School leaders are taking tech in new directions

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
April 29th, 2016

news roundup

Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news, school leaders are leveraging innovative technologies and trends to position their districts at the forefront of high-quality teaching and learning. From disruptive change for the future to essential data practices to change teaching and learning, educational leaders are aiming for success.

Read on for more:

Watch 4 ed-tech trailblazers discuss disruptive change for the future
In what could be considered a remodel of the education conference to reflect the disruptive change occurring throughout education, ASU GSV’s Innovation Summit hosted a diverse mix of educators, corporate executives, public officials, education entrepreneurs, and foundation officials—and Green, in partnership with eSchool News, was there to capture the invaluable advice and thought leadership from some of the most notable attendees.

Students see the future through robots
Robotics programs drive interest and teach critical thinking. Having students create and work with robots offers them a range of skills.

Four essential priorities for making sense of student data
Four data policy priorities can help state policymakers take advantage of data provisions in the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) in order to move from data compliance to leveraging data to improve student learning, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC).

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA
Two new reports offer school leaders research-based evidence to help them leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve learning outcomes for students.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura