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Category: Secondary Education


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 […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Why testing prevails in K-12 education

November 10, 2016

Via: Education Dive

The Obama administration on Friday announced new priorities surrounding the Enhancement Assessment Grant program, designed to help states and districts get smarter about standardized testing. The new efforts build upon an October 2015 announcement of President Barack Obama’s new Testing Action […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

California Schools Ranking System Gets a Makeover

July 21, 2016

Via: Education News

California is redefining the method it uses to evaluate its public schools as the state looks to make the system more transparent for parents and more precise than it has been with only test scores being used. The Academic Performance Index has (API) been […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Is there really a need for ‘disruption’ in America’s school system?

June 24, 2016

Via: Education Dive

The American education system has gotten a bad rap. It has remained largely theoretical, though. Parents continue to rate their children’s schools and teachers positively, even while they are increasingly likely to say the United States school system is failing. […]