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Education Tech

Are you sure your edtech tools are working?

August 19, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Elkin City Schools (ECS) is my home. It’s a small district, located near the North Carolina border, with three schools and about 1,200 students. It’s a small, tight-knit community full of passionate leaders, dedicated teachers, and inspired learners. We rank […]


News

Ex-staffers: Bureaucracy, testing focus stifled ed innovation office’s efforts

August 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

DPS isn’t the first district to have educators at odds with administration over personalized learning efforts. In a 2018 evaluation of several school districts implementing personalized learning practices, the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Schools increasingly underfunded as state funding demand grows, study finds

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Six states that faced teacher strikes last year — Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia — have had only small increases in education spending since the 1980s when compared to other states. State and local spending grew […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Higher Education

How to bring structure to nondegree credentials

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

“There’s so much concern about getting a job and hedging your bets in this labor market that people are willing to … risk a lot of money on these kinds of credentials,” Michelle Van Noy, associate director of Rutgers’ Education […]


News

Michigan losing school librarians as literacy rates decline

August 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As economic factors have driven school staffing decisions for over a decade, some school districts have had to make tough calls regarding libraries. Some districts have opted to eliminate school librarian positions — and even the libraries themselves — as […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Helping All Learners Achieve Success on Their Own Terms

August 12, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attempts to not only identify areas of challenge for a student—fine motor skills, language development, reading and comprehension, written and verbal language skills, social interaction, etc.—but to also put a mechanism in place to address […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Parents are critical connections to learning for ELs

August 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

More than half of U.S. educators are concerned about language barriers between them and parents with limited English. Without sufficient skills in English, these parents are sometimes unable to understand what type of support their children need. Many schools rely […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

August 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

The U.S. education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Does requiring seniors to fill out FAFSA forms increase college attendance?

August 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In an effort to connect students with college financial aid, some states are requiring graduating seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. In the 2021-22 school year, Texas will become the second to require students […]


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

Study suggests nap time benefits high-schoolers, too

August 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The teenage years are not conducive to sleep. Homework, extra curricular activities and the need to make extra money from part-time jobs all cut into a teen’s sleep schedule. In addition, teens’ circadian rhythms are working against them. Their melatonin […]