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.

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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.

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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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.

?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska

Edsurge

Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. We want to rebuild the whole education culture, start at the beginning,” he says. He saw a need to educate and employ more natives who could work engineering jobs where they are familiar with the people and culture. His idea began with a group of students who formed a study group and weekly meetings.

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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.

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.).

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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].

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

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).

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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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.

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.”

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003). 2003) ‘Accounting Practice in the New Millennium: Is Accounting Education Ready to Meet the Challenge?’

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble.

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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.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

MIND’s Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson has made the case time and time again that the “one good study” paradigm is insufficient for edtech practitioners to base decisions on, and that a model of repeatable results at scale is one that should be adopted across the education industry.

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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

For high-stakes testing, attend all scheduled state-mandated meetings and trainings, take notes and ask questions. Create a theme-based party and celebrate your students’ accomplishments and commitment to their education. in educational administration at Auburn University.

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

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.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. Source: Data from the National Center for Education Statistics; Analysis by the American Statistical Association.

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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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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.

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.

Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate

edWeb.net

Then, after planning meetings with the leadership team, staff spent two of their four summer PD days in training. During the school year they have monthly check-in meetings, and they also do an overall evaluation at the end of the year.

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

I’m delighted to announce that this August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and expand students’ access to relationships. Using technology, online mentoring programs can allow students who otherwise might never meet an engineer or lawyer to connect with working professionals. Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year.

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What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

For healthcare innovators grappling with these questions, the education sector may provide fresh inspiration. Much like our healthcare system, today’s education system—from K–12 to college—consumes an enormous amount of taxpayers’ money, and largely delivers a standardardized service to its users, though each is an individual with unique needs. So it fails many of them in terms of both the quality and utility of educational experience, as evidenced by some sobering surveys.

Can You Be a ‘Good Teacher’ Inside a Failing School?

Edsurge

Educators love the messages from these films, and even children are inspired. Photo Credit: Jenny Abamu Despite a relatively new building, constructed in 2003 as part of a former superintendent’s turnaround project, Fisher has suffered from consistent low performance—falling far below state standards on exams and adjusted growth targets designed specifically for the school. To meet students where they are, Brownlee has a couple of go-to tools.

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Kia Motors America, DonorsChoose Team Up for Teacher Appreciation

K-12 Schools - Education News

Since 2012, Kia has hosted a variety of campaigns that have brought in over $7 million in an effort to increase educational opportunities for around 1.5 Oprah plugged the initiative in 2003, calling it “revolutionary.” K-12 Schools DonorsChoose Education Philanthropy Kia

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Learning with 'e's

I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Milgram''s question was, how many someones are in the chain?'' (Watts, 2003, p38.)

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . What would you tell other educators who want to move some or all of a course online? What other world leaders is Angela Merkel meeting with? Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction