Illinois restricts how students are secluded and restrained

February 20, 2020

The Illinois State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt permanent rules that ban the use of locked seclusion rooms and prohibit schools from using prone restraint, a move that restricts the state’s rules more than ever. The new rules […]

Washington kindergarten center prioritizes play

February 12, 2020

Play is important, with research continually finding play-based practices positively impact student learning and development. Child development expert Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek argues children learn best when they are actively engaged socially and mentally and can connect what they learn in a […]

Clear communication critical to maximize teacher eval effectiveness

February 4, 2020

A national effort has been underway to make teacher evaluations more effective even though the Every Student Succeeds Act leaves the design of those systems up to states and districts. Some rating systems now indicate levels such as “developing” or […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Preparing students for the future of work: An educator’s perspective

February 14, 2020

Via: Education Dive

How can we, as educators, adequately prepare our students for the mysterious future of work? The jobs and careers we know today will either be gone or redesigned by the time current students join the workforce. It is our job […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Making the grade: Why school construction costs are climbing and projects are stalling

February 14, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When California-based C.W. Driver Cos. began work on the new 94,000-square-foot K-8 ​Cadence Park School campus in Irvine in 2016, the overall construction costs came in at $475 per square foot. But in 2019, as the firm started mapping out […]

Education Tech

From Screen to Robot: Engaging Students with Interactive STEM Education

February 13, 2020

Via: Class Tech Tips

Have you used robots in your classroom? A few years ago, I had the chance to connect with the team at Robokind, and today I have some significant updates to share with you. If you’re looking to bring interactive STEM […]