Brad Underwood, WKRC |
The UC Economics Center just finished research with the Dater Foundation to examine financial education in high schools in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky — the results weren’t good.
Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report |
One of the only recent studies following graduates of public pre-K programs into middle school delivered some positive news for those seeking to expand such opportunities: Students in Georgia who attended the state’s prekindergarten program at age four were up to twice as likely to meet academic standards on the state’s standardized math test in grades 4-7.
Joseph Krajcik and Barbara Schneider, The Conversation |The big idea
Project-based learning – a teaching approach whereby students explore and solve real-world challenges – can improve third graders’ scientific knowledge as well as their social and emotional skills.
Jill Barshay, The Hechinger Report |
Summer school may seem like a common sense way to help children make up for the months of lost school time during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s just one problem. Research studies done before the pandemic show that summer school usually doesn’t accomplish its purpose of raising reading or math achievement.
Bill Rinehart, WVXU |
The advisor of an after-school club at Taft High School is looking at turning the activity into curriculum. Matt Ernst says the Drone Club at the West End school started four years ago as a way to introduce students to the growing field of remote piloting.
Now he’s working with the Ohio Department of Education to take the idea statewide.
Greg Myre, NPR |
A new program on “digital literacy,” with a focus on topics like disinformation, is in the pipeline, thanks in part to Mike McConnell. His long career in national security included one stint as the director of national intelligence (2007-’09) and another as head of the National Security Agency (1992-’96).
Michael Clark, Journal-News |
Lakota school officials said they are ahead of schedule on formalizing a plan requested by Ohio’s governor for repairing the academic proficiency damage done to students by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new plan calls for a split session summer school with the first half dedicated largely to helping students who fell behind this school year to catch up.
Roblox hosts more students every month than all school-going children in the U.S., U.K., and Canada combined.
Hamza Mudassir, Fast Company |
Roblox, which recently made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, has quickly become one of the most valuable video game companies in the world. As I write this article, Roblox has effortlessly overtaken household video game names such as Take-Two (maker of Grand Theft Auto) and Electronic Arts (EA) (maker of Battlefield and FIFA) in terms of market cap, while only making a fraction of the incumbents’ revenues and none of their profits.
New Richmond Schools via The Clermont Sun |
After much consideration, New Richmond EVSD administrators have decided that the district will offer summer school to help counter the “COVID-19 slide” that some students may have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.
Plans are still under development, but district administrators agree that a four-day-per-week program would benefit students.