Education Next

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

Last week, officials from the U.S. Department of Education met with critics of school discipline policies that were put in place under the Obama administration.
Author: Education Next
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:44 pm
Jason Kamras, the 2005 National Teacher of the Year, will be the next superintendent of Richmond Public Schools.
Author: Education Next
Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:16 pm
Bellwether Education Partners believes we need to think differently about school transportation. In this 3-minute video they explain what needs to change.
Author: Education Next
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:33 pm
We need to face up to the findings of three decades of research on the effects of test-based accountability and engage in a vigorous debate about how best to move forward
Author: Daniel Koretz
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:52 am
There's been an infuriating log-jam between those who argue technology is a distraction at best and those who argue it is an extremely positive force.
Author: Michael B. Horn
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:38 pm

Education Week: American Education's News Site of Record

Teachers, take note: Students have some misconceptions about how to combat ideas they don't like, writes one social studies educator.

Author: Benjamin Barbour
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:38 pm
David Cox, the superintendent in western Maryland's Allegany County, says his schools need more resources—such as behavioral specialists—to help support students whose families are impacted by opioids.

Author: Denisa Superville
Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:51 pm
Those overseeing state education departments cope with staff and budget pressures even as they welcome new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Author: Daarel Burnette II
Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:48 pm
Illinois sparks controversy by setting its bar for proficiency higher than the college-readiness score on the SAT.

Author: Catherine Gewertz
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:40 pm

Education Week: commentary

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

Teachers, take note: Students have some misconceptions about how to combat ideas they don't like, writes one social studies educator.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 10:00 am
Schools should teach students self-defense and empowerment strategies to decrease sexual violence, writes nonprofit founder Lee Paiva.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Here are four guiding principles for a more robust public education system, from the leaders of the Teacher Union Reform Network.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am
In a climate of intense political polarization, students need better training in communicating their ideas, write three education researchers.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am
Make the most of faculty meetings, leverage parent volunteers, and other tips for school leaders from author and educator William Sterrett.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am

Education Week Teacher: News and Information for Teacher Leaders

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Author: Daarel Burnette II
Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:44 pm
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Author: Catherine Gewertz
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:55 pm
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Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:45 pm
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Posted: November 16, 2017, 11:12 pm

Edutopia RSS

Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.
Author: Youki Terada
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Students with traumatic experiences bring those experiences with them to school. These strategies can help foster a feeling of safety.
Author: Dr. Lori Desautels
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
A new book argues that everyone can be creative—and that creativity can be taught.
Author: Mitch Resnick
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.
Author: Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Middle school students worked through problems beyond their grade level when the teacher didn’t tell them it was high school math.
Author: Zach Hurdle
Posted: December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm

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.

As many people know I am originally from the Northeastern part of the United States.  I was born ...
Posted: November 19, 2017, 7:23 am
What makes a great and successful learning culture?  If you were to ask the majority of stakehold...
Posted: November 12, 2017, 7:43 am
All kids have greatness hidden inside them. It is the job of an educator to help them find and un...
Posted: November 5, 2017, 7:24 am
Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Educ...
Posted: October 31, 2017, 8:26 am
As a principal, the buck stopped with me.  I was reminded of this by numerous superintendents dur...
Posted: October 28, 2017, 7:58 am

Market Brief

K-12 Intel for Business Leaders

If the FCC weakens "net neutrality" provisions, some advocates predict that schools' access to online resources will suffer.

The post FCC Chair Seeks to Overturn ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules, With Implications for K-12 appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:19 am

The biggest portion of the country's homeschool students—about 39 percent of them—are from suburban communities, according to national data.

The post Data Snapshot: Who Are the Nation’s Homeschoolers? appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:19 pm

WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., has received a $500 million strategic investment. And math education company Carnegie Learning and assessment provider NWEA have partnered on a new learning platform.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Virginia Company WorldStrides Takes In $500 Million Investment; British Startups Raise Funds appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:07 am

State spending for K-12 rose by 4 percent from 2016 to 2017, even as tax revenues were relatively stagnant, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.

The post State Spending on K-12 Rises Slightly in 2017, Despite Headwinds appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: November 15, 2017, 11:01 pm

Many families outside the U.S. long to send their children to American colleges, but the flow of new international students has slowed recently, a report says.

The post Number of Foreign Students Studying in U.S. Colleges Shows Signs of ‘Flattening’ appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: November 14, 2017, 7:13 am

99U99U

Empowering the Creative Community

A big part of art appreciation is rubbing shoulders with other tourists in a gallery. But the art lovers who go the extra mile to visit artists’ house museums walk in the dining rooms, vegetable gardens, and footsteps of Renaissance greats, Impressionists, and Pre-Raphaelites.
Author: Emily Ludolph
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:36 pm
Skateboarders zoom along the wavy planks of Tel Aviv's new boardwalk while beachgoers soak up the Mediterranean sun. A little further inland, couples and families, locals and tourists alike, linger amid the geometrical flower gardens of the cultural center of the city known as Habima Square. Yet that is just about where the term seaside town loses its relevance as a descriptor for Israel's second largest metropolis.
Author: Emily Ludolph
Posted: November 7, 2017, 2:20 pm
The New Yorker cartoonist once saw her career going over a waterfall. Four decades as a working artist later, and still churning out whimsical and pithy cartoons, Chast sees humor everywhere she looks—especially in New York City.
Author: Emily Ludolph
Posted: November 3, 2017, 9:22 am
A Brooklyn bronze foundry has endured on the banks of the East River for nearly 100 years. Its fourth steward Billy Makky can be be found in the shop daily wearing a fireproof apron and one of many hats: craftsman, artist, alchemist, engineer, businessman – and when interacting with New York creatives –psychologist.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: November 1, 2017, 3:04 pm
Artists Jon Burgerman and Laolu Senbanjo shared their thoughts on the subject in front of an intimate crowd at Ace Hotel New York.
Author: mccue99u
Posted: October 30, 2017, 2:26 pm

Education Week: commentary

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

Teachers, take note: Students have some misconceptions about how to combat ideas they don't like, writes one social studies educator.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 10:00 am
Schools should teach students self-defense and empowerment strategies to decrease sexual violence, writes nonprofit founder Lee Paiva.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Here are four guiding principles for a more robust public education system, from the leaders of the Teacher Union Reform Network.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am
In a climate of intense political polarization, students need better training in communicating their ideas, write three education researchers.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am
Make the most of faculty meetings, leverage parent volunteers, and other tips for school leaders from author and educator William Sterrett.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am

MindShift

KQED Public Media for Northern CA

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:25 am
Barbara Oakley, co-creator of the most enrolled class on Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," shares five techniques to help students become better learners.

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Author: Deborah Farmer Kris
Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:06 am
It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: November 16, 2017, 1:36 pm
A program is teaching educators and adults how to spot teens struggling with mental health and give them immediate aid. It's described as "CPR for the mind."

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Author: MindShift
Posted: November 15, 2017, 8:39 am
Many Stanford students were labeled as "gifted" when very young, often leading to special supports and programs. They reflect on what that designation meant for their learning.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: November 13, 2017, 6:24 am

TechCrunch

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

 The fallout from Uber’s disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK’s data protection watchdog has put out a strongly worded statement saying the company’s announcement “raises huge concerns around its data protection policies and ethics”.  Read More

Author: Natasha Lomas
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:24 am
 Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More

Author: Natasha Lomas
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:16 am
 The third time could be the charm if you haven’t yet scored your free tickets to the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon. Today, we’ve released a third batch of tickets to the most exciting, grueling, 24-hour test of a developer’s chops. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so get your tickets now before they’re gone for good. Read More

Author: Leslie Hitchcock
Posted: November 22, 2017, 3:01 am
 The London-based VC firm recently sold its first two funds to Draper Esprit, and today is announcing the first close of a new £41 million fund, double the size of its last. This year the VC is also celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Read More

Author: Steve O&#039;Hear
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:00 am
 If the FCC’s refusal to acknowledge the vast public outcry against its plan to gut net neutrality isn’t enough of an outrage, its total disinterest in investigating how that same comment system may have been gamed by fake users posing as real Americans adds a bit more insult to injury. Suspicions arose earlier this year that a person or an organization of some kind was… Read More

Author: Taylor Hatmaker
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:54 am

Education Week: commentary

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

Teachers, take note: Students have some misconceptions about how to combat ideas they don't like, writes one social studies educator.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 10:00 am
Schools should teach students self-defense and empowerment strategies to decrease sexual violence, writes nonprofit founder Lee Paiva.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Here are four guiding principles for a more robust public education system, from the leaders of the Teacher Union Reform Network.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am
In a climate of intense political polarization, students need better training in communicating their ideas, write three education researchers.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am
Make the most of faculty meetings, leverage parent volunteers, and other tips for school leaders from author and educator William Sterrett.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:00 am