Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

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Vicki: Today we’re talking with Heidi Sloan, a Virginia 5th grade teacher who has the privilege of reporting on the Iditarod this year, February 19-22, 2018. Heidi: They have actually selected some finalists for 2019, so the next up would be 2020.

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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.

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

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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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The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade

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What does the declining birthrate mean for elementary, middle and high schools across the country? But in order to predict high school graduates, WICHE’s statisticians also projected student enrollments for first grade through 2020 to 12th grade through 2030.

K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums

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Forecasts report that computer science skills will be essential for the future workforce, creating a need for K–12 experts to work harder to incorporate such lessons into the curriculum. . Research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that number could be reached by 2020.

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

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The 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official count by 1.5 million children younger than age 5, a recent report cautions. But the 2020 census stands to amplify the problem of under-counting in very significant ways.

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. Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report.

CDC: Earlier School Start Times Detrimental to Teen Wellbeing

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A report released by the CDC suggests that when a teenager has difficulty waking up for school, rolls over and mumbles that he or she needs more sleep, that teen is probably telling the truth. reports Akron Beacon Journal’s Deena Yellin.

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

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Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Crisp Elementary School in the small city of Nashua, New Hampshire, nodded. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

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

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Photo: Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report. South Carolina’s Charleston County School District is among the many school districts around the country now working to modify and extend those programs to its middle and elementary schools. “It’s In 2020, the C.E.

How cities are convincing voters to pay higher taxes for public preschool

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Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. It’s an investment in children as they enter elementary.”.

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

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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.

What’s school without grade levels?

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Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. By the fall of 2020, all Northern Cass students will plot their own academic courses to high school graduation, while sticking with same-age peers for things like gym class and field trips. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

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Political hopefuls should offer policy solutions to two divergent statistics: The percentage of students of color in public elementary and high schools is increasing, but the proportion of millennials of color entering the teaching profession is lessening. When U.S.

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

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Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. This is only the second year Alamosa Elementary has been tracking attendance student by student.

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

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Two particular moments stand out to me that changed the way I thought about mathematics and myself: the paper folding task and our field trip to an elementary school. A field trip we took to an elementary school also mattered greatly to my own math transformation. Zoe Clute.

Businesses say students aren’t mastering basic workplace skills. Are they right?

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Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait

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This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ). Left unsaid: The 2020 federal budget proposal that would cut $8.8

?How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?

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21st Century Skills The World Economic Forum recently released their Future Jobs Report, predicting the top 10 skills needed to thrive in the workforce in 2020. It is no coincidence that these skills make up half of those listed in the Future Jobs Report Top 10. In fact, on any given day in a makerspace, you are likely to witness a majority, if not all, of the skills listed on the report.

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

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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. 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. We’ve all heard the old cliche, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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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.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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Upper elementary students receive formal golf instruction by a PGA-certified golf pro at the country club, creating a great opportunity to learn etiquette and social graces in addition to a lifelong sport they might not otherwise have access to.

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How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

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The roll out began with one pilot school with a plan to expand to all schools across the district by 2020. 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. At Summit Elementary, traditional grade levels have been eliminated and replaced with instructional levels.

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Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

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Photo: Bekah McNeel for The Hechinger Report. The City Council, largely supportive of Pre-K 4 SA, will decide whether the program’s continuation will make it onto the 2020 ballot. The program currently reports spending about $11,500 per year per student, along with about $4.2

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

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story on school counselers 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.

Are teachers losing their grip on the middle class?

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Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring the middle-class jobs of the future and how to prepare young people for them. . He called it his “20 x 2020” plan. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products

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Nine New Jersey elementary middle school students are joining forces with Pearson designers and developers to help the company design features for digital learning solutions. According to the STEM Coalition , by 2020, there will be 9.2

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

Doug Levin

This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid.

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

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its April 2016 Report found that “the percentage of K-12 public schools in the United States with students who are poor and mostly Black or Hispanic is growing and these schools share a number of challenging characteristics.”

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

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Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report. Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report. In the elementary school, art classes were cut. Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report. Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report.

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

Doug Levin

This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid.

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What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

This story about career readiness was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report). In 2020, the C.E. Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report).

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. Elementary school: hated it,” Amber says.

How Teens are Learning Crucial ‘Soft Skills’ Before Their Internships Start

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Editor’s note: This story about soft skills is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

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

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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. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that 13 states and the District of Columbia have state-funded school voucher plans. This story was reported by The Hechinger Report, an independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” (National) Education Politics.

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

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During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mean for the future of education. Our staff reporters will provide education coverage from Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation have announced $2 million for “education-related recovery from recent hurricanes ,” the AP reports. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” “ Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug , 17 Years Later,” Bloomberg reports. Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards.”