Ban Smartphones in School? Why Not Just Disable Apps, Startup Says

November 5, 2019

Category: News

France has banned them outright. Ontario restricts their use in all but a handful of cases. And in some places, they’re locked up in pouches to keep them out of kids’ hands. The contraband in question? Smartphones, of course—or more […]

No deal in Chicago teachers strike; classes out for 9th day

October 29, 2019

Category: News

Representatives for Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district said early Tuesday that they had failed to reach a settlement to end a strike that has canceled classes for nine days. Talks were set to resume Tuesday, hours after […]

Top reasons K-12 professional learning can work best through an LMS

October 25, 2019

Teachers and administrators understand the importance of K-12 professional learning and the impact that maintaining academic standards can have on students. However, many schools struggle with being able to deliver and monitor mandated course content and also struggle to ensure […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Strategies for culturally responsive teaching

November 7, 2019

Via: eSchool News

A critical topic for schools and communities–and most importantly, our students–is how teachers nurture ALL students, create a sense of belonging, and keep educational standards high. Only then can students, especially immigrant students and students of color, meet their potential […]

Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Secondary Education

Integrating SEL in PE nets gains for schools

November 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Bill Casey, chair of the Physical Education Department at Illinois’ Neuqua Valley High School, one of the 20 schools to pilot the program, says integrating SEL in physical education has prompted students to advocate for their own mental health and […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Esports boom reaching high schools amid scholarship growth

November 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Competitive video gaming is considered a sport in eight states, not including Virginia’s new league. Not only does esports give students previously unengaged by extracurricular programs a new opportunity to connect, it helps feed a career pipeline. Gaming is now […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops?

November 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

When black students at the University of Michigan took to Twitter several years ago to critique campus policies and culture, one tweet in particular caught the attention of college administrators. The post (perhaps one like this) described how alienating and […]