A $54 Billion Christmas Gift for Students

RSS feed

Posted:
December 22, 2020 03:22 pm

In All4Ed’s final Federal Flash of the year, we’ll provide a summary of the COVID-19 relief bill and the U.S. Department of Education’s funding for 2021. We’ll also discuss the likely nominee for the position of Secretary of Education. 

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Federal Flash

A Christmas Gift? Looking at Congress’s COVID-19 Relief Bill

RSS feed

Posted:
December 17, 2020 11:47 pm

Congress is close to a deal that will fund the U.S. Department of Education (ED), keep the federal government open, and provide additional resources to address COVID-19. Plus, on the fifth anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) being signed into law, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) released new data showing what happens to historically underserved students When Equity Is Optional for states.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
coronavirus, Federal Flash

Middletown Public Schools Reimagines and Personalizes Student Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

RSS feed

Posted:
December 16, 2020 08:45 am

As school districts nationwide struggle to educate their students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Middletown Public Schools in Connecticut has found its stride. This fall, the district successfully implemented a hybrid learning approach that provides its 4,600 students a mix of in-person and remote instruction. It hasn’t been easy, admits Superintendent Michael Conner, EdD. But through the hard work and dedication of Middletown’s innovative educators and school staff, the district has avoided the “cataclysmic learning loss” predicted nationally, he says. In fact, Middletown’s students are performing better in English language arts than they were one year ago and have experienced only minor learning loss in math, Conner says. Those results are significant in a district where half of the students come from historically underserved populations.

What is the secret to Middletown’s success?

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Connecticut, coronavirus, Deeper Learning, Education Technology, Future Ready