Tag: Schools

How To Connect Schools And Communities

by Terry Heick It’s possible that there is no time in the history of education that our systems of educating have been so out of touch with the communities. Growing populations, shifting communities, and increasingly inwardly-focused schools all play a role. In light of the access of modern technology, social media, and new learning models [...]read moreHow To Connect Schools And Communities

Congress Poured Billions of Dollars Into Schools. Did It Help Students Learn?

The federal relief “was worth the investment,” Reardon tells NPR. “It led to significant improvements in children’s academic performance… It wasn’t enough money, or enough recovery, to get students all the way back to where they were in 2019, but it did make a significant difference.” Study #2, co-authored by researcher Dan Goldhaber at the [...]read moreCongress Poured Billions of Dollars Into Schools. Did It Help Students Learn?

Pandemic Aid to Schools Paid Off, But We Don’t Know How

The most interesting nuggets from the two reports, however, were how the academic gains varied wildly across the nation. That’s not only because some schools used the money more effectively than others but also because some schools got much more aid per student. The poorest districts in the nation, where 80% or more of the [...]read morePandemic Aid to Schools Paid Off, But We Don’t Know How

What Problem Does Technology Help Schools Solve? TeachThought

by Terrell Heick Will robots replace teachers? I was asked this in an interview a years ago for Futurism and tried to offer up some abstract nonsense whose lack of clarity represented my own thinking: “Will artificial intelligence replace teachers? Will the students themselves replace teachers through self-directed learning, social/digital communities, and adaptive technology?” These [...]read moreWhat Problem Does Technology Help Schools Solve? TeachThought

As ‘Chronic Absenteeism’ Soars in Schools, Most Parents Aren’t Sure What It Is

Experts say outreach and identifying the reasons keeping students out of the classroom is the best chance districts have of getting their students back. Transcript: A MARTÍNEZ, HOST: One of the major issues this year in education has been the alarming number of students who have missed 15 days or more of school. Some states [...]read moreAs ‘Chronic Absenteeism’ Soars in Schools, Most Parents Aren’t Sure What It Is

3 Strategies for Encouraging Dads’ Involvement in Schools

“We have to take steps to ensure that dads are being seen and heard,” said Chavis. A simple solution is to send all school correspondence to both parents. Chavis noted that accurately communicating with a child’s caregivers can be harder with divorced parents or blended families because it’s challenging to avoid making assumptions about the [...]read more3 Strategies for Encouraging Dads’ Involvement in Schools

Pandemic Aid for Schools Is Ending Soon. Many After-school Programs May Go With It

“The unfortunate reality is that some of those programs are going to close,” says Erik Peterson, senior vice president for policy at the nonprofit Afterschool Alliance. His organization analyzed 6,300 school districts across all states and the District of Columbia, and found that those districts spent at least $8.1 billion in ESSER funds on after-school [...]read morePandemic Aid for Schools Is Ending Soon. Many After-school Programs May Go With It

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.

How Schools Can Better Support Teachers of Newcomer Students

Lander said defining newcomer students primarily in relation to language acquisition tends to promote a deficit approach to the student’s capacity to learn and contribute, “and our kids internalize that.” Teachers can also internalize deficit frameworks and lower their expectations for these students. “I see, too often, the equating of English acquisition with intelligence,” said [...]read moreHow Schools Can Better Support Teachers of Newcomer Students

6 best real estate schools in Washington (WA) for 2024

We’ve researched the best Washington State real estate schools for every budget, schedule, and learning style. From Seattle and Spokane to Redmond and Coastal Washington, our guide will help you choose the best Washington real estate school and course package for your needs. The best real estate classes in Washington will equip you with the [...]read more6 best real estate schools in Washington (WA) for 2024