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Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Survey: Most principals satisfied at their current school

August 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Effective principals can improve school climate, increase teacher retention rates and performance, and as a result, improve student achievement. However, to do that, most principals have to stay in place for more than a year or two. There are times […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Advocacy group calls for more oversight of California charter school spending

August 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When public funds are used for any purpose, the public has a right to know how those funds are spent. However, many charter schools do not have sufficient oversight of financial matters. In many cases, this issue is because of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Blended learning models can benefit students in juvenile jails

August 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While most schools are looking at alternative forms of discipline in efforts to disrupt the “school-to-prison” pipeline, such as restorative justice practices, there are still circumstances where time in a juvenile justice facility is warranted. Though these students may be […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pay leaves some teachers feeling forced out of the middle class

August 1, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The issue of teacher pay is a complex one that has given rise to multiple protests in recent months. While the issue at first appears to be a matter of states simply allocating more money to teachers, it’s often not […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Diversity in teacher degree programs lags nationwide

July 31, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Several studies have shown that minority students perform better when they have a teacher like themselves. Another Urban Institute report has indicated behavior problems decrease, graduation rates go up and the school culture improves with a diverse staff. A series […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Growth mindset may be key to smooth start in high school

July 31, 2018

Via: Education Dive

One-off “days of welcome” or brief orientations are unlikely to help high-risk students successfully take on the high-school transition. School leaders should look to bigger picture tools to smooth their way. For instance, Stanford University’s Project for Education Research that […]


News

DeVos to kill second for-profit college regulation

July 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The rule has been controversial since it was announced in 2011, and it was tossed out in court, then revised and finally stalled last year by the Trump administration. Atlantic magazine reported that the Education Department also has targeted a […]


News

Florida database to combine social media, law enforcement, social services records

July 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

A recent report from the RAND Corp. provides some guidance to district leaders on how law enforcement might use social media to gain clues about students intending harm to themselves or others. Based on a 2017 panel convened by the […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Schools are expanding the application of design thinking

July 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Design thinking, defined in the article as “both a process and a mindset, a way of solving problems and of seeing the world,” has been used in the business world for years and is increasingly affecting education. The five steps […]


Education Tech

What are the top trends in ed tech?

July 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Experts have noted that colleges acquire abundant data, as the Educausereport suggests, but should coordinate the compilation and use of it better. They are, however, finding new uses for it, including in admissions recruitment and monitoring student activity to predict […]