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.
Our enhancements cover three major aspects of Courseware: program management, reporting, and curriculum. Let’s dig into how we’ve focused on improving and enriching your overarching experience, thereby increasing efficiency in daily program management and ensuring the highest-quality curricula for your students.
Bernell Jones, who has taught 7th grade math at White Station Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 16 years, was recently recognized as one of Edmentum’s 2019 Inspiring Educators. He was distinguished for his outstanding commitment to his students, his creative use of technology in his classroom, and the encouraging and supportive environment he has curated in his classroom with his students. We had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Jones about the ways he uses technology to support his instruction, how he gets his students to love math, and how he uses Study Island to make some noise in class.