As the coronavirus outbreak prompts a physical shutdown of many K-12 schools, teachers are grappling with taking their classrooms online for the very first time. The rapid shift to distance learning may be contributing to the declining morale among teachers and students. A recent Education Week survey finds that “76 percent of students and 66 […]Read More...
May 15th, 2020
In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs and the increase in educational programs to prepare students to fill these positions. That is, with the exception of computer sciences. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, computer science is the only STEM field […]Read More...
March 1st, 2016
According to a 2014 survey done by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, one third of students in grades 3-5 and nearly one third of students in grades 6-12 say that they use a mobile device provided by their school to support schoolwork. Additionally, over a period of four years the percent of middle […]Read More...
January 12th, 2016
No subject in education captures as much attention or triggers as much interest — across students, families, teachers and principals — as the promise of blended learning. Researchers Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn define blended learning as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of […]Read More...
April 9th, 2015
Online learning is one of the hottest topics across the nation. As more and more students are realizing the benefits, the enrollment numbers for online programs continue to increase, according to Babson Survey Research Group’s tenth annual survey. More than 6.7 million college students have enrolled in at least one online course. Balancing your career, […]Read More...
February 11th, 2015
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Principals and superintendents across Missouri know that outdated school buildings combined with tight budgets can be big hurdles for achieving real “sustainability.” If you are looking into earning building-level responsibilities and credentials, discussions concerning the environment — your school’s sustainability efforts, construction practices or conservation education for students, etc — will likely come up. On […]Read More...
December 3rd, 2014
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