Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership

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Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

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It found that in fourth through seventh grade, graduates of the Georgia pre-k program were one and half to two times more likely to meet the state’s academic standards on math tests than their peers who did not attend public pre-K.

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Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

Digital Promise

We also wanted to center each districts’ CS mission and vision and integrate the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Computer Science and the KAS for Technology. How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms?

How This Teacher’s Influence Reaches Beyond Any Classroom

EdNews Daily

The contest was held at the New York Stock Exchange, where 51Talk’s top students gathered to take place in its first annual academic competition. My interest was peaked because it was not often that I encountered students at the age of 10 that were able to meet these academic standards.” On August 15, 2017, 51Talk brought students from China to New York to compete in an English competition titled: The 51Talk Star Final.

6 steps to college and career readiness

eSchool News

A collaborative leadership model is critical when it comes to bolstering school policy and helping students meet college and career readiness goals, according to a new report from the Learning First Alliance. The report, A New Philosophy on Education Decision-Making , urges governors to consider changes in practitioner-driven policies and practices that will empower local school leaders and stakeholders to work together toward school improvement.

How to Improve Student Engagement at Scale


Student engagement—participating in lively class discussions, investing time and energy into their academic work, and applying what they learn in school to the world outside the classroom—increases when educators value social-emotional well-being, according to 81% of teachers.

OPINION: Jump in, the water is rising — it’s time to educate students for a sustainable future

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and students can learn by doing place-based projects together, all the while meeting and exceeding required academic standards in authentic and meaningful ways. It will also require academic proficiency. We get what we educate for.

Curated Curriculum for Student Progress


Rather than relying on a static curricula built on textbooks and worksheets, many districts are taking a more dynamic approach to teaching students academic standards and essential real world skills for student progress. Meeting the Needs of Every Type of Learner.

What an Admissions Fight at America’s ‘Best’ High School Says About Educational Equity


And last fall, the Fairfax County Public School Board proposed a radical change to the TJ admissions process: Scrapping the admissions test to replace it with a lottery of students who meet a minimum academic standard.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Be sure all students meet rigorous academic standards. A new generation of state standards has been designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career. Under these more rigorous standards, students are expected to read more complex texts and reach greater depths of knowledge than before. We use common district assessments to track our students’ progress toward meeting state standards in ELA and math.

The child tax credit, not charter schools, was the reform we needed to help kids succeed

The Hechinger Report

Many reformers viewed poverty as an inadequate excuse for students’ academic failings, citing flimsy research that claimed 90 percent of low-income students of color can and do meet the highest academic standards — the so called 90/90/90 schools.

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eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each targeted quest curates a collection of third-party apps, webtools, videos, games, and other resources that focus on particular math or reading skills identified by the teacher or from the student’s earlier work as an area of academic need. eSpark is a student-centered series of self-guided, self-paced PK-5 math and reading lessons that are based on class goals, teacher input, and individual academic need Students work independently, taking the time they need.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

One must communicate prices, display goods, hold meetings, put up menus and generally relay knowledge from one person to another or many others. They deliver specific chunks of knowledge that are outlined by academic standards and required by school policy in the curriculum, not random tangents of knowledge. Parent meets, graduation ceremonies, sporting events. Union meetings. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

The Hechinger Report

But I expect it from a board that has zero diversity ,” Gerry Monroe, a representative of the community activism organization the United Urban Alumni Association, told the school board at a recent meeting. Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness.

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How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All


Before many states adopted extended (accessible) educational standards for students with unique needs, we began developing differentiated materials to provide students with the ability to learn skills, demonstrate knowledge and raise the bar for educational expectations.

How International Rankings are reshaping Indian Higher Education

Linways Technologies

Setting up of accreditation systems and bodies at the national and international level to rank and recognize Universities and Institutions for meeting the minimum acceptable standards through inspection and assessment has taken top priority amongst the national policymakers as Education takes a center stage in today’s world. Accreditation and rankings are essentially quality benchmarks that signify many aspects of standards concerning expected norms and other colleges/universities.

I Can’t Tell Them What They’ll Do (Classrooms, Justice, and Legacies)

The Jose Vilson

I expect them to acclimate to these academic standards while sympathizing with their hunger and growing pains. I never issue forms of purity tests for people on the streets struggling to make ends meet, many of whom send their kids into my hands for growth.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Advisor then dips into its library of 1,000+ videos and lesson plans, all based on national standards and vetted by top educators. It makes it easier to find lessons, standards, activities and much more and includes a lesson planning tool. Even with the best resources, many teachers lack dedicated coaching and struggle to target effective teaching strategies that help students improve their proficiency in math, a linchpin academic subject.

OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Getting there requires ambitious equitable solutions

The Hechinger Report

To make ends meet, she also worked over the summers and during school breaks at a child care center, earning $10.25 Better preparing candidates for licensure exams and rigorous academic standards.

An Expanded Definition of Student Success

Digital Promise

In a recent presentation to the League of Innovative Schools Assessment working group, Erin and Eric shared the Cortex platform and described the academic growth and progress they have seen among their students since the platform’s implementation. Mastery of Rigorous Standards. The data that fuels Cortex is based on bringing standards to a more refined framework with a common data visualization of green, yellow, and red for differing levels of mastery.

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Making the case for common K-12 standards

eSchool News

In this ever-dynamic landscape, “common” standards for education seemingly get a bad rap, but they’re useful, particularly for the development and distribution of open education resources (OER). The key to creating and curating great OER that will survive the choppy waters of policy changes is to maintain education standards that can operate independently from Common Core, or any state or federally mandated standards. Types of Standard Alignment.

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Play Is Disappearing From Kindergarten. It’s Hurting Kids.


With his fine motor skills still developing, even holding a pencil was difficult for him, and he would anxiously watch his peers completing their worksheets well before our morning meeting. Yet all this focus on academics may not matter much in the long run.

Acceleration Is Better Than Focusing on Learning Loss. This Unique Summer School Shows Why.


Focus on gatekeeper standards. While acceleration strategy encourages exposure to grade-level standards, it also acknowledges that not all standards are created equal. Aligning complex instruction to standards ensures accountability and readiness.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Accompanying the commitment to provide universal access to learning technologies for learners must be a parallel effort to ensure that all students have the age-appropriate skills to use those tools to meet their educational goals, including knowledge of basic computer operations, computer programming, and media and information literacy concepts.

Autonomy, the future of education.

Linways Technologies

Autonomous colleges, on the other hand, are granted freedom and in some or all the academic matters. In order to meet the demands and work towards that, the curriculum and syllabus need regular revamping. Academic Council.

A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

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I focused more on creating compelling and student-centered projects, rather than creating a list of questions to use as a checklist for pure academic planning. Personalized “workflow” to meet each student’s needs? Which academic standards are the focus of the unit? How will data from formative assessment (that target these standards) help teachers and students respond within the project? Progress towards mastery of academic standards?

Teenage Brains Are Elastic. That’s a Big Opportunity for Social-Emotional Learning.


You can’t actually function in a purely academic zone without also developing the sensibilities, orientations, behaviors and strategies that all of us use to navigate our everyday lives.” This type of thinking and teaching, which took a back seat to the academic standards-based accountability movement of the past 30 years, is now on the rise. The meetings are highly structured, but the agenda responds to participants’ needs that day.

Schools Say Highest Pressure from Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

EdNews Daily

Then a re-write of academic standards that had to be mapped to teaching and learning, constantly in revision. Fixers are almost universally introspective insiders, tweaking the existing standard structure. . Teachers cannot do these things but are not being reengineered to do what is vitally necessary – be human and meet the topline need of social and emotional development of students. By LeiLani Cauthen.

How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

The Hechinger Report

Every 4- and 5-year-old in this transitional kindergarten classroom was doing something different, tailored specially to their academic development. Lindsay High School junior Gaby León said that other students she meets are fascinated when she tells them she’s never received a letter grade.

Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

eSchool News

Casserly, Executive Director of the Council, to select an educator pursuing a graduate-level education degree to receive a $10,000 scholarship.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students can now meet with private tutors, who are maybe from another country, through Skype, Google Hangouts, and other mobile communication applications. However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country. At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring.

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Tighter standards put college-level courses at risk

eSchool News

Advanced high school courses could be at risk under new standards. Indiana state education officials are working on a plan to address tighter academic standards for those teaching Indiana high school classes in which students also can earn college credit. Many K-12 and college educators are concerned that the new standards will lead to a drop in dual-credit offerings and a reduction in the number of students who successfully transition to college.

Six Steps to Project Based Learning


The new legislation urged districts to embrace project based instruction aligned to academic standards and 21st century skills. And while experts agree that a hands-on approach to core standards leads to significant student growth, even the most innovative districts can struggle to design research projects that are differentiated to meet the needs of every learner. In 2015, the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act signaled the end of one-size-fits-all instruction.

I Never Asked My Students About Their Aspirations. Don’t Make That Mistake.


Since leaving the classroom, I’ve continued to work in education primarily by empowering teachers and principals to drive improvement in their schools and districts—raising the bar by adopting higher academic standards, figuring out how to increase equity so that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to go to college, and, more recently, designing programs and curriculum to better prepare today’s students to lead successful lives and careers.

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You will be involved in the opportunity to choose from 600+ learning opportunities that best meet your needs specific to your role in leading the digital transformation — with basic to advanced sessions in 5 program tracks. Most of all I would like to meet you and hope to see you at one of my workshops or session. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. W121 | Beyond PBL, STEM, and STEAM … Dewey Meets Technology and Standards.


Tomorrow’s New Normal: What It Means for Professional Development


Hansen said the new normal of professional development includes flexibility and open-mindedness to meet teachers where they are. She is a contributor to state and local academic standards and teaching exemplars that help create high learning expectations and opportunities for all students.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.


Few were subject-specific classroom teachers who had to adhere to a particular curriculum or set of academic standards and faced more difficulty slipping making practices into their day-to-day teaching. This requires meeting teachers where they are. “Messy.”

Counselors Couldn’t Keep Up With Our Growing Mental Health Crisis, So Peers Stepped Up


But other times, our meetings were less formal—she just wanted to talk about her dog or share her writing. After our most casual meetings, Jessica seemed a little bit lighter, a little bit stronger and better equipped to take on the rest of her day. Many schools operate within rigid structures often driven by strict academic standards and tight schedules packed with instructional time focused on math and literacy, which simply leaves less time for authentic human interaction.

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

With scarcely a month left in the school year, why was it worth spending time making videos rather than covering the next academic standard? Backers of project-based learning, and its hands-on relative, maker education, would argue that activities like these not only deepen understanding of academic content but also bolster creativity, persistence, problem-solving and related skills that are critical for success in a rapidly changing world.

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

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How does this happen–especially when you have a very specific daily learning target you’re trying to meet in pursuit of an academic standard? They may not lead to the precise mastery of the standard or objective in your Carnegie unit or Hunter’s lesson plan, but they’re thinking. Encourage opportunities for inquiry to meet a motivated mind. Make sure they can explain the significance of an idea, skill, or other academic topic.