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Category: Secondary Education


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Who Could Benefit From School Choice? Mapping Access to Public and Private Schools

April 7, 2017

Via: Education Next

School choice is at the center of the Trump administration’s education policy efforts, with initial proposals calling for additional funding for charters and other forms of public school choice, as well as the creation of a new federal private school […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

How are educators exploring alternative assessment methods?

April 6, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns a significant amount of decision-making power to states, assessments included. With implementation fast approaching, states and the districts within them are piloting a number of alternative models for assessing student progress. The greater […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

External organizations fill demand for extracurricular learning

March 29, 2017

Via: Education Dive

School budgets are tight. Once all the mandatory costs are considered, many schools find little extra to sponsor after-school activities or go beyond a narrow curriculum designed, in some subjects, to help students pass standardized tests. Part of the changing […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What’s Holding Back the Growth of the Best Charter Schools?

March 16, 2017

Via: Education Next

Do the many charter school success stories recounted in The Founders mean that high-performing charters will soon show up in every city? Not at all. There are three blunt realities that need a full airing. First, any reader looking at […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Is a back-to-basics approach needed in special education?

March 14, 2017

Via: Education Dive

When it comes to special ed and serving student with disabilities, many schools are still challenged. District leaders need to understand that because the autism spectrum is wide and fluid, with definitions and symptoms being constantly updated, the task of […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

K-12 Computer Science Initiatives Are Exciting, but Are They Enough?

February 24, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Earlier this year when President Obama announced an initiative to bring computer science to all schools across the country…I thought to myself…”He’s kidding…right? Arkansas can’t be the only state doing this already?” Just last week, John King, the U.S. Secretary […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, Secondary Education

Measuring the impact of poverty in education

February 21, 2017

Via: Education Dive

U.S. Secretary of Education John King’s voice wavered slightly during the conference call, as he recounted his personal battles with poverty and homelessness. “I know schools can save lives, because schools saved mine,” King said. “Public school teachers gave me […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Should schools think of physics as the gateway to STEM careers?

December 14, 2016

Via: Education Dive

While ninth-graders across the country are taking biology or Earth science, virtually every student in Trenton, NJ, is tackling physics. It’s a required freshman-year course in the city’s public schools. And even though districts in other states would have trouble […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Teaching Assistants Key to K-12 Linguistic Diversity

December 8, 2016

Via: Education News

New America, a think tank and civic enterprise working to renew American prosperity in the Digital Age, has released a policy paper titled “Multilingual Paraprofessionals: An Untapped Resource for Supporting American Pluralism,” that offers insight into diversifying the language skills […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What do grades mean? Many schools are rethinking policies

November 18, 2016

Via: Education Dive

When considering changes to grading policies, administrators must consider their goals for grading systems. Should grades be an assessment of academic progress, exclusively, or tie things like behavior, attendance, and effort in, too? Many people argue the job of schools […]