Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.
- By THE Journal Staff
Discovery Education is teaming up with Polar Bears International to offer a series of free, live, virtual field trips during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has found in a new report that, in school districts where at least 30 percent of students were enrolled in charter schools, nearly all had a higher percentage of students who scored proficient on state tests than their counterparts in traditional public schools.
Renaissance and Achieve3000 have partnered to offer embedded interim assessments designed to tailor instruction across tiers of intervention along with access to analytics designed to measure efficacy.
A new survey of 4,000 middle school students indicates that personalized learning approaches can have a positive impact on students as independent learners.
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
Less than a month after the Flipped Learning Global Initiative announced a new certification track, the organization has its first group of 16 credential holders.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Microsoft’s education team is sponsoring five new online courses designed to help guide K–12 principals, headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
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.
The Ohio Department of Education could demand repayment of $83 million from nine online charter schools for allegedly inflating student attendance records.