A listing of math resources organizations are offering for free in response to COVID-19-related school closures. (Updated June 8)
Children's early math success (as early as age 5) serves as a "predictor" for later success in both math and education. Yet there are structures and practices put in place in those early years, the authors of two new reports argue, that either "contribute significantly" to students' success and confidence with math or limit it.
More than nine in 10 teachers (94 percent) shifted to remote teaching in response to school closures. While most of those teachers that haven't transitioned to online teaching (another 4 percent) intended to do so, among the tiny share that haven't and won't, the primary reasons they gave were tied to lack of access to technology and lack of support at home for their students. More than half in that position (55 percent) said they were handing out paper materials to parents for students to use at home.
Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham institute, outlines steps for sending "elementary kids back to school and parents back to work."
How can states support their schools' efforts to deliver digital learning? That’s the topic of a new report from SETDA, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, an organization for technology leaders at state levels. The report defined digital learning as "any learning powered by technology," whether inside or outside of the classroom.
During a period when school system leaders are focused on making sure students get enough food and have the equipment and access they need for remote learning and are trying to figure out plans for the fall, what's not helping, they said, was a "flood of sales calls from technology vendors offering to help."
The initiative by YouthTruth is inviting school districts to encourage students in grades 6-12 to share what they're experiencing while schools are closed.
A listing of coding, computer science and engineering resources organizations are offering for free in response to COVID-19-related school closures. (Updated May 19)
With studies showing that teachers are more stressed than soldiers returning from battle, now is the time to focus on their mental and emotional health.
While it's much too soon to understand what impact COVID-19 will have on K–12 education, two researchers have looked at the potential outcomes.
While Zero Trust can be challenging to implement for any district, its potential for reducing risks and improving network security is significant.