Articles In The News Category
If you’re employed by a school system in any capacity and you don’t frequently hear of food allergies, you’re most likely alone. Completely alone. Because food allergies are everywhere, and certainly more so than in the past. According to the CDC, “the prevalence of food allergies increased from 3.4% in 1997–1999 to 5.1% in 2009–2011,” among children aged 0–17 years. In addition, the CDC notes that the school environment is of particular concern, as “studies show that 16%–18% of children with food allergies have had allergic reactions to accidental ingestion of food allergens …
Like most industries, education is subject to trends. These trends can cause positive and/or negative effects; either way, it is all in an effort to figure out what is best for student engagement and success.
Now that school’s out, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the growing trends we see around us-
1. Social media used as a teaching tool
Social media is, notably, less of a trend and more of a revolution. Since most kids are already using the Internet to socially connect, adoption in the classroom is trending …
Outside of headlining sports stories (e.g. the NBA playoffs and the MLB steroid debacle, to name a couple of current topics), it’s difficult to find a sports issue more widely discussed in the news than concussions. With concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI), literally anyone, of any age, and any skill level can be impacted. But, it’s young children and teens that consistently come up as those who need to be protected the most. When putting safety protocols in place, we often think of football and other high contact sports. …
In the wake of recent events in Oklahoma and Kansas, we cannot ignore the impact of natural disasters, or the severity of the damage they inflict, both during and after the event. Tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfire, etc. do not discriminate, and none of us are invulnerable to their power. So what do we do?
We must prepare. But we can’t prepare solely for before and during natural disasters. Preparation includes considering the post-disaster injuries and traumas that our students may suffer. Questions to keep in mind for post-natural disaster planning …
PowerSource, Pearson K-12 Technology’s customer support portal recently passed a major milestone – its 250,000th user
PowerSource is a community-focused customer support portal for all Pearson K-12 Technology products. With thousands of product-focused articles and discussion threads, it’s an excellent resource available to school, district, and state staff, including teachers, administrators, and IT.
“I have PowerSource on constantly and I check it all the time,” says Sydney Rosenberg, Administrative Specialist from Live Oak School District. “I like to do my own troubleshooting instead of creating a case, and I enjoy the community …
On campus violence is one of the biggest concerns for schools today. In fact, many schools have an action plan in place if attack were to occur–and recent events have certainly spurred districts to update or refresh their plans.
One worry, however, is that action plans are only focusing on the immediate needs of an emergency situation, and are not preparing to treat those who may be injured following a violent act. Questions to keep in mind when planning include:
Do we know if emergency student health information is accessible?
Can the hospital …
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We invite you to join a special Twitter event, “Effecting Change Through Creative Data Use,” which will be highlighting the successes of the Apps4VA project. Throughout this event, attendees will use the hashtag #datapreso to follow along and participate.
The event will consist of a series of three live chats, which are all scheduled prior to the CCSSO’s National Conference on Student Assessment (June 19-22, 2013). The topics, dates, and times for the live chats are as follows-
Live Chat 1- Apps4VA: The Formation of the Idea (May 21, …
In 2010, infosnap (an ISV partner) united with our Pearson K-12 forces for online application and registration services. By executing rollouts with a number of shared customers, both teams recognized that the file-based export and import approach used by Pearson (and thus infosnap) to exchange student and family data with PowerSchool needed to evolve to allow more robust and real-time data exchange. The Pearson team began working hand-in-hand with infosnap and other partners to scope and develop an application programming interface (API) that would improve data exchange from PowerSchool and …
The Investing in Innovation Fund application deadline for Development grants is on April 26th at 4:30 p.m. ETS. If you have been planning to apply, chances are you have already started to develop your application. Here are some tips to help make your application stand out:
Show specifics- Write very precisely about the implementation plan, goals, objectives, strategies, time lines, milestones, and staff responsibilities. Include the names of key people and project directors, with their credentials and expertise. Don’t forget to share detailed cost estimates and strategies for sustainability. You should …
By Jason Calacanis (Originally posted here-http://goo.gl/du2lD)
On June 26th and 27th, we will host our second LAUNCH Education and Kids event at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View [ http://launchedu.co/ ]. Over those two days we’ll hear founders in the education space explain what they’re building at their startups, hear a couple of keynotes from big brains and — most importantly — hear from teachers and educators what they’re doing inside the machine.
I could use your help on three fronts:
1. Startups: If you know anyone building something epic, please have …