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Students need more time for lunch

April 10, 2024

Via: EdSource

As a former public school kid who grew up in Southern California, I recall racing through the lunch line to quickly grab a cardboard tray and scarf down a soggy, plastic-wrapped meal in the scant time available to me. By […]


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3 key strategies for district leaders to build a resilient educator workforce

April 10, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling. Research shows that “when it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, teachers are estimated to have two to three times the effect of any other […]


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9 in 10 K-12 tech leaders predict surge in IT workload

April 9, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Nine out of ten K-12 tech leaders expect their IT asset inventories will grow in 2024, while almost half (48 percent) predict their IT budgets will diminish, according to a new survey by Incident IQ, a workflow management platform built […]


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How bullying contributes to K-12 student absenteeism

April 4, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The National Center for Education Statistics released its findings from the school survey on crime and safety: 2021-2022 and reported that bullying occurs at least once a week in 28 percent of middle schools. Cyberbullying, increasingly more common, occurred at […]


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Federal coordinating council formed to support K-12 cybersecurity

April 1, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The federal government is ramping up support for K-12 cybersecurity with a Government Coordinating Council for the Education Facilities Subsector, announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Education facilities fall under the […]


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Doing Educational Equity Right: Effective Teachers

March 28, 2024

Via: Education Next

One of the ironclad beliefs among education reformers back in the day was the certainty that the achievement gap was caused, at least in part, by a teacher-quality gap. As articulated in the Education Trust’s landmark 1998 white paper Good […]


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Teacher effectiveness for students with and without disabilities

March 25, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

Faculty and doctoral students from across MSU, including from the College of Social Science and the College of Education, offer some of the first findings on differentiating the effectiveness of instruction for students with and without disabilities. Their study suggests […]


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Schools Are Desperate to Stop Violence. Will These New Guidelines Help?

March 22, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

After the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, Virginia became the first state to require colleges to conduct threat assessments, later requiring K-12 schools to do the same. A method for schools to figure out which student threats foreshadow violence, threat […]


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Faculty, Staff Members Serve as Key Mental Health Resources for Students

March 6, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Faculty and staff members are increasingly being called upon to help students with their mental health, addressing stress, anxiety and depression, among other challenges. In a January survey of faculty members, 76 percent said they believe supporting students’ mental health […]


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Ohio Colleges Reassess ‘Race-Based’ Scholarships

February 29, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Ohio University announced Monday that it was “temporarily pausing” race-based diversity scholarships in light of last summer’s Supreme Court ruling striking down affirmative action, according to a statement from the university. “We are temporarily pausing the awarding of impacted scholarships, […]


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Will Students Benefit From Facial Recognition? No.

February 29, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The headline of the lead article in the Feb. 27, 2024, edition of Inside Higher Ed says, “Facial Recognition Heads to Class. Will Students Benefit?” I have an answer to the question posed at the end: no. No, facial recognition […]


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Navigating cultural diversity in American education

February 28, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The tapestry of America’s history is arguably woven with threads of multiculturalism, reflecting a nation that has embraced diversity since its inception. In many ways, the history of multicultural education runs parallel with the history of the United States, because […]


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How do students respond to AI generated questions?

February 26, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in higher education has skyrocketed in the last year, but what does research tell us about how students are responding to technology? VitalSource’s team of learning scientists recently conducted the largest empirical evaluation […]


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Education Department: Common medical conditions have disability protections

February 22, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The documents remind K-12 schools and colleges of their federal legal responsibilities to provide accommodations, if needed, to students with these common medical conditions. For example, one of the resources noted that students with asthma may need to be excused […]


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Ed Dept: Common medical conditions have disability protections

February 21, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The documents remind K-12 schools and colleges of their federal legal responsibilities to provide accommodations, if needed, to students with these common medical conditions. For example, one of the resources noted that students with asthma may need to be excused […]


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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases New Resources on Students with Disabilities

February 20, 2024

Via: U.S. Department of Education

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released four new resources today with information for students, parents and families, and schools addressing civil rights of students with disabilities, as well as a data snapshot about education access for […]


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Key strategies for education leaders to boost morale

February 19, 2024

Via: eSchool News

In the current educational environment, there seems to be extremely high levels of staff stress, burnout, and generally low morale. In education, where the success of students is intricately linked to the motivation and dedication of faculty and staff to […]


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University of Michigan Halts Offers to Sell Student Data to Train AI

February 19, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of Michigan said it asked one of its vendors to stop work, following an offer on social media to sell student data to train artificial intelligence. “Student data was not and has never been for sale by the […]


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How Black Educators Navigate Intersectional Identities in the Classroom

February 15, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

After transitioning from teaching adolescents to educating adults, I’m challenged to understand people in the context of their identities and workplaces, especially when that context is unclear to me and those I educate. I do this while combating a flattening […]


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5 helpful hacks for managing a STEM classroom

February 14, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Every classroom is a busy place, but STEM-specific classrooms are built on collaboration, communication, and hands-on inquiry. Things are bound to be extra noisy and energetic. This isn’t a bad thing–it’s “the sound of learning,” as a coworker of mine […]