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Studies indicate students retain more reading printed text

August 14, 2019

Moving textbooks from print to digital formats makes sense financially. Many districts are moving towards a “paper-free” environment and that includes curriculum materials. Unfortunately, mounting evidence indicates that performance drops when students learn on a screen. Though there are economic […]


Parents are critical connections to learning for ELs

August 7, 2019

More than half of U.S. educators are concerned about language barriers between them and parents with limited English. Without sufficient skills in English, these parents are sometimes unable to understand what type of support their children need. Many schools rely […]


Change management strategies can make or break ed tech initiatives

August 1, 2019

Category: Education Tech

When implementing change at any level in a school or district, administrators must also consider that veteran educators who have been doing something the same way for decades may be especially resistant to new tools or platforms. Including educators in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Schools increasingly underfunded as state funding demand grows, study finds

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Six states that faced teacher strikes last year — Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia — have had only small increases in education spending since the 1980s when compared to other states. State and local spending grew […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Higher Education

How to bring structure to nondegree credentials

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

“There’s so much concern about getting a job and hedging your bets in this labor market that people are willing to … risk a lot of money on these kinds of credentials,” Michelle Van Noy, associate director of Rutgers’ Education […]


News

Michigan losing school librarians as literacy rates decline

August 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As economic factors have driven school staffing decisions for over a decade, some school districts have had to make tough calls regarding libraries. Some districts have opted to eliminate school librarian positions — and even the libraries themselves — as […]