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Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher Ed’s Shifting Priorities

January 13, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Some secrets hide in plain sight. We often hear that higher ed’s financial challenges lie primarily in cuts in per capita state aid and increases in: Fixed costs (for salaries, benefits, maintenance and operations, and technology). Expenditures on expensive emerging […]


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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, Higher Education, News, Secondary Education

Pandemic Lockdowns of 2020 Revealed the Biggest Challenge for Upstart Education Efforts: Time

January 6, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

As we close out 2020, we the people are tired. Essential workers, healthcare heroes and frontline warriors have been bearing the brunt of the impact on our education and hospital systems, as well as businesses and organizations, both private and […]


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VHS Learning Students Once Again Exceed National Averages on Advanced Placement Exams

January 5, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Students taking Advanced Placement® courses through VHS Learning maintained their decade-plus record of exceeding the national average pass rate on AP® exams. A score of 3 or higher on an AP® exam is considered a “passing” grade for AP® college […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

4 tips to make hybrid learning less overwhelming

January 4, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Let’s face it: pandemic learning is stressful and exhausting. There is truly no getting away from the fact that trying to engage in any activity that requires maximum brain activity (ahem: teaching and learning) is extra hard while we are […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine

December 4, 2020

Via: NY Times

What’s next: kids’ vaccines The first coronavirus vaccines for adults are nearly here, but children’s vaccines will take a lot longer. Pfizer and Moderna’s pediatric trials are just getting started for children older than 12. So what does that mean […]


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AFT affiliates give Houston educators what they need: A voice

December 3, 2020

Via: AFT News

Houston educators voted overwhelmingly to make the Houston Federation of Teachers and the Houston Educational Support Personnel their exclusive representatives in formal consultation with school administrators on workplace policies and other matters. More than 93 percent of teachers and in-school […]


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

Amid school reopenings, COVID-19 liability protection a mounting concern

November 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Many districts are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place while trying to educate students during a pandemic. Some community members are pushing back against school buildings remaining closed, while others resist when they reopen their doors. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges’ return to online classes complicates student housing

November 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The abrupt transition to online instruction in the spring threw colleges’ budgets into a tailspin, as most refunded students’ room and board money. As they prepared for the fall, however, officials at several institutions clarified they wouldn’t necessarily return these […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

3 ways K-12 schools can evolve post-pandemic

November 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The pandemic-driven upheaval of the K-12 education system is doing something many say has been nearly impossible — opening a door for significant reforms that would disrupt decades or century-old practices and rituals. And even though school administrators are in […]