Education Next

Education Next is a journal of opinion and research about education policy.

Tom Vander Ark joins Marty West to discuss the benefits of technology in schools and why it would be a mistake to reject the use of computers in the classroom.
Author: Education Next
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:49 am
In many places, perhaps the most important mission for civic leaders is to provide the persistence, patience, and maturity that can help turn a vicious cycle into a virtuous one.
Author: Frederick Hess
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:12 am
New Mexico’s former state chief talks ed reform
Author: Education Next
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:07 am
Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:04 am
Last week, Eli Broad announced that he would be retiring from his work at the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in order to spend more time with his family.
Author: Education Next
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:01 am

Education Week: American Education's News Site of Record

Education Week: commentary

Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators

The voices of school resource officers and black girls belong in the conversation about student discipline, write Monique W. Morris and Rebecca Epstein.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Strengthening our democracy requires students understand some basic facts about government, including how it works, argue two civics-education advocates.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

Education Week Teacher: News and Information for Teacher Leaders

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Edutopia RSS

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.
Author: Peter Liljedahl
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout the school year.
Author: Elena Aguilar
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
When you’re teaching a new subject or age group, use these six tips to tackle what you don’t know—and leverage what you do.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Guiding teachers who have years of experience takes sensitivity and a willingness to learn from them at the same time.
Author: Peg Grafwallner
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

A Principal's Reflections

Education is a reflective practice. This blog provides my views on educational leadership, effective technology integration, innovation, and creating a student-centered learning culture.

When it comes to work, I have had to battle some internal conflicts over the years.   Early on in...
Posted: October 15, 2017, 12:42 pm
I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on a...
Posted: October 8, 2017, 12:42 pm
We live in exciting times although it is often difficult to keep up with how fast society is chan...
Posted: October 1, 2017, 12:41 pm
Innovation has been a hot topic of discussion for the past couple of years even though it is not ...
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:29 pm
Leaders often find and leverage tools, frameworks, and systems to support their own change, as we...
Posted: September 17, 2017, 12:35 pm

Market Brief

K-12 Intel for Business Leaders

The success of the program will hinge on the training of teachers and administrators, as well as its connections with existing systems, one nonprofit leader advises.

The post Sprint Rolls Out Effort to Boost K-12 Connectivity, Tech Access appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Leo Versel
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:54 pm

In this week’s dealmaking news, European education fund Educapital closed its first funding round. Also, an African ed-tech accelerator unveiled its first cohort and a few ed-tech companies unveiled new partnerships.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Educapital Raises $53 Million; Ed-Tech Incubator, Accelerator Select Cohorts appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:46 pm

More than 60 percent of parents of K-12 students report getting notes or e-mails about their students, newly released federal data show.

The post Inside the Data: Parent Notifications Have Become the Norm in K-12 Market appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: October 13, 2017, 6:04 pm

There's no magic ed-tech tool to improve education. Technology must work in combination with other strategies, including professional development.

The post Technology On Its Own Won’t Improve Your School appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Charlie Coglianese
Posted: October 13, 2017, 2:27 pm

Pearson is appealing the award of a $31 million testing contract to the American Institutes for Research, one of a number of assessment deals secured by AIR over the past few weeks.

The post Pearson Fights Award of Iowa Testing Contract to Rival Vendor appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: October 11, 2017, 3:15 am

99U99U

Empowering the Creative Community

Calling itself a “modern partner to ambitious brands,” the agency has dropped the word "digital" from its list of attributes in a move aimed at putting the limiting and, in its opinion, now obsolete definition of digital agency behind it.
Author: leem2017
Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:45 pm
Madeleine Morley examines the print versus digital content battle over the last decade and discovers that digital and print actually compliment each other in a co-dependent relationship. Amid the sweeping statements that print is dead, Morley offers a deeply-reported, thoughtful counterpoint.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: October 10, 2017, 4:15 pm
Some of the world’s leading tech brands are defined by one of the oldest art forms—illustration. Creatives at Dropbox, Slack, and Shopify tell us why.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: October 6, 2017, 9:04 pm
Eike König got his start designing album artwork during Frankfurt's techno era. In this interview, he traces the DNA of those rave years to the founding of his Berlin-based design collective "Hort" and his mission to always deliver the unexpected.
Author: Emludolph
Posted: October 5, 2017, 7:34 pm
As an expectant parent, Mike Sager was convinced that his career as a creativist was about to nose dive into a lumpy sea of malodorous baby poop. Then he welcomed a son into his life and everything changed.
Author: lindskro
Posted: October 4, 2017, 8:40 pm

Education Week: commentary

Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators

The voices of school resource officers and black girls belong in the conversation about student discipline, write Monique W. Morris and Rebecca Epstein.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Strengthening our democracy requires students understand some basic facts about government, including how it works, argue two civics-education advocates.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

MindShift

KQED Public Media for Northern CA

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:07 pm
"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why We Sleep.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:58 am
Schools are using a modified version of the Six Thinking Hats technique to teach students how to give effective feedback to one another.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:55 am
Watch how this high school teacher skillfully weaves fluency and phonemic awareness into a broader lesson about Frida Kahlo.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: October 13, 2017, 5:29 am
High School English teacher Michael Godsey found the Serial podcast so compelling, he stopped teaching his favorite work of Shakespeare to teach the wildly popular podcast instead. What does audio have to do with learning traditional English skills? Godsey’s students helped him discover a new side of literacy.
Author: Ki Sung
Posted: October 11, 2017, 6:58 am

TechCrunch

TechCrunch is a group-edited blog that profiles the companies, products and events defining and transforming the new web.

 The topic of open source has been a touchy one for MakerBot over the past decade. The one-time 3D-printing darling was the subject of some serious smack talk when it stopped disclosing machine design in 2012. MakerBot Labs doesn’t mark a full return to those roots, but it is carving out a niche for the DIY community that was once a driving force in its rapid growth. Read More

Author: Brian Heater
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:40 pm
 There isn’t much to say about the new Sonos One that hasn’t been said about Sonos already. The company has long been the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio and their speakers, while small, are powerful and more than usable for music, home entertainment, and general merriment. So how do you make a good speaker better? Just add Alexa. The new Sonos One is a $199 fully… Read More

Author: John Biggs
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:38 pm
AdHawk dashboard AdHawk is announcing that it has acquired one of its competitors, Y Combinator-backed Automate Ads. Even if you weren’t a customer, Automate Ads may sound familiar because it was previously known as Kuhcoon, a social advertising startup co-founded by Andrew Torba, who has since been in the news for getting banned from the YC alumni network and for his social network Gab.ai, which has… Read More

Author: Anthony Ha
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:20 pm
 How fast the landscape seems to shift. SoftBank has been making waves in Silicon Valley since announcing its Vision Fund earlier this year. Now, one of SoftBank’s besties — the sovereign wealth fund of the United Arab Emirates, called the Mubadala Investment Company — is also making a splashy debut onto the scene. Read More

Author: Connie Loizos
Posted: October 18, 2017, 4:53 pm
 Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google accounts, including those from Outlook (including Hotmail or Live), Yahoo, and elsewhere. The announcement, which was sent out via a tweet from the… Read More

Author: Sarah Perez
Posted: October 18, 2017, 4:52 pm

Education Week: commentary

Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators

The voices of school resource officers and black girls belong in the conversation about student discipline, write Monique W. Morris and Rebecca Epstein.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Strengthening our democracy requires students understand some basic facts about government, including how it works, argue two civics-education advocates.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm