With no silver bullet, innovation abounds at this bilingual high school

The Hechinger Report

Besides offering all classes in both English and Spanish and embracing the language and culture of its a predominantly Latino student body, administrators prioritized a host of highly regarded improvement strategies in the school’s design. Related: A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates. Students spend every afternoon taking two arts electives, which can include band, visual arts, theater or technology. Future of Learning.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Gutierrez and Williams spent 90 minutes standing on the sidewalk outside the house in the Texas sun, at arm’s length from the students, showing them how to sign into Google Classroom on their school-provided Chromebooks and helping their father figure out passwords.

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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

Zaire Wallace, 17, a student at The Charter School of San Diego, answers questions about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” while watching a YouTube video of someone narrating the poem. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”.

What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?


An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Especially during the past two years, the interest and necessity of online learning have skyrocketed. .

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When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

The Hechinger Report

Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. That’s why Hooper identifies with Wessley “Wess” Wheeler, the sophomore spending two afternoons a week at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm through a program that lets high school students in this rural town earn academic credit via hands-on work. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills


As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.