Educators and education researchers say that "personalized learning" encompasses many strategies -- some that require technology and others that do not. John Pane, an education researcher at RAND Corporation, says that personalized learning can give students more control over their own education, but one of his studies provides a "warning sign" because it shows the approach could negatively affect learning in some schools.
Students who struggle with executive-functioning skills need additional support with tasks, such as planning a project or keeping track of belongings. The article includes 10 strategies to help teach all students, including those with executive-functioning challenges, how to organize and prioritize, such as making assignment details memorable and spacing out assignment dates.
School-improvement plans do not focus enough on equity, according to a study by HCM Strategists and the Collaborative for Student Success. They analyzed data from 17 states and found that many state plans spoke about equity but did not explain steps schools should take to address inequities related to teacher quality, enrichment opportunities and curriculum.
Graduate Management Admission Council President and CEO Sangeet Chowfla in this interview notes the role that GMAC plays in connecting those with business aspirations to educational opportunities. Chowfla also discusses qualities that individuals need to be successful in today's business world, and offers other insights for potential MBA candidates.
Alabama officials want to expand opportunities for high-schoolers to work as apprentices with local businesses. Joshua Laney, the workforce development senior director with the Alabama State Department of Education, says the youth apprenticeship programs will help students prepare for jobs when they graduate.
A Pennsylvania middle school has created an innovation class where students work on solutions to real-world problems. Students are creating plans for a new market area opening in their town and will present their ideas to owners in a format modeled after the reality television show "Shark Tank."
Massachusetts elementary-school principal Timothy Lee says he'll focus on revamping math and reading curricula to improve students' academic success and introduce social and emotional learning to boost positive behavior. Lee, in this Q&A, says some of his favorite parts of the job include greeting students in the mornings and sitting in on classes.
Footprints found in the Grand Canyon belonged to a tiny reptile that lived around 315 million years ago, according to findings presented at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting. The creature moved with an unusual sideways gait, making the tracks look as if two reptiles had been walking next to each other.
Students with special needs at a Connecticut high school help run a cafe at city hall as part of the district's Pathways program that provides outside work experience. The cafe is part of a partnership with a business at city hall, and students in the culinary arts program create part of the menu from daily specials to seasonal treats.
Statistics provided to the FBI by select campus police departments show an increase in hate crimes on college campuses, up from 257 in 2016 to 280 in 2017. The data show that most reports involved vandalism or property destruction and the most frequent targets include multiracial victims, Jews and African-Americans.
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