Chicago Schools Update Guidelines for Transgender Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Updated guidelines for Chicago Public Schools have been announced, including a statement concerning transgender and gender nonconforming students. The guidelines informed these students that they would be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities.

College Board Revises AP US History Guidelines After Controversy

K-12 Schools - Education News

After controversy over the guidelines for the Advanced Placement United States History curriculum, a new, “more-balanced” take on the past was released last week that will go into effect immediately.

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Four Guidelines for Innovating and Designing a Book Unit


When I reached the age in school where book projects, or book reports as they were called back then, started to be assigned, I was more than eager to share my reading experience with my classmates. Unfortunately, the book report experience was a HUGE disappointment.

5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues

The 21st Century Principal

This Winston-Salem Journal Editorial “More Education, Guidelines Needed for Officials, Students on Social Media and School Security,” makes the usual call for more rules and education about improper use of social media. She was arrested for making a false report and communicating threats, and as the editorial indicates, she faces some serious prison time for her actions which is as it should be.

Report Recommends Teacher Training Literacy Instruction

K-12 Schools - Education News

A report by the International Literacy Association has found that only 18 states require prospective elementary school teachers to complete specific courses related to literacy education. “We hope this initial report is a starting point for that conversation.”

What Is ‘Quality’? Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards


In an effort to close the gap between claims and facts, Entangled Solutions has issued a near-final draft of a new set of “quality assurance” standards for how programs report and communicate student outcomes. The San Francisco-based education consulting firm hopes these guidelines will be adopted by schools from traditional universities to bootcamps. One option is to charge accounting firms a membership fee to apply the standards in their audit reports of schools.

The Gift of Failure Can Lead to Success


She also effectively describes how educators can work with parents, reports retired principal Mary Langer Thompson. Book Reviews Parenting bullying failure growth mindset Harper helicopter parenting Jessica Lahey Mary Langer Thompson middle school parenting praise school guidelines

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. The report highlights the pivotal role state leaders and policymakers play in helping districts and schools implement high-speed broadband and wi-fi in schools.

5 Ways for Students to Become School Reporters Using Social Media

Gaggle Speaks

Encourage students to become school reporters to redirect their social media behavior to something more positive and to increase the social media activity for your school. Set a few guidelines. Keeping up with social media can be a full-time job.

Making Book Reports Exciting with mysimpleshow

Fractus Learning

It was that time of the quarter again – time for book reports. Some students love reading and writing about the book they’ve been assigned, but over the years I’ve found that most pre-teens don’t dream about writing book reports…well, unless it’s a bad dream?

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

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The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! Jüng in the early 20th century" reports the Huffington Post. There's a NEW!

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

This reminder is the 2012 NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition ( You can download it here. This report is a snapshot review of trends that have the greatest potential to disrupt and shape education in the next five years. While the report is not meant to be predictive, it does serve as a point of thought and discussion for the 21st century school leader. Here''s what the 2012 NMC Horizon Report outlines as the technologies closest to adoption in our schools.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Teachers report that the length of videos preferred is generally 2 to 10 minutes according to 79% of teachers surveyed. Over 60% of teachers report feeling frustrated sometimes in their search for the right educational videos.

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Facts about race and college admission

The Hechinger Report

The Justice and Education departments jointly announced this week that they had rescinded guidelines encouraging colleges to racially diversify their campuses. The post Facts about race and college admission appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

5 new developments in physical and network safety

eSchool News

Tools that monitor social media for threats, anonymous reporting systems, and databases to track and identify potentially preventable patterns among shootings are growing in popularity as educators recognize the importance of technology in preventing school violence.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs


Properly supporting faculty with program guidelines, time definitions within their contracts, and stipends tailored to their time investment. Allowing the students to self-register for courses without staff reports or approvals.

Simple Way to Determine Your Website's Accessibility

The Innovative Educator

The WAVE Report Once you hit enter you will get a report with errors and alerts. Reading the Report To read the report, simply click the red flag to determine your issues.

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

New educational guidelines from ISTE stress the importance of contextualizing science, technology, engineering and math skills through everyday classroom activities. . 5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:34.

New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies

Marketplace K-12

A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations. The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Market Research Product Research

Up to 3.6 million students should be labeled gifted, but aren’t

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Danielle Dreilinger for The Hechinger Report. That’s according to a report from Purdue University’s Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute, GER2I, released this month at the annual convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, or NAGC.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies


According to school bullying statistics, 37% of children report having been bullied before, but only 31% of this number reported it to an adult.[5] In part, this is because it can be difficult to get victims to report that they’ve been bullied at all.[1]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, according to, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts.

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines. Improved web dashboard: Teachers (and parents) can now get detailed math skills reports on player progress by the day and week.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Google Launches YouTube curriculum on Digital Citizenship

Educational Technology Guy

It is for students aged 13-17 and there are 10 lessons about YouTube’s policies, how to report content, how to protect their own privacy, and how to be responsible YouTube community members and digital citizens.

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools


Here are some basic guidelines for effective parent-teacher communication: Clarity. Being a parent* is hard work. Being a teacher is also hard work. Parents are primarily responsible for their children’s well being and education.

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What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? Here’s a good four-minute video overview of SBG: SBG reminds teachers that the goal isn’t to write the book report but communicate ideas.

Kicking the Tires: A Pathway to Better Ed-Tech Pilots

Digital Promise

In interviews for our study, school districts often report pilots as informal processes for trying learning software – more akin to kicking the tires than taking a test drive followed by a 50-point inspection. Both express interest in developing guidelines for better pilots.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Check these statistics (from ): One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year. 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it. of high school students in the US report being bullied.

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#AskExcelinEd: How are states advancing next generation learning?


Excel in Ed and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape , closely examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education.

Regulations for child care hard to roll back, as Trump proposed, because there aren’t many

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. In 2017, The Hechinger Report and Columbia University’s Teacher Project conducted a 50-state scan of child care regulations. Snowman art adorns the wall of a public preschool in Idaho City, Idaho.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

How Behaviorism Can Turn Your Classroom Around

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because of its clear guidelines and easy-to-understand cause-and-effect relationships, it improves student performance and classroom behavior that interferes with student education goals.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

In a recent survey, edtech providers reported districts most heavily rely on peer or consultant recommendations, end user recommendations, and non-rigorous evidence. Create a type of “Consumer Reports” for edtech.

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