An Indiana school district is making history as the first in the state to start a K-12 computer science pathway. In this commentary, Nate Davis, assistant superintendent of schools, describes how the pathway works and how it benefits the community.
Although 85% of school districts in a CoSN survey have met the Federal Communications Commission's short-term broadband goals, 71% of respondents said they would need to update their entire infrastructure to meet long-term goals set out by the agency. Meanwhile, rural districts reported limited choices for their broadband providers.
Teenagers who are bullied may be two times more likely to bring guns and knives to school, compared with those who are not bullied, according to a study published in Pediatrics. The findings also show that weapons were brought to school by 46.4% of bullying victims who said they skipped school, were involved in physical fights, and received physical threats and injuries from their classmates.
Blended-learning models have changed the look of learning spaces in three schools featured in a recent white paper. The report highlights common characteristics across the schools, such as leaders' willingness to rethink the look of learning.
The nonprofit iCivics is releasing a Spanish-language version of the game "Do I Have a Right," which teaches students about civil rights. The organization, which offers 19 free games, was launched by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Help your mind detach from work for the day by accomplishing one small task right before you leave the office, such as replying to an email or completing a necessary document. Create a routine that includes shutting down your computer or straightening up your desk to symbolize the end of the day, writes Deborah Bright.
In 2016, there were about 1.7 million US home-schooled students, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics. Among the reasons parents choose to home-school -- many through online providers -- are concern about the school environment and a desire for a nontraditional approach to their child's education.
Despite optimism about the benefits of open educational resources in K-12 schools, OER has not yet overtaken reliance on traditional textbooks. At issue are that teachers lack the time to piece together free online resources and administrators want full-course curricula that align with state standards, Tara Garcia Mathewson writes.