Next Generation Writing Instruction

November 24, 2020

Harvard in 1900 had only one required course — freshman composition — reflecting the faculty’s belief that writing was too important a skill to be left to caprice. After all, back in 1874 — 1874! — half of Harvard’s first-year […]

What does Biden have planned for K-12?

November 18, 2020

Throughout his campaign, President-elect Joe Biden touted his wife, Jill Biden, as an educator in addition to his support of the nation’s major teacher unions. In his victory speech, the former vice president again highlighted that support and his wife’s […]

A Fertile Period for Education Reform?

November 12, 2020

Category: News

Have America’s schools ever faced greater uncertainty? As this issue of Education Next goes to press, local officials are wrestling with whether and how to resume in-person instruction amid rising Covid-19 case counts, the start of flu season, and the […]


Study: School violence boosts transfers among higher-income students

November 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The researchers also warn that school violence levels, and types of crimes, shift from year-to-year. “Some students may leave one school because they experienced violence for another that they think is safer, only to find that in the next year […]

Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Austin Independent School District Selects IXL to Support Classroom Instruction and Distance Learning

November 18, 2020

Via: eSchool News

IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, today announced a three-year agreement with Austin Independent School District to bring its adaptive software to approximately 70,000 students. The deal provides 83 elementary schools and 17 high […]