LeBron James is the unquestioned MVP on the court, but is he the new MVP in the classroom, too? The NBA All-Star just recently opened the I Promise School for At-Risk Kids in his hometown of Akon, Ohio, and already the institution is being praised for its innovation, and tiers of support for both students and parents. Take a look inside this one-of-a-kind school and read more education news stories in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
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You simply can’t ignore it anymore; it’s that time again—students (and teachers) are heading back to school! While it may not feel like fall outside, the ads for fall clothes and school supplies are everywhere, reminding all of us that summer break is coming to a close. As you busy yourselves unpacking classroom boxes and assembling lesson plans, take some time to make sure that your digital tools are also ready for the soon-to-come influx of students.
In a watershed moment for his administration on education policy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a reauthorization of the Perkins Act, called the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
EducationCity has just what you need to start off the school year right. Our fun, classroom packs are full of printables that are perfect for getting your classroom organized and ready, while our Back-to-School Topical Resource Pack is loaded with everything you need for a perfect first day back, including fact sheets, activities, and name tags!
For principals, it’s never too early to get ready for the new school year. Check out what two Missouri principals do during summer break to prepare for back to school, along with other interesting reads about how states are beefing up civics in education, the real-life inspiration behind Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Whether a student is transferring in from out of state, following a non-traditional academic path, or seeking one that’s academically rigorous, the state of Florida seeks to provide equitable access to the right learning environment for every high school student. Not every student’s academic journey will look quite the same, but in Florida high schools, providing multiple pathways to a diploma can create more equitable learning environments so that every learner can succeed as they pursue their personal goals.
At Edmentum, we’re fiercely committed to working with our educator partners to understand the unique ways they’re approaching these challenges through technology. And, as a part of those ongoing conversations, we often find that questions arise. How do I ensure that students meet proficiency expectations AND growth goals? If I’m using multiple programs, how can they work together, and what does an implementation actually look like? Well, rather than summarizing insights from customers near and far, we thought it was time to go deep and let you hear from one such educator who’s employing two Edmentum programs, Exact Path and Study Island, to drive toward rigorous outcomes that align with her goals and her students’ goals.
Ever been so hot, you felt like you couldn’t think? Turns out you weren’t just being dramatic after all- hot summer weather could be influencing your cognitive performance! Read all about how heat can slow down your brain in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
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