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5 ways to engage your school community with tech-powered communication

May 29, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Schools and districts nationwide are learning that effective communication with families is more important than ever before. Unfortunately, developing a communications plan is time- and resource-intensive, especially if the approach is fragmented and disjointed. For best results, a district communications […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

May 28, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

One California family had a tough choice to make. Julie Lynem’s son had taken algebra in eighth grade, but hadn’t comprehended some of the core concepts. That left the family to decide whether to make him repeat the class in […]


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The stress of recess: Here’s how schools are improving playtime

May 28, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

Playing at school, it turns out, is not as simple as it sounds. Many children today are uncertain of what to play or how to initiate and end games. Conflicts arise about rules and who are the winners. The pandemic, […]


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A Meaningless Education

May 23, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

While there’s been significant attention and worry regarding the mental health of school-aged children, perhaps we should be even more worried about the mental health of college-aged (and just beyond) adults. A report through the Harvard Graduate School of Education […]


Education Tech

3 AR/VR resources that nurture student curiosity

May 22, 2024

Via: eSchool News

As a Technology Explorations teacher for my district, I’m tasked with finding and incorporating the latest technology resources into classrooms effectively and engagingly. One of my biggest goals as a technology instructor is to teach my students skills and provide […]


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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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Education Tech

6 ways we boosted literacy platform usage and engaged students

May 21, 2024

Via: eSchool News

I became a reading specialist in 2015, at which point our school’s previous reading specialist was already using an online literacy platform. This was right about the time a leading literacy vendor was rolling out its new literacy program for […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Democrats Seek More Money for Pell Grants

May 20, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats are calling on Senate appropriators to boost funding for the Pell Grant program for fiscal year 2025. In a letter sent Monday, provided first to Inside Higher Ed, a group of senators urged the Labor, Health and Human Services […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Is Student Absenteeism a Growing Problem at Colleges, Too?

May 16, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children regularly miss elementary, middle and high school. Is the same pattern of absenteeism playing out at colleges, too? If so, what’s driving the trend? And what can professors and higher […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Why Education Increases Voting

May 14, 2024

Via: Education Next

Americans with more education vote at higher rates. In the 2020 presidential election, 77 percent of eligible voters who had attended or graduated from college and 90 percent with post-graduate studies cast a ballot compared to 54 percent of voters […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

‘College for What?’ High School Students Want Answers Before Heading to Campus

May 14, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question long faced by high school students. But these days, students have access to far more information than in the past about what, specifically, they could do as […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

What Would It Take to Attract Gen Z to Teaching?

May 13, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

With interest in the teaching profession waning and enrollment in teacher preparation programs reaching historic lows, all eyes are on the next crop of students — tomorrow’s prospective educators — to make up the deficit. Today’s high school and college […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

DOE recognizes 13 school districts for efficiency, healthy school efforts

May 13, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The average main instructional school building in the U.S. is about 49 years old, with 38% built prior to 1970, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics. While the White House Summit primarily focused on energy […]


Education Tech

A purposeful approach to tech integration

May 9, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Technology and education go hand-in-hand nowadays, which means it’s more important than ever before to ensure tech is used purposefully within the classroom. With students and educators each accessing 40+ tech tools each year, there’s a real risk of getting […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

State Higher Ed Funding is Still Rising—for Now

May 8, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State higher ed funding rose by 3.7 percent beyond inflation in fiscal year 2023, according to the latest State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report. It’s the second time since 2008 that state higher ed funding surpassed pre-recession levels; the first […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

7 principles of outdoor learning for early childhood

May 7, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Spending time outdoors and engaging in active play has all kinds of benefits for young children. It encourages gross motor skill development, helps improve coordination and balance, and can contribute to reducing childhood obesity. Time outside provides an opportunity to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

University of Minnesota plan would cut budgets, raise tuition amid 3.3% cost increase

May 7, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

While inflation has slowed from historic levels, costs for universities remain high and a source of financial pressure, especially when coupled with enrollment declines. Common Fund Institute’s latest Higher Education Price Index forecasts the overall inflation rate on colleges’ costs […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Empowering higher education with artificial intelligence

May 6, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

In the rapidly evolving postsecondary landscape, institutions and their leaders face multifaceted challenges such as the need to modernize solutions, to transform business practices to achieve equitable attainment. Adapting to these challenges requires transformative solutions, and one powerful tool that […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden administration to forgive $6.1B in loans for former Art Institutes students

May 1, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The Art Institutes — which at one time had more than 50 locations — closed its eight remaining colleges last fall following several troubled years.. The first Art Institute was founded in Pittsburgh in 1921 and was acquired by Education […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Social-Emotional Learning Strategies Don’t Work for Every Student. Here’s What Does.

May 1, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

Throughout this academic year, I facilitated a training session on social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies for educators at a high-needs elementary school. During one of the sessions, a seasoned teacher’s candid remarks struck a chord. He explicitly stated, “I know that […]