Why It's Important to Teach Your Students Financial Literacy—and Three Ways to Do It

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Images credit: EVERFI Lessons on The State of Financial Capability The FutureSmart Digital program has an ambitious goal of reaching 2 million students by 2020. We recently released an interactive report that examined financial literacy data across the country, on a state by state basis. From the 2018 interactive FutureSmart State Report. One FutureSmart teacher reported that students have asked their parents if they could have pre-paid debit cards for their allowance.

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Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

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A Deloitte report projects that by 2020, 50 percent of the content in an undergraduate degree will be obsolete in five years. Every click, every exercise and assessment will generate important data about each student. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative.

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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.

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

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According to the Global ed-tech Research Report , it is estimated it will reach $252 bn by 2020. And 2020 is not that far into the future. Red, yellow and blue are very nice colors. But the world would be boring in just these three ones.

Four Ways Digital Financial Education Is Improving Student Outcomes

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As of April, we have reached over one million students through the MassMutual Foundation’s FutureSmart program ; we’re now halfway to our goal of providing two million students with financial education by 2020. We have seen students’ scores on pre- and-post assessments rise from a D to a B. 25% of students who hadn't previously talked to their parents about finances reported that they were discussing financial topics covered in the course.

Girls Who Code Helps Draft ‘Landmark’ Legislation Aimed at Closing the Gender Gap

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The bill—which is “almost word-for-word” the language Girls Who Code recommended, Roller says—requires that K-12 schools in Washington track and publicly report the number of computer science classes they offer and who enrolls in them.

Want to put your data into action? Here’s how!

eSchool News

Classroom assessments represented a nearly $1.6 billion market in 2017, and that market is expected to grow by 30 percent through 2020. In fact, classroom assessment now makes up a majority of the testing market, surpassing state testing. The benefit of formative assessments.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Globally, edtech spending is predicted to reach $252 Billion by 2020. “More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” Parents are engaged via student activity reports on school-owned devices.

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Is Esports a Sport?

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Scorekeeping or other assessment to determine a winner. In part due to Riot Games creating its own College League of Legends organization, the NCAA is reported to be taking a long, hard look at bringing esports into its fold. Scorekeeping or other assessment to determine a winner.

Could California’s big investment in children and families be a model for the country?

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Photo: Zaidee Stavely for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Zaidee Stavely for The Hechinger Report. have adopted policies that will begin offering benefits in 2020, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

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Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. The shift came to the school ahead of a statewide deadline to have proficiency-based graduation requirements in place for all of Vermont’s 2020 high school graduates. Under a set of new standards adopted by the Vermont State Board of Education in 2014 , the class of 2020 will be eligible for graduation when they’ve demonstrated “evidence of proficiency” in the curriculum. Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

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Photo: Zaidee Stavely for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Zaidee Stavely for The Hechinger Report. have adopted policies that will begin offering benefits in 2020, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service.

What’s Next for Pearson? (Not Buying Your Education Startup.)

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In 2016 the company reported a $3.3 For the first time, we’ve reported our revenues on pure digital, digital enabled, and non-digital services. We’re also making big investments in authentic assessments that know more than whether you’ve got the answer right or wrong, but why, and providing much more granular, personal and adaptive, feedback to students based on the years of data that we have, on the tens of millions of students that we’ve got.

What’s school without grade levels?

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In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle

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In 2012, the government of India stated that it would need to build 1,000 new universities and an astounding 50,000 new colleges by 2020 to meet expected demand as its population and workforce continued to grow. Some reports suggested students didn’t learn much of anything, and were certainly not prepared to tackle real-world problems.

OPINION: To succeed in tomorrow’s workforce, today’s students need equity-driven policy

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Photo: Kathleen Kordek for The Hechinger Report. Labor economists project that by 2020, two-thirds of all jobs in the United States will require a college degree or credential. The U.S. Capitol.

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

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Steve Friess for The Hechinger Report. Steve Friess for The Hechinger Report. Steve Friess for The Hechinger Report. schools are considered rural, according to a 2017 report from the Rural School and Community Trust. Steve Friess for The Hechinger Report.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

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In spite of these and other shameful realities, the demand of state assessments continue to rule the day, foregoing the warning from business and leadership author Steve Denning in his Forbes column back in 2011: “The current focus on testing has tended to make test results the goal of the system, rather than a measure.Using tests as the goal infringes Goodhart’s law : when measure becomes the goal, it ceases to be an effective measure.”

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PBL and Design Thinking to Unleash Student Creativity – from Beth

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In January of 2016, the World Economic Forum released a series of reports about the future of work. According to The Future of Jobs report, creativity will be one of the top three required skills by the year 2020. This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week.

Is it time to say goodbye to textbooks?

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A McKinsey & Company study from 2014 suggested that textbook rentals would cannibalize new-textbook sales by 2017, resulting in a reduction in new-book sales of 5 to 10 percent by 2020. Related: New report reveals 10 ways students are outpacing their schools.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. The Kellogg Foundation is among the many supporters of The Hechinger Report.). Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report.

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

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On average, the share of white teachers in the overall workforce is more than 10 percentage points larger than the share of whites among non-teaching college-educated workers” the report states. When U.S.

Finding Innovation in Google Apps for Education

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By 2020, Google Apps for Education is predicted to have over 110 million users, due in part to the ease with which districts can use Google’s free suite of tools to encourage classroom collaboration.

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Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

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There is also an expectation that 50 billion “things” will be connected to the internet by 2020 , according to Cisco’s Internet of Things report. It starts with a simple recognition of embracing digital technologies and the way that educational technology can be used to enhance assessment, instruction and learning. Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:28.

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Researchers Say Level of Education and Health Causally Linked

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The findings revealed that if every adult high school dropout in the population in the year 2010 had a GED or a diploma, 145,243 deaths could have been avoided, reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR.

Full-day kindergarten is great for kids, so why isn’t it required?

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Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Of those, two offer a waiver to children who are assessed as ready to start first grade. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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Educators need to think about what elements are impacting a student’s ability to learn when they’re examining assignments and assessments. For instance, if a student is stressed while taking an assessment, it can affect the results.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

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On the one hand, China’s private education market is projected to grow 9 percent per year until 2020, reaching a value of $330 billion—an enticing market for many American entrepreneurs. As EdSurge and others have reported , these companies greatly concentrate in B2C English and tutoring services (and sometimes a combination of both).

The 4 Issues AltSchool Needs to Figure Out to Scale Its ‘Personalized Learning’ Platform

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By early 2016, AltSchool believed its creation— which combines a student portal (what they call “Portrait”) with customized online activities and assessments (“Playlist”) —was ready to share, and thus AltSchool Open was born. We need to understand what works before scaling up in 2020 and beyond.” AltSchool’s labs don't use GPAs or high-stakes testing, preferring to assess growth, engagement and other non-academic measures. No one can say Devin Vodicka lacks ambition.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. While the overarching goal is for Central New Mexico institutions to award 60,000 new college degrees and certificates by 2020, organizers say improving attendance as early as kindergarten is an important stepping stone to getting there.

New faces on campus: Students of all races welcome first black presidents to largely white colleges

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At the nation’s top public colleges, black students are drastically underrepresented, according to federal records and enrollment data analyzed by The Hechinger Report, confirmed in a recent report from the Center for American Progress. By 2020, the majority of U.S.

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How This Business Simulation Prepared My Students for 21st-Century Careers

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Business reports, market trends and price fluctuations race through her mind, as she seeks the one piece of information she needs. Many schools claim they instruct using 21st-century methodology, but after making numerous visits to schools in my area, I still observed a lot of traditional, PowerPoint-centered instruction in classrooms: a teacher talks, students write, the class takes an assessment and repeat.

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

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Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020. It also developed individual rights to “be forgotten,” and enhanced obligations for internal governance and disclosures to report certain personal data breaches to regulators and affected individuals. Companies impacted by CCPA should start to assess what they need to do to comply.

Out of poverty, into the middle class

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Photo by Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future. Photo by Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

Six Tips for Your School District’s Category 2 Upgrade

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Since over 10,000 schools nationwide still report insufficient Wi-Fi, and Category 2 funding is not guaranteed indefinitely, it’s important for districts to spend their funding by 2020. Summer: This is the best time to start assessing your needs.