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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report suggests lessons K-12 schools can adopt from HBCUs

January 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report points out HBCUs are often overlooked resources when it comes to developing high-achieving black students, yet these institutions are built on that premise. The UNCF report “Punching Above Their Weight” found that, in 2016, HBCUs enrolled 24% of […]


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

Ed Dept launches OPEN Center to help prevent discrimination in schools

January 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The move to support a more proactive approach follows scrutiny from student advocate groups in recent years over the department’s handling of discrimination complaints. For example, while the OCR under the Trump administration has resolved nearly twice as many complaints […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: SEL program’s impact on state test scores mixed

January 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

After two years of study, a top takeaway from the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development was that SEL is the process through which students learn and is important for all students, not just those with […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Supreme Court to hear case educators worry could ‘destabilize public schools’

January 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a crucial case on the First Amendment this week that could, depending on its outcome, have significant fallout for public schools. “It will be a virtual earthquake,” Randi Weingarten, president of the […]


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 […]