Nebraska attorney Karen Haase discussed the legal consequences of inappropriate social media activity -- in particular, sexting and cyberbullying -- during a recent talk with middle- and high-school students. Some students said they were surprised by the definition of cyberbullying and the severity of punishments for some activities.
Some teachers have turned to online marketplaces to sell lesson plans, a trend that has raised concerns among some about collaboration and lesson quality. Adam Freed, CEO of Teachers Pay Teachers, says about two-thirds of teachers in the US use the platform.
Participating in TED-Ed Clubs -- an offshoot of TED Talks -- can help students recognize the power of their voice, writes Marcos Navas, a technology facilitator for the Union City Board of Education in New Jersey. In this commentary, Navas offers insights into implementing TED-Ed Clubs.
A majority of those who responded to a recent Pew Research Center survey said they see the value in science, technology, engineering and math training to advance out of poverty. However, data show only about 25% of respondents believe STEM education in school is above average when compared with other countries.
The College Board in 2016 introduced an Advanced Placement computer science principles course. Data show the course helped increase the number of female, Latino and African-American students taking AP computer science exams in 2017.
School nutrition professionals in Denver Public Schools have launched a social media campaign to demonstrate that school meals are healthy, fresh and made from scratch. The campaign includes posting how-to cooking videos using the hashtag #DPSDelicious.
Two major Apple shareholders -- the California State Teachers' Retirement System and Jana Partners -- have published an open letter asking the technology company to take steps to address iPhone addiction among children. The investors specifically are seeking improved parental controls.
Some educators in a Maryland school district are receiving teaching resources through "Happy Apples: Out of the Box Professional Learning." In this commentary, digital-learning innovation and design-resource teacher Crystal Marshall-Krauss shares how subscription-box services inspired the model.
The federal tax plan adopted in December allows families to use 529 savings plans to pay for private tuition at K-12 schools. Greg Berck of the New York State Council of School Superintendents and others say the move could affect state budgets.
A new report offers a framework for improving educational outcomes for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The report recommends moving away from tracking earnings and other career outcomes and seeking out better data on diversity, retention and completion to present a comprehensive picture of student success.