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CAP ‘Education Crisis’ Report Looks at Future of US Schools

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A newly-released report from the Center for American Progress has found that gains are being made in student achievement across numerous reform-oriented states and school districts.

Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

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October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

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Last year Bob Reiser invited me to contribute a chapter to the fourth edition of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology , to be published by Pearson. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education.

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OPINION: As we seek to meet the educational needs of all students, we can’t overlook curricula

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As educators, we owe children and families our very best. This has always been my guiding principle, and it drives everything we are doing to improve educational quality and equity here in Mississippi. High-quality instructional materials simply aren’t optional. We are, however, incentivizing schools and districts to choose high-quality materials through the textbook procurement process allowed under state law.

OPINION: Eliminating the funding that supports educators? That’s no way to cut the federal budget

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As the only federal money focused on teacher improvement and growth, Title II funding supports the development of our educators. In addition to eliminating over $2 billion in federal funding for teacher development, this bill cuts overall education funding by $2.4 Higher Education.

A Primer for Scaling Your Education Business—Successfully

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There is no more powerful lever one can pull to transform a person’s life than to provide access to quality education. But for education entrepreneurs to reach students at scale, they need access to people, systems and capital. The strongest businesses are those where strong educational outcomes are co-linear with strong financial performance. Schools were unhappy with both the cost and the quality of the instructional materials available.

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Education Politics. “How higher education made President Trump ,” according to Jeffrey Selingo. ” Via Education Week : “ Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo.” Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” The list says a lot about his education priorities.” Education in the Courts.

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

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NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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These next generation Summit Math courses were developed as part of a digital-first curriculum for schools that want to engage and personalize learning for each student and empower teachers with powerful instructional materials,” said Sean P. Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education.

New AP course materials are getting an independent review

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In collaboration with the College Board, Learning List has developed a review methodology that assesses materials’ alignment to the Learning Objectives and Skills/Practices contained in the new AP course frameworks for math, science and history courses.

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM

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percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Obstacles to English learners participating in STEM subjects and careers do not include lack of interest or ability, according to the report, “ English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives.” Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field.

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The top 10 school IT leader concerns

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Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,

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Learning List, The College Board forge AP materials alliance

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In collaboration with the College Board, Learning List has developed a review methodology that assesses materials’ alignment to the Learning Objectives and Skills/Practices contained in the new AP course frameworks for math, science and history courses.

Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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portion of its K-12 business, which includes print and digital curriculum and instructional materials. In Pearson’s 2017 full-year results report , the publisher stated that “we have concluded the strategic review of our US K12 courseware business and have classified the business as held for sale.” Under his tenure, Pearson has embarked on a rocky transition to refocus Pearson as a digital-focused education company. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

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Some digitally enabled K–12 schools find it difficult to provide appropriate lesson plans that can be accessed by all students, said Tim Clark, director of curriculum, instruction and digital learning at Chicago Public Schools. . What we want to do is transform the instructional core.”.

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

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At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. Material from a press release was used in this report.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Higher Education.

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The Remix Hypothesis

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For several years my colleagues and I have been conducting and reviewing empirical research on the impact on student outcomes when OER are adopted in place of commercial materials. At this level faculty remix their open course materials.

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Teacher Bans Boys From Playing with Legos in Class

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Keller was aware of research that showed that having open-ended “trial and error” playtime with building materials is beneficial to kids. ” She said all students have access to all instruction and non-instructional materials.

Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now

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More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up. Education Technology Adaptive Learning Learning Strategies

OER: Some Questions and Answers

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Absent any effectiveness data, for decades faculty who were evaluating educational resources had no choice but to settle for characteristics of resources that reasonable people might believe correlate positively with effectiveness. material curation and upkeep).

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New state versions of Waggle will conform to learning standards

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State versions are intended to help educators monitor student progress. The three state-specific versions help students master math and ELA skills and educators monitor real-time student progress. “We Material from a press release has been used in this report.

Guides help teachers with NGSS transition

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Resources include instructional materials, new NGSS transition customization services and free guides. The guide provides a list of key terminology to enable educators to understand what is being required of them. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

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i-Ready will now be simpler and even more impactful for both educators and students,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

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Legends of Learning offers thousands of games and assessment items for earth and space, life and physical science classes. About Legends of Learning American children need new education heroes, teachers dedicated to using new, engaging methods to teach curriculum.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

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The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and Ready Common Core math programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state. The reports and information that will immediately change and drive instruction are amazing.”.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more.

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

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He explored teacher studies and dabbled in designing educational technology. Paul Reville, former Massachusetts secretary of education. Since 2016 Powderhouse Studios educators have led a pilot at Somerville’s Arthur D.

OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

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Commercials, shown alongside educational programming, entered one of the last ad-free spaces in children’s lives. It’s not just a question of exposure to advertising and commercial branding, but of the ethics of public education in an increasingly digital world. Higher Education.

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Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

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I was recently asked to provide a workshop that supported Differentiated Learning through the use of educational technology in the Project Based learning Classroom (PBL). There are other areas that also come to mind including student grouping, assessment, and interest.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. The California State Board of Education adopted its Science Framework for California Public Schools in Nov.

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

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The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. Previously, Grayer was CEO of Kaplan, the education company that grew into a $2 billion business over his 14-year tenure. million were reported to Inc. See also: Fast-Growing Private Education Companies Make Inc.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction. NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

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I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. It’s about saving teachers instructional time. We possess full court vision, with knowledge of both the online and offline instructional landscapes.