Category: Secondary Education

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

A Record Year Amid a Pandemic: US Edtech Raises $2.2 Billion in 2020

January 13, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

A most disruptive year to schools and society proved lucrative for the education industry, particularly for those raising private capital. In 2020, U.S. education technology startups raised over $2.2 billion in venture and private equity capital across 130 deals, according […]

Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Schools Are a Lifeline for Homeless Students. COVID-19 Is Severing the Connection.

January 11, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

As temperatures began to dip this fall, Allen Blackwell III says he and his colleagues at Baltimore City Public Schools kept watch on weather reports hoping to see it hit 32 degrees. That would herald the opening of winter shelters […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News, Secondary Education

Pandemic Lockdowns of 2020 Revealed the Biggest Challenge for Upstart Education Efforts: Time

January 6, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

As we close out 2020, we the people are tired. Essential workers, healthcare heroes and frontline warriors have been bearing the brunt of the impact on our education and hospital systems, as well as businesses and organizations, both private and […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, Secondary Education

Struggling With Substance Use Recovery — and High School — in a Pandemic

December 28, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

At Archway Academy in Houston, which serves 50 high school students who are in recovery from substance use disorder, counseling sessions are essentially on-demand. Students can ask for support any time they feel a panic attack coming on, or if […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Learning Loss Is Everywhere. But How Do the Reports Compare?

December 14, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Learning loss is everywhere—and so are reports detailing the setbacks. As some schools reopen, edtech product use declines. And “non-traditional” students appear more okay with remote online learning than their “traditional” peers. All in this Edtech Reports Recap. Learning Loss […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

The Social Institute Unveils Curriculum for 4th Graders on SEL

December 14, 2020

Via: eSchool News

The Social Institute today announced that it has expanded its pioneering social-emotional learning curriculum to meet the needs of fourth grade students, available beginning in January of 2021. The developmentally appropriate lessons come after requests from schools, and will focus […]

Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Teknikio Releases Tekniverse for K-12 Students to Collaborate in Building Remote or In-Person

December 9, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Teknikio has released a new collaborative learning kit called Tekniverse, which gives students the ability to make and remake connected smart objects in partnership with their classmates and teacher. Tekniverse can be used in remote learning or in-person classrooms because […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine

December 4, 2020

Via: NY Times

What’s next: kids’ vaccines The first coronavirus vaccines for adults are nearly here, but children’s vaccines will take a lot longer. Pfizer and Moderna’s pediatric trials are just getting started for children older than 12. So what does that mean […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Decisions to stop or start in-person K-12 learning aren’t getting easier

November 25, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In recent weeks, as novel coronavirus caseloads across the country have surged, school systems are making difficult decisions to stop or limit in-person learning options in an effort to reduce the virus’ spread. In some areas, those transitions are coming […]

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

Amid school reopenings, COVID-19 liability protection a mounting concern

November 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Many districts are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place while trying to educate students during a pandemic. Some community members are pushing back against school buildings remaining closed, while others resist when they reopen their doors. […]