3 ways to improve special education outcomes

eSchool News

million in 2003 to 6.1 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.

‘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

Almost 76,000 black students account for 90 percent or more of the enrollment in more than a fifth of the state’s schools, and the gulf in academic outcomes is indisputable. Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice.

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Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

This can take a toll on student health, leading to more missed school and negative academic outcomes. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry.

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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Addressing the needs of children who have endured ACEs can not only improve their academic progress but also their overall life outcomes.[1] Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2003, 12(2), pp.

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The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the state began requiring future K-6 teachers to take two early literacy courses in their teacher-preparation training. Mississippi’s results are no miracle but rather the outcome of planning, commitment and hard work.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

Triseum’s upcoming release of ARTé: Mecenas is the first game to be released from the ARTé suite, a collection of games with targeted learning outcomes supporting a traditional college-level Art History survey course.

Counting your way to a college A

The Hechinger Report

“I think rigor should be about how challenging the material is, not how hard it is to achieve a certain outcome.” University of Michigan professors give out more A’s under new grading system Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Two outcomes were evaluated: average math scale scores and the proportion of students who were proficient or above in math. 2003).

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. In addition, using technology to improve student outcomes is a key priority in the Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation (i3) programs. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever. 2003; Clark & Mayer, 2008; Mayer, 2011).

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In fact, research shows several benefits to hiring teachers who reflect the racial and cultural diversity of their students, including better student outcomes.

OPINION: U.S. higher education at risk as DeVos moves to ax for-profit rules

The Hechinger Report

Among students who took out loans in the 2003–04 cohort, consider the percentage of them who defaulted within 12 years: • 17 percent for those who first attended a public four-year institution. • . Our system of higher education is built on the notion of risk and reward.

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

SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION highlights public media’s focus on education and our role in convening conversations around how to improve outcomes for students,” said Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

2003). I specifically ask tutors whether they believe the Socrative system helps to facilitate the outcomes of ‘peer-learning’ and team learning. The Process. Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom?

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

And yet, despite the lack of outcome data, the programs seem to be striking a chord.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

MindShift

And yet, despite the lack of outcome data, the programs seem to be striking a chord. It’s 12:15 p.m.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Changing Outcomes at Scale with Utica Community Schools. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life. I’m really proud of our product that we have today, shaped in large part by the school districts we’ve partnered with over the years.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on. Eventually, surveillance capitalists discovered that the most-predictive behavioral data come from intervening in the state of play in order to nudge, coax, tune, and herd behavior toward profitable outcomes.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Watching TV for three hours each day may be detrimental to kids, but spending unstructured time playing with friends or family is associated with positive outcomes (Barnes, Hoffman,Welte, Farrell, & Dintcheff, 2007; Larson, 2001). 2003).

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. Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook.

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Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

A teacher’s efficacy belief is a judgment of his or her capabilities to bring about desired outcomes of student engagement and learning.4 2003). Pursuing a “sense of success”: New teachers explain their career decisions, American Educational Research Journal 40 (3) (2003), pp.

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The power to learn Heutagogy has come a long way since its initial inception over a bottle of wine and notes written on a napkin in a restaurant in 2000 (Hase, 2002, 2009; Hase and Kenyon, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010; Kenyon and Hase, 2010).

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

These categories include: Resume and portfolio of work, credentials and degrees (including licensing), performance standards, group documentation, group processes, group outcomes, information processing, interdepartmental collaboration, specialization, institutional or organizational memory, organizational learning or training, and knowledge management. There is an understanding that while the environment and contexts change, the outcomes (performance standards) will be constant.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Not every individual with autism will experience all of the positive outcomes just described, but most will attain some and some will attain most. An emerging research base suggests that an integration of biomedical and behavioral approaches can result in benefits beyond those achieved by using either approach alone (Carr & Blakeley-Smith, 2006; Carr & Owen-DeSchryver, 2007; Carr, Smith, Giacin, Whelan, & Pancari, 2003). 2003).

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The organization has received millions of dollars in donations and federal grants since its founding in 2003. Garland added that the organization had done “outstanding work in terms of changing classroom practice and helping to improve student outcomes in early colleges.”

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

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

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015.

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

eSchool News

are attaining higher levels of education since 2003, the numeracy scores of U.S. Since 2003, the percentages of U.S. How are skills distributed in the population and how do they relate to important social and economic outcomes? International data sets show U.S.

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Mayors and Schools: The Louisville Handshake

Leadership Lounge

A subtle but important point that impacts how education partnerships work in Louisville is that the city and Jefferson County were combined into a merged government in 2003.

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

students in kindergarten through 12th grade that is Hispanic increased from 19 to 25 percent between 2003 and 2013, while the black non-Hispanic population dropped from 17 to 16 percent and the white non-Hispanic population fell from 59 to 50 percent.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

Research shows that black students who have black teachers have better academic outcomes, are suspended less often, and face higher expectations from their teachers. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

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

The Hechinger Report

Pulling students from Coahoma County and its county seat of Clarksdale, the school serves an area of the Mississippi Delta known for its rich blues heritage, low incomes and abysmal educational outcomes. Executive Director Amanda Johnson greets students as they arrive for school.

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India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

About 65 percent of India’s students attend similar government schools, many with dismal outcomes. In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. 2003) Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet.