The Neuroscience of Learning

Science is shaping the K-12 industry. The world of K-12 education is rapidly evolving. Teachers, students and parents are embracing new methods of learning and measurement. Many of these new methods involve the study of neuroscience. As a parent, I look at my own children and see vast differences in their leaning styles, and I’ve adapted my way … Read More

Building Data-Driven K-12 Marketing Programs

The power of data-driven marketing Today’s marketers have more control over who, what, when, where and how messages and ads are served.  Digital platforms give marketers the ability to find look-alike audiences with the click of a mouse.  However, the ability to be successful resides in having a clean, accurate customer and prospect database.  Having … Read More

ESSA vs. NCLB – What You Should Know for 2016-2017

ESSA vs. NCLB – What You Should Know for 2016-2017 Last December when ESSA was signed into law, it represented the first reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since 2001, when NCLB went into effect. While ESSA includes many of the same requirements as NCLB, there is now more flexibility in how … Read More

Why Cursive Handwriting Should Remain in the K-12 Curriculum

As the use of technology in K-12 schools has become more common, there has been a long-running debate about the role of cursive handwriting in the core curriculum. A new white paper from the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation The Truth About Cursive Handwriting: Why it Matters in a Digital Age –  marshals opinions from dozens … Read More

EdTech Development Opportunities in Social & Emotional Learning

16 Skills Students Need to be Successful in the 21st Century A recent report from the World Economic Forum, New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology, outlines the 16 skills that students need to learn to be successful in the 21st century. They note that 65% of students entering grade school today … Read More

Broadband in Public Schools

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Broadband in Public Schools The new 2015 State of the States Report from Education Superhighway tracks the progress of public school districts toward the FCC’s connectivity goals. The data in the analysis is taken from recent E-Rate application data that represents: 6,781 public school districts 49,000 schools 25 … Read More