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Topic: Educational Change

Students Speak Up! Part II: What Students Want Us to Know

Students Speak Up! Part II: What Students Want Us to Know

As such advocates, Cognia wanted to give a platform for student voice so that you could hear directly from students about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting students who are out of school. Nine students from across the globe were invited to participate in a virtual panel Schooled: Students Speak... Read the full article >
The Decade Ahead: 3 Societal Trends Impact Education

The Decade Ahead: 3 Societal Trends Impact Education

The relationship between society and education is intertwining and influencing.  Society influences what happens in education and similarly education influences society.  There are three emerging and growing trends in society that will impact education, how we perceive the world and the way we live. Art of Storytelling Every moment of... Read the full article >
Continuous Improvement Beyond Compliance

Continuous Improvement Beyond Compliance

“The district has a commitment to holding course around what we believe,” says Nate Pierantoni, Farmington’s director of school improvement. To ensure that commitment remains a reality, district leaders focused on assessing the extent to which the Farmington Way translates into effective classroom practices during a 2018 Cognia Systems Accreditation... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Learning from Lawrence Acceleration Academies The Acceleration Academies are but one in a suite of interventions designed by the Lawrence Public Schools to transform the district. This is a case study of one of the most powerful learning interventions in Massachusetts. During February and April school vacation weeks, students in grades 3-12... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Student Engagement

CEO Message: Student Engagement

Our research shows that student engagement is a vital component of quality education. AdvancED recently conducted a pilot in three states, where we looked at measuring student engagement with our eProve™ surveys tool. You can read about our findings in Measuring Student Engagement with eProve surveys. Focusing excessively on adult behaviors... Read the full article >
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Suggested Reading

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup By Ashley Cronin, Edutopia Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. This list of articles, videos, and other resources offers strategies and advice that can help. 3 Critical Things to Know About Boosting Student Engagement By Laura Ascione, eNews Daily This article covers how... Read the full article >
A Recipe for Student Engagement

A Recipe for Student Engagement

The meals do not always (or ever) turn out like the picture, but the accomplishment of completing the challenge plus the joy of creating and blending something new while also learning is stimulating and fun. Much like culinary arts, teaching has and continues to evolve. “Education is experiencing a transformative... Read the full article >
The Politics of Poverty: Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Issue

The Politics of Poverty: Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Issue

First, there is no consensus about poverty’s causation. Virtually all disciplines move through three phases: classification, where things are named; correlation, an explanation of how things work together; and causation, which explains what creates a phenomenon. Regarding the latter, the field of sociology has four separate, well-researched bases[ii] about what... Read the full article >
Responding to Marginalization of Students of Color in K-12 Education

Responding to Marginalization of Students of Color in K-12 Education

In a culture of school reform that focuses on student achievement as measured through standardized curriculum and testing, marginalized groups are traditionally less successful. For students who come from high-risk backgrounds such as being a person of color, living in poverty, being an immigrant, having limited English proficiency, and/or having a... Read the full article >
The Role of Social Capital to Create Change

The Role of Social Capital to Create Change

She soon discovered that a new school that focused on reading, writing and math was about to open. She took off work and stood in line for enrollment to make sure I had the opportunities that she did not. I was fortunate that my parents were involved in my education and used... Read the full article >