Long Island Business News reported that yet another billionaire philanthropist will be throwing more money at what ails K-12 education, this time focusing on social-emotional learning.
Shane Vander Hart: Mike Petrilli with the Fordham Institute gives would-be governors an education policy cheat sheet that they would do well to ignore unless they want to sound like every other candidate droning on about the latest education reform fad.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
Shane Vander Hart: Our education system did not get to where it is at overnight and change will not happen overnight. Even though our prospects may look bleak there are four ways we can continue the fight in 2018.
Denis Ian: We’re outfitting kids with technological gizmos we don’t even understand. Giving them super-powerful thingamajigs we think of as toys. But they’re not toys at all.
Shane Vander Hart responds to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s complaint that education reform is not keeping pace with the rapidly changing economy.
Career and Tech Education (CTE) is another top-down education reform policymakers have pushed whose results do not match the hype.
ACT released their 2017 scores, and there is still not a noticeable improvement in students’ college readiness, in fact, underserved students lag behind.
From STEM, STEAM, and STREAM to community schools, social-emotional learning and mindfulness parents need to understand education speak used in schools.
The new PDK poll shows that a majority of Americans support public school wrap-around social services and support schools asking for more money for them.