Tens of thousands of applicants have been denied qualification for the $700 million federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, intended by lawmakers to help with the nation’s student debt crisis. For many teachers, loan forgiveness is essential to escaping the burden of student loans, yet applications are denied every day. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
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As an educator, you have an important role in helping your students build investigation, evaluation, and critical-thinking skills when it comes to conducting research. The ability to evaluate different types of media and forms of content has even made its way into the Common Core State Standards, as this skill is becoming increasingly important for your students to learn as they transition into adulthood.
As we move out of the Common Core period and dive deeper into ESSA requirements, I think that we will continue to see the move to write and define state-specific criteria for standards. I think that we could continue to see groups of states bring educators together to share their learning and redefine standards as a cohort to improve learning for all students.
Success is about a lot more than “book smarts”, and teaching these social and emotional skills is a becoming an increasing focus in classrooms and formal curriculum. Here's five common questions answered to help parents better understand social and emotional learning.
Common assessments have a tremendous impact on student learning. Study Island's Test Builder helps teachers collaborate to efficiently create and administer these assessments in the classroom.
Preparing learners for the Common Core assessments can seem daunting at times, but with a plan and some preparation, you can feel confident about next-generation state testing. Check out these seven tips to help your students get ready and, ultimately, improve achievement!
The new year brings more anticipation and anxiety about the future of the Common Core State Standards, the associated tests, and the overall status of public education in America. The standards have come to be a complex and controversial issue, surrounded by a lot of uncertainty. Here are the top things to watch in 2015 that we think will help shape the state of the standards.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift in student expectations and assessments. Here are six professional development tips you can give your teachers to help them align to the Common Core expectations and prepare learners to succeed on the new exams.
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