“There is just no substitute for students being with teachers as lessons are being taught.”
“Most of the country’s school districts do not have enough laptops for students and teachers to use at home and school.”
The “earliest possible return date” is pushed back, and our 50-state plus Washington, D.C., coronavirus school-closure infographic gets an update.
As schools across the country closed, Khan Academy, with the support of Bank of America, pushed to create daily learning schedules for students age 4-18 and expand access to its online resources for millions.
Not every test is entirely out of the question, even now.
A parent’s plan meets reality.
Expect more closures in fall 2020
“The more we can simplify things, the better.”
How teaching is like playing the piano
It’s time to waive the assessment requirements, everywhere and for everyone.
Benchmarking against other schools with similar demographics makes for fairer comparisons
Play nerf basketball. Watch Ted Talks.
“On account of the pestilence that occurred in this year, all the teachers of the boys are dead”
Rick talks with the CEO of Panorama Education, an ed-tech company whose college- and career-readiness tools are currently used each year in 11,500 schools.
Many courses will be poor substitutes for the originals
In the News: Will Dallas Be the First Big-City District to Require Video Cameras in All Special Education Classrooms?
A security camera mounted on a ceiling.Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District recently voted to require video cameras in all special-education classrooms, the Dallas Morning News reports. Advocates say the cameras will help keep students safe and ease parent anxiety, while critics says it is costly and could violate student and teacher privacy.
Balancing potential public health benefits against the cost of keeping parents away from work.
Threats to quality and innovation outweigh benefit of increased access.
In the cover story, Eliot Cohen argues that to the detriment of American citizens, civic education has been unmoored from history in higher education, where the teachers of tomorrow are trained.
The New Yorker has a long and fascinating look at Prep for Prep, a New York-based program that selects minority students for scholarships to highly selective private schools. The article, “Test Case,” is by Vinson Cunningham, who is a graduate of the program. Cunningham mentions Anthony Abraham Jack’s book The Privileged Poor, which was reviewed for Education Next by Mathew Chingos.
In The American Interest, the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Michael Mandelbaum, reviews Anthony Kronman’s The Assault on American Excellence. Mandelbaum’s article is headlined “Political Correctness Threatens American Higher Education.” The review, describes a kind of “tyranny of the majority.”
Attending a KIPP school led to a 10-13 percentage point improvement in the likelihood of enrolling in college
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission’s 2019 report on Civil Rights enforcement includes vast amounts of data. But its capacious understanding of “enforcement” allows it to disguise key policy choices.
Democratic presidential candidate aims to boost low-income college access, end legacy admissions.
“It must be true, and it must be faithful to genuine moral values.”