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Category: Economics&Strategies


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School safety commission to recommend scrapping Obama-era discipline guidance

December 12, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Obama-era guidance was meant to ensure that students of color don’t face more or harsher disciplinary action than their peers. It notified districts that they could be violating federal civil rights law if racial bias was occurring within school […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How Playful Assessment Unseated Standardized Tests at One School

December 11, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

A single hallway nestled inside Murray High School houses a newly redesigned middle school where students have been mapping out their colonization of Mars, organizing local and national election campaigns and designing labyrinthine escape rooms for the past three months. […]


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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: Later school start times linked to improvements in behavior, achievement

December 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill this fall that would have kept the state’s middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., he said it was because he thought such decisions should be made at the local […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School safety experts weigh in on federal commission’s potential impact

November 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Federal Commission on School Safety, which President Donald Trump formed in response to the February mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, is expected to make final recommendations before the end of the year. But […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Why Grades Still Matter

November 20, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Just before the fall semester began, an essay in The Chronicle, “Why I’m Easy: On Giving Lots of As,” stirred up faculty ire. I’m going to offer a different perspective: Rigorous, differential grading is still relevant. The phenomenon of “easy […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

November 19, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Investors take note: Business intelligence that relies on a district’s budget and fiscal data will become a fast-growing K-12 market in the next five years. Today, that may not be the case; just brandishing the title of Chief Financial Officer […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

State lawmakers making school leadership a top priority

November 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

A report issued this year from New Leaders suggests that states’ growing efforts to develop and retain strong school leaders is a shift away from an era in which “when many states did not recognize the critical role principals and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: Design crucial to tween engagement in arts programs

November 16, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the Every Student Succeeds Act gives schools more leeway to increase arts programming as part of a more “well-rounded” education, many schools still struggle to find sustainable sources of funding for a broad array of arts programs, both during […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How do states plan to spend school improvement money?

November 15, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Conducted with the input of 24 peer reviewers, such as former state superintendents, district leaders and school improvement experts, the report focuses on how states will use the flexibility to choose school improvement models allowed under ESSA. Author Liz Ross […]