Support for English-language learners in a New Jersey school district begins before kindergarten. School leaders expanded prekindergarten access, and the district provides certification for English as a second language to pre-K through 12th-grade teachers.
College officials should avoid using jargon such as "disruptive" or "innovate" when talking to faculty to get their support for technology initiatives, industry and higher-education leaders say. A "roadshow" approach, which includes conversations with department heads to learn their needs, has been successful for Paul Jurasin of California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
Concerns about how Facebook has used its users' data have some pledging to delete their accounts. However, some students and educators say it may not be that easy, including University of North Carolina Wilmington's Bruce McKinney who says that some access to social media is needed to stay "in the loop."
The internet of things has filtered into the K-12 landscape, says Steve Burt of technology-consulting firm Clarity Innovations. School uses include tracking students riding school buses, providing building access and supporting library services.
A proposed federal spending bill would provide $1.1 billion in funding for Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The funds could be used for many programs, including school safety and mental health resources.
Middle-grades students at a Michigan school held a simulated event about homelessness. Students staffed businesses and organizations, while parent participants navigated the environment, looking for jobs, food and housing.
"Looping" -- having the same teacher two years straight -- may help boost achievement, said researchers at the University of South Carolina and Montana State University. Data show the most significant gains among students of color.
ESSA funding streams, such as Title IV, Title I and Title II, can be used to support social and emotional learning, according to a report from the RAND Corporation. The report's authors offer additional recommendations for identifying funding opportunities for SEL.
Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Schools in Florida, has issued new security measures in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Measures include clear backpacks and identification badges for students and staff.
The average annual fellowship in fiscal year 2017 for a Harvard Business School student hit a record $37,312, about 5% over 2016, according to annual financial reports. Data show total annual scholarship giving in 2017 reached $36 million.
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