated flight minutes before crashA video that appears to show Kobe Bryant?s helicopter circling over California roughly 15 minutes before the fatal crash has been posted online, illustrating the foggy conditions faced by the chopper on its last flight.In the video, which was posted by a user on Twitter who said they live in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale ? where Bryant?s flight circled for roughly 10 minutes on Sunday awaiting instruction, according to flight records ? the helicopter can be seen moving slowly in the sky above, obscured by the early morning fog.


Historians unveil rare photos of So...

Historians unveil rare photos of Sobibor death camp

Historians unveil rare photos of Sobibor death campHundreds of newly discovered photographs, including some taken at the Sobibor death camp, represent a "quantum leap" in research into Nazi crimes against humanity, historians at the Berlin museum Topography of Terror said Tuesday. Historians said the "exceptional collection" provided unprecedented insights into the Sobibor camp in German Nazi-occupied Poland, about which little is known even 75 years after the end of World War II. The trove, consisting of 361 black-and-white photos and several written documents, also includes photos believed to show convicted Nazi guard John Demjanjuk, who denied ever being at Sobibor.


A Dangerous Game: Russia and Americ...

A Dangerous Game: Russia and America Keep Flying Their Planes Near Each Other's Borders

A Dangerous Game: Russia and America Keep Flying Their Planes Near Each Other's BordersNuclear chicken anyone?


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Education Week

Education department shares imprope...

Education department shares improperly redacted document

Georgia could cap college course pa...

Georgia could cap college course payments for high schoolers

Teacher-Preparation Programs Make G...

Teacher-Preparation Programs Make Gains in the 'Science of Reading,' Review Finds

The National Council on Teacher Quality has found that the number of elementary programs teaching scientifically based reading instruction is increasing.
Washington school district warns of...

Washington school district warns of online 'penny challenge'

Wyoming district to consider draft ...

Wyoming district to consider draft guns-in-school policy

Utah investigates charter school ov...

Utah investigates charter school over special ed funding

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Barbering Behind Bars: Using A Comm...

Barbering Behind Bars: Using A Community Cornerstone For Criminal Justice Reform

A county jail in North Carolina has launched a program to teach detained teen boys about the art of barbering.
Substitute Teacher Fired After Bull...

Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class

Although it is not illegal to bring ammunition on school grounds, the teacher will face charges for improperly securing his guns at home.
Muslim Student Attacked In Possible...

Muslim Student Attacked In Possible Bias Incident At New Jersey School

Administrators at East Brunswick High School suspended both the Muslim student and her alleged attacker after the incident.
Morehouse College To Begin Taking T...

Morehouse College To Begin Taking Transgender Men Next Year

Students who transition from male to female, however, will not be automatically eligible to receive a degree from the institution.
Georgetown Students Vote To Give Re...

Georgetown Students Vote To Give Reparations To Descendants Of Slaves Sold To Fund School

If university officials agree, Georgetown would become one of the first major U.S. institutions to provide financial restitution for its role in slavery.
Arizona Repeals Homophobic AIDS Edu...

Arizona Repeals Homophobic AIDS Education Law

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation to remove anti-LGBTQ language from the law.

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2019 BS/MD results

2019 BS/MD results

Every year we get requests to post the BS/MD and BS/DO programs where our students have been accepted. These results are not complete because some students prefer not to have their admissions listed but it should give a representative sample of how our students did in the admissions process this year. These are the BS/MD...Continue Reading >

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2019 BS/MD results

Ethical Admissions Counseling

Ethical Admissions Counseling

By now we assume you?ve heard the news about perhaps one of the biggest college admissions scandals in recent memory. Trust us when we say that we are shocked and upset at this news. We like to think that we are working within a system where everyone plays fair but it is clear that simply...Continue Reading >

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Ethical Admissions Counseling

2019 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The ...

2019 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide is now available

The latest edition of our book, BS/MD Programs, The Complete Guide, with updated programs, is now available. The link is to Barnes and Noble since Amazon is still showing it as not available. If you are interested in admissions to a BS/MD or BS/DO program, this book will help you understand what you need to...Continue Reading >

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2019 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide is now available

Activities During College

Activities During College

Undergrad is a great time to try out new activities and discover what our passions are. During my time, I was involved in many activities. The most meaningful to me was my position as the President of the Young People?s Project. The Young People?s Project was a program where volunteers created a curriculum and games...Continue Reading >

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Activities During College

2018 BS/MD Results

2018 BS/MD Results

Every year we get requests to post the BS/MD and BS/DO programs where our students have been accepted. These results are not complete because some students prefer not to have their admissions listed but it should give a representative sample of how our students did in the admissions process this year. These are the BS/MD...Continue Reading >

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2018 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The ...

2018 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide Now Available

The 2018 edition of our book, BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide is now listed on Amazon.  It shows Temporarily Out of Stock but that is because Amazon hasn’t caught up with the publisher yet. If you order it you should be able to receive it fairly quickly. As we have done every year, the new book...Continue Reading >

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