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3 top priorities for K-12 administrators

May 21, 2024

Via: eSchool News

As K-12 administrators strive to improve operations and maximize outcomes, they are increasingly focused on growing human capital, supporting students holistically, and protecting essential district resources, according to a new survey from Frontline Education. The report, K-12 Lens: A Survey […]


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Schools face diminished capacity to meet student mental health needs

May 10, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

Schools are reporting higher staffing needs overall, including a dearth of mental health staff specifically, and lower capacity to effectively provide mental health services at a time when emergency pandemic relief is winding down. The nationally representative data showing these […]


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Critical steps to help school districts combat ransomware attacks

April 30, 2024

Via: eSchool News

School districts are one of the most vulnerable industries for a ransomware attack, particularly from foreign adversaries, according to Ann Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology. In addition, a 2022 GAO report indicated that K–12 schools […]


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Robot Speaker at Commencement? Some Human Students Balk

April 26, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Each year, D’Youville University, a small, private institution in upstate New York, strives to bring in a commencement speaker to address a topic that’s both timely and relevant to its roughly 500 graduates. Past topics have run the gamut, including […]


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Using universal screening to improve student well-being

April 22, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The pandemic shined a light on the mental health crisis facing our students–but student well-being is not a new phenomenon. According to CDC data from 2009-2019, 1 out of 5 adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported having experienced at least […]


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How video coaching inspires teacher self-reflection

April 15, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has been successfully using video in our teacher professional learning for more than seven years. According to our recently retired former superintendent, Dr. Matt Prusiecki, the return on investment has been “tremendous” because […]


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Students need more time for lunch

April 10, 2024

Via: EdSource

As a former public school kid who grew up in Southern California, I recall racing through the lunch line to quickly grab a cardboard tray and scarf down a soggy, plastic-wrapped meal in the scant time available to me. By […]


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3 key strategies for district leaders to build a resilient educator workforce

April 10, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling. Research shows that “when it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, teachers are estimated to have two to three times the effect of any other […]


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9 in 10 K-12 tech leaders predict surge in IT workload

April 9, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Nine out of ten K-12 tech leaders expect their IT asset inventories will grow in 2024, while almost half (48 percent) predict their IT budgets will diminish, according to a new survey by Incident IQ, a workflow management platform built […]


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How bullying contributes to K-12 student absenteeism

April 4, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The National Center for Education Statistics released its findings from the school survey on crime and safety: 2021-2022 and reported that bullying occurs at least once a week in 28 percent of middle schools. Cyberbullying, increasingly more common, occurred at […]


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Federal coordinating council formed to support K-12 cybersecurity

April 1, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The federal government is ramping up support for K-12 cybersecurity with a Government Coordinating Council for the Education Facilities Subsector, announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Education facilities fall under the […]


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Doing Educational Equity Right: Effective Teachers

March 28, 2024

Via: Education Next

One of the ironclad beliefs among education reformers back in the day was the certainty that the achievement gap was caused, at least in part, by a teacher-quality gap. As articulated in the Education Trust’s landmark 1998 white paper Good […]


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Teacher effectiveness for students with and without disabilities

March 25, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

Faculty and doctoral students from across MSU, including from the College of Social Science and the College of Education, offer some of the first findings on differentiating the effectiveness of instruction for students with and without disabilities. Their study suggests […]


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Schools Are Desperate to Stop Violence. Will These New Guidelines Help?

March 22, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

After the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, Virginia became the first state to require colleges to conduct threat assessments, later requiring K-12 schools to do the same. A method for schools to figure out which student threats foreshadow violence, threat […]


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Faculty, Staff Members Serve as Key Mental Health Resources for Students

March 6, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Faculty and staff members are increasingly being called upon to help students with their mental health, addressing stress, anxiety and depression, among other challenges. In a January survey of faculty members, 76 percent said they believe supporting students’ mental health […]


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Ohio Colleges Reassess ‘Race-Based’ Scholarships

February 29, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Ohio University announced Monday that it was “temporarily pausing” race-based diversity scholarships in light of last summer’s Supreme Court ruling striking down affirmative action, according to a statement from the university. “We are temporarily pausing the awarding of impacted scholarships, […]


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Will Students Benefit From Facial Recognition? No.

February 29, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The headline of the lead article in the Feb. 27, 2024, edition of Inside Higher Ed says, “Facial Recognition Heads to Class. Will Students Benefit?” I have an answer to the question posed at the end: no. No, facial recognition […]


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Navigating cultural diversity in American education

February 28, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The tapestry of America’s history is arguably woven with threads of multiculturalism, reflecting a nation that has embraced diversity since its inception. In many ways, the history of multicultural education runs parallel with the history of the United States, because […]


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How do students respond to AI generated questions?

February 26, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in higher education has skyrocketed in the last year, but what does research tell us about how students are responding to technology? VitalSource’s team of learning scientists recently conducted the largest empirical evaluation […]


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Education Department: Common medical conditions have disability protections

February 22, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The documents remind K-12 schools and colleges of their federal legal responsibilities to provide accommodations, if needed, to students with these common medical conditions. For example, one of the resources noted that students with asthma may need to be excused […]