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  • Posted 2024-07-23 15:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Urban school districts are in crisis. Student and teacher absenteeism, special education referrals, mental health complications and violence within and outside schools are all on the rise as student enrollment and state funding are in free fall. Morale is low for teachers, principals and district leaders.  Compounding these challenges, federal pandemic relief education funding (known […] The post OPINION: Urban school districts must make dramatic changes to survive appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-23 14:13:49 by: Melinda King

    The proposals in the 2025 Presidential Transition Project — known as Project 2025 and designed for Donald Trump — would reshape the American education system, early education through college, from start to finish.  The conservative Heritage Foundation is the primary force behind the sprawling blueprint, which is separate from the much less detailedRepublican National Committee […] The post How could Project 2025 change education? appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-23 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    It’s a Sunday in June, and high school history teacher Chris Dier is poring over readings, lesson plans and other resources to put together next year’s curriculum for his Advanced Placement U.S. and World History classes.  School doesn’t start until mid-August. But Dier, Louisiana’s teacher of the year in 2020, has followed this same routine […] The post Should teachers customize their lessons or just stick to the ‘script’?  appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-22 18:49:33 by: Melinda King

    MILWAUKEE — As Republican lawmakers target college diversity efforts and Democrats bemoan high tuition costs and advocate for student loan forgiveness, higher education has become increasingly politicized. These issues matter to young voters, which makes their opinions about them important to both parties.  I went to the Republican National Convention last week on a mission […] The post What young conservatives have to say about higher education appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-22 16:16:08 by: Melinda King

    Based on its demographic profile and on geography, it would seem safe to assume that Magnolia Middle School in Arkansas is among the scores of schools across the country suffering from a teacher shortage. The school predominantly serves Black and Latino students and those from low-income backgrounds. Until recently, its starting teacher salary was $36,000, […] The post OPINION: Arkansas is having success solving teacher shortages, and other states should take notice  appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-18 10:00:00 by: Melinda King

    This is an edition of our Future of Learning newsletter. Sign up today to get it delivered straight to your inbox. There’s little doubt that artificial intelligence will fundamentally alter how classrooms operate. But just how much bot-fueled instruction is too much? I chatted with Hechinger contributor Chris Berdik about his recent story, co-published with […] The post AI vs. humans: Who comes out ahead? appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-16 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    As the use of artificial intelligence grows, teachers are trying to protect the integrity of their educational practices and systems. When we see what AI can do in the hands of our students, it’s hard to stay neutral about how and if to use it. Of course, we worry about cheating; AI can be used […] The post OPINION: What teachers call AI cheating, leaders in the workforce might call progress appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-15 21:01:06 by: Melinda King

    LEXINGTON, Nebraska – Naidid Aguilera se sentía atrapada. Atrapada en su trabajo en una planta empacadora de carne de Tyson. Atrapada en una ciudad del centro de Nebraska después de emigrar de México aproximadamente 15 años antes con su esposo. En lugar de trabajar como maestra de escuela primaria, el trabajo de sus sueños, pasaba […] The post Un pequeño pueblo rural en Nebraska necesitaba más cuidado infantil en español. Esto fue lo que se hizo para obtenerlo appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-15 10:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Ever since the pandemic shut down schools in the spring of 2020, education researchers have pointed to tutoring as the most promising way to help kids catch up academically. Evidence from almost 100 studies was overwhelming for a particular kind of tutoring, called high-dosage tutoring, where students focus on either reading or math three to […] The post PROOF POINTS: New studies of online tutoring highlight troubles with attendance and larger tutoring groups appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-15 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    The U.S. currently does not have enough scientists to compete as a global leader in emerging high-tech fields. Despite our national deficit in scientists, less than 30 percent of professors in STEM fields in the U.S. are women, even though women earn 40 percent of all doctorates in science, technology, engineering and math. Each year, […] The post OPINION: We need more women scientists, and there’s a lot more that universities can do about it appeared first on The Hechinger ...