Report: Supply of special ed teachers on a steady decline

December 7, 2018

According to Education Week’s survey, physical science and foreign language are the only subjects more difficult to fill then special education — a true struggle for many school districts. In 2015, NPR conducted an investigation into what is behind the […]

Should the US Constitution guarantee a right to education?

November 30, 2018

Category: News

While the current battleground for this argument is set in Rhode Island, similar fights have gone on around the country for decades. In the 1970s, a group of mainly Latino, low-income Texas parents filed a lawsuit arguing that a number […]

Schools must ensure tech meets needs across range of disabilities

November 21, 2018

Category: Education Tech

Educational technology is so woven into curriculum today, it’s almost impossible to imagine teaching children without it. Would educators pull pencils and erasers from classrooms? Of course not. And nor would they pull computers and other educational tools like tablets. […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Teaching the Students We Have, Not the Students We Wish We Had

December 10, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Today’s college students are radically different from the students occupying college classrooms even a decade ago. The expansion of education that propelled widespread positive change through American communities in the 20th century has reached beyond high school, and more people […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Retaining school, district leaders a struggle in rural areas

December 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

​​​While studies indicate that strong school leadership can have a positive impact on student learning for the better, retaining and attracting these leaders is necessary to reap those benefits. The article features Matthew Snyder, a school leader in a small […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Free, reduced-price meal data growing less useful as measure of student poverty

December 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Three years ago, the Grants Pass School District 7 in southern Oregon chose to take advantage of the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows schools serving low-income students to provide free meals to everyone and stop […]