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Category: Secondary Education


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 […]


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

30 districts join DonorsChoose program to supplement classroom resource budgets

November 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Many organizations — and even some individuals — have turned to crowdfunding to raise money for specific causes and projects. Educators are beginning to turn to this source, as well, to compensate for the lack of funds available for classroom […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

How do U.S. students’ computer and information literacy skills stack up?

November 15, 2019

Via: eSchool News

U.S. eighth-graders scored above the international average for computer and information literacy, but they also struggle with some key 21st-century employability skills, according to an international study. The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) measures eighth-graders’ ability to use […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How can we simplify differentiation to drive growth?

November 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

It’s the ultimate balancing act: Educators want to meet the unique needs of their students but have limited time and high-quality resources. Manually connecting assessment data to instructional content is a great way to personalize learning, but it is often […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Summer school for EL students could boost 4-year graduation rates

November 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Because students were not randomly assigned to the program, Johnson used a method that compared student outcomes before and after participation in the program. The study contributes to the research on ELs by examining newcomers separately from those that have […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Pre-to-3: Working conditions linked to high early educator turnover

November 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The pay gap that exists between early educators and those who work in K-12 schools is frequently blamed for high turnover in the early-childhood education field. But back and knee pain, below-average cardiorespiratory health and work-related injuries might also have […]


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Secondary Education

Integrating SEL in PE nets gains for schools

November 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Bill Casey, chair of the Physical Education Department at Illinois’ Neuqua Valley High School, one of the 20 schools to pilot the program, says integrating SEL in physical education has prompted students to advocate for their own mental health and […]