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May 31, 2013 08:07 pm

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Panelists at a symposium for the annual Association for Psychological Science research meeting this month discussed the benefits of asking children and students to explain what’s going on for their learning development. Explaining not only helps them reaffirm their knowledge of facts but understand the underlying concepts, as well. Education Week

Ads targeting students and parents for back to school clothing and supplies are already surfacing, even though the school year hasn’t yet finished. Analysts expect the reason is because of the faltering economy; the goal is to encourage purchasing now because of uncertainty over what the future might bring. New York Times

This blog post looks at the work that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush did on improving student literacy. He coupled it with supports. Eduwonk

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