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Category: Economics&Strategies


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How to balance summer break with summer learning loss

June 21, 2024

Via: eSchool News

As classrooms close until next fall, talk of the dreaded summer slide increases, particularly as students are still struggling to gain ground lost during the pandemic. Students’ academic achievement and test scores remain flat or tend to drop during summer […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Gamifying math and beating the summer slide

June 20, 2024

Via: eSchool News

On October 1st, the announcement rings out: “It’s time to master those multiplication facts, everyone!” The goal? Memorize them all by Thanksgiving and never forget. But reality teaches us otherwise. Just as we don’t become fluent in art, language, or […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

When Teaching Students Math, Concepts Matter More Than Process

June 5, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

As a mathematics education researcher, I study how math instruction impacts students’ learning, from following standard math procedures to understanding mathematical concepts. Focusing on the latter, conceptual understanding often involves understanding the “why” of a mathematical concept; it’s the reasoning […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Six tips for districts to avoid the next funding cliff

June 3, 2024

Via: eSchool News

This is a tough summer of budget cuts, forcing many districts to reduce staff and cut back on purchases. For school and district technology leaders, the end of the school year also means the end of billions of dollars of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

May 28, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

One California family had a tough choice to make. Julie Lynem’s son had taken algebra in eighth grade, but hadn’t comprehended some of the core concepts. That left the family to decide whether to make him repeat the class in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Equitable learning with small-group instruction and student-tracking

May 24, 2024

Via: eSchool News

In the realm of education, balancing instructional strategies like small-group instruction and student-tracking presents both challenges and opportunities for fostering equitable learning environments. While small-group instruction offers personalized learning experiences, student-tracking aims to tailor instruction based on abilities. However, both […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Education Tech

6 ways we boosted literacy platform usage and engaged students

May 21, 2024

Via: eSchool News

I became a reading specialist in 2015, at which point our school’s previous reading specialist was already using an online literacy platform. This was right about the time a leading literacy vendor was rolling out its new literacy program for […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Democrats Seek More Money for Pell Grants

May 20, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats are calling on Senate appropriators to boost funding for the Pell Grant program for fiscal year 2025. In a letter sent Monday, provided first to Inside Higher Ed, a group of senators urged the Labor, Health and Human Services […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Why Education Increases Voting

May 14, 2024

Via: Education Next

Americans with more education vote at higher rates. In the 2020 presidential election, 77 percent of eligible voters who had attended or graduated from college and 90 percent with post-graduate studies cast a ballot compared to 54 percent of voters […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

What Would It Take to Attract Gen Z to Teaching?

May 13, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

With interest in the teaching profession waning and enrollment in teacher preparation programs reaching historic lows, all eyes are on the next crop of students — tomorrow’s prospective educators — to make up the deficit. Today’s high school and college […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

DOE recognizes 13 school districts for efficiency, healthy school efforts

May 13, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The average main instructional school building in the U.S. is about 49 years old, with 38% built prior to 1970, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics. While the White House Summit primarily focused on energy […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

State Higher Ed Funding is Still Rising—for Now

May 8, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State higher ed funding rose by 3.7 percent beyond inflation in fiscal year 2023, according to the latest State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report. It’s the second time since 2008 that state higher ed funding surpassed pre-recession levels; the first […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

7 principles of outdoor learning for early childhood

May 7, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Spending time outdoors and engaging in active play has all kinds of benefits for young children. It encourages gross motor skill development, helps improve coordination and balance, and can contribute to reducing childhood obesity. Time outside provides an opportunity to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

University of Minnesota plan would cut budgets, raise tuition amid 3.3% cost increase

May 7, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

While inflation has slowed from historic levels, costs for universities remain high and a source of financial pressure, especially when coupled with enrollment declines. Common Fund Institute’s latest Higher Education Price Index forecasts the overall inflation rate on colleges’ costs […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden administration to forgive $6.1B in loans for former Art Institutes students

May 1, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The Art Institutes — which at one time had more than 50 locations — closed its eight remaining colleges last fall following several troubled years.. The first Art Institute was founded in Pittsburgh in 1921 and was acquired by Education […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Social-Emotional Learning Strategies Don’t Work for Every Student. Here’s What Does.

May 1, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

Throughout this academic year, I facilitated a training session on social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies for educators at a high-needs elementary school. During one of the sessions, a seasoned teacher’s candid remarks struck a chord. He explicitly stated, “I know that […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Empowering girls with STEM education to build tomorrow’s tech industry

April 29, 2024

Via: eSchool News

All too often, female students are underrepresented in STEM classes. As a result, girls and young women have a hard time exploring the subjects and picturing themselves in related roles. Some progress has been made–for example, the number of women […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 ways to encourage play in education

April 25, 2024

Via: eSchool News

As a longtime educator, I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible benefits that play can have in a K–8 classroom. Unstructured play is how students learn to interact with the world around them. It’s what allows them to master social skills and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 ways to support work-based learning

April 23, 2024

Via: eSchool News

As work-based learning models grow in popularity, a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) highlights key themes in recently-passed state legislation that will support efforts to expand or improve such models. A proven strategy, worked-based learning connects […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

3 ways to avoid summer learning loss

April 19, 2024

Via: eSchool News

When the school year ends, it can be hard to tell who’s more excited for summer vacation: teachers or students. While it can be easy for both camps to slip out of routine over the summer break, it’s important that […]