The holiday season is here! Whether you’ve been decorating since the beginning of November or are still taking down your Halloween decorations, it’s time to celebrate! In celebration of the holidays and new year, we’re giving away a $500 Target gift card to one lucky educator!
We know that educators and students do amazing, innovative things in the classroom every day. Educators pour their hearts and souls into cultivating a lasting love for learning in every student, and students in turn stretch their minds and explore their passions to achieve some incredible outcomes. We wanted to give the educators and students that partner with Edmentum a chance to show off their hard work and creativity, so earlier this fall, we asked all of our customers to enter our Love for Learning contest. Now, we’re very excited to announce our winners and share their projects!
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The importance of such opportunities has filtered down to the high school level for both college-bound students and those who will be directly entering the workforce after graduation—especially those participating in a career and technical education (CTE) program. Understanding work experience can be the difference in success for a student.
Technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in schools and classrooms, but virtual courses still have some stigma attached. For some students, this translates to concerns about getting into the college of their choice. But, if the same thoughtful schedule planning and effort are put in as required for traditional classroom students, virtual students can actually be at an advantage. Here are six tips to share with your virtual high school students as they go through the college application process.
ACT® and SAT® Exams for All: Implications of Using College Entrance Exams for Federal Accountability
When college entrance exams are used as a measure for state and federal accountability, all students must take the tests, and the exams are provided at no cost to them. This removes both a financial and logistical hurdle from the process of applying to college, and it also can help identify college-ready students who wouldn't have opted into taking the test. An article from Chalkbeat, a nonprofit education news organization, cites a study that examined Michigan's ACT testing mandate, which uncovered that college attendance increased by nearly 2 percent after the mandate and by 1 percent for low-income students.
The Critical 9th Grade Year: 6 Tips for Educators to Support Smooth High School Transitions and Graduation Success
Intervention and remediation (also commonly referred to as reteaching) have the same fundamental goal: supporting struggling students with focused learning opportunities to achieve academic success. But still, the differences between these two flavors of instruction are critical to determining what sort of environment, time, and approach might be required to best serve your students. We’ll take a closer look at defining these terms and provide guidance on when and where they might fit into your instructional day.
High school graduation is of critical importance to the prospects of students in the United States. For many, the national graduation rate is the ultimate measurement of the effectiveness of the nation’s school system, which is why it is important to periodically check in with the available stations in the U.S. and to determine what can be done to make sure that every student has as bright a future as possible.