Career Technical Education Prepares Kids for College and Career

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in college, future careers and to become lifelong learners. Unlike vocational education of the eighties, where the courses were strictly intended to prepare students for direct entry into full-time work and not college, the evolution to CTE directly impacts college and career …

A Balanced Look into School Social Media Policies

When discussing social media policies,  there are two major federal policies educators must consider, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) of 2000. COPPA was enacted to protect students under 13 from having their personal information collected without the consent of a parent or guardian requiring stricter privacy measures on sites …

5 Reasons Blended Learning Has Proved Successful

Blended learning is the combination of different learning techniques. Commonly referring to the use of eLearning to compliment the standard education model offering a broad scale of benefits like self-paced learning, testing and quizzing, monitoring and feedback. A survey completed by Learning in the 21st Century, shows that 76 percent educators asked believe blended learning is beneficial to students. A percentage that …

Bring Your Own Device Programs on the Rise in K12 School Districts

Many school districts have begun implementing the Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program encouraging students to bring their personal tablets, phones, and computers to school to serve as learning tools in the classroom.  The implementation of BYOD programs skyrocketed in 2014. According to the Digital School Districts Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and National School Boards Association the percentage of …

How to Save Money On Back To School Expenses This Summer

After Fourth of July retailers begin making space for school supplies. You’ll start seeing some back to school sales that will gradually begin to pick up and go full force mid-July. Don’t break your pockets by getting caught up in the back to school frenzy. Start planning now. Here are a few ideas to consider as you plan for back …

6 Ways To Avoid the Summer Learning Slide

by: Britney Morgan Numerous studies show that students experience learning loss when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Experts agree that children who read and engage in learning during the summer months gain reading and other academic skills, while those who don’t often slide backward.  Making it common for teachers to spend the first 4-6 weeks of …