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America's Promise YES Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

America's Promise has just launched a program called the YES Project, a national endeavor to bring young people, employers and others together to support creation of a robust youth workforce. The goal of the YES Project is to achieve full employment for people ages 16 to 24 by the year 2030.

Union Public Schools Launches Blockchain-Based Credentials

The Tulsa-based school district is the first in the U.S. to start offering digital diplomas and transcripts using Learning Machine's blockchain-based open standard for digital credentials.

Swing Ed Takes Substitute Teacher Management Service into Arizona

A company with an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers has begun finding adoption for its service in Arizona. Swing Education has begun adding schools in the state to its customer roster, which also includes California, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

10 Emerging Trends in Analytics Every CIO Should Know About

Augmented analytics and “explainable AI” are just two changes to data and analytics technology that should have "significant disruptive potential"over operations in the next three to five years.

Canvas Practice to Help Teachers in PD

Instructure has released Canvas Practice, a video-based learning tool for use in professional development areas. The program is an addition to the Canvas learning management system, intended for use in teacher training programs.

Detroit Schools Expand Dual Enrollment Program to Cover All High Schools

Some of the pathways will lead to certification or other industry licensing for the students; others will reduce the number of credits needed for students to earn an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree.

How Social-Emotional Programs Make a Difference

A recent brief has highlighted the link between social-emotional development and a reduction in aggression.

How to Build 'Inclusive, Safe, Engaging' Schools

A nonprofit that focuses on improving the climate for learning has released two reports intended to help school leaders understand how to create "safe, engaging school communities."

Advising Program Helps Steer Underprivileged Students to the Right College Fit

A recent project found that low-cost advising techniques can help disadvantaged students increase the number and selectivity of colleges they apply to. "Find the Fit," as the initiative is called, is intended to address the continuing problem of "undermatch," in which students don't go to college at all or choose a college that's less selective than their academic credits warrant.

Report: Teaching Future Principals Should Cover More Real-World Demands

An education research project examined an ongoing principal preparation improvement program and found that participating universities have changed their instruction and curriculum to put a greater emphasis on the real-world demands of the job over theory and emphasize more field experience.

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