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Education a top policy concern in many states

CQ Roll Call asked journalists in all 50 states for the top policy issues in their legislatures, finding K-12 education to be a fairly common concern, while higher ed cracked the top-five in fewer state houses.

May 5, 2016 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

University of the People to offer tuition-free health studies degree

The nonprofit, accredited institution announced associate and bachelor's degree programs in health studies in response to the Zika crisis and other global health crises before it.

May 5, 2016 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

University of Denver 'STEM for Grown-Ups' targets teachers to develop critical thinking skills

The programs are designed to help teachers thrive in their classrooms and disciplines in an increasingly STEM-focused world.

May 5, 2016 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Reactor Core develops method of standardizing reports for coding school outcomes

The Standard Student Outcome Methodology (SSOM) will allow coding bootcamps across the fledgling industry to report student outcomes in a standardized way for better comparisons.

May 5, 2016 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Report outlines specific metrics for new higher ed data infrastructure

The technical guide follows up on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s call for a new metrics framework to measure the performance of colleges and universities.

May 5, 2016 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

In Chicago, trans students can use restrooms, locker rooms corresponding to gender identity

The change could represent a growing trend across the country, as U.S. Department of Justice officials are tying gender discrimination laws to a loss of federal funding.

May 5, 2016 / Erin McIntyre (Education Dive)

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Ted Mitchell: access without excellence is not equity

Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell discussed the state of equity and excellence in higher education this week during the Education Writers Association meeting. He emphasized the benefits of innovation, but only if quality can be maintained.

May 5, 2016 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Report: Overall crime in schools on the decline

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, which looked at the crime rate in schools for the year 2014, the total victimization rate in U.S. schools has declined 82% over the past decade.

May 5, 2016 / Erin McIntyre (Education Dive)

Survey: 65% of educators concerned about assessment quality

A new survey by Performance Matters found a majority of educators are planning to develop assessment for courses that states do not currently evaluate.

May 5, 2016 / Erin McIntyre (Education Dive)

Dr. Immordino-Yang: Social-emotional learning key to student engagement

Neuroscientist and former middle school teacher Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang tells the New York Times students' feelings matter as much as content mastery.

May 5, 2016 / Erin McIntyre (Education Dive)