Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattie

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

EdTech 150

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

EdTech 150

Dual-language programs benefit disadvantaged black kids, too, experts say

The Hechinger Report

Teachers Ivonne Kendrick and Milagro Nuñez lead preschool students at Houston Elementary School in a song during a time of “música y movimiento.” The growth has largely been driven by advocacy from white, affluent families, as well as by districts responding to an influx of immigrant students.

Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

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A decorated educator of 21 years, Monica has received honors and awards from a wide variety of organizations for her leadership, advocacy, and classroom instruction. She has 20 years’ experience in strategic communications, writing, and policy analysis, primarily in education.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

She became an educator in 2007 and has spent most of her career teaching special needs students at a majority-Hispanic public elementary school in the Bronx. The nonprofit offers workshops, one-to-one advocacy, and a monthly Spanish-speaking support group for families.

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of Mississippi’s third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary School will be intensely focused on a dozen students at this Wilkinson County school.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES AQUIRES MOTION MATH ( www.curriculumassociates.com ) & ( motionmathgames.com ) Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a school that embraces data analysis across operations, Motoko Rich writes for the NY Times.

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The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Shelby Villegas, sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix. Shelby Villegas, a sixth grade math teacher at Whispering Wind Academy Elementary School in Phoenix, is in her third year with Summit.

Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices

The Hechinger Report

These students are increasingly the children of parents who helicoptered them through elementary, middle and high school or who didn’t go to college themselves and can’t provide much help with it. Rodrigo Chinchon changed his major two years into college and ended up 15 credits behind.

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‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

White students account for less than 5 percent of enrollment in these districts, according to a Hechinger Report analysis of state data. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss. Rand took a job teaching fifth grade at Goodman-Pickens Elementary.

Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

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Elementary schools always claim to give recess, but researchers found that on a randomly-selected school day, only 79% had recess. Since 1998, she has consulted with The Providence Plan on data analysis and communications, helping to develop Information Works!

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

Vardaman , Mississippi’s governor from 1904 to 1908, who supported lynching African-Americans, is mentioned 69 times, according to a Hechinger/Reveal text analysis of the textbook. But analysis of the textbooks for younger students show few books provide that foundation.

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Are we ready? How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

The Hechinger Report

Such descriptions of climate change are muddled and misleading, according to four climate scientists who reviewed them as part of a Hechinger/HuffPost analysis of 32 middle school and high school textbooks and digital curricula and what they say on the subject.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. The analysis used federal enrollment data for the 2015-16 school year, the most recent year for which that data is available from the U.S.

“Kids who have less, need more”: The fight over school funding

The Hechinger Report

Taheem Fennel poses for a picture with his mom and stepdad after his fifth-grade graduation ceremony at Bancroft Elementary School. The staff at Bancroft Elementary School suggested counseling, and his mother eagerly accepted the help.

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

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Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. Morton Elementary Principal Debbie Herring on the dramatic increase in the Hispanic population.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as Wired’s Steven Levy put it in 2012 – and many publications and pundits dutifully cover Meeker’s observations, often adding very little analysis of their own.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org.