Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

A new bar has been set for state-grants-funded digital math programs evaluation. The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation. Ebook: Demanding More from Edtech Evaluation.

OPINION: Black-white disparities in education correlate with teachers’ implicit biases, but it will take more than education reform to solve the issue

The Hechinger Report

Research in psychology suggests that, though some programs demonstrate promise in changing individuals’ unconscious cognition, the impacts of these programs are small, do not necessarily persist over time and seldomly lead to shifts in behaviors.


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Profiles in Success: Evaluation Links ST Math to Improved Growth Mindset

MIND Research Institute

At Robeson Elementary, a school in Champaign Unit 4 School District in Illinois, educators take pride in fostering a growth mindset in their students and providing them with the right tools for success. Having seen the impact at other schools, Gaines knew that the program would fit right in with Robeson's culture. “I’m Nick Gaines, Principal, Robeson Elementary School. Read the whole story to find out more about Robeson's evaluation of ST Math: Download Robeson's story.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Director of Research and Program Evaluation. And the programs don’t come with the kind of data our teachers want for the competency-based learning approach we’re taking. We believe our middle school students are ready for more complex projects, including using simulations which require students to program robots to solve challenges. “We first piloted an adaptive math program with elementary school students.

Transforming a School District’s Leadership and Literacy Instruction to Increase Equity


The district’s strategic plan—a new way forward—has made developing leadership at all levels a priority including creating a district leadership development program targeting assistant principals.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. the language that describes the purpose, structure, and requirements of the program); official guidance (i.e., the more detailed program rules, as determined by the U.S. Enhancing Education Through Technology Program.

Michigan School Administrators’ Journey Toward Increased Equity and Inclusion


Work on developing culturally proficient communities during the previous decade has now led to the creation of a professional learning program designed to increase equity and inclusion during the 2020s, in collaboration with the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators.

With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut


Add to that the costs of designing and implementing new remote learning programs, on top of childcare, transportation, and everything else that will inevitably increase the cost of doing business. That data is then fed into program and budget review cycles.

A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Around the country, most elementary school students’ math and reading ability stops progressing over the summer, and kids from low-income families are particularly at risk of slipping backwards. Its Summer Arts and Learning Academy, for elementary schoolers from high-poverty schools, has been particularly effective at minimizing summer learning loss, as measured by reading and math assessments in the spring and fall from one school year to the next.

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem


For instance: Why is it that one elementary school gets $1800 more per pupil of state funds than the higher-needs school on the other side of town? This is the kind of work that Schenectady City Schools in New York has been advancing with their return on investment program evaluation model. The district began the program when budgets were declining and they had to decide what to cut and what to keep.

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Creating a Leadership Program for Your School


Yet, many schools and districts still have minimal programs—typically a student council—and tend to concentrate on the oldest grades. As with any school- or district-wide initiative, implementing a leadership program requires careful planning and communication. If the program stays the way it’s always been with a few cosmetic changes, then it’s not truly serving the entire community. Use empathy as part of your program design.

Let Evidence Guide the Solutions to Student Absenteeism


Research illuminates its impact: Elementary school students who miss 10% of school show weaker social skills development, lower reading ability, and higher grade-retention rates. Innovative programs require financial support. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation


The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. K-20 educators spent many hours collaborating and re-envisioning the traditional paradigm of education, researching, providing best practices and assisting with the growth and fertilization of these unique grassroots programs. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.