Category: Formal Education

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Leading through COVID-19: Administrators share how they’re navigating pandemic upheaval

April 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As the coronavirus pandemic blindsided the nation at large in early March, school districts were suddenly faced with an unprecedented upheaval of the academic calendar. Nearly halfway through the backend of the school year, most would shut down and transition, […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Will the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate teacher shortages?

April 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Studying how natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, and economic recessions affected education funding in the past may foretell what’s on the horizon for America’s schools after coronavirus. As recently as 2016, states were spending 10% less per student than […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

March 18, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Follett, a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, public libraries, and college campuses for more than 145 years, is working with customers to ensure they can quickly and easily use the company’s wide range of eLearning solutions and access to content […]

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Is Closing the Schools Because of Coronavirus a Good Idea?

March 17, 2020

Via: NY Times

Only 12% of marketers say content programs reach the right audience, study findsEven as we take significant steps to distance ourselves from one another to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the hardest decisions has been whether […]

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Can students reuse someone else’s work?

March 12, 2020

Via: Class Tech Tips

Can students reuse someone else’s work in their own creations? When would doing so run afoul of copyright laws? If you’ve made movies, designed websites, or created ebooks with your students, you might have pondered this question. Students are often […]

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Addressing the challenges of supercomputing in higher ed

March 11, 2020

Via: eCampus News

In 1964, the Control Data Corporation delivered a mainframe computer, the CDC 6600, to the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in California for high energy nuclear physics research. The CDC 6600 was the world’s fastest computer at the time, firing the metaphorical […]

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Is Algebra Really Necessary?

March 10, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Education reformers often bemoan that schools never shed programs that are no longer needed or effective. New school initiatives are consequently layered on top of past practices, which means schools become overburdened and educators struggle to implement new ideas—all of […]

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom

February 27, 2020

Via: TeachThought

Traditional American classrooms tend to fit a particular mold: Students face the front of the class where teachers lecture. Students take notes, finish assignments at home, and hope to memorize enough information just long enough to pass a test. Engagement […]

Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Secondary Education

Teaching teens about healthy relationships, consent key to preventing dating violence

February 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Despite being in an era of #MeToo, information about healthy teen relationships and the importance of consent is missing from many sexual education and health programs. To change that, victim advocates are working to get schools and state legislators to […]

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California agrees to spend $50M to help kids who can’t read

February 21, 2020

Via: Education Week

California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a civil rights lawsuit that claimed the state hasn’t done enough to help students learn how to read. The advocacy law firm Public Counsel […]