Steps That Administrators Can Take to Address Secondary Trauma Stress

Insight Education Group

Schools are realizing the very real presence of Secondary Trauma Stress (STS). In recent years, teachers have been included as those experiencing workplace Secondary Stress Trauma as well. The COVID-19 pandemic has left long-lasting impacts on educators and students alike.

Untapped Promise in Charter School Policy


State policymakers can play a valuable role, too, especially in shaping charter school policy to meet new and unprecedented challenges. Policymakers can help states gain more high school graduates and higher wages for those employed by leveraging their charter school policies and adult education policies to support students’ development and earning potential. Goodwill has discovered a policy fusion that just makes sense.


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Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn how, as an educator, you can begin to identify secondary traumatic stress and learn strategies for self care through the tip sheet created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. How strong are your school’s trauma-responsive programs and policies?

New Education Policy 2020 – Highlights and Comparison With Other Educational Policies of the World


With the approval of the New Education Policy 2020 in July, India is all set to witness a much needed reformation in education, one that focuses on the essentials of learning in the present, while preparing students for a future they get to shape.

OPINION: Rethinking school choice policies, the ‘myth of meritocracy’

The Hechinger Report

Made more apparent in recent years with the widespread expansion of school-choice policies nationwide, the latest college admissions scandal may be the final nail in the coffin of the myth of meritocracy in U.S. It also laid the groundwork for a robust market of goods and services designed to help families learn the “hidden curriculum” of school-choice policies and engage in choice behaviors that yield desired school assignments.

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

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e., The 2010 request would continue the policy of permitting States to use up to 100 percent of their allocations for competitive grants to local educational agencies. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Awareness to Action: How Adopting a Dyslexia Policy Can Positively Impact Instructional Practices for All Students


Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”. Policy Changes Practice.

5 state policies to sustain computer science education

eSchool News

Asa Hutchinson, convened a group of state legislators, secondary and postsecondary education leaders to formulate policies and actions that positively support computer science. Policy Resource STEM Top NewsComputer science skills are becoming a larger part of mainstream education with the emergence of Computer Science Education Week and efforts to introduce students to coding and programming.

5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

While there is some debate about whether a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy perpetuates inequities and the technology gap, school districts in times of tightening budgets and limited resources are looking for cost-effective ways to increase student access to technology. Here are some key things to consider when setting up these guidelines for a BYOD policy: Clear statement in policy that use of a device during the school day is clearly at the discretion of teachers and staff.


6 findings to inform your state’s principal preparation

eSchool News

It also examines survey results and statewide policies to understand the extent to which principals have access to high-quality learning opportunities and the role of policies in increasing access.

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

in Secondary Education from Ball State University. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Events Innovation Overcoming in Covid19 Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers

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COLUMN: Black college grads end up with $25,000 more in loans than whites. Cancel that debt.

The Hechinger Report

Past anti-Black federal policies and practices in housing precluded Black people from building wealth, forcing a higher proportion of Black borrowers to take out loans for higher education. A post-secondary degree shouldn’t just help people gain higher incomes.

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A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

immigration policies? Digital Citizenship with Social Media: Participatory Practices of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education. All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Education Financial Literacy and Life Skills IT Coaches and Directors Librarians Parents Policy Makers Social Media Society and Ethics Students TeachersA Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

STUDENT VOICES: Please listen to us. The time has come to fund education, not incarceration

The Hechinger Report

The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) is the single largest infusion of federal money into schools in history.

As School Conflict Escalates, What Messages Are Adults Sending Kids?


So when parents upset about pandemic policies or curriculum decisions threaten violence on social media or shout so much they interrupt school board meetings , what are children learning from that behavior? Education Technology School Safety Family Engagement Policy & Government Coronavirus

Want to Make Education More Innovative? Let’s Invest in R&D


billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding into our education system. Education Technology Policy & GovernmentIn 2019, the United States spent 2.8 percent of its Gross Domestic Product on Research and Development (R&D).

It’s 2018, not 1918. Basic skills are not enough.

Dangerously Irrelevant

“When we give them a diploma without ensuring that they have basic skills and they go to post-secondary education and they hit a brick wall – when they get into those English and math gateway courses, when they don’t have the necessary basic skills or preparation to get a job and take care of themselves,” he said. Emulating downward: Iowa’s misplaced idolization of Florida’s retention policies.

New 50-State Data Tool Exposes College and Career ‘Readiness Gap’

Marketplace K-12

A new interactive tool shows what each of 50 states is measuring about students' outcomes for college- and career readiness, and whether the numbers add up to real preparation for post-secondary education, entering the workforce, or military. Marketplace K-12 Career / College Readiness Federal / State Policy Standards

Why Aren’t We Paying Early Childhood Educators What They’re Worth?


Children are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to earn post-secondary degrees, stay out of the criminal system and own assets. Education Technology Early Learning Policy & Government

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

What if we had a school with a no homework policy? 5Sigma Anastasis Academy Classroom Management collaboration education reform Inquiry inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Reform Symposium Conference Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources #twitacad 5sigma agency conference discovery education learners learning pd school starting a school what if we

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies


Education Technology Blended Learning Technology Trends Policy & Government Remote Instruction Teaching & LearningThe need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater.

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


The Learning Policy Institute calculates the cost of distance learning at about $500 per student for a total of $3.7 That’s where policies like Utah’s Digital Teaching and Learning Initiative will likely play a more significant role.

Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Issues we used to consider secondary or tertiary (religion, language, ethnicity) have become primary. African refugees are pouring into our state – usually they are secondary migrants (first stop was another U.S. University research and policy in an era of advocacy philanthropists and agenda-setting organizations. Foundations such as Gates and Lumina are bigger, more influential, more strategic, and directly involved in shaping federal and state education policy (K-16).

U.S. Senate's ESEA Rewrite Plugs 'Open Educational Resources'

Marketplace K-12

Senate's version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Ed-tech Federal Policy Online Learning Open Education educationtechnology elementaryandsecondaryeducationact openeducation"Open education resources," an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S.

Check-Out SETDA’s New Dashboard of State Reviewed K12 Instructional Materials


The dashboard currently includes state reviewed, full course, secondary level instructional materials for English/Language Arts and math from 13 states. Accessibility Best Practices Digital Learning instructional materials PolicyIn July, SETDA released the K12 Instructional Materials Dashboard. Resources can be sorted by state, content area, subject area, grade level, format, publisher, adoption date and copyright date.

Secretary of Education Envisions Solutions that are Low-Tech, High-Touch

ED Surge

The secretary addressed several education policy issues that the Biden administration has prioritized—some without much evident success so far in terms of actually advancing legislation. Education Technology Coronavirus Higher Education Policy & Government

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

During the “ National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) Virtual Post-Inauguration Awards and Policy Panel ,” the presenters discussed the intersection of technology and education and what’s needed to create sustainable, equitable access to a 21st century education.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019


We’ve already seen this shift begin broadly with the European GDPR opt-in policy, and we’ve seen how an outraged public creates corporate awareness in explaining how and where customers’ data is being stored and used. And simplified curriculum for lay audiences as young as eight , led by nonprofits, will help communities as well as primary and secondary educators teach basics to nurture curiosity and encourage lifelong learning as the industries and technologies using AI expands.

Men behaving badly

Dangerously Irrelevant

How are our secondary schools fostering meaningful discussions with our young men about online respect, digital citizenship, and face-to-face treatment of girls and women that result in actual conversations and reflection, not just trite slogans, hectoring, and finger-wagging from adults? . Law, Policy, and Ethics Mind Dump digital citizenship ethics hate Internet sexismLindy West reports : .

Education in Kosovo

Ask a Tech Teacher

The second component of education is the lower secondary educational system, which is usually for teens around 12 to 15 years of age. From here, students move on to secondary education. I had an opportunity to chat with Doruntina Alshiqi about the education system in Kosova.

AmeriCorps Provides Vital Support to Nearly 12,000 Schools—So Why Cut It?


A recent study by Policy Study Associates showed that schools that partner with City Year were up to two to three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. Additionally, a large randomized control study of Diplomas Now , which was founded by City Year, Talent Development Secondary and Communities In Schools, demonstrated a significant reduction in the number of students at risk of dropping out of school. Education Technology Government Policy

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

Aggregated over the past 13 years — the length of a child’s elementary and secondary school career — Congress has failed to appropriate $347 billion towards the education of low income students, primarily Black and Brown. Aggregated over the past 13 years — the length of a child’s elementary and secondary school career — Congress has failed to appropriate $347 billion towards the education of low income students, primarily Black and Brown,” the report says.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As school leaders, AASA supports their members in setting the pace for academic achievement as they work to shape policy, oversee implementation, and represent school districts throughout the nation and worldwide. The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

What Does it Mean to Build a School?


Would we design a secondary school without observing and asking current five-year-olds? Education Technology School Infrastructure PolicyLast Friday I found myself sitting in a bright sunlit room in Washington D.C. On my left was the Superintendent of Schools from Newtown, Conn., and next to him, the new principal of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School. On my right sat two high school students, survivors of the massacre at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School.

How One District Is Responding to New Jersey’s New LGBTQIA Curriculum Mandate


We've been working with a couple of different equity consultants and looking at our achievement data, discipline data, who's participating in our extracurriculars, and looking at our policies to make sure that we're eliminating obstacles to AP classes and access to extracurriculars or anything along those lines. New Jersey's mandate is for secondary, but that doesn't mean we also don't want to start talking about these things in K-5.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ). She used the same argument for rolling back affirmative action guidelines last year that advised schools to consider race in enrollment—a policy that she said she was unfamiliar with as recently as last month.

How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Jal Mehta from the Harvard University School of Education has co-written an award-winning book “ In Search of Deeper Learning ” and reflects on how deeper learning can happen at the secondary level.

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6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time. This doesn’t mean summative assessments aren’t necessary–because they’re used at the post-secondary level, students, especially those in high school, do need experience with summative assessments.

All Eyes Are on the Federal Education Budget—But Local Agency Plans May Matter More


The most profound shifts driven by changes in education policy often go unnoticed and tend to lag behind the hype cycles and headlines about federal policy and politics. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has always required local agency plans as a condition of getting the federal funding. Education Technology Government Policy

How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors


Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which Congress reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the federal government’s largest commitment to K-12 education. Education Technology Government Policy