Students

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the ‘capacity to understand’ her agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn't have the "capacity to understand" what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.<p>Manigault …

Donald Trump

Pregnant Former Reality Star Found Dead on NYC Sidewalk

Former reality TV star Lyric McHenry was found dead in the Bronx early Tuesday morning in a suspected drug overdose, the <i>New York Daily News</i> reports. …

News (U.S.)

50+ back to school ideas, activities and icebreakers

The first day of school is met with excitement as students reconnect with old friends, share about their summer and look ahead to another year. As …

Teaching

The Google Classroom Master Class

Pinterest<p>Today, I am #superexcited to announce a brand new online course: The Google Classroom Master Class.<p>Through this online course, you will …

Education Technology

10 Ways To Start Shifting Your Classroom Practices Little By Little

When a colleague invited Joy Kirr to a professional development day featuring the Scottish design thinking expert Ewan McIntosh she didn’t think it …

Teaching

New Pear Deck Critical Thinking Templates for Google Slides

Pear Deck is an awesome add-on for Google Slides that lets you <b>add interactive elements to your presentations</b> including multiple choice, text entry, …

Education Technology

Colorado school district slashes Mondays, begins 4-day school week

A Colorado school district is attempting a $1 million science experiment -- cutting its school week to four days.<p>District 27J officially slashed Mondays off the school calendar and started a four-day school week in a move designed to cut costs and attract teachers -- but parents are concerned it …

News (U.S.)

Intriguing, Though Not Conclusive, Study Suggests That Knowledge Gained Through Active Learning Is More Transferable To New Contexts

A new study suggests that learning by observation might be faster, but that knowledge acquired through active learning makes it more likely it can be …

Flipped Classroom

Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?

3:52<p>JUULs are easy to hide, have a flavored smell, and don’t emit much vapor. So how is a teacher to know if a student is JUULing, or vaping, in …

Vaping

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

<b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>, known for his deep inquiries into how the social sciences impact our day-to-day lives, recently sat down for a talk with <b>Adam Grant</b>, …

The Workplace

Graduate jobs: The top ten degree subjects for getting a job

Competition for graduate jobs has never been more fierce. With tuition fees at a whopping £9,250 a year at most universities and living costs representing financial sacrifices for many, students reasonably demand degree courses that offer them the best value for money in today's tough jobs …

Education

The Transatlantic Divide In Language Learning [Infographic]

Learning a foreign language comes with many benefits, whether it’s the ability to converse with people during a vacation abroad or making a jobseeker more marketable to potential employers. While language-learning is commonplace across Europe, the situation is completely different in the United …

Language Learning

Google Classroom Back to School Guide for Teachers

The folks at Google Classroom have put together this handy Back to School guide to help teachers using Google Classroom learn more about the newly …

Education Technology

People Are Celebrating A "Millennial Teacher" For Creating Hilariously Adorable Cardi B Meme Hall Passes

Rebecca Newby (AKA Ms. Newby to her ninth-graders) had no idea she would go viral when she tried to make the first day of class fun for her new …

Teaching

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking

Community<p>Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking<p>By Betsy Corcoran     Aug 14, 2018<p>By FabrikaSimf/Shutterstock<p>It's kind of an irony that schools …

Pedagogy

What to do if you get better A level exam results than you expected

You could potentially go to a better university<p>The wait for students patiently* counting down the hours until A level results day is almost over, ahead of exam results being released on Thursday 16 August 2018.<p>*And by patiently, we mean <i>very</i> stressfully.<p>If your hard work pays off and you end up …

College & University

13 practical things we wish were taught in high school

There are many great high schools around the country, but few of them teach those subjects students could really use once they graduate.<p>While much weight is placed on standard subjects such as math and science (when was the last time you used algebra IRL?), there should also be an urgency around …

High School

ACROSS AMERICA: OP-ED: We Have to Get Real about the Achievement Gap between Black and White Students

Our nation’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. The national figure shows 84 percent of young people, overall, graduating from high school …

African-American News

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use …

Education Technology

Finland’s Education System: The Journey to Success

When Finnish students scored amongst the top in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA, a very influential international assessment …

Education

Back to school memes teachers and students can relate to this year

Image 1of/27<p>Caption<p>Close<p>With five of the Houston area's largest school districts back in the classroom Wednesday, get in the teaching and learning …

San Francisco Bay Area

Call to let UTCs and studio schools select

Technical schools should be allowed to select their students to address the UK's skills shortages after Brexit and stop them becoming "dumping …

Education (UK)

The Politician Who Called For A Ban On Muslim Immigration Says He Didn't Know He Was Using A Nazi Term

"The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote," Katter Australia senator Fraser Anning told parliament.<p>The "White Australia" policy was a good policy and Muslim immigration should be stopped, according to Katter Australia Party senator Fraser Anning.<p>In his first …

Australia

No More Cheating: Trump Tightens Rules for Student Visas

President Donald Trump’s administration has published a final regulation tightening rules governing foreign students studying in the United …

Immigration

AP testing is on the rise in Louisiana, though pass rate still lags nation | NOLA.com

The number of Louisiana public school students taking Advanced Placement tests continues to go up, but many students still struggle to master the …

News (U.S.)

A Look Back: “A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged”

<b>During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

High School

How Long Will Student Housing Be Big Business?

Isaac Sitt and Elliot Tamir had been investing in real estate for years when they stumbled onto the idea. They’d bought a few apartment buildings in …

Business

A-level grade boundaries - have they been released for 2018 and what time does Ucas update on results day?

IT'S the moment of truth for students across the UK.<p>But the last thing you want is to be stressing about is when you will receive your results - so …

GCSE

Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Two Teens Allegedly Told Friends She Couldn't Wait To Have Student's 'Beautiful Babies'

English teacher Brittney Whetzel allegedly bragged about the sex in a group chat with two other teachers, saying she “would do it every day.”<p>A South …

Crime

Do metal detectors and X-ray machines belong in schools?

The staff at IDEA Public Charter High School greets each child by name every morning. They shake some students’ hands, give others a quick high-five and engage in brief conversations when they can.<p>The morning ritual is intended to create a warm learning environment. But it’s not all about …

Education