Tag: news

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Congress may ax crucial higher education programs

December 28, 2017

Via: AFT News

An equity-busting markup of the Higher Education Act is making its way through Congress, and education advocates, outraged by the barriers it would create, are rallying against it. “If rogue for-profit colleges and private lenders were to dream up a higher […]


Educators across political spectrum not sold on school choice

December 28, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The issue of school choice is a very broad and complicated issue, particularly when it comes to funding part of the discussion. Some educators see school choice as a valid way to offer school competition and improve all schools. However, others see […]


More districts creating high school internship programs

December 11, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The Richmond County system joins the growing number of school districts looking to give students real-world work experience while also planning for future workforce needs. Before they start their internships, students will also get some training in “soft-skills” from local […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Researcher: AI won’t replace teachers

December 11, 2017


Despite the growth of online learning and increasingly complex artificial intelligence, it’s highly unlikely that the teaching profession will be taken over by robots anytime soon. The teacher shortages in many states alone should serve as ample indication that the […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

December 8, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Engaging high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students is a challenge–one that could be addressed differently depending on a student’s dominant mode of engagement. To figure out the […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Can behavior mapping help teachers more effectively address challenging students?

December 7, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The idea here is that situations in which an educator is the center of attention provoke challenging students to engage in common attention-seeking behavior, and that mapping can help teachers manage their reactions and avoid those scenarios. Nationwide, schools and […]

Education Tech, News

New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

December 4, 2017

Via: eSchool News

As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers are now able to access a new, free online artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to strengthen their math instruction and help students learn at higher levels. The IBM Foundation announced the […]

Educational Forms, Informal learning

New study points to benefits of personalized learning

September 18, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The research also cites positive findings on programs such as Newsela and DreamBox, which adjust to students’ skills as they work. School leaders implementing personalized learning initiatives, however, need to take a different approach to traditional instructional models, experts say. […]

Education Tech

18 edtech developments set to impact schools

September 13, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Coding as a literacy and the rise of STEAM learning are two key trends driving K-12 technology adoption for the next 1-2 years, according to the latest New Media Consortium and CoSN Horizon Report. The report is organized into 6 […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Bill Boosts Maximum Pell Grant

September 7, 2017

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves. The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, […]