24 Jun AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 6/20-24: America’s Not-So-Broken Education SystemJune 24, 2016
It’s officially summer, which for educators means time for planning, PD, the pool, and pondering important life questions. For instance, does EdTech actually improve learning? How do we know if a student has a learning disability or is struggling in school for other reasons? Should kindergartners be playing or taking standardized tests? Is the American education system really broken? If early childhood education is so important, why do we pay PreK teachers less than tree trimmers? This first-official-week-of-summer, take some time to explore these questions and more with this week’s AcceliBEAT!
New Orleans Making Progress in Special Education, Monitor Says
New Orleans’ public school administrators have spent the last year working on a flurry of policies, information sheets and presentations to improve special education, according to court documents released Monday.
More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations for Kindergartners
This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings.
Why Some Districts Are Putting New Emphasis on Easing the Transition to Kindergarten
Will my kindergartener sit at a desk all day? Do elementary schools open their doors to parents? When will my child’s school contact me?
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