As the end of the school year draws near, we want to acknowledge the incredible creativity, resilience, and hard work of educators this year. It has been a time like no other. Educators have experienced enormous stress and strain to adapt to constantly changing contexts amid concerns about their own health and the health of their students. Educators have also been challenged by the existing and ever increasing inequities between privileged and historically marginalized students in U.S. schools that the pandemic has underscored. These long-standing inequities have exacerbated the challenges teachers have had to manage this year, and have impacted the resources available to them in pivoting to pandemic teaching, as well as the conditions that their students and families are navigating.
The teachers and schools serving our disadvantaged children are doing much better than we think they are, according to the author of the new book “How Schools Really Matter.”
Elementary and middle school teachers are invited to register now to participate in the annual Virginia Region II Teacher Night hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility on April 14, 2021. The fully virtual event will allow educators to see demonstrations of new methods for teaching physical science concepts and safely meet and interact with their colleagues, all while they pick up one recertification point from the comfort of their own homes. Advance registration is required, and the event is open to all upper elementary and middle school teachers of physical science.
A new $600,000 grant from Microsoft will be used to increase the number of scholarships available to mathematics and science teacher education candidates.
To address the many challenges of teaching online, FAU’s College of Education is offering a free eight-hour online certificate course for K-12 teachers to assist them with teaching online. This continuing education certificate course provides school districts timely assistance to enhance teachers’ e-learning skills and provides time-saving tips in lesson planning and effective student assessments for online teaching.
Two-volume “Corona Chronicles” narratives recount how students, parents, administrators, and community members are navigating these uncertain times.
The year 2020 hasn’t just been one for the history books: It’s made quite an impact on K-12 grade books as well. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into another school year, the school playground has instead become a battleground for adults — teachers, parents, school administrators, public health officials, lawmakers — rowing over the future of education: Should schools reopen? Is remote learning just as effective as in-person classes, and is the technology available to ensure equity for all students? For schools that open, is enough funding available to effectively protect teachers and students from COVID-19? For those that don’t, what about parents’ need to return to work despite the need for at-home teaching? For answers, we turned to Bradley Marianno, a UNLV College of Education professor and expert on teachers’ unions.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 21, 2020) – Teacher strikes are illegal in 35 states, but that hasn’t stopped underpaid educators from walking off the job to demand adequate school funding and long overdue raises, and it may not stop them from…
With schools around the world looking into various cost-cutting measures in the midst of the COVID-10 pandemic, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that citizens prefer teachers and administrative staff to be at the frontline of school spending cuts during times of economic crisis.
When musical theater and visual arts summer camps went online at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this summer, staff did not know what to expect. The award-winning camps, presented by UAB’s ArtPlay, are always popular, to the point of selling out all available spaces. Despite the teachers’ fears, campers and their parents loved the new virtual camps.
Dr. Terry Adirim provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children. Adirim is a physician executive with senior leadership and executive experience in academic medicine and the federal government. Her expertise includes pandemic planning and response, health care quality improvement and patient safety, and health policy and management.
A first step for families who want to be an ally in the fight to end racism is to diversify their at-home libraries with books that feature people of color and their stories. A UNLV librarian and pre-Kindergarten teacher share tips and resources on how to do so.
By working with local industries, CSU campuses are ensuring their graduates are ready to enter careers and drive innovation in these regional sectors.
Research released today challenges the notion that teachers might be uniquely equipped to instill positive racial attitudes in children or bring about racial justice, without additional support or training from schools. Instead, the results, published in Educational Researcher, find that “teachers are people too,” holding almost as much pro-White racial bias as non-teachers of the same race, level of education, age, gender, and political affiliation.
As Australia’s teachers strive to shift education online, parents everywhere are bracing for change, but no more so than parents of children with additional needs such as autism, who fear their kids may be left behind in the race to adjust.
Report looks at New York City Teachers’ Retirement System, the second largest of New York City’s five major employee pension plans.
School districts nationwide are now providing K-12 education online. Stuck at home all day, students will be using apps even more than they already do, which could cause an increase in cyberbullying among youth. Many cyberbullying targets will hesitate to get help from their parents and will suffer silently because they can’t readily stop by the guidance counselor’s office or chat with a teacher after class. A cyberbullying expert provides important tips and advice for teachers and parents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered classrooms from P-12 schools to the nation’s top universities and forced educators to quickly adapt instruction to the virtual realm. Online learning experts – William Beasley, Ugur Kale and Jiangmei Yuan – offer the following…
COVID-19, a novel corona virus, has most schools adopting an online teaching model and this is causing stress for students, parents, and teachers but the fear of the unknown can be alleviated with some help from the experts. Natalie B.…
The results of the study suggest that racial and gender biases regarding students’ noncognitive skills affect teachers’ overall perception of students’ academic abilities, a previously overlooked area of consideration.
Leaders in higher education, business and K-12 education shared the latest research and best practices with 50 individuals from New York and Vermont as part of a national effort by CFES Brilliant Pathways to train 5,000 College and Career Readiness Advisors by 2022.
As catastrophic bushfires continue to rage across New South Wales and Queensland, thousands of people are reeling from the devastation. It’s a shocking start to Australia’s fire season, but beyond the physical damage, the emotional scars persist, especially for Australia’s youngest citizens. Now, in new research from the University of South Australia, researchers have explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children dealing with trauma.
Study Shows Vascular Ultrasounds and Adhering to Interventional Education in Underserved Communities can Improve Health among Parents and School Staff