Education Dive Selena Gomez, Michael B. Jordan partner with Coach brand to mentor high school students 2018-10-12T11:44:45.000000000-04:00 As Coach teams up with nonprofit The Future Project, the two celebrities will visit schools and work with students to "bring their dreams for self, school or society to life.” Pre-to-3: What can countries with high-performing early-childhood systems teach the US? 2018-10-12T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 In a new book, a leading researcher details lessons learned from an examination of policies and programs for young children in countries including Australia, Finland and Singapore. Dartmouth to remove racist, sexist murals from campus building 2018-10-12T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 A committee said the murals, which have been taught in 50-plus courses since access was restricted in 2011, should be preserved as university artifacts. George Mason U calls for more transparency around gifts 2018-10-12T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 A review of philanthropic giving found troubling language in 29 of 300 donor agreements, following concern over a $10 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation. Early-childhood advocates alarmed at growth of online preschool programs 2018-10-12T09:48:12.000000000-04:00 More than 100 educators and experts signed a petition warning families against these programs, which they say could cause behavior problems or delays in social-emotional development. Schools can take lead in tackling sexual harassment 2018-10-12T07:45:01.000000000-04:00 Clear policies, intentional education on the topic and open, age-appropriate discussions starting as early as 6th grade are ways educators can address this issue head-on. Shuttered Saint Joseph's finds new life in 2-year college partnership 2018-10-12T06:26:02.000000000-04:00 The college will join another Catholic institution, Marian University, to offer associate degrees in liberal arts, information technology and business. Grading practices are often biased toward more affluent students, report says 2018-10-11T21:51:27.000000000-04:00 Considering students' recent performance instead of averaging grades over time, and letting them re-do assignments are two ways to improve school equity, the author writes. Grading practices often biased toward more affluent students, report says 2018-10-11T21:51:27.000000000-04:00 Considering all students' recent performance instead of averaging grades over time and letting them re-do assignments are two ways to improve school equity, the author writes. NCTQ report: Teacher evaluations improve quality 2018-10-11T10:49:56.000000000-04:00 Having at least three rating categories, the authors write, allows states and districts to "differentiate the supports that are made available to teachers."