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Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 ways to bring joy back to math after a year of virtual learning

September 23, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Math instruction experts say now is an optimal time to rethink how math lessons are delivered and find creative ways to empower students to develop strong understandings of numerical relationships and an appreciation for math. After a year of virtual, […]


News

Manchin Just Downsized the Democrats’ Massive Education Spending Plans

September 22, 2021

Via: Education Next

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., may have just blown a gaping hole in the education community’s hopes for supersized new federal outlays. Here’s the deal: Democrats control a 50-50 U.S. Senate by dint of Vice President Harris’ tie-breaking vote, when they […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

The broken clock: How we get time wrong in education

September 22, 2021

Via: eCampus News

The education establishment seems to think that time is a tangible asset. State legislatures mete out requirements based on minutes of classroom time as a measure of accountability. In higher education, we have the holy contact hour. Amazingly, those dictating […]


News

GAO Report: Office of Federal Student Aid Is Understaffed

September 21, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education is understaffed, as its staffing levels haven’t kept pace with the growing student loan portfolio, according to findings by the Government Accountability Office. From fiscal year 2010 to 2019, […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Reminding Congress of Workforce Education

September 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats in Congress are seeking to send billions of dollars in new funding to community colleges to support free two-year postsecondary education for students, but that could leave job-focused education behind in the process if policy makers aren’t careful, according […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

7 eye-opening back-to-school predictions

September 16, 2021

Via: eSchool News

This back-to-school season is unlike any before it. Not only are many students heading back to full in-person learning after more than a year of virtual or hybrid learning, they’re doing it in the middle of COVID-19 surges nationwide. The […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Report: Community Colleges Drive Workforce Education, Training

September 16, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new survey found that community colleges, and especially their noncredit programs, play an outsize role in providing job-focused education. Opportunity America, a Washington, D.C., think tank focused on economic mobility, explained the survey findings in an accompanying policy report […]


News

School districts hesitate to use ARP funding for construction projects

September 14, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Congress directed close to $200 billion to state and local education agencies in 2020 and 2021 to help reopen schools battered by COVID-19 through the ARP. The plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March, directly addresses pandemic-related […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How an inquiry-based approach can support teachers in return to school

September 13, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

In the return to full-time, in-person learning, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the need to provide students additional social-emotional support, but many educators will also need that support. A March survey of California educators by the Inverness […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How Toxic Positivity Demoralizes Teachers and Hurts Schools

September 13, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

Several years ago, during her first year teaching at a new school, Rachel cried a lot. Under the thumb of a relentlessly upbeat administrator, Rachel, an educator and librarian in New Jersey, was pressed to be happy all the time. […]