From EdWeek - Efforts by K-12 schools to give every student a laptop computer increased student achievement and gave a modest boost to their "21st century skills," according to a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis of 15 years' worth of research studies.
From the ALA - "It is important for libraries to develop privacy policies for student use of library resources that are adopted by both the library and the school’s policy-making body. Students should be notified about library privacy policies when borrowing materials or accessing resources for the first time and as appropriate when there is a change in services, policies, or access. Library privacy policies should be made easily available and understandable to students in an age-appropriate manner. Safeguarding user privacy requires that staff keep all in-library use and reference questions confidential and assure that there is no monitoring by staff or peers of what students are reading, viewing, or researching while in the library."
The 2016 presidential campaign is unlike any other campaign in recent history in the ways it’s affecting students, schools and teachers. According to 2,000 teachers who responded to a survey Teaching Tolerance conducted in late March 2016, the campaign is: eliciting fear and anxiety among children of color, immigrants and Muslims; emboldening students to mimic the words and tone of the campaign; making it hard for teachers to remain impartial in the face of ugly rhetoric; and disrupting opportunities to teach effectively about political campaigns and civic engagement.
From MA DESE - Planning for Success is a proven planning model piloted by districts in Massachusetts. Based on the Massachusetts Planning and Implementation Framework Download PDF Document Download MS WORD Document, Planning for Success incorporates legislative requirements, educator evaluation expectations, and effective planning practices in its design. The Planning for Success model includes a multi-year improvement plan and annual action plan that supports implementation. Planning for Success provides simple and accessible resources districts and schools can use to conduct an inclusive planning process. The goal of the Planning for Success process is to create a quality plan while building community ownership and support.