Headlines

PreK-12 Market

» More PreK-12 Market Headlines

Higher Ed Market

» More Higher Ed Market Headlines

Technology

» More Technology Headlines

World

» More World Headlines

Business

» More Business Headlines

Announcements

» More Announcements

The Changing Roles of Teachers

From the Editor

Anne Wujcik, EditorLast week, the Education Commission of the States released "Beyond the Core: Advancing Student Success Through the Arts." The report details research that shows that arts education can have dramatic effects on critical 21st century skills, such as creativity, teamwork and perseverance. Further, while arts education supports success across student groups, disadvantaged and at-risk students often see even greater success through these programs. The arts also provide students with tools and practice in creatively making decisions and solving problems when no prescribed answers exist.

Read More ›

Voice from the Industry

Mark Luetzelschwab, President, EuphoricThe Forgotten Mainstream – College Bound Not College Ready

Although participation in Advanced Placement and dual credit programs has doubled over the past decade, more than half of this year’s college freshmen had no successful practice with college-level work while they were in high school. Most of these students will fail to complete college on time and will end up burdened with student loans yet lacking a college degree and unable to fill one of the 65% of new jobs that require a postsecondary degree. We call these students the “Forgotten Mainstream,” and they are overrepresented by low-income, minority, and first-generation college students.

Read More ›

She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community

Vicki Smith BighamOk friends, happy Friday! The Snoop is headed to Scottsdale tomorrow as our team prepares for EdNET 2017, and I sure hope you are headed there, too. It will be an amazing time, both in learning from the programming planned and with that all-important networking. I hope you have your sessions and appointments planned, but before you head out, check out the scoop I have for you this week and some last-minute EdNET messages....

Read More ›

New Speak Up Data Released from 500,000 Surveys on Student Use of Technology

Chromebooks, challenging Internet speeds, Google Apps, online language classes, educational gaming and using technology for learning more outside of school - these are all part of the life of a middle school student today, according to new data from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning released on Friday during a Congressional briefing New data on flipped, blended and virtual learning, and on students' access to the Internet and to mobile devices in and out of school were also released via new Speak Up infographics. The Speak Up 2016 data comes from more than 500,000 surveys taken by K-12 students, educators and parents across the country from October 2016 through January 2017. More than 138,000 of those surveys came from students in grades 6 to 8.

Read More ›

Underserved Learners Lag Far Behind Peers in College & Career Readiness According to 2017 ACT Score Results

Underserved students lag far behind their peers when it comes to college and career readiness, and the more underserved characteristics that students possess, the less likely they are to be ready. These findings are reported in The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2017, ACT’s annual score report, which was released today. Underserved students, who represent nearly half (46 percent) of ACT-tested 2017 U.S. high school graduates, are defined as students who would be the first generation in their family to attend college, come from low-income families and/or self-identify their race/ethnicity as minority. Research suggests students with any of these three characteristics are less likely than others to have access to high-quality educational and career planning opportunities and resources.

Read More ›