A goal of education is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they'll interact with once they exit the educational setting. How might a culturally responsive educator push against human nature's natural aversion to the unknown and help students become more respectful of cultures with different ideas?
While 80 percent of high school seniors receive a diploma, less than half of those are able to proficiently read or complete math problems.
The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (released in May 2014) had some shocking news: since 2009, there has been no improvement in math and reading performance among our nation's high school seniors.
Should teachers be judged on student performance? Is it a fair assessment of their skills as educators?
A recent study has found that children who attend all-day preschool are much better prepared for Kindergarten than children who go to half-day programs.
The surge of illegal immigrants in the US cost at least $761 million to educate in 2014. The estimation from the Federation for American Immigration Reform issued a report on the 37,000 illegal immigrant minors after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all fifty states.
A study released by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs points to growing disparities between low-income and high-income school districts due to voluntary donations.
So, we must ask ourselves why boys seem to be falling behind academically. More importantly, what steps need to be taken in order to reverse this trend?
Technology makes it possible for students to truly approach academics from a place of strength and to never feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable because of the style of teaching, or face the fear of falling behind. As personalized learning options like those developed by Epiphany Learning™ are integrated into classroom models, students will benefit - and so will their teachers.
A multicultural society is best served by a culturally responsive curriculum. Schools that acknowledge the diversity of their student population understand the importance of promoting cultural awareness.