Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
Prep students for the world, not tests. Preparing students for standardized tests is important, but that prep time should be measured in hours, not days or weeks, to avoid student (and teacher) fatigue.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, outlines how Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could harm vulnerable kids and families with budget cuts to after-school and summer programs, child nutrition programs, class-size reduction, and more. Weingarten also spoke with teachers and toured classes in Ohio with DeVos, hoping to show her all the good things currently happening in public schools.
PBS is recognizing 52 teachers across the country for their integration of digital media in the classroom in the network’s fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program.
Restricted by budgets, security requirements, and more, many school IT departments struggle to create new data backup and business continuity practices. eSchool News offers 6 solutions to these IT nightmares.
Minnesota educators discuss key factors in modern classroom instruction and making tech work in teachers’ hands.
Sydney Chaffee, the new US national Teacher of the Year, will get the opportunity to speak with President Donald Trump and wants to emphasize the importance of investing in public education ― for both traditional and charter public schools.