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    RAND Education Assessment Finder

    Nov 1, 2018

    An interactive tool with information on more than 200 assessments of interpersonal, intrapersonal, and higher-order cognitive competencies. Practitioners, researchers, and policymakers can use it to explore what assessments are available, how they are administered, and other attributes.

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    Universities Are Improving Training of Future School Principals

    Oct 30, 2018

    Seven universities are beginning to change their principal preparation programs to better reflect the real-world demands of the job. They are working with local high-need school districts that hire their graduates as well as accreditation agencies in their states.

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    Privacy and Interoperability Challenges Could Limit the Benefits of Education Technology

    Oct 2, 2018

    The rise of education technology brings increased opportunity for the collection and application of data. This presents challenges, including data infrastructure issues that could limit the usefulness of data, and privacy concerns.

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    Changes in What Teachers Know and Do in the Common Core Era

    Sep 27, 2018

    Since the Common Core State Standards were developed and launched in 2009, nearly all states have adopted them. How have these standards affected how U.S. teachers use instructional materials? And how do these changes differ between math and language arts teachers?

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    Appalachia Partnership Helps Both Workers and Employers in a Changing Market

    Aug 30, 2018

    An innovative program in Appalachia is realigning the skills of the workforce with the needs of employers, getting people back on the job and providing a 21st-century model of workforce development.

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    Many Americans Follow Nontraditional Paths to Retirement

    Jul 30, 2018

    Most U.S. seniors follow nonstandard retirement pathways, such as first transitioning to working part time, leaving and then reentering the workforce, or working past age 70, and cognitive ability and personality can be a predictor of retirement path.

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