Tag: students

Education Tech

School, district social media policies must tackle pitfalls as well as opportunities

February 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Learning to utilize social media can be a daunting task fraught with the potential for flubs and even major missteps. But avoiding social media all together may be the biggest mistake of all. Creating strong policies will encourage responsible behavior […]

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 […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Schools trade traditional classroom setups for flexible learning environments

February 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In the workplace, companies are making the shift from traditional cubicles and desks to new, more appealing options around the office. In some cases, hammocks and couches are taking the place of office chairs and conference spaces, and collaboration rooms […]

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 […]

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

How districts can step in to help students deal with deportation fears

February 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Any disruption in a student’s home life can have a cascading effect on a his or her school performance and even their behavior. Fear of the unknown when a parent is detained due to illegal immigration charges can leave students […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How far should educators go to help students?

January 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Compared to what could have transpired, Smitherman is relatively fortunate in that she may be able to evade any long-term consequences of her alleged actions. It seems many, including the Elwood Community Schools Board’s president, back her and understand her […]


More states see need for adult SEL initiatives

January 28, 2019

Via: Education Dive

SEL, which has received increased attention in recent years, helps students manage their emotions, create and maintain more positive relationships with others, make more responsible decisions and become more productive in attaining their goals. These skills can help students not […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Massachusetts to monitor struggling private colleges

January 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last April, Mount Ida abruptly announced it was closing and offered students automatic enrollment at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Former students sued the college in November, claiming officials were aware of its mounting financial difficulties as early as 2014. […]


More Students Are Becoming Activists. Teachers Can Help Strengthen Their Voice.

January 21, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Clara immediately stood out as a different sort of high school student—and yet, she was a type of different I have started to spot more and more. When I first encountered Clara, she was applying to the feminist pre-college program […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

El Espace: 500,000 Students Are Affected by the L.A. Teachers Strike. Most Are Latino.

January 18, 2019

Via: NY Times

On Monday, more than 30,000 public-school teachers and employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike, protesting for higher pay, smaller class sizes and more support staff for their students. Though negotiations had reportedly resumed on Thursday […]