3 ways to improve special education outcomes

eSchool News

When you combine a steady growth in the number of students receiving special education services with rising expectations for the educators who serve these students, all of whom have very diverse needs, you get a “perfect storm” of challenges for K-12 leaders. Department of Education, 6.6

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

Edsurge

Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability. Its tools aim to provide educators with insights into two core questions: What does the student know now and what does the student need to do next?

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. 2003. My colleagues and I survive a number of meetings with various District staff who have no answers about the future of our jobs or our school community. education reflection reform teaching Renaissance Schools SDP

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

edWeb.net

Educational travel can be made attainable for all students if you create a plan and stick with it. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students.

Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education — with one big exception

The Hechinger Report

A new study finds that most immigrant groups meet or surpass average U.S. education levels by the second generation — the first generation of children to be born in this country. immigrants are actually relatively well-educated. years of education.).

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

Edsurge

Not so for Southern New Hampshire University , which has partnered with Rethink Education , a venture firm based in White Plains, NY, to launch a $15 million seed fund to support early-stage edtech startups. Dubbed “Rethink Education Seed,” the fund will support about two dozen startups over the next five years. The conversation leading to the partnership, according to SNHU President Paul LeBlanc, was raised during a university board meeting in October.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “15 Ways Taylor Swift ’s Lyrics Solve Education Policy ’s Most Pressing Issues” is, no doubt, the most godawful white lady thing I’ve seen this week in education news. More on the Republicans’ tax plans – Via Education Week : “New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers’ Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” asks Education Dive.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. Already a key part of many people’s information consumption, Facebook explicitly wants to become an education company, working with a charter school chain to develop education software.

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

Waterford

The purpose of this study was to determine how educators can best improve educational opportunity for all children, particularly low socioeconomic status (SES) and marginalized students. Waterford.org: Our Commitment to Equity in Education for All.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

If you’re a parent preparing for the conference season, we’ve also included a list of tips to make the most out of meeting with your child’s teacher. For Educators: How to Run a Parent-Teacher Conference. Educational Leadership, April 1999, 56(7), pp.

6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

Educational travel can be made attainable for all students if you create a plan and stick with it. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students. Hold meetings for families.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Board of Education school-segregation decision, Williams saw a post on Facebook shared by an old high-school friend she knew from her days playing trumpet in the Gardendale marching band: The newly empowered Gardendale Board of Education would be meeting in a few hours.

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

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003. But hindsight is a very different vantage point for Cassellius, who is now Minnesota’s commissioner of education. “It

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. 2003. My colleagues and I survive a number of meetings with various District staff who have no answers about the future of our jobs or our school community. education teaching reflection reform SDP Renaissance Schools

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Educators know that taking part in extracurricular activities boosts student success. A meet up for engineering enthusiasts or movie buffs. They do better in math and reading and more often aspire to higher education. They care more about their education.

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An OpenEd Conference Update

Iterating Toward Openness

After two amazing keynotes at #OpenEd19 this morning, I read the following statement to conference attendees: In 2003 I invited a small group of about forty people interested in open content and open courseware to Logan, Utah.

Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. He and two other education technology executives shared lessons learned from both sides of the table when it came to mergers and acquisitions. Instead, a small team should handle those questions while the rest of the employees make sure the company continues to meet the day-to-day needs of its customers. Brekhus is a seasoned survivor of education mergers and acquisitions.

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

Typically a Professional Learning Community is “a group of educators that meets regularly, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.” ” (Huffman and Hipp 2003).

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Original Article Source: [link].

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

The Hechinger Report

Richard Baca joined the New Mexico National Guard for the education benefits promised to him through the GI Bill, but after returning from two deployments to Iraq he became mired in difficulties with a for-profit university and has at least temporarily given up on getting a degree.

Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

The Hechinger Report

Rising college costs, the student loan crisis and federal budget cuts have broadly hamstrung higher education. And private historically black colleges saw a 42 percent decline in federal funding between 2003 and 2015. percent — 44 percent better than all of higher education.”.

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Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

"The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with." Sir Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education Let's face it, our public education system is still all about conformity and standardization.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Naturally, the Internet is far and away the richest and most radical change from the days I was a student, and education will, frankly, never be the same again. billion by 2025, while the education sector will attract 15 million users.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Kids write about it,” said Nondorf, and offer views from “part of the country or a part of the world you might not have heard if you didn’t meet that person.”

#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP

ExcelinEd

Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003!

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

The Hechinger Report

Department of Justice received swift pushback from supporters of affirmative action in higher education, including the American Association of University Professors. In any case, the incident highlights the Justice Department and civil rights issues, including in educational contexts.

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

The Hechinger Report

Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice.

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At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

When I went to meet with him, he helped me with studying, with finding more resources and with stress management,” said Shields, 23, a psychology major. According to GSU calculations, in 2014-15 the system generated more than 43,000 individual meetings between advisors and students. “At