Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, we’re not giving the kids the tools in school along with opportunities to collaborate, that they need on the job, that the companies are asking for. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Bridge International Academies; a model for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, it has built more than 500 schools in India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uganda, and has educated more than 250,000 children. In Liberia, a United Nations rights expert complained that the country’s decision to “outsource its primary education to a private company” is unacceptable. Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school. Another 330 million, despite being in school, receive subpar education.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California. He also continues to consult for various districts across the country at the elementary, middle, and secondary level training teachers and administrators.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations

MindShift

Excerpted from “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents ,” (c) 2019 by Patricia C. Norton & Company. Hoeksema, & Schouten, 2009). 2014; Spear, 2009).

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Two Elite Schools Face Management, Harassment Challenges

K-12 Schools - Education News

Koch, the youngest of the billionaire brothers, dreamed of creating a private secondary school for academically gifted students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. an energy development holding company located in West Palm Beach. (Photo: Oxbridge Academy). William I.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

This has happened as Georgia officials – like those in many other states – are pushing to increase the number of young residents who have some kind of post-secondary education.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

Under such plans, the funding for a course taken by an individual student goes to the school or online company offering the course, often away from the student’s local district. The signature issue for Betsy DeVos, nominated to be the next U.S.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In February 2009 the words of the world were collected and given to the Council of Conscience, a gathering of religious leaders and thinkers, who are now crafting the final document. The Charter was launched in November 2009.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Ethics and Legalities The New York Times continues its investigation of education giant Pearson and ethics concerns surrounding lavish trips that the company''s foundation has sponsored for state education officials. Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.