Students and teachers in some school districts are earning digital badges that demonstrate they have mastered soft skills. April Moore, director of educational technology in a California school district, says students begin earning badges as early as elementary school as part of the district's college- and career-readiness program.
A charter-school network in California has released a report that explains the research that supports the Summit Public Schools' approach to teaching and learning. Among other things, it reveals the evidence that supports the network's focus on teaching cognitive skills, content knowledge, habits of success and sense of purpose.
The Future of Teacher Evaluation and Growth Comes Into Focus The Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model gives teachers and observers a streamlined, student evidence-based system that ensures standards alignment and helps promote growth in both students and teachers. Learn how.
Officials in New Orleans are trying different approaches to help address an anticipated teacher shortage. One effort is a six-week camp, Summer Experience, which acts as a fellowship for prospective teachers.
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Some teachers are tapping into students' enthusiasm for Minecraft and incorporating it into lessons in math, social studies and literature. However, some are questioning what effect Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft will have on those efforts.
Teachers in a California school district use a free online platform to help curb summer learning loss in math. In this blog post, the district's Kristi Frankina shares how the program works and how teachers can use the platform to track students' progress and identify areas where they need additional support.
Educators increasingly are using online platforms to help raise funds for classroom supplies. In this article, several educators share their tips, including Sarah Dill who used an online gift exchange on Reddit to secure technology tools for her classroom, Jenny Abamu writes.
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed an appeal this week of a District Court decision to allow a primarily white city in Alabama to secede from a majority nonwhite school district. If the city successfully secedes, it would be the eighth secession in the state and 47th in the country since 2000, according to a report by the nonprofit EdBuild.
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Nearly half of families used scholarships and grants to fund a child's college education, with such funding making up 35% of the total cost of a degree, according to a study from Sallie Mae and Ipsos. Parents funded 23% of the cost of education, with 87% saying they were willing to financially stretch themselves to make the payments, the data show.
Kyle Redford, veteran fifth grade teacher and education editor for the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, argues that Universal Design for Learning, a framework of supports often used with students with learning disabilities, can be helpful in giving students with dyslexia better access to curricula and alternative ways to demonstrate their learning. Read how in her new article in Educational Leadership.
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