Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students. Some companies already encourage their employees to mentor young people through formal or informal programs.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

Aggregated over the past 13 years — the length of a child’s elementary and secondary school career — Congress has failed to appropriate $347 billion towards the education of low income students, primarily Black and Brown. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept.

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains

Edsurge

Finally in 2001, the school leadership and the parents jointly engaged in a painful analysis that lead to a profound conclusion: If we don’t change, the results won’t change. The fund provided confidence to the financing company in case parents defaulted on their payments. Our goal is clear: we want to hold onto our students long enough to accelerate them into a normal performance curve for the population as a whole by the time they reach secondary school.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed. Alison is an experienced secondary school English teacher, a Florida native and a graduate of the Florida State University.

OER 52

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Electronic Village Online (EVO) has developed as a community of practice that in 2001 facilitated a program of online discussions and workshops that have been held every year since then each January-February.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

Specifically she worries that some companies have made their products a “black box” that professors and researchers can’t understand or control. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. That was way back in 2001.

In charter-school oversight, as in foreign affairs: Trust, but verify

The Hechinger Report

OIG’s charge was to assess the risk to three offices in the Department of Education: the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education , the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services , and the Office of Innovation and Improvement. President-Elect Donald J.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

To be sure, ongoing ill will over NCLB influenced the bitter, drawn-out negotiations over the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which became ESSA (NCLB was also a reauthorization of the 1965 act).

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. Julene also works with Suumu Secondary School and Roots & Shoots in Tanzania.

Live and Interactive with Roger Schank on "Our Broken Education System"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is CEO of Socratic Arts , a company whose goal is to design and implement learning-by-doing, story-centered curricula in schools, universities, and corporations. Many ILS graduates started or joined a wide variety of companies to build simulation-based learning by doing software. In 2001, Schank agreed to run Carnegie Mellon’s new West Coast Campus, offering Masters degrees in computer science.