Education

How to Build a Course Using Microsoft PowerPoint Decks in Articulate Storyline

How to Build a Course Using Microsoft PowerPoint Decks in Articulate Storyline<p>The best content authoring tool meets the best presentation software.<p>We …

Education Technology

Can School Choice Work in Rural Areas?

Two Republican senators brought up the unique challenges students in sparsely populated areas face during Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos’s hearing.<p>Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos offered little clarification of her policy goals at Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearing, but one …

Charter Schools

A Four-step Assessment for Buying and Using Technology in the Classroom

Are you planning to upgrade your classroom technology in the next year or so? To help guide future purchasing decisions, you should conduct a …

Education Technology

The Secret to Helping Your Average Child Succeed

Most likely, your child won't be a super genius, but can still be exceedingly successful.<p>Let's face it: Your children are not likely to be above average. Unlike the people of Lake Wobegon, our kids follow a standard bell curve and that means most children will fall into the "average" category. Not …

Parenting

Medical School Curriculum Shifts To Value-Based Care

Medical schools are introducing new courses and graduate medical education programs as fee-for-service medicine gives way to value-based care models .<p>A window into this shift in medical education can be seen in the growth of the American Medical Association’s “Accelerating Change in Medical …

Health Care

What Makes Betsy DeVos Such an Unusual Nominee for Education Secretary

For one thing, she’s never attended or taught at a public school.<p>Betsy DeVos is likely to be confirmed as the next secretary of education. There’s nothing unusual about the Senate supporting a president-elect’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Education. But DeVos is a more controversial …

Higher Education

Today’s results confirm that our reforms to the education system are paying dividends

Today the secondary performance tables are being published. Parents looking at the performance of their local school will be able to interrogate the progress pupils make, the attainment of pupils and the quality of the academic curriculum on offer at the school.<p>Since 2010, the Government has …

Education (UK)

The hidden downsides of school 'choice'

Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, turned in a hilariously inept performance at her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. …

Education Policy

With Trump as president, international students ponder future in U.S.

When Kimberly Go first came to the United States for college, her plan was to work here for a few years after graduation before returning to her native Philippines.<p>Now a junior at Northwestern University, Go is rethinking her future. She said she's concerned about how President-elect Donald Trump …

College & University

“Author Interview: ‘Visible Learning for Mathematics'”

Author Interview: ‘Visible Learning for Mathematics’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.In it, Linda M. Gojak and Sara Delano …

Mathematics Education

Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

The U.S. Department of Education has withdrawn a proposal that could have fundamentally changed the flow of federal dollars to schools that serve low-income students.<p>"The law is clear that it is unacceptable to systematically underfund low-income schools and fill the hole with federal resources," …

Education Policy

Betsy DeVos Standardized Test

1. The price of red bell peppers is, I assume, twenty dollars per pepper. Green bell peppers seem like they’re eighteen. If my housekeeper goes to Whole Foods Market and spends an equal amount of money on green and red peppers, what is the ratio of green to red that she will cook later for my …

Standardized Testing

This app doesn't just do your homework for you, it shows you how

A little confession from me. I was homeschooled (that's not the confession part), and in 8th grade my algebra textbook had the answers to half the problems in the back. And when I was stumped, I would cheat.<p>Sorry, mom!<p>Of course, cheating at math is a terrible way to learn, because the whole point …

Technology (UK)

Headmistress buys illegal jammer to block students' internet use at sixth form college

A headmistress who wanted to use mobile phone jamming technology to stop children getting distracted in lessons has been stopped by red tape, after Ofcom warned that it was a criminal offence.<p>Julia Polley, head at Wensleydale School and Sixth Form College, in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, was so …

Education Policy

Here Are Just a Few of the Ways Betsy DeVos, Trump's Education Pick, Screwed Up Her Confirmation Hearing

Before she was Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos was best known as a Michigan billionaire who spent decades fighting for school voucher programs—programs that give poor kids public money to attend private schools. (And, according to critics, drain money from public …

White People with No Skill Sets Wanted in China - VICE

If you're a white English speaker, you can get a job teaching private English classes in China. Many schools will hire you without any prior experience, teaching credentials, or a working visa. Sometimes you don't even need to apply for the job. In Urumqi, in China's northwest, my writing partner …

China

Universities need not worry about Brexit

The students of Oxford University woke up on the morning of June 24, 2016 to an email from Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson. The tone was clear; the university would plan internally for any necessary changes from Brexit, and would lobby the Government to protect Oxford’s …

College & University

British universities employ no black academics in top roles, figures show

Figures record zero black academics in the elite staff category of ‘managers, directors and senior officials’ for third year in a row<p>There have been no black academics working in senior management in any British university for the last three years, according to employment records.<p>Figures published …

Higher Education

8 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

"It’s confounding to me. It’s frustrating. It’s deflating."<p>Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows with some of her statements during her confirmation hearing this week. Between her seeming lack of familiarity with the Individuals With Disabilities …

Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017

Teachers unions plan protests against President-elect Donald Trump across the Southland on Thursday, while Los Angeles school officials, concerned about student walkouts, have declared that Friday will be Unity Day 2017.<p>Trump will be inaugurated Friday in Washington, D.C. as the nation’s 45th …

Los Angeles

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Education Policy

Student-Debt Picture Darkens

Many more students have defaulted on or failed to pay back their college loans than the U.S. government previously believed.<p>Last Friday, the Education Department released a memo saying that it had overstated student loan repayment rates at most colleges and trade schools and provided updated …

Loans

An Iowa teacher who couldn't afford weighted blankets for her special needs students is making them instead

CLOSE<p>A special needs teacher in Cedar Falls has noticed a marked improvement with her students who use a weighted blanket.<p>CEDAR FALLS, Ia — Everyone …

Developmental Disabilities

It's Never Too Late to Get Your Graduate Degree

ADHD, single fatherhood and running a family business all became part of the story.<p>I admit it: I was Ph.D. program dropout. And apparently, a lot of other people are dropouts, too. According to the Ph.D. Completion Project, only 22 percent of graduate students finish their doctoral degree after …

College & University

A level school league tables 2016: compare your school's performance

League tables <b></b>showing the performance of English <b></b>secondary schools in A-level and equivalent qualifications at more than 3,000 schools have been published today by the Department for Education.<p>This year the ranking system has been changed, with the average total point score per student now longer …

Education (UK)

In praise of a forward-based approach to social studies

When I was in elementary, middle, and high school, my history teachers helped me gain a better understanding of how the past created the contemporary world we lived in. We memorized great figures in world history, got inundated with key dates that shaped societies, and familiarized ourselves with …

Pedagogy

High school student tells Betsy DeVos exactly how her policies would hurt her

Betsy Devos' confirmation hearing didn't go well, but Dannah Wilson's speech was a different story.<p>In a speech delivered to the AFL-CIO, Michigan student Dannah Wilson delivered an emphatic and thoughtful statement about how Department of Education nominee Betsy DeVos's policies would probe hurtful …

Humor

CTU stages anti-Trump demonstrations at schools across Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union and its allies launched a series of demonstrations at schools citywide Thursday morning, joining a national effort organized by education labor unions and left-leaning advocacy groups to repudiate President-elect Donald Trump and his pick to lead the U.S. Department of …

Chicago

A high school dropout from California is now the preeminent American master of Islamic calligraphy

Art is usually valued for its distinctiveness: The celebrated artist is one who conveys meaning in a way that no one has ever done before.<p>Islamic calligraphy has its own metrics of value. The tradition prizes expertise over innovation. It takes years to perfect the handful of principal calligraphic …

Calligraphy

Grammar schools lose top spots after league table shakeup

DfE’s latest tables, ranked using new Progress 8 measure, show schools that made greatest advances in pupils’ grades<p>The traditional pecking order of England’s secondary schools has been upended by the government’s new school performance measure, knocking grammar schools out of the top spots and …

Education (UK)