Category: Secondary Education

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Districts weigh cutting gifted programs as inclusivity lags

October 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Districts around the country grapple with the problem of inequity in gifted programs. Many argue the problem isn’t that there are fewer low-income, minority gifted students, it’s that they often go unidentified. Whether it’s because they are in schools that […]

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

High Court Case Tests Religious Schools’ Use of Tax-Credit Scholarships

October 1, 2019

Via: Education Week

A national debate that has simmered for 200 years—whether public funds may go to the coffers of religious schools—is set to take center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that originated in this small Montana city over […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Long-term principals can make the difference for low-performing schools

September 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Turnover affects productivity in any workplace environment. But in schools, it also affects the future. According to a recent report by the Learning Policy Institute, “Turnover is a serious issue across the country.” As of 2016-17, when Valadez-Barnes arrived at […]

Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Secondary Education

Common Sense teacher survey confirms homework gap persists

September 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Common Sense surveyed 1,208 K-12 teachers, with four out of 10 reporting they teach students who do not have access to an internet-connected computer at home adequate enough to complete schoolwork. Teachers in Title I schools or in schools serving […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Survey: K-12 principals most trusted to be ethical, responsible

September 19, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The overall survey results show that the more unethical Americans believe people in authority positions behave, the less likely they think those leaders do their jobs effectively. “Conversely, U.S. adults who think group members admit mistakes and take responsibility for […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News, Secondary Education

Will colleges’ push to graduate more teachers pay off?

September 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The teacher shortage is growing in the U.S., but it’s an uphill battle for many colleges looking to create more candidates. More institutions are starting boutique programs, taking the time to build relationships with high school and even middle school […]

Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Informal learning, Secondary Education

4 ways online learning can lead to educational equity

September 13, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Ultimately, students must have the tools and resources they need not only to graduate, but to be […]

Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Atlanta school board to search for new leadership

September 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Increases in state test scores and in the district’s graduation rate are among positive developments that have been part of Carstarphen’s tenure over the past five years. Another key contribution is that she helped Atlanta Public Schools move beyond a […]

Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Secondary Education

Exploring the relationship between poverty and school performance

September 9, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Dr. Andrew Hegedus, Research Consulting Director at NWEA, recently completed a groundbreaking research study exploring the relationship between poverty and performance. We spoke with him about the origins of this work, implications for educators, and where his research is headed […]

Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

New Jersey schools top latest Quality Counts ranking

September 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The latest Quality Counts report, the third of three installments this year, is based on a 100-point scale that accounts for three indicators developed by the Education Week Research Center: The Chance for Success Index, which takes into account educational […]