Feb 20, 2018Indiana is the next state moving toward the “Computer Science for All” vision backed by Silicon Valley and Presidents Trump and Obama.
Feb 20, 2018Students who are struggling and excelling at the all-girls charter Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls in St. Louis, Missouri, are benefitting from the Hawthorn InvestiGirls program, led by a dedicated team of student-tutors from Washington University in St. Louis.
Feb 13, 2018The Trump administration's 2019 fiscal proposals include steep cuts to federal education spending, and an end
Feb 12, 2018With only a third of U.S. schoolchildren reading at grade level. one cognitive scientist points the finger at the problem, and toward a solution in expanding access to tutoring.
Feb 12, 2018The Association for the Tutoring Profession has recognized math tutor Brent Rummage, a University of Louisville (Ky.) senior who's dedicated hours and effort to helping raise up others, as their 2018 Peer Tutor of the Year.
Feb 08, 2018Educators need "personalized learning", too, according to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which announced about $5.5 million in new educator-focused research grants.
Feb 07, 2018Revisions to NYC’s admissions test for its nine specialized high schools are said to strengthen the SHSAT’s alignment to state learning standards in English Language Arts.
Feb 05, 2018The folks at the ACT just invested $7.5 million in an online course development platform, as well as launched the ACT Academy, a new student test prep resource.
Feb 05, 2018About 30 percent of full-time U.S. workers look to "side hustles" to make ends meet. But for forward-thinking freelance tutors, a "side hustle" can become a thriving means to make a living.
Feb 01, 2018A new CA Assembly bill would allow school districts to opt for the SAT or ACT in place of the state’s 11th-grade English and math exams. The bill’s author says the change is to empower local districts and give students “a more meaningful” test for their future academic careers.
Jan 31, 2018The TOEFL exam is one avenue many English language learners use to study or work in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries. Here’s the 2018 NYC test calendar and more critical exam information.
Jan 31, 2018Tutor certification programs are a great way for new tutors to showcase their unique professional edge, and access resources available to thousands of other tutoring professionals worldwide.
Jan 30, 2018One Virginia math teacher had enough of dealing with schools. Instead of burning out after 26 years’ teaching math, she decided to strike out on her own as an independent math tutor – and flourished.
Jan 29, 2018The College Board’s new AP Capstone program opens doors for high school students wanting college-level critical thinking and research experience, and the college and test prep tutors who can help them succeed.
Jan 28, 2018A coalition of Missouri school districts wants to revamp the state's testing model, with more frequent, less high-stakes testing throughout the school year. How will students (and tutors) benefit?
Jan 25, 2018Wisconsin is proposing to create "educational savings accounts" of up to $1,000 for academically gifted students from low-income families. Tutors stand to benefit as well, but what's the catch for public school funding?
Jan 24, 2018Educators in Detroit’s main school district may need to start disclosing outside employment, if the Detroit school board adopts a recent policy committee proposal. What's that mean for Detroit's tutor-educators?
Jan 23, 2018The annual campaign runs from January 21 – 27, 2018 and holds itself out as “the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education.” But what’s the bottom line behind “school choice” – and for the future of tutoring?
Jan 22, 2018D.C. fifth graders are picking up books faster than ever, thanks to a student-driven initiative to connect more kids to reading and asking life’s big questions.
Jan 22, 2018For critics of Common Core and ACT/SAT who think the modern standards narrow students’ learning and critical thinking, the Classic Learning Test is one way to buck the trend. For tutors, it’s a great chance to expand business into an emerging test market.
Jan 21, 2018After tutoring his own son to read better, one Ohio parent and police officer is hoping to grow his ‘Right to Read’ tutoring program nationwide and involve more community partners in improving students’ lives.
Jan 21, 2018Despite lower AP class enrollment and performance for poorer school districts, NYC is pushing ahead to expand access to the critical college-prep coursework for all city high schoolers.
Jan 18, 2018When it comes to demoralized educators, one expert points the finger at the education system, not individual teachers - many of who see tutoring as an alternative to the daily grind.
Jan 18, 2018The inspiring story of two educators and their passion for baking and transforming student's lives - an example of how local businesses can bring tutoring into the community.
Jan 17, 2018Most states have a long way to go to provide better quality education and equal access, according to EdWeek Research Center’s 2018 report card on the nation’s schools.
Jan 17, 2018US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had harsh words for past education reforms and called for more “educational freedom” – but how serious is the Trump administration about really tackling America’s education crisis?
Jan 16, 201812 months after his inauguration, President Trump’s movement on education policy and reform is as spotty as his administration’s track record generally.
Jan 16, 2018Illinois high schoolers participating in the state’s new “competency-based learning” programs are reinventing the wheel when it comes to K-12 education.
Jan 16, 2018Tutors have an opportunity when it comes to the debate over reforming America’s public schools to offer an out-of-the-box solution to policymakers and students alike.
Jan 15, 2018When it comes to education results, it turns out money does talk, according to a new study on school spending and student performance after the Great Recession.
Jan 15, 2018As Americans mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on his birthday this year, the legendary civil rights leader's comments on U.S. education remain as relevant as ever.
Jan 15, 2018With more SAT and ACT test-takers than ever before thanks to a NYC initiative, tutors have their work cut out for them to help narrow the achievement gap facing students.
Jan 11, 2018Appearances can be misleading when it comes to misbehaving students. What might seem like a problem student could be a student facing serious problems tutors can help address.
Jan 11, 2018They may be the bane of students everywhere and a boon for tutors, but for the professionals who design them, standardized tests are a labor of love - and a lot of effort.
Jan 11, 2018Silence may not just be golden: it could also be the exact tool your students need to sharpen their critical thinking skills and provide better answers.
Jan 10, 2018Thousands of educators sell their lesson plans and other material online, often weighing the need to survive against potential ethical and legal issues.
Jan 10, 2018Parents needs tutors as much as students need the academic support. Why? Because tutors can help parents navigate their children’s long-term path to success.
Jan 10, 2018Community-based efforts in California, Ohio, and Oklahoma put tutors on the ground where it matters most, offering struggling students the academic support and care they critically need to succeed.
Jan 09, 2018There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the TV personality’s political ambitions. Some are wondering what a prospective President Winfrey would mean for American education.
Jan 09, 2018Teaching students how to code isn’t just about computer programming. Combining coding with literacy can teach students valuable broader skills and critical thinking, too.
Jan 09, 2018The closer together we work, the more we collaborate and grow professionally, indicates the latest studies on how proximity affects educators in the workplace.
Jan 08, 2018Observations and feedback can play a positive role in developing a tutor’s skills—and deliver better results for students, too.
Jan 07, 2018Data is not just for the experts: Big Data advocates argue parents deserve to know how their students and schools are performing, too.
Jan 07, 2018New school initiatives in California and Illinois follow NYC public schools’ lead in offering free feminine hygiene products to students starting in 2018.
Jan 04, 2018With only days to go before 35 states must submit their education reform plans for USDOE approval, policy experts worry not much will change for schools in need.
Jan 04, 2018NY Gov. Cuomo laid out a more modest plan for education priorities than in 2017, offering resources to poorer school districts, and said NY intends to sue the federal government over tax reform.
Jan 04, 2018Dysgraphia – where students experience trouble with writing – might affect up to 20% of the population. Here’s some ways to identify the condition and help students manage.
Jan 03, 2018Fiscal woes don’t look set to please anyone in NY’s education sector: can tutors fill in when tight budgets constrain schools’ ambitions?
Jan 03, 2018Personalized Learning is more than just EdTech, according to RI’s chief education innovator: it’s giving every student an equal stake in their education.
Jan 03, 2018SCOTUS is set to hear a landmark case on states’ requiring public sector union membership – with dim prospects for the future of collective bargaining.
Jan 02, 2018With 2017’s rollercoaster of a year over, education experts are offering their predictions for what kind of ride the education sector can expect in 2018.
Dec 21, 2017One of the leading lights in NYC’s charter school movement says EdTech’s priorities need to shift toward supporting educators, not seeking to replace them.
Dec 21, 2017Marks aren’t the only way to track student progress outside of traditional curriculum, with one tech educator offering a creative alternative.
Dec 20, 2017With teachers already under financial pressure, the NYC Ed Department’s recent decision to close 14 public schools only compounds their woes.
Dec 20, 2017More states are following the research: engaging young learners pays off in the long run. Will smart tutors follow suit and jump into an emerging market?
Dec 19, 2017As the Congress debates the final touches to its proposed tax overhaul, the $250 tax deduction for educators survives another day.
Dec 19, 2017Research shows that it takes more than hard facts and numbers to make a solid achiever out of your students: don’t neglect their social and emotional skills.
Dec 19, 2017From personalized learning to engaging students holistically, the highly specialized world of Special Education has plenty to teach tutors.
Dec 18, 2017The holidays can be difficult for those struggling with mental health issues: tutors should be ready to help.
Dec 18, 2017Tutors shouldn’t be afraid of bringing digital tech into their teaching: it’s a matter of balancing content and student needs.
Dec 17, 2017Can EdTech overcome the disparity in funding between white and minority businesses? It’s more than just a matter of money, argues one social entrepreneur: communities know themselves best.
Dec 14, 2017Tutoring can be a solitary profession, but that doesn’t they should let slide an opportunity to meet others in the business.
Dec 14, 2017The practice of mindfulness may have its limits when it comes to nurturing students’ creativity and academic success.
Dec 13, 2017On December 14, the FCC is expected to deliver a blow to the free Internet, with uncertainties about cost and accessibility facing tutors, parents, and students alike.
Dec 13, 2017Life skills outside of the classroom play a major role in determining academic success. Can tutors take note and add another dimension to their students’ experience?
Dec 12, 2017Independent reviewers had some harsh words for states’ plans to improve their education systems, calling many of them “uncreative” and falling short of Every Student Succeeds Act benchmarks.
Dec 10, 2017A new investigative article buy the Huffington Post finds that not all students with disabilities are getting the education the government guarantees them.
Dec 07, 2017California is in hot water with parents and students after failing to respond to low student literacy rates state-wide. Spoiler alert: tutors will end up picking up the slack.
Dec 05, 2017Like the rest of America, educators are greatly affected by the changes to the tax code currently working their way through Congress. But what will this mean for tutors?
Dec 05, 2017Kids are graduating from high school at higher rates, extending a trend starting with the standardization of graduation rates in 2011. It might be too soon to celebrate, though...
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