As More Schools Have Their Head in the Cloud, Privacy Concerns Persist
Districts work to minimize risks as educators champion the benefits of cloud-based learning.
All in the Family: How Teacher Home Visits Can Lead to School Transformation
Meaningful partnerships boost learning, reduce discipline problems and end the cycle of parent-teacher blame.
Is it Getting Better for LGBT Students? Yes, Just Not Fast Enough.
National survey reports declining harassment and abuse but more than half of students still feel unsafe.
The U.S. Dropout Rate is Falling Fast, But Hold the Champagne
National conversations about school equity and obstacles to higher education can't be ignored.
Students Speak Out on Staying Motivated and Engaged in Learning
NEA panel hands the microphone over to the voices rarely heard in the education debate.
Must ReadsTeachers: Finding Appreciation at Work
So many of those working in our schools don’t feel appreciated — and one luncheon or certificate per year just doesn’t cut it. The daily demands are so intense and taxing that we all need more acknowledgement of our hard work in order to manage some of the stress we’re under: The acknowledgements help us feel seen, help us focus on what we need to do more of, and help us feel as if we’re having an impact — which is what all educators in schools want, writes leadership coach Elena Aguilar. Here are a fewsuggestions for increasing appreciation in your work life. Source: Edutopia
A Simple Way to Help Poor Kids Succeed
Here’s a deceptively simple way to close part of the achievement gap between poor and wealthy students: make sure that poor students are in school as much as their richer peers. A recent study found that absentee rates could explain up to 25 percent of difference in math scores between low-income students and less disadvantaged ones. Getting kids to come to school seems like an obvious way to help them score better on tests and eventually graduate. But it’s often overlooked in favor of more complicated, more controversial, and more interesting interventions. Source: Vox
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Ahead in EdOctober is National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Find out more at NEA’s Bully-Free: It Starts With Me campaign. Resources include the NEA Bullying Prevention Kit, 10 Steps to Stop and Prevent Bullying and the Bully Free: It Starts With Me pledge.
National Hispanic American Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America. Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.
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