Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
Five former U.S. education secretaries sent a letter to Congress, saying the contributions of DREAMers “have already made our country stronger” and asking to keep DACA intact.
A group of Ontario high schoolers are challenging how teachers and students think about academic achievement by being allowed to negotiate their final grades.
Dr. Rod Berger chats with Dr. Kim Alexander, superintendent of Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District in Texas, about creating alternative accountability methods to the standardized testing that permeates education today. He also talks to William Paul, a principal in Lexington, Texas, about how he pushes for accountability and his involvement with TPAC.
From virtual learning to later start times, here are six trends that you’re likely to notice in the new school year.
“There are as many types of learning journals as there are ways to think, mainly because writing is a powerful strategy for both documenting and promoting thinking.” TeachThought shares 20 different types of learning journals that can help you personalize learning for students and help them think.
“Our students are future employees and leaders, but we shouldn’t be telling them that we’re preparing them for the future. In fact, programs like Genius Hour are preparing them for right now. They can make a difference today in their classrooms, cities, and the world.” EdSurge shares how Genius Hour can build community leaders.