Posts by Jessica Slusser
New Partnership Empowers Educators to Excel
A new partnership between K12 Inc. and Southern New Hampshire University will create a new masters degree aimed at educators teaching in online or blended settings and promises to advance excellence in K-12 online teaching.
10 Tips for Smarter EdTech Purchasing
When a market is growing as quickly as the educational technology industry is, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of competing companies and products. These ten tips can help wade through the options.
True Leadership Starts with Empathy
Our team is wrapping an incredible week at INBOUND, which got us thinking about how leadership is about more than just managing people: it’s about growing people. And we all have leadership opportunities, whether or not we manage a team.
Impact Report Shows NTN Better Prepares Students for College and Life
Schools that are part of networks have shown boosted achievement and graduation rates, and networks allow for quality options to scale in communities that need them most. New Tech Network is a great example.
Addressing Teacher Shortage: One Possible Solution, High Quality Online Learning
The teacher shortage problem can be attributed to many different things, and the solution is much deeper than simply partnering with an online provider. But that can still be a useful component of an effective solution.
A People-First Commitment Drives Growth
Behind the powerful educational materials and tools (like Ready and i-Ready) that Curriculum Associates (CA) designs to help students succeed is a deep-rooted commitment to valuing its employees. Learn more here.
3 Ed Leader Recommendations for Building Phonics Instruction
In a new publication titled "What Really Matters in Teaching Phonics Today: Laying a Foundation for Reading", Dr. Jim Cunningham explores the foundational reading skills that must be developed in order for the “building” of reading and writing to be strong.
Let’s Talk Math: Two New Resources to Help Promote Mathematical Discourse
The math classroom is often a challenging place for learners, but mathematical discourse can help students reflect on and develop their understanding of math concepts, building their confidence. Here are two new resources to get them started.
25 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences in 2017
Check out our 2017 list of 25 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.
Getting Smart Podcast | Dropout Prevention: Community, Support and Guidance
October is dedicated to National Dropout Prevention, and in this podcast Laurel Barrette, director of dropout prevention and high school initiatives at K12 Inc., shares ways we can all help keep students engaged and enrolled.