This Week: Top Headlines in Education

Earlier this month, the SXSWedu Conference in Austin brought together experts from K-12 and higher education on a number of topics, including how a district can transform when teachers are given more input and agency (we’ll be covering more highlights from SXSWedu later this week). Also, read about this week’s top stories on the decline…
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College Readiness: What’s Missing from Exams, the Common Core, and Other Teaching Practices

Are public school seniors ready for college? According to the past decade of research, most of them aren’t there yet. In 2014, the college admissions test was overhauled by the College Board, in an effort to respond to the harsh criticisms of the SAT. Only, the average scores of the Class of 2015 showed a…
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Technology and the At-Risk Student: 3 Ways to Change Their Learning Outcomes

Students who are labeled “at risk” face a unique set of learning challenges than their peers. They run a wide variety: ones who belong to ethnic minorities, those who are academically disadvantaged, those who are disabled, those with a probationary status, and those from low-income or poverty-stricken households. For example, for the 16 million students…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

There are rising concerns about science education, particularly as colleges and universities report significant drops in student interest and enrollment within the first year. Recently, the National Board on Science Education brought together practicing scientists and members to discuss ways they could improve awareness and understanding of STEM fields through partnering with K-12 schools. Read…
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Survey: K-12 Teachers Concerned with ESSA’s Impact on Their Classrooms

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about the next phase of the ESSA transition. Today, we examine the perspective from the classroom, as many teachers have been voicing their concerns on how the ESSA transition in the next year might change their ability to support students. Last week, Education Week released the results…
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National Scorecard Ranks 50 States on Education Performance

For more than a decade, American public education has been faced with this fundamental issue: providing the best quality education and proving their accountability in doing so. Last year, the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was a breakthrough in prescribing a well-rounded approach in education reform. With the rules put in place,…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

Last week, Education Week dropped their longest-running annual report, which grades states on the quality of their education, and revealed a C grade for the nation and called out five of the lowest-performing states which include Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Mississippi. We’ll take a closer look at some of the national and state findings in tomorrow’s…
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The 3 Big Changes That Students Want in Higher Education

As they look to the future, college leaders have to take in a variety of perspectives. What big changes should they be making over the next few years? All over the college campus, everyone has different priorities. Faculty need more resources for their department, CIOs are focused on supporting BYOD on campus, presidents want to improve…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

Last week, the White House released a new report on artificial intelligence and how it will transform our economy over the coming years and decades. Watch the story on Forbes, highlighting the findings and what it could mean for education, and check out other top headlines for K-12 and higher ed.   Automation and How…
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Breaking Through the Iron Triangle in Higher Education