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Student achievement is invariably tied to poverty. And only when basic survival needs are met can students afford to turn their attention to their studies, even when they know education is their best shot at a better life.
The Community Eligibility Provision has allowed school districts with high concentrations of poverty to offer every student free meals under the National School Lunch Program, but Republicans have said they want to eliminate the program.
The ongoing impact of the Snowden revelations and Donald Trump’s ascendance to the US presidency is pushing more and more web users to privacy-focused services. At other search engines, when you do a search and then click on a link, your search terms are sent to that site you clicked on (in the HTTP referrer header). We call this sharing of personal information "search leakage." DuckDuckGo prevents search leakage by default.
Many schools, including community colleges and public institutions, should analyze the prospects of sharing common service contracts and technologies, as a pilot to what joined institutions may one day look like, and what kind of value it could add to a community or city.
Educators can build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video through Ted-Ed. Once they locate the video they wish to use, they next use the TED-Ed Lesson editor to add questions, discussion prompts and additional resources. When the lesson is published, educators can monitor their progress and submitted work.
PLCs that focus on improving and deepening student learning had the greatest positive effect on teacher morale, while PLCs that discuss student behavior, building issues and organizational activities are more likely to result in low teacher morale.
According to the study, if implemented right away, the three-stage road map could triple the number of women working in computing in the U.S. by 2025, bringing the total number to 3.9 million and boosting women's cumulative earnings by $299 billion over the next 10 years.
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Some observers say that colleges could be more engaged in the parental recruitment process, particularly for first-generation students. One step is using clearer language for admission materials and communications from the university about financial and academic requirements.
Education Week reports the accountability regulations impact school ratings systems, interventions for struggling schools and the types of indicators that determine school quality, among other things, and if the regulations are actually overturned, Congress cannot issue “substantially similar” replacements before the next reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Colleges and universities have taken notice of the declines, and in partnership with private foundations and government, are working to reverse course for the United States’ place as one of the world’s most educated countries.
A recent study by Gallup found only 1 in 5 parents are fully engaged with their child’s school, meaning 80 percent of parents are either indifferent to or actively disengaged from their kids’ school. There's an app for that - but which one?
I'm a fan of using Edmodo for P12 - it's a self-contained all-in-one platform to engage students, parents and provide educators a professional learning community.
But from the list of apps discussed here, REMIND is an easy choice - simple, safe and appropriate for all levels, P20+.
Bookshare is free for all students across the country who have a qualified disability including dyslexia, blindness amd others, thanks to a grant from the Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.
One way to help students own their role (power) in the curriculum-making process is for teachers to include them in the conversation. Here are seven conversational do's and don'ts to consider when involving students in curriculum decisions:
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