March 06, 2018 02:19 pm
Schools and classrooms across the country buzzed with excitement on February, 22, 2018 as thousands of educators and students celebrated the seventh annual Digital Learning Day (DLDay).
The celebrations have come to an end for now, but here are three things we learned from another great DLDay:
March 05, 2018 01:48 pm
Nancy was born in Italy and brought to the United States at age five. She graduated from high school and received her bachelor’s degree from Towson University. She is one of more than 3 million Dreamers in communities across the country—undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children. Like Nancy, less than one-quarter of them have been granted deferred action from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) implemented under the Obama Administration in 2012.
Watch Nancy tell her story via the video at the bottom of this post.
February 16, 2018 03:18 pm
This week’s digest features lessons in deeper learning from a special education teacher, expansion of career and technical education opportunities in Memphis, guiding steps to move to competency-based education, and an upcoming Twitter chat. Read Entire Post
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Gains in High School Graduation Rates Mask Persistent Gaps in Postsecondary Education Enrollment for Students of Color
February 12, 2018 03:46 pm
Recent national data shows that high school graduation rates for African American and Latino students continue to climb, narrowing gaps in achievement between these students and their white and Asian peers. Yet these gains in high school graduation rates have not yet translated to comparable increases in postsecondary education enrollment and degree attainment.
February 02, 2018 03:25 pm
This week’s digest features a Twitter chat about how to bring more workforce experiences to high school students, why technology alone is not enough to make classrooms centers of 21st century learning, and the benefits of student project exhibitions.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Diplomas in Indiana, School Choice Debate in Mississippi, Major Funding for Education in Idaho
January 30, 2018 01:32 pm
President Trump isn’t the only one addressing Americans about the state of our nation. Governors have taken to stages across the country to deliver state of the state addresses. In early January speeches, governors have focused on life after high school, made big pushes for more education funding, and touched on the school choice debate happening at the local level.
January 19, 2018 05:05 pm
How can stepping outside of the classroom engage students in deeper learning? In this week’s digest, stories on math trails and apprenticeships show how to engage students outside of school, while another story on “high-impact” classrooms shows how to transform spaces within schools to deepen student learning.
January 08, 2018 12:46 pm
In the past, when students gathered information for a report or term paper they usually read an entry in an encyclopedia or visited a few well-regarded webpages to get what they needed. But that no longer is sufficient. Students now must be acute critical thinkers, able to judge the quality of websites they visit and the information they collect.