A new research project from Scholastic finds that the overwhelming majority of educators (97 percent) agree that “equity in education for all children should be a national priority.” The Teacher & Principal School Report, released Thursday, surveyed more than 4,700 public school pre-K–12 teachers and principals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Once Seattle teacher Jude Miqueli she started using Bloomz a year and a half ago, she noticed that her kids were responding better, and were even improving their behavior in class.
The guide also emphasizes that school leaders need to take into consideration accessibility for parental engagement as well.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Slow internet connections are hampering the future of education and limiting libraries and health organizations, according to a coalition of schools, libraries and health groups in a campaign launched Thursday. The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition is urging the Federal Communications Commission to make emergency improvements to its Business Data Services (BDS) order to include high-capacity broadband lines.
A "boutique" search company has developed a free online resource that lets users search for university and college videos that have been posted to YouTube and then clip and share segments of those videos with students and colleagues.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released a new report that details the best special education practices at 10 model California charter public schools. “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion” offers qualitative data and insights into the best ways to serve students with disabilities, in particular the benefits of cutting-edge technology and inclusive education.
At the White House earlier this month, select K–12 students offered their best advice for improving STEM education in the United States.
Study.com has launched a series of articles and teaching resources designed to address the learning challenges associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 15 articles and 53 lessons have been released in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Month and include parent and teacher strategies to support students in school and at home.
Vidku, the Minneapolis-based mobile video messaging company that serves educators and businesses, has renamed itself Flipgrid in recognition of its flagship platform.
Several of the nine Ohio cyber schools under investigation for allegedly inflating student attendance records say they will appeal state audits and challenge efforts to recover tens of millions of dollars already provided in tax money.