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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:21pm
In his new book, Education To Better Their World, Marc Prensky—an authority on the connection between learning and technology—says our current education system is wrong for the future, not because we haven’t added technology and 21st century skills, but because we have the wrong ends or goals in mind.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:08pm
Schools that offer more comprehensive instruction, increase safety and student health, and better integrate technology may be eligible for new federal funds. A new U.S. Department of Education grant program will reward schools that improve access to music, social studies, environmental education and computer science.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:50pm
Just a few years ago, CIOs—if they were involved in data analytics at all—would run a report, export it into an Excel document and share it with teachers and district leaders once a week or at the end of each semester. Now it’s all about creating systems that aggregate and sort data automatically, making it easier for educators to view crucial information every day.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:39pm
About 27 percent of high schools nationwide have a form of student drug testing. Some schools also perform “reasonable suspicion” testing on students who show evidence of illegal drug use, which can include abnormal behavior or physical symptoms.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:33pm
It’s no surprise that students suffer when their teacher is absent. Substitutes often lack familiarity with the curriculum and class dynamics. What is surprising to learn is how often it happens. Twenty-seven percent of teachers missed 10 or more school days in the 2013-14 year.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm
In many school districts today, hiring practices for administrative leaders often consist of “replacement filling”—or, waiting for a position to open up before searching for candidates. But a successful succession often requires more proactive planning.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:00pm
Even as school districts try to allocate more resources for the classroom, state and local financial struggles limit available funds and increase the pressure on districts to get more done with less. Still, at a time when financial responsibility should be paramount, misconduct remains far too common.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 2:51pm
Educators need specialized professional development to prevent the bullying of LGBTQ students, according to a recent report released by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. Some 85 percent of teachers received PD to deal with bullying, but just 33 percent received training in LGBTQ issues.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 3:18pm
We want to interview K12 leaders who've added elements of mindfulness to daily instruction in their districts. Whether you've added breathing exercises, yoga, journaling or similar activities, we want to hear how these techniques reduce stress and improve the climates in your schools. Please follow the link to connect with us.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:52pm
The growing number of English-language learners requires districts to translate learning materials into an ever-growing number of languages. We want to interview district leaders or other experts who can share their insights on the translation process. Please follow the link to connect with us.