October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates]. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

The principles of Powerful Learning guide educators to design learning experiences that are personal and accessible ; authentic and challenging; connected and collaborative; and inquisitive and reflective. 2003). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

14] Because of the way childhood trauma affects the brain, it can seriously inhibit a child’s well-being—especially if the child has no access to support. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2003, 12(2), pp. Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way.

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Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

Disruptive Innovation, which makes products simpler, more affordable, and more accessible, has a track record of up-ending industries and taking down titans. Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no. It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachersThe labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. Higher Ed News Adult learning Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Universities Inc The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

But if they have access to educational resources that help them catch up to their peers, they may have better test scores in eighth grade and therefore a high learning rate. Because the income achievement gap has grown 40% over the past three decades, educators have scrambled to find a way to help low SES students access the resources they need to thrive.[3] For low SES homes, we provide technology and Internet access for the duration of the program.

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University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

Looking at data from 2003 and 2012 for 448 small private colleges, it found that higher tuition discounts did not correlate with increased low-income or minority student enrollment. Higher Ed K-12 News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Multimedia

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Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

That money was part of more than $4 million that Minnesota State allocated in performance-based funding in 2019 to colleges that exceeded their expected outcomes for all students, and for students of color, in particular. According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year.

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America. Every child would have access to a laptop loaded with software for phonics and numeracy, because Johnson believed children needed a lot of practice in these areas. In September 2019, the school office said she had retired. Executive Director Amanda Johnson greets students as they arrive for school. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. CLARKSDALE, Miss. —

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. The Museum of Science, a nonprofit, makes an effort to ensure both children of color and girls have access to this hands-on curriculum and are represented in the stories used to kick off each unit. I found a civil engineering unit on building bridges and thought that would be accessible to all.”.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. Today, when we talk about just-in-time education, we want learners to be able to access an experience that is exactly what they need, and that is relevant to where they want to go. They wanted to be able to access and hear from experts who really had mastered whatever it was—whatever marketing campaign philosophy or strategy. As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly. We’re restricted as far as our access to the district side, and when something’s not going right and then on the other side of the wall, you’ve got someone who doesn’t really understand or isn’t trained in it, it’s a nightmare.” Empower still uses SIF today and its scripts can access data from certain SISs they work with.

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When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. Whitmore Lake’s school board and administration would be dissolved in the deal, but its students would gain access to opportunities such as additional Advanced Placement classes and foreign languages. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

In addition, the new millennium brought digital technology to debate topics and gave debaters greater access to information than ever before. Access to the internet made student arguments more nuanced and more complex, the depth of analysis more robust.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., As part of MIND's efforts to make edtech research more accessible, and better equip educators and administrators to make informed decisions, we’ve created a repeatable, scalable study method that we have been continuously improving over a number of years. 2003). Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations.

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More Green Spaces in Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

MindShift

Wealthier families, for instance, might be able to afford to live in neighborhoods with more access to nature and also have access to other wealth-related resources that could enhance childhood development. The researchers’ final data set comprised nearly 1 million Danes who were born between 1985 and 2003 and for whom they had longitudinal records of mental health, socioeconomic status and place of residence. Copyright 2019 NPR.

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools

MindShift

School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider. percent in 2003 to 8.4 School counselors help guide students with academics, college applications and social matters with other students.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. Although lower-income teens spend more time consuming entertainment media, they are less likely to have access to laptops, and they spend more time doing homework on mobile phones instead. Copyright 2019 NPR. Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11.

OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

The Hechinger Report

When I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary in 2003, I desperately needed a job. Generation Hope scholar alumna Lakeya and her two sons celebrating her graduation from Towson University in May 2019.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. The Museum of Science, a nonprofit, makes an effort to ensure both children of color and girls have access to this hands-on curriculum and are represented in the stories used to kick off each unit. I found a civil engineering unit on building bridges and thought that would be accessible to all.”.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the number of veterans using the benefit has doubled, to nearly 900,000 last year. Higher Ed News for-profit education Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

After George Floyd’s killing, many colleges are promising to do better for black students: Will anything change?

The Hechinger Report

Or Anthony Jack, who wondered where all the other black students were when he enrolled at Amherst College in 2003, and whose new book “ The Privileged Poor ” calls for better campus support for underrepresented low-income students. Oliver Schak, co-author of a 2019 Ed Trust report about black student representation at public colleges and universities.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

This begins with expanding access to teaching jobs and continues by giving hardworking teachers a raise. The Shanker report found that between 2003 and 2011 the white teaching workforce in Washington more than doubled, from 16 to 39 percent, while the black share declined precipitously, from 77 to 49 percent. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

Especially in states like Arizona, where families have little access to mental health care, students often turn to school counseling to triage their personal crises. But it wasn’t until the ASCA adopted a national model in 2003 that mental health gained an official role in school counseling duties. A year later, in 2019, lawmakers added $20 million to a school safety program that until then had paid only for armed officers on campus.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Here, some of the nation’s poorest and blackest school districts struggle to recruit qualified and experienced teachers, expand access to learning experiences that can give students more opportunities to succeed in college, and raise the money needed to fix or replace run-down buildings.