Lessons from PARCC’s Sudden Rise and Rapid Fall

In 2009, in an effort to get a slice of the program’s $4.35 billion in federal funding, states were incentivized to adopt policies pertaining to things like common standards, performance-based teacher evaluation models, and “developing and implementing common, high-quality assessments.”

 

Here’s What You Need to Know About Attending SXSW EDU 2018

For the last seven years, the SXSW EDU conference has brought together teachers, students, administrators, ed tech companies, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs. The purpose of the conference is, according to the website, to “foster innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.”

 

How to Talk to Your Students about Harassment

Students and families across the nation are facing the life-altering impact of sexual harassment and assault in schools. It’s a disturbing trend occurring in our nation, in our children’s schools, and on our college campuses.

 

Teaching Students to Do More than Just Recycle

In the time since, schools and communities have invested substantial amounts of time and resources both educating people about the value of recycling and creating programs to make the recycling of waste more efficient and ubiquitous.

From Kindergarten to High School: How to Pique Student Interest in Engineering

Emphasizing STEM fields in schools is becoming a hot topic in the American education system. Even engineering, which has traditionally only been taught to students in high school and above, is experiencing a surge in all grades. 

The Two Biggest Challenges in Changing How Teachers Get Paid

Being an effective teacher requires a unique blend of skill, experience, education, and collaboration. One of the challenges in translating these skills into an appropriate salary figure is that some of them are tricky to quantify.