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Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Place-based early literacy initiatives giving families a sense of community pride

February 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Since 2012, families in Grundy County, Tennessee — northwest of Chattanooga — have been learning about lesser-known treasures in their rural community in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center, Scholastic and Sewanee: The University of the South. Discover Together […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

New research centers to focus on rural schools, high school writing

February 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Many rural districts — and school leaders in rural areas — are finding that they can accomplish more by partnering with neighboring districts and participating in networks in which they share curriculum resources, professional development and other areas of expertise. […]


News

Report: A New Cybersecurity Incident Strikes K-12 Schools Nearly Every Three Days

February 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Just a little over a month into 2019, already about a dozen cybersecurity incidents have struck U.S. school districts. And if the past is any indication, more are likely to come. A U.S. school district becomes the victim of a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Schools trade traditional classroom setups for flexible learning environments

February 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In the workplace, companies are making the shift from traditional cubicles and desks to new, more appealing options around the office. In some cases, hammocks and couches are taking the place of office chairs and conference spaces, and collaboration rooms […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study ties pre-K bullying to childhood depression

February 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to research published in 2013 by Psychology Today, depression affects approximately 4% of preschoolers in the United States. That number is increasing each year as physicians and therapists become better equipped at identifying the symptoms of preschool depression, which […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

To draw low-income students, colleges advertise affordability

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Students are leaving financial aid dollars on the table. That’s preventing some from enrolling in colleges they don’t realize they can afford. “Often they don’t know, or are confused by, the options,” said James Applegate, a visiting professor at the […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Free digital guide provides practical SEL implementation tools for school leaders

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Educators, families and policymakers widely accept that social and emotional learning is an integral part of the educational process — not only for the impact it has on student learning in the classroom, but also for its growing relevance and […]


Education Tech

Digital snow days gain steam as schools seek to melt learning loss

February 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last week, dangerously low temperatures caused by a polar vortex forced thousands of schools to close. Thanks to digital technology, some districts were able to continue teaching despite the winter blast. In Chicago, schools were closed from three days to […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Hero K12 Gets a Facelift and a New Edtech Acquisition

February 4, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

When Hero K12 acquired SchoolMint two years ago, it didn’t just buy some school enrollment software. It also got a new boss—and a new brand. In June 2017, Hero K12, based outside of Miami, received $150 million from BV Investment […]


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

How districts can step in to help students deal with deportation fears

February 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Any disruption in a student’s home life can have a cascading effect on a his or her school performance and even their behavior. Fear of the unknown when a parent is detained due to illegal immigration charges can leave students […]