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Reduce High School Suspensions, Save Communities Billions

Posted by Sarah Renner-Pugh on July 26, 2016

Topics: Positive Reinforcement, K-12 Education, Education Technology

The long-term costs of high school suspensions are too great -- $35 billion annually. Earlier this summer, the UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA’s Civil Rights Project released a report that quantifies the economic cost of suspending students.


Infographic: 8 Strategies to Get Your Principal to Say Yes

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on July 21, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, Professional Development, Education Technology

Getting buy-in from your principals is not always easy. So who better to give advice on how to get buy in than a principal?

Jason Levy, a former New York City School principal, gave an insider’s look on how to get your new strategy and technology ideas approved, in his presentation at the annual EdXEdNYC.


15 Must-Read Articles for Educators: Summer Edition

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on July 19, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

To prepare for a new school year, it is important to keep a pulse on the news and developments for the whole education technology industry.

From new teaching techniques and professional development, to updated statistics and regulations, a lot has happened this summer that every educator should know.

Luckily, we gathered some of the most important education news below to save our hardworking teachers, principals, and superintendents time this summer.

So skim the stories, click what is most interesting to you, and be prepared for your most successful year yet!


Infographic: 2016-17 School Year Planning with Special Education Accommodations

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on July 14, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

When prepping your classroom and curriculum for the next school year, there are many factors to consider…how big will the classroom be, how many students will be in my class, what will those students remember from last year? But one question that may not always be asked is: will any of my students have special needs?

Though this question may not be top-of-mind, it is probably one of the most important questions to ask when looking through your new class roster. In order to properly prepare your year’s curriculum, you should strive for it to be accessible for all students. If not planned, teachers will need to make modifications, rather than accommodations, throughout the school year to successfully reach these students with special education needs.


Flow Chart: Are You Ready for 2016-17 School Year?

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on July 07, 2016

Topics: Professional Development, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Measuring the success of a school year means something different to everyone. But the universal mark of success is improvement.

The only way your school will know if your students and teachers have improved from the year before is if they compare themselves against the previous year’s data.

We created a flow chart to assist in making these informed decisions and comparisons throughout the school year.