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Analyzing the return on investment for online education

November 28, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Though higher education has historically been a reliable economic engine for individuals and the economy, college insiders have long failed to convey the industry’s value to students, parents, employers and policy makers who question the investment, Kathleen Ives and Deborah […]


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Understanding historical trends and patterns in student data

November 28, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Educators, students, and families weathered historic interruptions in learning over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student achievement, predicted to slide in the ongoing chaos, revealed its fragile nature in the NAEP’s recently released Long-Term Trend results […]


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Holiday ransomware attacks hit education harder than other sectors

November 22, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With Thanksgiving break looming this weekend and the longer winter holiday break just around the corner, take note: The report found holidays and weekends make education and other sectors particularly susceptible to ransomware attacks because of typically skeletal staff working […]


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Over 1,830 colleges are test-optional for fall 2023 admissions

November 18, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Test-optional admissions proliferated across higher education during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Common testing sites, like K-12 schools, closed down, curtailing student access. In response, many colleges discarded their admissions testing requirements. They’ve maintained those test-optional rules even […]


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Ransomware attackers head back to school

November 18, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Just when we thought the painful trend of ransomware attacks on public schools might be waning, news arrived of a massive incident. Over Labor Day weekend, the country’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, experienced a ransomware attack. The district […]


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More Than a Third of Student Affairs Workers Looking to Quit

November 17, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Thirty-seven percent of student affairs professionals are looking to leave their roles, according to research conducted by Skyfactor Benchworks, Macmillan Learning’s surveying arm, in partnership with the Southern Association for College Student Affairs. The study, which surveyed 324 student affairs […]


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Studies show wider variation in student performance than before pandemic

November 16, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Assessment results from last school year show wider variations in students’ performance than before the pandemic, pointing to the reality that in many classrooms right now, teachers are supporting a greater diversity of student academic needs, according to two recently […]


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30 Years of K-12 School Reform Have Barely Moved the Needle on Improving Learning or Reducing Equity Gaps

November 15, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

I don’t know whether those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. But I do know this: those with a grasp of the history are never surprised by what happens. Take the example of school reform. Read enough […]


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Anxiety higher for teachers than healthcare, office workers during pandemic

November 15, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The study did not examine reasons for teachers’ high anxiety levels. However, co-author Joseph Kush, an assistant psychology professor at James Madison University, said one theory is that healthcare workers are more experienced in working under extreme conditions. There also […]


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Merger Watch: Mergers in higher education are global. Here are lessons for US colleges.

November 14, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Two of Japan’s most prestigious universities sign a pact to merge. Hundreds of students protest a decision to merge their university with two others in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. In Scotland, students and the wider community are being asked to […]


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New international student enrollment surged 80% last year

November 14, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The coronavirus pandemic battered international enrollment. In 2020-21 — the first full academic year of the health crisis — total numbers plummeted 15%, the largest year-over-year decline since IIE began tracking numbers over seven decades ago. Colleges often say they […]


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Here’s why ransomware is a top threat to institutions

November 11, 2022

Via: eCampus News

High-profile ransomware attacks are dominating the news. From healthcare organizations to critical infrastructure, no sector is immune to cyberattacks seeking a huge payout with malicious ransomware. This is especially true in higher education, which is the second most common target […]


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District leaders say unanticipated hurdles stifling learning recovery

November 10, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The optimism administrators first showed for the rapid use of accelerated learning approaches — expressed when CRPE began its research into five unnamed school districts in winter 2021 — is fading as challenges remain, the report said. “I think there […]


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3 ways schools play a vital role in community safety

November 8, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Schools do so much for a community. They provide a safe place for children to learn and grow each day, filled with educators who truly care. However, as a parent or educator, it’s important to understand that many schools aren’t […]


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6 ways to lower course materials costs for students

November 8, 2022

Via: eCampus News

After decades of rising course materials costs, students are finally feeling some relief. Yet even though spending on course materials is trending downward, textbook affordability continues to weigh heavy on students’ minds. Average student spending on course materials is the […]


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It takes all of us — college presidents, faculty and students — to cultivate a culture of free speech on campus

November 7, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Some 87% of college students say they favor free and open expression on campus, 84% believe the right to free speech is “critical in our democracy,” and 59% think that college should allow students to be “exposed to all types […]


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Children’s mental health remains a major concern

November 4, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The child and teen mental health crisis is still an issue in the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. While there is some indication that numbers might be stabilizing, remaining the same still means children’s and teens’ mental health are […]


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Half of 18 Southern gubernatorial candidates support classroom censorship policies

November 3, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

As state legislative efforts to censor school conversations around race, gender and sexuality gained significant steam this year, the issue doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. According to the Southern Education Foundation report, Republicans account for almost all […]


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Will COVID-19 vaccine be required for school attendance?

November 3, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The 2023 interim COVID-19 vaccine schedule for children 6 months through 17 years shows a series of three shots spread out over 3 to 8 weeks depending on the vaccine brand. A recommended interim COVID-19 vaccine schedule was also released […]


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Hey teachers–what is your ‘why?’

November 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

More than half of the teachers in the US are seriously considering leaving the profession earlier than planned. A number of factors have led to this, including Covid-19 learning interruptions, lack of resources and support for teachers, and more. Right […]