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Category: Secondary Education


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

More states are making it easier for schools to innovate

August 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

There was a good example of this trend in Minnesota a few years ago. As reported in 2017, a group of elementary school teachers in Lakeville assumed they’d have to start a charter school to get the type of innovative […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Popular kids influence school culture — but only to an extent

August 9, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Developing a strong school culture benefits students, staff and the community, so cultivating a culture of inclusivity is worth the effort. According to Psychology Today, about one-third of students at any given high school are considered popular. Another half of […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: DC charters leave transfer enrollments to traditional public schools

August 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The Center for American Progress’ findings have implications for districts where there is a large charter school presence. Higher academic achievement, along with greater freedom for innovation, is often promoted as one of the benefits of a charter school education. […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Parents are critical connections to learning for ELs

August 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

More than half of U.S. educators are concerned about language barriers between them and parents with limited English. Without sufficient skills in English, these parents are sometimes unable to understand what type of support their children need. Many schools rely […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study suggests nap time benefits high-schoolers, too

August 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The teenage years are not conducive to sleep. Homework, extra curricular activities and the need to make extra money from part-time jobs all cut into a teen’s sleep schedule. In addition, teens’ circadian rhythms are working against them. Their melatonin […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Study: Latino children attending more racially isolated elementary schools

July 30, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The study comes as new data from the RAND Corp.’s American Educator Panels shows white principals and teachers are less likely than nonwhite educators to say their university pre-service training programs adequately prepared them to work with students of color […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Data experts crunch numbers to optimize school bus routes

July 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Districts across the country have faced pressure from families and community members to shift school start times so that high school students can start school later.. With pediatricians recommending that adolescents get more sleep and some emerging research showing that […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: 2.7M students suspended in 2015-16 despite efforts to curb exclusionary discipline

July 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Many school districts are attempting to reduce the number of expulsions and slow the school-to-prison pipeline that tends to disproportionately impact students of color and students with disabilities. According to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report, the number of […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

What does ‘whole child education’ really mean?

July 19, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Offering a whole child education is presented as an academic approach in some definitions and as an integration of health and well-being in a student’s life in others. Because educators tend to use jargon, it’s important for school leaders to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

States’ failure to track education funds complicates spending model overhauls

July 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Debates over K-12 funding models have risen in most states in recent years. Last year, Washington’s state Supreme Court ended a decade-long case that brought into question the implementation of a new school funding plan after lower courts found in […]