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Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

3 ways our school support students’ mental health during COVID

January 18, 2021

Via: eSchool News

While COVID-19 has brought health concerns for people of all ages, it has especially brought concern for children’s emotional well-being and students’ mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken steps to educate the public on […]


Education Tech, News

The Edtech Company Formerly Known as AltSchool Sold Its Tech. So What’s Left?

January 15, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

A learning management system developed by one of the most high-profile, highly funded and overhyped K-12 education startups has found a new home. First, a recap: In 2019, AltSchool, a San Francisco-based startup that simultaneously developed a network of “microschools” […]


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How the pandemic is driving a shift in student-directed learning

January 15, 2021

Via: eSchool News

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been, to say the least, a struggle for students and educators, it also has revealed a move toward increased student-directed learning, according to the final installment in a series of reports from Project Tomorrow and […]


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

Ed Dept releases more than $21B in coronavirus relief for colleges

January 14, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Congress hammered out the overall $900 billion deal in December, roughly nine months after approving the first round of funding. The new money was briefly imperiled when President Donald Trump unexpectedly declined to sign the measure, though he eventually did […]


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Ole Miss Doubles Down on Professor’s Termination

January 12, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of Mississippi is moving ahead with its termination of Garrett Felber, assistant professor of history, its provost said in a formal response to the American Historical Association. The group inquired about Felber’s controversial termination, which many of his […]


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The Adjunctification of Gen Ed

January 12, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

I owe a debt of thanks to George T. Karnezis, who made a sage observation in response to my review of Derek Bok’s Higher Expectations: if colleges and universities are serious about lower-division instruction, why do they relegate the responsibility […]


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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

January 11, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

As expected, President-elect Joe Biden will, upon taking office Jan. 20, instruct the Education Department to continue the pause excusing student loan borrowers from making payments, a top economic adviser in the incoming administration said. David Kamin, who will be […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Higher ed leaders condemn Capitol insurrection, police response

January 7, 2021

Via: Education Dive

College presidents issued a flurry of statements censuring the violent protestors who forced lawmakers to flee from their chambers, with some condemning Trump for his role in sparking the unrest. Hours before the mob attack, Trump held a rally near […]


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States adopt name, image and likeness policies for college athletes

January 7, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The NCAA has long prohibited student-athletes from earning money based on their name, image and likeness, claiming the concept undermines the amateurism model of college sports. But experts say the NCAA was forced to introduce its proposal after California passed […]