Students who use smartphones for online education will fall behind and may be worse off than students without a broadband internet connection, one expert says.
Explore proven strategies for motivating daily reading, even when school is not in session. Plus, get tips for supporting struggling readers in this free, shareable resource provided by Renaissance. Read more>>
COVID-19 meal delivery requires written notice, as the National School Lunch Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act do not authorize release of household contact information for children without the parent's formal consent. Read more>>
Here are free resources, services and teaching materials being offered at no charge during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated on April 29. Read more>>
Whole-classroom personalized learning approaches can make a big impact on students with disabilities.
Competency-based educators in New Hampshire's Sanborn Regional School District constantly develop new performance tasks that allow students to show mastery. Read more>>
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Employees must have the same kind of training that police officers receive to carry concealed weapons at an Ohio school district where two students were shot and wounded by a classmate, a state appeals court ruled. Read more>>
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With schools closed statewide to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, hourly workers like custodians and bus drivers worry how long their paychecks will keep coming. Substitute teachers aren't finding paid work at all. Read more>>
Students in the state's schools will most likely not go back to their physical schools for the rest of the academic year, the state’s superintendent said. He acknowledged the hardships for students, families and educators but urged districts to strengthen their distance learning programs. Read more>>
Colorado's 30 largest school districts and three charter networks together use three dozen core curriculums, an investigation found. Curriculum experts say such variation should raise questions about which students get left behind by the mish-mash of methods. Read more>>
Texas State Teachers Association has one clear message to Gov. Greg Abbott: keep all schools closed for the remainder of the school year. The association also requested funding to feed additional school children and to help school districts avoid layoffs. Read more>>
If schools could procure digital thermometers and quick testing, they might be able to proceed with something like normal operations. Social distancing in schools might involve less students in a school on a given day, closing gyms or eating lunch at desks. Read more>>
What does remote instruction look like for Colorado’s younger learners? For the teachers responsible for those K-2 students, the focus centers on maintaining strong relationships while continuing to make progress on students’ academics. Read more>>
File Transformer, Powered by Blackboard Ally is a new resource that allows students to personalize their learning experience and choose from different format types designed to work with mobile devices, assistive technologies and study tools. Read more>>
Jassby, Inc., a fintech company that created a family finance app, has partnered with CodeWizardsHQ to offer a variety of coding classes to kids who are currently out of school due to COVID-19. Read more>>
The Massachusetts Building Trades Council is urging Gov. Charlie Baker to halt all regular construction work, including school construction, across the state for one month due to the coronavirus. Read more>>
The updated estimated cost of rebuilding or revamping four Ogden elementary schools has jumped from $87 million to over $106 million because of construction inflation since a bond was passed in 2018 to fund the projects. Read more>>