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Category: Secondary Education


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

4 steps to great customer service in your school

January 20, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service. During the edWebinar […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Report: DC schools’ enrollment, test scores increase

January 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

DCPS, once hailed as a turnaround success story, was marred by scandal in 2018 just before ​Lewis Ferebee stepped in as chancellor. In a 2019 Q&A with Education Dive, Ferebee said he hoped to rebuild the community’s trust, along with […]


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

California governor’s homelessness plan leaves out schools

January 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The letter follows an op-ed from Beutner that ran before Christmas in which he estimated the true count of homeless students in the district is likely closer to 25,000 “if one were to include families who are afraid to let […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Should school leaders close, consolidate under-enrolled schools?

January 10, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Chicago isn’t the only districts struggling with school enrollment numbers. Student declines are also expected in California and in the Philadelphia City School District. In Los Angeles, the number of children is dropping while the number of residents is growing […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How an 8-page catalog is transforming parent engagement in Philadelphia

January 8, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Eight brightly colored pieces of paper are streamlining the way principals in the School District of Philadelphia engage families and get them on campus. These Family Engagement School-Level Workshop Catalogs, as they’re known, offer a concise list of more than […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: Florida, Ohio called ‘advanced leaders’ in K-12 media literacy efforts

January 7, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As the U.S. enters another presidential election year, 14 states have “some media-literacy language on the books,” according to a new report detailing legislative efforts to integrate media literacy instruction into curriculum. But “action is too slow compared to the […]


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Secondary Education

Financial literacy should be taught to kids — not adults

January 2, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In 2016, a report by Bank of America demonstrated an alarming statistic: Only 16% of millennials age 18-26 were optimistic about their financial futures. In the same year, Fortune published an article stating two in three Americans can’t pass a […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

School break schedule changes inspire parent backlash

December 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Changes to school break schedules aren’t decisions that should be taken lightly and require input from the school community at large. Adults — be they parents, teachers or other staff — plan their lives, and often childcare, around these breaks. […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Student-led initiatives tie civic action, advocacy to social studies lessons

December 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Teaching students both critical thinking skills and how to be engaged in their communities is an important step in bringing subjects like civics and social studies to life. Developing a curriculum that encourages students to take action in their communities […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

LAUSD suspensions down 75% in wake of willful defiance ban

December 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Eliminating suspensions for willful defiance is a lofty goal requiring planning, counseling staff, community partnerships and staff acceptance. Daniel Barnhart, vice president of secondary schools for the United Teachers Los Angeles, tells EdSource that, following initial skepticism, many educators in […]