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Category: Economics&Strategies


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Schools turn to retired educators to fill teaching vacancies in the classroom

April 24, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Mississippi is not the only state is that seeing an increase in the recruitment of retired teachers. Several states, including Michigan and Georgia, have rewritten the laws governing retirement pay to make the option of returning to the classroom more […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How will ESSA financial data regulations affect school spending equity?

April 23, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The ESSA mandate regarding financial transparency at the school level seems to be a two-edged sword for school districts. While the requirement clearly poses new challenges for school districts, it may also spark conversations about schools’ specific needs. Though the […]


Continuous Development, Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Forms

Ready to learn: 5 strategies to help students with learning differences improve their focus

April 20, 2018

Via: Education Dive

In many classrooms and computer labs, students are expected to “sit still” and “pay attention” for an entire class period or for several hours in a row. For some students with disabilities or learning differences, this can be an impossible […]


Continuous Development, Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Forms

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

April 17, 2018

Via: TeachThought

The ultimate goal of teaching is understanding. But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We hope students will […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools

April 16, 2018

Via: NY Times

Broken laptops, books held together with duct tape, an art teacher who makes watercolors by soaking old markers. Teacher protests have spread rapidly from West Virginia to Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona in recent months. We invited America’s public school educators […]


Continuous Development, Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Forms

NYC school touts ‘college-going culture’ — but is traditional higher ed for everyone?

April 12, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Preparing students for college — and even making it seem like an attainable goal for some students — is a challenge for many schools. According to the Center for American Progress, an estimated 40-60% of first-year students require remediation in […]


Continuous Development, Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Forms

Providing good teachers for all students proves to be a challenge for states

April 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Most teachers become more effective with experience, while other teachers never become effective at all. The new ESSA regulations require that states now define “ineffective,” “inexperienced,” or “out-of-field teachers” and work to make sure that effective teachers are placed into […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

Innovative classroom furnishings encourage creativity and collaboration

April 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

As schools seek ways to encourage individuality, creativity, innovation and collaboration, redesigning the classroom space seems like a logical place to start. The traditional desk-in-rows format does little to promote these ideas. Many schools are now looking at flexible seating […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Data Tells All: Teacher Salaries Have Been Declining For Years

April 5, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Economists following the teacher protests in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona say they saw this coming. As the costs of living, higher education, healthcare and retirement are rising, researchers studying salary trends note that the average pay for teachers […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

April 2, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. What they got in return? Muffins. “I don’t […]