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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

8 Years of Data Breaches in Education


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Turnitin Hosts Plagiarism Education Week - April 2013

April 2013

Turnitin Hosts Plagiarism Education Week

Join us for a week of activities to help educators foster student understanding that Originality Matters, including free webcasts with prominent educators who will delve into the key issues around academic integrity.  The daily webcasts during the week of April 22-26 will address the causes, types, responses and approaches to plagiarism, and attendees will receive access to new white papers, research and giveaways.  We'll cap off the week with a discussion on encouraging originality and creative thinking.

Special thanks to the sponsors of Plagiarism Education Week:
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Times Higher Ed: Turnitin is Turning Up Fewer Cases of Plagiarism

In 2002, the UK made the decision to adopt Turnitin nationwide for its colleges and universities. What's the result? Since 2005, there's been a 60% reduction in papers with high levels of similarity and a 50-fold increase in the number of papers submitted. Read More...

Campus Technology: Fighting Plagiarism with Technology

Technology has come a long way from the days of using Google to search suspect passages. Writer Dian Schaffhauser delves into how instructors are using technology to stay ahead of digital natives, teach proper citation techniques and promote critical thinking.  


Turnitin was recently named a finalist for the Return on Education Innovation Award in the Teacher Support category. One criterion for the award was the ability to improve learning outcomes. Read More


The awards are stacking up! Turnitin has also been selected by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a CODiE finalist in the Best Cross-Curricular Educational Solution category.  Read More


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WIAReport Weekly Newsletter 4-16-13


Report Finds a Large Gender Gap in Political Aspirations Among College Students

A study co-authored by Jennifer L. Lawless, associate professor of government and director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C., finds that young women in college are not as interested in careers in politics as their male peers.


Medical Schools With the Highest and Lowest Percentages of Women Graduates

There were four medical schools in the United States in 2011 where women were more than 60 percent of the graduating class. There were three medical schools where, in 2011, women were less than one third of all graduates.


tableau: Lowering Dropout Rates

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Lowering Dropout Rates
Spokane is the second-largest school district in the state of Washington. "We have slightly less than 30,000 students, and we have higher poverty than the state average," explains Chief Academic Officer Steven Gering in this interview. "One of the big areas that we've been focusing on is improving our student data, and really trying to improve our dropout rates."
For the first time ever, teachers and administrators have a clear and holistic view of what’s really happening with their schools and students.
The Spokane Public School District has spent the past few years developing a breakthrough solution to this problem. Using Tableau Software, Spokane now provides educators with web-based data dashboards that integrate multiple data sources to track performance goals and priorities in near real-time, using an intuitive visual interface that highlights trends and outliers.
"I've been able to give them tools to help them be more effective principals and teachers, to get more kids to graduate, more kids to college." –Steven Gering, Spokane School District