‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey


In classrooms around the building, the school’s ninth-graders whizzed through an online mental health survey that would soon deliver real-time data to the group in the conference room. A statewide student health survey given every two years reveals just how prevalent thoughts of suicide are among Colorado youth. The district chose a 34-question screening survey called the BIMAS-2. Cañon City high-schoolers took the survey for the first time last October.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.


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Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations


More than a third of student respondents to a 2019 survey by the National Association of College Stores reported showing up for the first day of class without any of their assigned texts. And in February, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget


But the presenters said they really value surveys, especially the comments section, where they can get more nuanced insights into how the technology is working—or not—for the students and families. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Educational occupations with the highest concentration of women are among the lowest paid, according to a 2013 report published by the National Survey of Early Care and Education.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG). It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar.

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.


And there's the fact that surveys show many students still prefer printed textbooks to digital ones. He said that the secondary market has been bad for students as well as for the publishers, describing used books with highlighting marks from previous owners as “subpar offerings.” “We According to the latest survey from the National Association of College Stores, annual student spending on textbooks has gone from about $700 in the 2007-2008 academic year to $484 in 2017-2018.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In a recent survey of the state’s superintendents conducted by the University of Southern Maine, roughly a quarter of respondents said they planned to stick with a proficiency-based diploma, even though the law no longer requires it. At the end of the conference, she took a survey: 80 percent of attendees said they supported the RISC philosophy, but only a quarter said they were ready to make the leap, she said in an interview.

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

The Hechinger Report

The idea, popular among well-funded education philanthropies and education advocacy groups, is gaining ground across the United States. Data from the New England Secondary School Consortium shows that high school graduation rates in Vermont increased from 85.5 The students in the class, “Your Brain on School,” will explore how the brain learns, then will survey their peers about learning environments at their own school and make school policy recommendations.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Edwards University Towards Better Partnership In Learning and and Working Globally By Aligning Foreign Exchange Student Programmes to the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG ) , VERONICA WOO EU CHENG, TESL TEACHER-CUM-ICT COORDINATOR, SMJK POI LAM ( SECONDARY SCHOOL ) Truth and Myths about Intercultural Competence and Communication: A Gamified Dive into Intercultural Competence , Ms. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

The Hechinger Report

Three out of four community college leaders said in a survey by the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama that plans do not exist in their states to pay for increasing the number of adults with certificates and associate degrees. “It Meanwhile, black and Hispanic students make up the fastest-growing proportion of Iowa primary and secondary school students , up from 13 percent in 2005 to 21 percent today. “We

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

Hack Education

For its part, ALEC’s legislative advocacy focuses on three “free speech” areas : campus speech, the privacy of donors to campaigns and 501(c)(3)s, and commercial speech.) This summer, John Villasenor, a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, received funding from the Koch Foundation to survey students about their thoughts on free speech.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this decade — from ITT to coding bootcamps, from Trump University to the Draper University of Heroes — we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works now.