How do you keep up the learning over the summer, without having to pay an arm and a leg? We've compiled some suggestions on activities to keep summer fun and academically enriching for your child!
For 45 years, the “Survival Trip” in a rural Alaskan community has served not only as Ketchikan, Alaska’s eighth grade students’ final science exam but also, more importantly, as preparation for growing up in the unforgiving wilderness they call home. You can read more on this story, how the Trump administration recently instructed shelters housing migrant children it will no longer pay for schooling, soccer, and access to legal aid, and why school climate matters when it comes to retaining teachers, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
While everyone can appreciate a good lazy day, the academic consequences of an entire summer off is not something to take lightly. In fact, ASCD reports that, on average, elementary students lose one month of learning over the summer. Even more concerning is the fact that learning loss from this “summer slide” seems to be cumulative. Keep your students learning all summer long with these 10 tips.
We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
Who knew that developing professionally could be fun? One school district is using Disney-inspired professional development activities to help teachers empathize with students in their classrooms. You can read all about how much fun they’re having, catch up on 2020 election education policy news, and find out how US children today are better off than kids in 2000, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.