High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

By 2020, two-thirds of all jobs will require postsecondary education , according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Higher Ed News Divided We Learn Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Now, some school districts are pushing this job exploration into middle and even elementary school, convinced that helping students connect what they are learning to careers will not only deepen their engagement but also help them make more informed decisions about their educational paths. “In

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

But Lynn, right now, you’re excited about what you’re calling TL 2020. What is TL 2020? TL 2020 is our teaching and learning initiative in Salisbury Township School District. We spent quite a bit of time visioning for TL 2020, and continuing to evolve our vision.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009.

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Why do TEACHERS start public charter schools?


When a former Montessori teacher and community members recognized that the rural county of Sussex did not have any Montessori elementary schools, they decided to found Sussex Montessori School in Seaford, Delaware.

OPINION: When a low census count hurts children’s well-being

The Hechinger Report

The 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official count by 1.5 But the 2020 census stands to amplify the problem of under-counting in very significant ways. Students in a federally funded Head Start program in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 21, 2013.

The All-Black and Latino School Where Every Kid Can Code


According to that article, there would be 1 million unfilled computer science jobs by 2020, based on estimations from the U.S. In elementary school, she was bullied, and girls often started fights with her in the bathroom, pulling her hair and calling her names. WASHINGTON, D.C. —

LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global


GALA opened with only 6th and 9th grades and will grow each year until it encompasses 6th-12th grade by 2020. For example, one student wondered why so many Kenyan presidents shared the same last name; another student wondered why access to water was so difficult.

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To boost black students, we should give free college to students who don’t need it

The Hechinger Report

trillion, the student debt crisis in the United States has exploded in recent years and has become a key electoral issue in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


We have staff, we have a computer-based monolingual English program that parents can log in and access. We believe if we provide for our students—give them the tools that are necessary, give them access and opportunity—they will be successful and rise to the occasion.

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Why a High-Achieving District Keeps Tinkering With a School Model That Already Works


Four of our seven elementary schools are ranked in the top 20 schools in Pennsylvania, and our high school forensics team is recognized as one of the best teams in the nation. However, they also saw limitations such as inconsistent wi-fi and minimal access to devices. There were buildings with 60 computers in a lab servicing 600 elementary students, and teachers were going to extraordinary measures to give their students access to technology—maybe once a month.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning


They are taking a similar approach in the elementary schools in addition to a blended learning model that allows students to work at their own pace with digital curricula.

James O’Hagan: 5 Reasons to Bring ESports to your School

The CoolCatTeacher

James: Vicki, one of the things that I am a big proponent of, and this comes from my days of being an elementary school teacher, I think it’s more important at the high school. We’ve already made the investments in a lot of ways, with internet access to our schools.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System


The roll out began with one pilot school with a plan to expand to all schools across the district by 2020. We now use Accelerate Education, a platform that gives our teachers unprecedented access to high-quality curricular resources aligned to state and national standards. In August 2015, we began making changes to the grading practices at our pilot school, Summit Elementary School, which serves as a prototype for other school in the district.

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With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

The Lockheed Martin investment will underwrite the cost of implementing Project Lead The Way’s STEM-based curricula at up to 100 elementary, middle and high schools in DPS over a three-year period, depending on grade level and scope of program implementation.


From Brown v. Board to Cleveland, Mississippi, a history fraught with injustice

The Hechinger Report

The decision outlined the fundamental role that education plays as well as the importance of access to quality education for all young people. Spending for elementary, secondary, and higher education has been outpaced by increases in spending on corrections.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduates prepared for these jobs. Kodable Curriculum for Elementary. The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. " Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Schoolhouse Data Breach | MacKeeper → Schoolzilla, a student data warehousing platform, made the all-too-common mistake of configuring their cloud storage for public access.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. " Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Schoolhouse Data Breach | MacKeeper → Schoolzilla, a student data warehousing platform, made the all-too-common mistake of configuring their cloud storage for public access.

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Closing that gap and getting kids to continue their training after high school is especially important here: 74 percent of jobs will require post-secondary education by 2020.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

According to Forbes, "Wearable Tech Market To Be Worth $34 Billion By 2020" ([link] Wrist-based devices can be found in schools everywhere. The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or In fact, a friend of mine said she has twins in first grade at her school that have iWatches.

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

The Hechinger Report

In the elementary school, art classes were cut. Ann Arbor Public Schools, a more affluent district with about 17,000 students at the time, was also predicting its enrollment to decline between 2015 and 2020.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

A big list of options for connecting globally


By the end of 2020, the library hopes to offer resources in more than 100 languages and to further facilitate their translation. Upper Elementary/Middle Grade Book Group.

What’s the worst that could happen under New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some Scenarios

The Hechinger Report

With support from the Republican majority in Congress, she zeroes out the $15 billion currently allocated to Title I , the federal program devoted to providing equal access to primary and secondary education, particularly for children in poverty. Though many Republican leaders are sympathetic to smaller government, they do not want to revisit the three-year process of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

"We Don’t Have Resources to Keep Up with Technology": 2016 Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes Talks to EdSurge


What does it mean, then, for the teaching profession to prepare for 2020? I’m a high school history teacher, so what affects me is going to be very different from what affects an elementary reading coach. You have access to unlimited resources that are right at your fingertips. Want to hear the whole interview? Check out our Q&A with Jahana Hayes on the EdSurge On Air podcast. Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year , knows what it takes to be a good teacher.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.