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Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Art education improves students’ academic, social development, study finds

February 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Art programs have taken a hit as districts pour more resources into preparing students to take standardized tests and exit exams required for high school graduation, among other resources or initiatives. However, this study adds to the body of research […]


Education Tech

Google’s AI Assistant Fund Invests in GradeSlam to Make Online Tutoring More Equitable

February 12, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Online tutoring services are a dime a dozen, and in recent times they’ve raised many dimes. Since 2016, these companies have raised more than $1.2 billion in venture capital, according to EdSurge data—most notably Chinese startups that connect local students […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Your Niche Is Not Enough

February 12, 2019

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

In higher education, everyone is looking for a niche — to be that flower that stands out from the others in a meadow. For some institutions, like Dartmouth or Duke, it’s a spin on elite status. For others, it’s a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Schools up student power in directing course of education

February 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

SoundOut, an organization created to promote “meaningful student involvement, student voice and student engagement,” defines student voice as the “the individual and collective perspective and actions of young people within the context of learning and education.” In their Student Voice […]


News

Is it time to remake middle school?

February 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Between ensuring more young children have school readiness skills and raising high school graduation rates, the middle school years are often overlooked in the push to improve education policy and practices. Nancy L. Deutsch, who directs Youth-Nex at the University […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study ties pre-K bullying to childhood depression

February 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to research published in 2013 by Psychology Today, depression affects approximately 4% of preschoolers in the United States. That number is increasing each year as physicians and therapists become better equipped at identifying the symptoms of preschool depression, which […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

To draw low-income students, colleges advertise affordability

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Students are leaving financial aid dollars on the table. That’s preventing some from enrolling in colleges they don’t realize they can afford. “Often they don’t know, or are confused by, the options,” said James Applegate, a visiting professor at the […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Free digital guide provides practical SEL implementation tools for school leaders

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Educators, families and policymakers widely accept that social and emotional learning is an integral part of the educational process — not only for the impact it has on student learning in the classroom, but also for its growing relevance and […]


Education Tech

Digital snow days gain steam as schools seek to melt learning loss

February 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last week, dangerously low temperatures caused by a polar vortex forced thousands of schools to close. Thanks to digital technology, some districts were able to continue teaching despite the winter blast. In Chicago, schools were closed from three days to […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Hero K12 Gets a Facelift and a New Edtech Acquisition

February 4, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

When Hero K12 acquired SchoolMint two years ago, it didn’t just buy some school enrollment software. It also got a new boss—and a new brand. In June 2017, Hero K12, based outside of Miami, received $150 million from BV Investment […]