Equity Issues in Education


TutorMe’s Kyle Baker on What ‘High-Dosage’ Means, Why 1:1 Tutoring Impacts More Than Just Grades, and How Their Platform Works

Amid explosive growth over the past two years, two recent top industry awards, and being acquired last month by GoGuardian, TutorMe Chief of Staff Kyle Baker spoke with THE Journal recently about the kind of tutoring that is proven to boost learning outcomes, how TutorMe's platform works, and what questions K–12 leaders should ask when considering a new large-scale tutoring program.

How Teachers Can Support Families with Summer Reading Activities

An educator and global literacy advocate explains why the "summer slide" is a serious issue and offers tips for teachers to help families support their students' reading progress during summer without hampering their summer fun.

6 Tips for Education Leaders Working Toward Equitable Schools

A superintendent leading the effort in Rochester, N.Y., toward making K–12 schools more equitable shares advice for school leaders working to create equitable conditions in public schools.

Ambitious Ed Tech Data Initiative Launched by Coalition of Nonprofits and Walton Family Foundation

Five national education nonprofits today launched a new initiative that aims to centralize the collection and sharing of information about ed tech solutions serving U.S. public schools and create national standards for data interoperability and data privacy — initially funded by a Walton Family Foundation planning grant, according to a news release.

Verizon to Add 50 More Learning Labs and 50 More Innovative Learning Schools

Verizon is celebrating 10 years of its digital inclusion-focused education initiative by announcing that the telecommunications company will launch Verizon Innovative Learning Labs in 50 more Title I schools this fall and is adding 50 new Title I schools to its Innovative Learning Schools program, bringing the program’s total reach to 561 schools nationwide, the company said.

ED and ISTE Launch Initiative to Improve Tech Proficiency of New Teachers to Increase Digital Equity

The International Society for Technology in Education and the U.S. Department of Education have launched an initiative to help educator preparation programs update their curriculum and methods to ensure new teachers enter the workforce with the digital learning skills needed to lead equitable learning in modern tech-enabled classrooms, the organizations announced today.

Report: Historic Decline in U.S. Public School Enrollment From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020; Dropout Rates Fell Since 2010 Among Hispanic, Black Students

Total preK–12 public school enrollment in the United States declined 3% between fall 2019 and fall 2020, erasing a decade of steady growth, according to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2022 edition of the annual Condition of Education report to Congress, which also showed that students are completing more advanced math courses and more science courses, and fewer students are dropping out before obtaining their high school diploma or GED.

How An Iowa Teacher is Leveling Up to Meet His State's New Computer Science Curriculum Mandates

A teacher in Iowa describes how he and other educators not trained in computer science have leveled up and completed training so they can teach the computer science courses being added to high schools across Iowa to meet a new state requirement that takes effect this fall.

With So Many Ed Tech Choices, Here's What Schools Should Be Investing In

With so many programs, devices, and technologies to choose from, educators and K-12 decision-makers should prioritize these two things when making ed tech decisions: Interaction to increase motivation and engagement among students, and data analytics to make teachers' lives easier and make public schools more efficient.

Applications Now Open for $159M in Education Innovation and Research Grants from ED's OESE

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education has begun accepting applications for $159 million in grants budgeted for the Education Innovation and Research Program, which aims to develop, implement, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and to rigorously evaluate such innovations.

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