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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 […]


Editorial

Addressing Student Mental Health in Our Education System

March 22, 2024

Via: Caitlin Simmons

Mental health issues among students have been climbing, and it’s about time we all took a closer look at what’s happening. It matters because your mental health is just as important as your physical well-being, and for students in particular, […]


Education Tech

How edtech is transforming bilingual education in the U.S.

March 21, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Millions of students within the United States public school system are non-native English speakers. As this figure continues to grow year over year, true bilingual education is becoming more vital to equitably support student success. How do we ensure students […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

It’s budget season: How are you preparing for the fiscal cliff?

March 20, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The final chapters of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding are drawing near. The imminent end of ESSER funding has pushed school districts to a critical juncture, compelling them to confront budget deficits for the upcoming 2024-2025 school […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Should Schools Be Rewarded for Absenteeism?

March 19, 2024

Via: Education Next

I recently had a conversation about absenteeism that I found exasperating. So did the superintendent I spoke with, I’m sure. You can judge who had more cause. The quotes here aren’t verbatim, as I jotted them down afterwards, but the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

7 tips and ideas to make the eclipse engaging for students

March 19, 2024

Via: eSchool News

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the United States, starting in Texas. This upcoming eclipse event is an exciting opportunity to incorporate phenomenon-based learning into your instruction and engage your students through inquiry. Here […]


Education Tech

E-rate insight protects school technology infrastructure

March 18, 2024

Via: eSchool News

When the Federal Communications Commission’s E-rate program first emerged in 1996, only 14 percent of the nation’s K-12 classrooms were connected to the internet. Since then, the program has transformed to help schools and libraries connect to high-speed broadband. Today, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

A New College Lesson Plan for Improving Executive Functioning

March 15, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Over the past year, I’ve received startlingly similar phone calls from families of college students: Their first- and second-year students across the United States are struggling with basic tasks and life-management skills—and they need help. For some, the absence of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

We Know How Much Planning Time Teachers Get on Average. Is It Enough?

March 14, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

Given the amount of planning time he has each day, along with the assistance of an AI-powered app, Robert can easily turn a hard copy reading passage and questions into an interactive quiz for the students in his elementary classroom. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Doubts About Value Are Deterring College Enrollment

March 13, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Enrollment has been declining in higher education for more than a decade, and the most common explanations in recent years have been lingering effects of the pandemic and a looming demographic cliff expected to shrink the number of traditional-age college […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

3 keys to successful summer reading (regardless of the languages students speak)

March 12, 2024

Via: eSchool News

When I began teaching English as a second language (ESL), I had anywhere from seven to 13 different languages in my classroom because our district was in an area with a lot of recent immigration. It was an entry point […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden proposes 3.9% FY 2025 increase for Education Department

March 11, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The Biden administration is proposing a 3.9% increase over fiscal 2023 for the U.S. Department of Education, for a total of $82 billion in discretionary funding for early learning, K-12 and higher education in its fiscal year 2025 budget released […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Let’s Have Better Debates About Standardized Tests

March 11, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Reasonable people can come to different conclusions about the proper role of standardized testing, what qualities should be measured and how to measure them. Those debates are healthy and productive. It’s less productive when we stake out our positions without […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

K-12 schools aren’t ready for AI’s risks or benefits

March 8, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Almost all school superintendents (97 percent) say that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use AI effectively and responsibly. Still, only 37 percent have a plan for incorporating AI instruction in the classroom, according to the 2024 […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Demand for Online Classes Prompts Closure of Satellite Centers in Iowa

March 7, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of Iowa’s Board of Regents recently recommended closing three off-campus learning centers and moving the graduate programs they hosted online. “We would offer classes and end up having to close or not offer 50 to 80 percent of […]


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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 […]


Education Tech

6 ways you’re already using AI in the classroom

March 5, 2024

Via: eSchool News

Many educators are cautiously optimistic about AI, indicating that they’d like more guidance to effectively integrate it into their instructional strategies. But while generative AI tools like ChatGPT have dominated conversations for the past year, there are many classroom tools […]


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

4 parts of successful college student engagement

March 5, 2024

Via: eCampus News

College student engagement is a critical part of success not just for students, but for the institutions where they learn. When students are engaged in their academics and their campus lives, they are more likely to achieve their goals and […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Doing Educational Equity Right: The Homework Gap

March 4, 2024

Via: Education Next

The casual observer might be surprised that there’s much controversy about homework. A common sense, man-on-the-street view would be straightforward: Teachers should assign homework, and students should do it. After all, practice makes perfect, and kids can’t learn without exerting […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Many Students Don’t Inform Their Colleges About Their Disability. That Needs to Change.

March 1, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

In summer 2012, my life changed. I was a 20-year-old college student with a bright future. I was fearless and ready to take the world by storm. All of my hopes and dreams came crashing down when I began experiencing […]