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Category: Secondary Education


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Superintendent of schools unveils six-year plan for schools

May 26, 2017

Via: Education Week

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal has urged lawmakers to expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state, but he said Wednesday that he also wants them to start thinking about how […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What We Don’t Know About High Schools Can Hurt Us

May 22, 2017

Via: Education Next

Imagine your doctor tells you that you have an unhealthy condition. You ask what you can do about it. He responds that he doesn’t know. When you return some time later, he tells you your unhealthy condition is improving. You […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What PD experiences do teachers prefer?

May 18, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Providing meaningful professional development to teachers has become particularly important in recent years with the introduction of new standards and technologies to classrooms nationwide — especially as the K-12 education system has increasingly come to grips with the need for […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Colorado approves equitable tax split between charters and public schools

May 15, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Charter school funding remains a divisive topic amongst educators and advocates, with supporters arguing that it is unfair that charter students are not properly funded while critics of charters say the schools drain money from the coffers of public school […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Educators encounter wide variety of grade level performance in classrooms

May 8, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The divergences K-8 teachers are encountering in their classrooms could help support increasing calls from advocates for more robust early childhood education options. In addition to a strong return on investment for costly upfront expenses, early childhood education could help […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Who Could Benefit From School Choice? Mapping Access to Public and Private Schools

April 7, 2017

Via: Education Next

School choice is at the center of the Trump administration’s education policy efforts, with initial proposals calling for additional funding for charters and other forms of public school choice, as well as the creation of a new federal private school […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

How are educators exploring alternative assessment methods?

April 6, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns a significant amount of decision-making power to states, assessments included. With implementation fast approaching, states and the districts within them are piloting a number of alternative models for assessing student progress. The greater […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

External organizations fill demand for extracurricular learning

March 29, 2017

Via: Education Dive

School budgets are tight. Once all the mandatory costs are considered, many schools find little extra to sponsor after-school activities or go beyond a narrow curriculum designed, in some subjects, to help students pass standardized tests. Part of the changing […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What’s Holding Back the Growth of the Best Charter Schools?

March 16, 2017

Via: Education Next

Do the many charter school success stories recounted in The Founders mean that high-performing charters will soon show up in every city? Not at all. There are three blunt realities that need a full airing. First, any reader looking at […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Is a back-to-basics approach needed in special education?

March 14, 2017

Via: Education Dive

When it comes to special ed and serving student with disabilities, many schools are still challenged. District leaders need to understand that because the autism spectrum is wide and fluid, with definitions and symptoms being constantly updated, the task of […]