A majority of teachers participating in a survey said they use academic and nonacademic data to support students. The poll from the Data Quality Campaign show that 57% of teachers say they do not have time during the school day to access or use data.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he is more concerned about increased regular marijuana use among teens than he is about adolescents using e-cigarettes. Regular marijuana use is "going to create a different set of risks," Gottlieb said.
Daniel Greenstein, the new chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, says he will seek strategies to better define the system's identity and boost sagging enrollment. Greenstein says the system has "an obligation" to make a college education accessible to all students.
More teachers are using their social media presence to act as paid brand ambassadors for education-technology products, writes Kipp Bentley of the Center for Digital Education. In this commentary, he asserts that these individuals should take steps to preserve their objectivity as educators and that school districts should adopt clear policies governing this practice.
Data can help school leaders develop their school brands, asserts Trish Rubin, a marketing instructor at Baruch College in New York. In this commentary, she shares the experiences of several principals who attended a branding boot camp and learned to use data to engage and inform their school communities.
Among early-career college admissions professionals, only 38% say they feel they know a lot about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and that may be hindering the application process for low-income and first-generation college students, a report states. The report recommends more training for admissions officers to help students understand financial aid and their options.
California legislation that would have banned middle and high schools from beginning before 8:30 a.m., as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, has been rejected by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown said in a veto message that the bill "is a one-size-fits-all approach that is opposed by teachers and school boards."
Some schools that have adopted yoga programs are facing pushback amid concern that the practice has religious elements. In response to parental objections, a Georgia elementary school has eliminated the use of the "namaste" greeting in their yoga classes.
Common symptoms of a career stall include not feeling challenged at your job every day or you've lost an interest in learning new skills. Taking the initiative to bring your own value-add project to the table or helping a co-worker on theirs can be the catalyst necessary to relaunch your career growth and development, J.R. Duren suggests.
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is upgrading its simulation labs and creating high-fidelity simulation spaces, including a birthing suite, operating room and a home health setting. Researcher Kelly Rossler has been testing a virtual-reality system to allow nurses to realistically work with patients and equipment.