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Education Tech

3 ways to use technology for amazing parental engagement

June 19, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind in many school districts–partly because the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires it–teachers can benefit from […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans?

June 1, 2017

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The departure last week of James W. Runcie, who was chief operating officer of the Federal Student Aid office in the U.S. Education Department, sparked headlines — but one paragraph in his resignation letter flew relatively under the radar. Mr. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher ed stepping in to fill cybersecurity gaps

May 31, 2017

Via: Education Dive

In recent weeks, a pervasive ransomware attack affected systems throughout the world, causing chaos in National Health System hospitals in Great Britain and continuing to cripple hundreds of thousands of computers. The increase in cyberattacks has led to an increase […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Superintendent of schools unveils six-year plan for schools

May 26, 2017

Via: Education Week

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal has urged lawmakers to expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state, but he said Wednesday that he also wants them to start thinking about how […]


News

States take different approaches to closing teacher shortages in early ESSA plans

May 25, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Many of the methods to combat teacher shortages incorporated in the submitted plans deal with the low rates of teacher recruitment, but fewer directly address teacher retention rates, besides suggestions to boost pay. An NPR report found that approximately 8% […]


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Congressional Hearing on Student Data

May 25, 2017

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing Wednesday about data on student outcomes and the performance of colleges and academic programs. The hearing was related to recently introduced bipartisan bills that […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Testing centers a growing source of higher ed revenue

May 24, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Significant declines in funding, particularly at the state level, have left a number of colleges and universities nationwide hurting over the last few decades. And new developments like alternative credentialing models disrupting the existing continuing education business model have added […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

5 ways teachers can improve student learning based on current brain research

May 24, 2017

Via: eSchool News

The brain is an experience-dependent organ. From our very earliest days, the brain begins to map itself to our world as we experience it through our senses. The mapping is vague and fuzzy at first, like a blurred photograph or […]


Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Simplifying Funding for Postsecondary Education

May 24, 2017

Via: ED.gov Blog

In today’s world, one important key to success – one way for more Americans to turn their dreams into action – is to gain the postsecondary education and credentials that careers and employers require. Millions of students and families want […]


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School choice options can vary in success in rural areas

May 23, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Part of the issue in measuring school choice options like charter schools is that the scenarios of how these schools are formed and in what way they interact with their public counterparts can vary. Charter schools tend to have a […]