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Knewton’s New Business Attracts New $25M in Funding. But Some Things Don’t Change.

August 21, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

The company that set the bar for hyping adaptive-learning technology has had to adapt to new leadership and a new business model. But some things seem to stay the same—such as its ability to win new investors and capital. Knewton […]


Education Tech

5 Back-to-School Tech Tips for Teachers

August 20, 2018

Via: Free Technology for Teachers

The new school year has now started for almost everyone. And if it hasn’t started in your area, it will be starting soon. In the last few days before school starts take some time to make sure that your tech […]


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4 reasons why some children have difficulty learning to read

August 20, 2018

Via: eSchool News

According to Hill for Literacy, about 66 percent of fourth-grade readers cannot read proficiently, which often translates into a growing achievement gap for these children. Why is reading such a difficult task to learn and teach? While humans are born […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: High-pressure school mandates eventually stall gains

August 15, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The researchers on the NCLB study maintain that the way the Every Student Succeeds Act is structured gives it greater potential to improve long-term outcomes — but only if performance requirements come along with additional support for educators. Indeed, the […]


Education Tech

Building bonds with students can be boon to engagement, learning

August 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the benefits of classroom teachers forging strong bonds with students are many, less attention is given to principals and superintendents making those types of connections. But certainly, today’s schools are complex environments, and every player has a role in […]


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Many students don’t feel career-ready

August 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Education is of limited value if students are not prepared for the demands of the future and if employers don’t have access to the skilled workers they need. More states are recognizing that the needs of the business community and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How an Indiana school district is closing learning gaps, raising student achievement

August 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Although the most recent Nation’s Report Card from the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that less than half of students are at or above proficiency in all subjects, we have the opportunity to shift the culture of constant test […]


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What can teacher colleges do to turn around declining interest in the profession?

August 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

With all the stories about teacher protests, low pay for teachers, school shootings, and lack of teacher respect, it is little wonder that fewer people are being drawn to the profession. According to a recent survey cited in the report […]


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Report: Hate speech remains persistent concern in public schools

August 8, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Students from all backgrounds who attend schools have a right to do so without fear or intimidation. However, every day, students are subjected to forms of hate speech and intimidation that would never be excused or tolerated in a workplace […]


Education Tech

New space takes shape on campuses to encourage learning, collaboration

August 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

St. Edward’s has developed six spaces that are specially configured for active learning, some with furniture on wheels that allows for easy reconfigurations for small-group collaboration, and others with sophisticated video-conferencing equipment. Professors often change their teaching style when they […]