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How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

From http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/how-engaged-are-students-and-teachers-in-american-schools/>

Gallup's new report on the State of American Schools shows that teacher, student and principal wellbeing is intertwined with performance.

Revised SAT Won't Include Obscure Words

From http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/education/revised-sat-wont-include-obscure-vocabulary-words.html>

One of the College Board's biggest changes to the SAT is the retirement of obscure vocabulary and the introduction of "high utility words".

Librarians’ evolving digital roles

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/04/14/librarians-digital-roles-894/>

Educators are finding increased collaboration opportunities in today’s technology-enabled libraries.

Here’s How Digital Content and Teachers Align

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/04/08/digital-content-teachers-583/?>

As more districts go digital, teachers outline what needs to be in place for a successful transition.

Museums Step Up as Resource for New Science Standards

From http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/11/28museums.h33.html>

Science museums and centers are becoming a key resource for class content and professional development in states adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

Will Video Games Convince Girls to Pursue STEM Careers?

From http://www.educationnews.org/technology/university-hoping-to-use-video-games-to-encourage-girls-to-consider-careers-in-stem-related-fields/>

A dean at Northeastern University is hoping to encourage more female students to pursue careers in STEM through a free video games initiative.

One-Third of U.S. Students Use School-Issued Mobile Devices

From http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/08/a-third-of-secondary-students-use-school-issued-mobile-devices.aspx>

A new study finds that a majority of U.S. middle and high school students have access to mobile devices, with one-third of those devices issued by schools.