Tag: education

IES Announces Research Grant Competitions

The National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research at IES released seven funding announcements for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). All Application Packages will be available on June 11, 2020.Letters of intent (optional but encouraged) are due June 11, 2020.The Application deadline is...

Why AI is Not the Future of Education

There has been an incredible rise of AI in the field of education in the past decade. Proliferation of smart technology has touched many schools, universities, and even kindergartens. For example, in Great Britain, schools have implemented robot teachers to deal with staff shortages, while in Irvine...

What Is the Future of Literacy Education?

According to National Center for Education figures, about 30 million adult Americans are functionally illiterate (https://nces.ed.gov/naal/). Clearly, there is room for improvement when it comes to literacy education, and for educators tasked with teaching America’s K–12 students to read, technology can be a powerful tool to bridge...

Summary of U.S. Educational Aid Package

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates $13.5 billion for K-12 education through a stabilization fund, of which at least 90% is intended for school districts through the Title I aid formula, including serving English-language learners, and the rest of which can be used for most educational purposes. The package also includes a...

Celebrate International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education and this year, the theme is "Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace." In an open letter, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay said, "Because, now more than ever, we need to mobilize. UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Education, is...

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO The focus of this month’s International Literacy Day was Literacy and Multilingualism, to tie...

Box Tops for Education now offering an app

Box Tops for Education is now offering an app that allows users to scan their store receipts and earn money for local schools. The Box Tops program, which was founded by General Mills in 1996, allows consumers to collect box tops from participating products and send them to their child's enrolled elementary...

Getting Personal

Nick Gaehde and Liz Brooke discuss Lexia Learning’s solutions for diverse classrooms and tell us what to expect next Daniel Ward: We’ve gone through a period of ten to 15 years where everybody expected certain things from technology. It’s delivered different things to a...

Bilingual Advocate to Head CA Education

Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond managed to come from behind to emerge as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, beating out Marshall Tuck, a fellow Democrat and former Los Angeles executive of charter schools and educational nonprofits. Thurmond sponsored California Assembly Bill 2514 which was passed in September, allocating $300,000 in grant funding to eligible schools, county offices of education and...

Progress on Migrant and Refugee Education Worldwide

UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education, shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half a million classrooms. The Report highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in ensuring the right of migrant and refugee children to benefit from quality education, a right...
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