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Category: Educational Stages


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Seattle’s voter-approved pre-K program receiving national attention

December 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

By next year, the state of Washington aims to see 90% of entering kindergartners considered ready for school and eliminate disparities in young children’s performance based on race and family income. The city of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools are […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: Majority of faculty, students prefer face-to-face instruction

December 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The portion of students who are enrolling in distance learning courses, which are almost always online, continues to rise. Nearly 35% of students, including those at the graduate-level, enrolled in at least one distance learning class in the fall of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How one state plans to recover from higher ed divestment

December 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As automation replaces millions of low-skill jobs in the U.S., the economies of some states that rely on manufacturing or have large rural regions, such as Louisiana, are left particularly vulnerable to this so-called “robot revolution.” Higher education leaders in […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Report: Popular online teaching materials ‘poorly aligned’ with academic standards

December 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The online marketplace is a growing and increasingly popular resource for teachers looking to fill holes in curricula. Studies conducted by RAND in the past few years found nearly all teachers surveyed report using online instructional materials, with 55% of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online

December 9, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

If a dissertation rolls off the presses, and no one reads it, does it make a difference? It’s a quandary no freshly minted PhD wants to ponder. Yet the longform research typical to disciplines like English, history and sociology can […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: U.S. school food waste nears 530K tons annually

December 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Districts across the country are seeking ways to eliminate food waste to save both money and the environment. For example, efforts to contain lunch waste at Sheridan Elementary School in Nebraska resulted in 150 pounds of leftover food filling compost […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Chicago ELs show strong progress

December 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Chicago’s recipe for EL success includes providing an early intervention platform that features professional development, tutoring and its new Curriculum Equity Initiative, which focuses on ensuring that teachers have standards-aligned materials that are “free from bias; fair across race, religion, […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: Minority students overlooked in gifted identification process

November 27, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Since identifying gifted students is not federally regulated by the U.S. Department of Education​, identification often varies widely between states and even districts. Nationally, 3.3 million students were identified as gifted in 2016, however, that number is missing an estimated […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

The 4 tech skills all middle schoolers should develop

November 26, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Saint Patrick’s is a small, pre-K–8 Catholic school in Yorktown Heights, New York. Last year, we received a grant to revamp our computer lab into what we call a STREAM lab, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Virginia Commonwealth U pilots taking attendance through Wi-Fi

November 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Whether attendance should be mandatory in college courses has been a long-standing debate in higher education. Attendance is a key indicator of student performance, VCU officials wrote on a website detailing the program. And so the school is attempting to […]