Tag: School

New York City Is Moving to Ban Phones From School. Will It Work?

With New York and Los Angeles now poised to become the two largest districts to address those concerns with new bans, here’s a look at where else bans are happening and what we know about how well they work. How much are kids on their phone anyway? A lot. In one study last year from [...]read moreNew York City Is Moving to Ban Phones From School. Will It Work?

They Weren’t Yet in School When COVID Hit. The Pandemic Still Set Back the Youngest Students.

It’s also possible that schools targeted more academic support to older children and teens. “We can see it as a call to action to make sure that we, as an educational community, are prioritizing those early grades,” Huff said. Those are critical years when children learn their letters and numbers and start reading and counting. [...]read moreThey Weren’t Yet in School When COVID Hit. The Pandemic Still Set Back the Youngest Students.

Disabled Students Are Struggling to Get What They Need at School

“If Sam’s future is wide open, that’s my dream. I want him to experience what any six year old gets to experience.” Transcript: ADRIAN FLORIDO, HOST: Sam is a 6-year-old with an infectious laugh. SAM: (Laughter). FLORIDO: He lives with his seven siblings and parents in a small town in central Georgia. UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: [...]read moreDisabled Students Are Struggling to Get What They Need at School

Kindergartners Are Missing a Lot of School. This District Has a Fix

In many K-12 schools across the country, an alarming number of children have been chronically absent – an old problem that COVID-19 made much, much worse. To be considered chronically absent, a student must miss at least 10% of the school year, usually around 18 school days. According to an analysis by the American Enterprise [...]read moreKindergartners Are Missing a Lot of School. This District Has a Fix

School Vendors Get Paid No Matter the Outcome. Some Schools Are Changing the Contracts.

The first hurdle was whether tutoring companies would be willing to offer services without knowing exactly how much they would be paid. School districts sent out requests for proposals from online tutoring companies. Tutoring companies bid and the terms varied. One online tutoring company agreed that 40% of a $1.2 million contract with the Duval [...]read moreSchool Vendors Get Paid No Matter the Outcome. Some Schools Are Changing the Contracts.

These Teens Were missing Too Much School. Here’s What It Took to Get Them Back

“Do you not feel safe? Are you stressed?” Dave asks softly. Finally, in a quiet voice, the teen says, “I don’t have friends. I don’t have any people.” Neomi has been chronically absent, which means, at the time of this meeting, she had already missed 10% or more of the school year. The teen is [...]read moreThese Teens Were missing Too Much School. Here’s What It Took to Get Them Back

Online Kindergarten School: Virtual Learning For Early Education

Virtual Learning for Early Education Online kindergarten is a unique stepping stone into education for your child. It offers complete learning programs that are both structured and flexible. They adapt to each child’s pace and style. This form of teaching provides personalized attention. This is contrary to common assumptions. This is due to lower student-teacher [...]read moreOnline Kindergarten School: Virtual Learning For Early Education

Why Children with Disabilities Are Missing School and Losing Skills

The fact that a district could struggle so mightily with special education staffing that students are missing school – that’s not just a Del Norte problem. A recent federal survey of school districts across the U.S. found special education jobs were among the hardest to staff and vacancies were widespread. But what’s happening in Del [...]read moreWhy Children with Disabilities Are Missing School and Losing Skills

High School Math Can Be Playful, Too

To embed exploration into high school math, Sun advocated for an approach that increases cognitive demand. Rote memorization and procedural tasks require low cognitive demand for students, she said during a recent conference session at Learning and The Brain: Teaching Engaged Brains. Approaches like making creative connections, and understanding why something works are explorative ways [...]read moreHigh School Math Can Be Playful, Too

5 Takeaways on School Segregation 70 Years After Brown v. Board

This graph above, produced by Reardon and Owens, shows how segregation plummeted across the country between 1968 and 1973. The researchers focused on roughly 500 larger school districts where there were at least 2,500 Black students. That captures nearly two-thirds of all Black students in the nation and avoids clouding the analysis with thousands of [...]read more5 Takeaways on School Segregation 70 Years After Brown v. Board