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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

California must prioritize science education to stay competitive

September 8, 2022

Via: EdSource

Living through a global pandemic while facing the consequences of climate change has underscored the need for science literacy. What’s more, robust and equitable science education is not only essential to a fully functioning democracy, it is crucial for preparing […]


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The Evolving Education Reform Agenda

August 25, 2022

Via: Education Next

Earlier this month, I argued that “education reform is alive and well, even if the Washington Consensus is dead for now.” What’s more, I wrote that we should stay the course on the current reform strategy: Keep growing charter schools. […]


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Education Department terminates ACICS in final decision

August 22, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is officially terminating federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools after Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten issued a final decision Friday. The department will provisionally certify the 27 for-profit colleges currently […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What it will take to get all California students reading at grade level

August 18, 2022

Via: EdSource

As the pandemic has raised concerns about “learning loss” and widening achievement gaps, California policymakers have focused increasingly on how to strengthen literacy instruction in the country’s most diverse state. In 2021 the Legislature passed Senate Bill 488, which outlines […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

All you need to know about ERP in education

July 28, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions help companies coordinate the work of various departments by integrating all the necessary information within one shared database. While ERP systems are traditionally associated with manufacturing, they now support organizations in multiple sectors, education included. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Study: Cosmetology Schools Yield Poor Student Outcomes

July 15, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new study from the Century Foundation released Thursday found that graduates from cosmetology schools are making near poverty-level wages, and that almost half of the colleges in the industry—42 percent—would fail under the Education Department’s proposed gainful-employment rule. The […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Business Leaders Say Computer Science Needs to Be A Core Subject

July 12, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Today, a collection of more than 500 prominent business, education and nonprofit leaders called on states to update their K-12 curriculum to make computer science a core subject. In a letter sent to governors from all fifty states, they write, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

At some schools, education is a path to healing

July 6, 2022

Via: EdSource

Elizabeth Madole, 8, is a regular at UC San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. At least once a month, she and her family trek from Redding so she can get transfusions to treat a rare neuromuscular disorder. “We read […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How can schools respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade?

June 30, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

In response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, a host of companies in the private sector have announced leave policies and financial aid to accommodate out-of-state travel for abortion care. In contrast, K-12 leaders have remained largely […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Nearly 1 out of 5 classes in California taught by underprepared teachers

June 30, 2022

Via: EdSource

Most California teachers have the appropriate credentials and training to teach the subjects and students in their classes, but many do not, according to new statewide data on teacher assignments released Thursday. While 83% of K-12 classes in the 2020-21 […]


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Education Dept. Agrees to Settle 200,000 Borrower-Defense Claims

June 24, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department on Wednesday agreed to settle about 200,000 borrower-defense claims brought in a lawsuit against the department. The agreement will automatically provide the elimination of student loan debts for those involved. The agreement states that “attendance at one […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How 7 educators are accelerating summer learning

June 17, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The pandemic has augmented concerns about learning loss, leading many schools and districts to examine their summer learning programs and help students strengthen progress in various academic areas. Here’s how seven educators are tackling summer learning in fun and engaging […]


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Are Schools Disproportionately Surveilling Students Who Rely on School-Owned Devices?

June 15, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Monitoring student activity online has become a hot button issue for districts, schools and parents alike in the digital age, where information is often shared freely and copiously via email, social media and other channels. In response to these trends, […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

K-12 Students Access 100 Million+ Digital Books from their Schools with Sora Reading App

June 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Digital book access for reading and listening for K-12 students has reached a milestone. Students using the free Sora student reading app have now accessed more than 100 million books from their school’s digital collections since Sora launched in 2018. […]


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Riverside Insights Acquires Aperture Education

June 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Riverside Insights, a leading developer of research-based assessments and analytics, today announced its acquisition of Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools. With more than 65 years of combined research and […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Whole child learning paves a path to success, teachers say

May 23, 2022

Via: eSchool News

An overwhelming majority of educators polled in a new survey say they believe students achieve success when schools make whole child learning a priority. Ninety-one percent of teachers participating in education nonprofit Gradient Learning’s national survey, say they believe students […]


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Ukrainian students arriving in California find warm welcome at schools

May 3, 2022

Via: EdSource

As Ukrainian families begin arriving in California, they’ll find some of the country’s most well-prepared schools for helping children who’ve fled violence abroad and are trying to adapt to life in a new country. School districts throughout California, from urban […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

3 ways schools can support youth mental health

May 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The collective damage caused by the pandemic has yet to be fully understood, but the toll it has taken on youth mental health and emotional well-being is becoming exceedingly apparent. Widespread social isolation and loneliness, uncertainty, parental loss of a […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How Schools Can Build a Culture of Support for Educator Mental Health

April 29, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Considering the ongoing traumatic upheaval on school communities in recent years, and the unrelenting pressure on educators to work under difficult, uncertain and constantly vacillating circumstances, it is not a matter of if educators will experience the corrosive effects of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate, Assembly agree California schools should receive billions more in unrestricted funding

April 29, 2022

Via: EdSource

Legislative leaders agreed this week that giving schools billions of dollars more in unrestricted funding would be their top priority in negotiations with Gov. Gavin Newsom over next year’s bountiful state budget. On Thursday, Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins, […]