Educational Leadership
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2/20/2018

Half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced discrimination, including being paid less than men and being treated as if they are inept, according to a Pew Research Center study. Women who face the most discrimination include those with postgraduate degrees and those working in male-majority settings, the study finds.

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2/20/2018

Teachers at an Oregon school are offering weekly exploratory classes based on their interests to engage students in topics ranging from sewing to fishing. Principal Tom Rambo is teaching a hands-on bicycle maintenance class to third- through fifth-graders where students work on bikes in the Maker Lab.

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2/20/2018

Over 88% of companies were targeted by email phishing scams in 2017, up from 75% in 2016, per a Proofpoint report. Spoofed identities were on the rise in 2017, and social media-themed attacks also were significant, the report shows.

2/20/2018

A Montana middle school has seen success in reducing absenteeism by offering a Friday night of games, pizza and soda in exchange for going to class, completing assignments and exhibiting good behavior. Principal Kevin Kirkman also credits having teachers connect with students and mentoring programs in feeder elementary schools for the improvement.

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2/20/2018

College and university leaders must practice long-range planning, which former Morehouse College President John Wilson calls "iceberg governance," over shortsighted leadership he calls "deck chair governance." In this Q&A, Wilson says leaders must "focus on nimbly steering the institution around the threats or icebergs that could damage and sink it."

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2/19/2018

Virtual-reality tools could be affecting students' health, according to an ongoing study by Children and Virtual Reality. Researchers discovered some risks to students' health, including issues related to students' vision and balance.

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EdSurge
2/19/2018

Tennessee middle-school principal Kevin Eady comes in early and stays late every day to show students that he supports them and wants to know them better. Eady says he seeks "teachable moments" with students to help them learn from their mistakes.

2/19/2018

A program beginning this fall at Purdue University offers an accelerated three-year degree for special-education teachers to stem a growing shortage. The fast-track program will offer instruction in areas such as using assistive technology.

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2/19/2018

Students at Missouri State University are studying whether a video-game program can help to curb stress. Students are testing the saliva of people who play the game, Alive, and comparing results with those who participate in mindfulness exercises.

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Missouri State University
2/19/2018

Get more done at work by setting smaller, more achievable goals, Liz Ryan writes. Make adjustments in your daily routine by letting go of the things that don't serve you anymore, and don't always rely on your to-do lists, Ryan adds.

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