Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:42am
Technology is a vital part of students’ lives: 92 percent of teens say they go online daily and 24 percent say they are logged in "almost constantly." One challenge for schools has been overcoming the perception that social media monitoring jeopardizes student privacy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:33am
The Every Student Succeeds Act reverses the trend of federal authority over K12 education. The new law returns state and local authority to levels that have not been seen in decades—and one of biggest changes is that ESSA increases fund transferability for key federal programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:11am
Miami-Dade County’s BioTECH @ Richmond Heights—a conservation-biology-focused STEM high school that opened in 2014-15 with help from an $11 million federal grant—focuses on zoology, botany, genetics, ecology, chemistry and environmental sciences.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:57am
Few teachers receive individualized professional development, though many are expected to personalize learning for students. Microcredentials—digital badges that teachers earn by learning a skill and demonstrating mastery through student results—offer a PD pathway designed to be highly differentiated and engaging.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 8:51am
With the reversal of the 2005 state takeover of most of New Orleans’ public schools, a charter-based district will for the first time in the United States be accountable to its local school board.