Georgia's prekindergarten program -- the first universal, state-funded program in the US -- has led to modest academic gains for students, data shows. Now, researchers and others are considering ways to improve the program -- and others like it nationwide -- including a greater focus on primary grades to build upon gains made in prekindergarten.
Stacey Roshan, a math teacher in Maryland, writes that she does not believe in the practice of cold-calling on students to participate in the classroom. In this commentary, she shares how she works to engage the quiet kids in class, in part, through a flipped classroom model.
At least 10 states have started microcredential pilot programs for teachers, according to a report sponsored by the nonprofit Digital Promise. Barnett Berry, CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality and co-author of the report, says the pieces are in place for microcredentials to become a potential game changer in education.
Game-based learning is expected to grow by 33.2% over the next five years, according to a forecast from market research firm Metaari. Data show the US is the leading purchaser of game-based learning programs.
Schools should fuel students' entrepreneurial mindsets to further support them as they enter the workforce, writes Laura Lee. In this blog post, she shares why students should practice comfort, creativity, grit and problem-solving with ambiguity.
The US Senate's education spending bill appears delayed because of difficulty determining the caps on federal spending. David DeSchryver, a senior vice president at Whiteboard Advisors, predicts that when the bill is proposed, it will include small increases for established programs and not much support for US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' school choice agenda.
Denver is launching a program that will monitor air quality at schools. The data, from 10 schools to start, will be posted online and will publicize the amount of pollution students are exposed to on campus.
Research-Based Reading Instruction Learn how children's brains develop as they become readers with the new book, Brain Words. Authors J. Richard Gentry and Gene P. Oullette offer their original, research-based framework that will transform your thinking about how you teach reading.
The US Department of Education found that only 21 states met the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in the 2017-18 school year. The law covers students ages 3 to 21, and just over half of states met its requirements the same year for children ages 2 and younger.
Discover tools innovative educators are using to get students future-ready across all grade levels and subjects. Download a white paper that illustrates how 21st century skills extend beyond STEM to creativity and critical thinking -- a big picture that has been hard to measure. Until now.