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Education Tech

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

January 20, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. With 28 campuses spread across the Southern California district, each managing its own technology decisions, some schools regularly enjoyed the benefits of technology in the classroom, while those in […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

4 steps to great customer service in your school

January 20, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service. During the edWebinar […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

Ed Dept proposes easier access to federal funds for religious schools, emphasizes school prayer

January 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a press release she hopes the reinforcement of old guidelines and changes in grant requirements will “protect the constitutional rights of students, teachers, and faith-based institutions” and “level the playing field” between public […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Report: DC schools’ enrollment, test scores increase

January 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

DCPS, once hailed as a turnaround success story, was marred by scandal in 2018 just before ​Lewis Ferebee stepped in as chancellor. In a 2019 Q&A with Education Dive, Ferebee said he hoped to rebuild the community’s trust, along with […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

A nudge and a discount helped bring students back to college, study finds

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The study split 27,028 former students into three groups. One received texts about the enrollment process and key deadlines, one received that information plus a tuition waiver for one course, and another was the control group. Noting that the process […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Preschool expansion leads to gains for Massachusetts children

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Massachusetts was one of 13 states in 2014 that received funds for expansion through the Preschool Development Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Another five received initial development […]


News, Uncategorized

San Francisco district adopts teacher housing plan

January 15, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The resolution notes that high housing costs have led to some SFUSD employees becoming “super commuters” — driving as much as two to five hours to get to work. Working side jobs, living in cars and sleeping on friends’ couches […]


Education Tech, News

FETC 2020: District shares tips, benefits for launching student-run IT help desk

January 15, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In a Tuesday afternoon session at the Future of Education Technology Conference, Brian Zimmer and Joe Montemaro, both directors of educational technology for New York’s Webster Central School District, shared how they supported a 1:1 initiative by placing students in […]


News

Florida rises up for public education

January 14, 2020

Via: AFT News

Fifteen thousand educators and allies descended on the state Capitol of Florida for a powerful and historic rally Jan. 13, the day before the state Legislature begins its 2020 session, demanding more funds for public schools and amplifying the needs […]


Editorial

5 Important Trends That Will Influence Education in 2020

January 14, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

As a new decade begins, the education landscape is changing before our very eyes, with learning becoming more student-centered and classes becoming more and more flexible both in schools and colleges, and online. Technology is improving and developing at the […]