Social and emotional learning programs should meet the needs of local communities, according to a report by The Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. The report also suggests that educators model SEL skills.
Students may believe they can manage digital distractions via multitasking, but some research shows that multitasking leads to lower grades. Educators now are testing ways to help manage digital distractions, such as taking technology breaks.
The Next Generation Science Standards adopted by 19 states include the study of climate change. The National Science Teachers Association and the National Center for Science Education offer resources to help teachers navigate such lessons.
The movement to expand the use of open educational resources is at its core an effort to expand students' access to quality materials, asserts Andrew Marcinek, chief information officer of Worcester Academy in Massachusetts. In this commentary, he shares five ways school leaders can begin their OER efforts.
About two-thirds of people in the US experience extreme stress during childhood. In this Q&A, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician and founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, shares how toxic stress affects children throughout their lives.
Screen time may be affecting teenagers' happiness, according to a study by professor Jean Twenge. Data reveal less happiness on average among teens who experience more than an hour or two a day of screen time, compared with teens who experience more face-to-face time with others.
Following devastating wildfires in parts of California, educators in one school district say they will be carefully monitoring students for changes in their academic performance and behavior. Principal Ed Navarro says he has observed some students losing their temper more easily and struggling to focus in class.
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., did not reach an agreement over the weekend to reopen the federal government. Some experts say a short-term government shutdown likely will not affect education on a broad scale, but a longer shutdown could have implications for Head Start, Impact Aid and some higher-education programs.
Some educators in a Pennsylvania school district are taking lessons and integrating Minecraft: Education Edition into them. The lessons have included using multiplication to build houses and recreating scenes from literature.
New changes by the US Education Department to the gainful employment rule for career-training programs allow schools to withhold some information, including data on median earnings and whether a program is under federal review. Under the rule, failing programs could lose access to federal student aid programs.
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