HD_Links: Education Week

I was looking for a theme to today’s list of links, but I found some interesting reads…all from Education Week, a popular online education magazine. EW is a fantastic resource for thought-provoking insight in the latest issues and trends in education. One can register for access to most content, but some articles require a paid subscription.

A few of the more interesting posts I’ve recently read (or am currently reading) can be found below. I also chose articles that only require the free registration, not paid subscriptions.

  • A study has found that minority students are punished more harshly than their white counterparts. [Link]
  • Although Google apps are a hot tool in the EdTech world right now, there are some privacy issues that need addressing. [Link]
  • One contributor points out the misguided move to fix education by adding more technology resources…”Yet because they did not fundamentally alter the core processes of teaching and learning, such innovations made modest or marginal contributions.” That makes me feel better about what we’re doing at eMINTS. ;) [Link]
  • A student-centered education is now more possible than ever thanks to advances in technology. [Link]
  • Lawrenceville, GA’s Kahn Academy is finding a lot of success in assigning lectures as homework so the real work of learning can happen in the classroom. [Link]
  • One article looks at the challenges of helping students in rural school districts achieve their collegiate dreams. [Link]

As one can see, Education Week covers a nice variety of educational topics. Additionally, the news from other states is covered rather comprehensively, providing an educator’s perspective on the news of the day. You may not want to pay for a subscription, but registering is free and provides a ton of access.

Zac Early is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center and a registered user of Education Week.