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eClassroom News: May 14, 2012

Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science

Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science Eighth-graders in the U.S. are doing slightly better in science than they were two years ago, but seven out of 10 still are not considered proficient, the federal government said May 10. What’s more, just 2 percent have ... [Read More]

Why more schools aren't teaching web literacy--and how they can start

Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called “The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps.” That student, who we will ... [Read More]

Game-based learning catching on in schools

Game-based learning catching on in schools Instead of pulling out books and paper at Nature Hill Intermediate School in Oconomowoc, Wis., on a recent morning, sixth-grader A.J. Remus and his peers practiced language arts and social studies in a mythical, virtual world. Known as ... [Read More]

AP surges as a tool for schools raising standards

AP surges as a tool for schools raising standards Not long ago, Advanced Placement exams were mostly for top students looking to challenge themselves and get a head start on college credit. Not anymore. In the next two weeks, 2 million students will take 3.7 million end-of-year ... [Read More]

Six lessons learned as a grant reviewer

Six lessons learned as a grant reviewer In the May 2012 edition of eSchool News, Grants and Funding columnist Deborah Ward reveals how serving as a grant reviewer can help you in writing your own proposals. Plus, you'll get information about the latest ed-tech grant ... [Read More]


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Each year, CHEA's Summer Workshop brings together attendees from colleges and universities, accrediting organizations, government, higher education associations and the public to address key issues facing

preliminary program for the 2012 Summer Workshop, including times and topics for sessions,
is available on the CHEA Website. You can register by mail, fax or online.

Sessions at the Summer Workshop will address:

·         Congress and accreditation
·         Accreditation, the NACIQI report and the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
·         State authorization and accreditation
·         Student performance and responsibilities of accreditation
·         Data collection and accreditation
·         Outside-the-system credits and degrees

Register now to be a part of the conversation on the challenges and opportunities ahead for accreditation.

A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation,
CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. For more information, visit CHEA's Website at 


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