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Educational Stages, Higher Education

Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online

December 9, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

If a dissertation rolls off the presses, and no one reads it, does it make a difference? It’s a quandary no freshly minted PhD wants to ponder. Yet the longform research typical to disciplines like English, history and sociology can […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Chicago ELs show strong progress

December 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Chicago’s recipe for EL success includes providing an early intervention platform that features professional development, tutoring and its new Curriculum Equity Initiative, which focuses on ensuring that teachers have standards-aligned materials that are “free from bias; fair across race, religion, […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

GAO: Low-income and minority students face barriers resolving disputes over special ed services

December 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to the report, many parents “feel they are at a disadvantage” when in conflict with school districts because of “an imbalance of power” and, as a result, may be reluctant to engage in dispute resolution. Stakeholders also pointed out […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State seeks delay in school funding lawsuit filing

December 3, 2019

Via: Education Week

State officials are seeking more time to prepare for the latest court challenge to New Hampshire’s public school funding system. The ConVal, Mascenic, Winchester, and Monadnock school districts sued the state earlier this year, arguing it has failed in its […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Denver after-school program receives $1.5M from marijuana tax revenue

December 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In states where marijuana has been legalized, the effects are a double-edged sword. While marijuana tax revenue is often channeled toward education in the form of funds, educators worry the use of those funds sends a mixed message to students. […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Amicus briefs support Virginia transgender student Gavin Grimm’s case following appeal

December 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The U.S. Supreme Court was set to hear Grimm’s case in early 2017, but it was sent back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered after the Trump administration rescinded the U.S. Department of Education’s Obama-era guidance […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: Minority students overlooked in gifted identification process

November 27, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Since identifying gifted students is not federally regulated by the U.S. Department of Education​, identification often varies widely between states and even districts. Nationally, 3.3 million students were identified as gifted in 2016, however, that number is missing an estimated […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

The 4 tech skills all middle schoolers should develop

November 26, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Saint Patrick’s is a small, pre-K–8 Catholic school in Yorktown Heights, New York. Last year, we received a grant to revamp our computer lab into what we call a STREAM lab, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and […]


Education Tech

10 things to know about digital learning

November 26, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology. The State of Digital Learning report is based on responses from more than 9,200 […]


News

Celebrating Children’s Rights Is Important, but More Progress Is Needed

November 25, 2019

Via: The RAND Blog

November 20 marked World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a historic commitment to the world’s children. Being the most widely ratified human rights treaty […]