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Category: Secondary Education


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept: Students show ‘significant progress’ as staffing woes continue

August 4, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement the data points to ”significant progress” made by students during the 2021-22 school year. More than 98% of public schools used academic supports to spur pandemic-related learning recovery during the 2021-22 […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

5 best practices as schools brace for monkeypox

August 4, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With educators still reeling from three years of a pandemic, schools are opening for a new school year in the midst of yet another public health emergency — this time monkeypox. The World Health Organization on July 23 declared monkeypox […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept prioritizes school mental health staff expansion in funding distribution

August 2, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The priorities for the grant funding, which has not yet been distributed, come just a few days after the Biden administration announced the two programs on Friday. “The Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought on challenges for children and […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Pluralistic Politics Lead to Improved Learning in L.A. Schools

July 27, 2022

Via: Education Next

As president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board from 2001 to 2003, I awoke most weekday mornings to scandalous headlines in the Los Angeles Times and a 5 a.m. call from the drivetime radio reporter looking for comments […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Paraprofessionals: The unsung heroes of the classroom

July 27, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Staffing shortages continue to impact schools across the U.S., and vacancies are an increasingly common occurrence. Parents’ minds often jump first to teacher shortages, with significant numbers of teachers leaving schools in 2022 in search of less stressful work. But […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Implicit bias and concern about appearing racist predict teachers’ reluctance to discuss race and racism in the classroom

July 25, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Linda Tropp, professor of psychological and brain sciences, examined how teachers’ implicit racial biases and concerns about appearing racist may affect their intentions and confidence about engaging their students in race talk. The findings were recently published online by the […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

School libraries are disappearing when students need them most

July 15, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In 2014, I got my first teaching job at a brand new high school in Detroit. The building had once been an elementary school with a fully functioning library. There was even a built-in card catalog. Now, though, it was […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

A Pessimistic View of Public-School Reform

July 13, 2022

Via: Education Next

“They’re not good,” the head of a Fortune 500 company lamented about U.S. schools not long ago. “Students learn little, education gaps are widening, and not much can be done about it.” Pressed on the matter, he relaxed. “It’s not […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Data Science Is No Panacea for High-School Math Education

July 12, 2022

Via: Education Next

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are the fastest-growing fields in terms of both student interest and job opportunities. For example, in California, the number of bachelor’s STEM degrees increased at a rate more than triple that of other degrees between […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How can schools respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade?

June 30, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

In response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, a host of companies in the private sector have announced leave policies and financial aid to accommodate out-of-state travel for abortion care. In contrast, K-12 leaders have remained largely […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Nearly 1 out of 5 classes in California taught by underprepared teachers

June 30, 2022

Via: EdSource

Most California teachers have the appropriate credentials and training to teach the subjects and students in their classes, but many do not, according to new statewide data on teacher assignments released Thursday. While 83% of K-12 classes in the 2020-21 […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

K-12 Students Access 100 Million+ Digital Books from their Schools with Sora Reading App

June 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Digital book access for reading and listening for K-12 students has reached a milestone. Students using the free Sora student reading app have now accessed more than 100 million books from their school’s digital collections since Sora launched in 2018. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Whole child learning paves a path to success, teachers say

May 23, 2022

Via: eSchool News

An overwhelming majority of educators polled in a new survey say they believe students achieve success when schools make whole child learning a priority. Ninety-one percent of teachers participating in education nonprofit Gradient Learning’s national survey, say they believe students […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

ACT study finds grade inflation in high school GPAs over the past decade

May 16, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Based on its findings, ACT recommends holistic approaches in college admissions that include both high school GPA and a standardized evaluation — such as the standardized tests provided by ACT and its rival, the College Board’s SAT. “What we now […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

The bus stops here: Time to fund transportation for all California students

May 12, 2022

Via: EdSource

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May budget revision and state’s projected $68 billion surplus present a historic opportunity to tackle disparities in education while helping children and youth recover academically and emotionally from the Covid-19 pandemic. We should start by ensuring all […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

New Research Looks for Better Ways for Schools to Recruit Teachers of Color

May 10, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

America is getting increasingly diverse. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at the makeup of public-school teachers, who are overwhelmingly white. Over the past two years, the nonprofit Digital Promise has been leading research into why schools have found […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Students Need Summer Learning That Doesn’t Feel Like School

May 9, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Last spring, we looked to summer with hopes that the 2021-2022 school year would be different, easier, better. In many ways it was. Students returned to their school buildings, we had months of lower COVID rates and some of kids’ […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

New Education Policy Roadmap Aims to Ensure High School Graduates in Every State are ‘Future-Ready’

May 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Parents and educators agree that a key goal of K-12 education is to ensure that students are “future-ready”—with the knowledge, skills, and drive to navigate their careers and lives. Americans look to the education system to equip young people to […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How our school is reimagining math education

May 4, 2022

Via: eSchool News

At Scott Elementary School, our approach to education is defined as GAIN (Growth in Academics through Innovation and Neuroeducation), which includes multiple initiatives to ensure each student reaches their maximum potential. Our focus is to inspire a love for learning […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

3 ways schools can support youth mental health

May 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The collective damage caused by the pandemic has yet to be fully understood, but the toll it has taken on youth mental health and emotional well-being is becoming exceedingly apparent. Widespread social isolation and loneliness, uncertainty, parental loss of a […]