Literacy, CIOs and teacher evals: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive asked 6 higher ed CIOs to share their thoughts on what they wished they had known their first day on the job. Additionally, we examined the real cost of campus carry laws in Texas compared to administrators' initial projections.
Meanwhile in K12, we took a look at how one Chicago principal's literacy focus helped English language learners. Additionally, THE Journal’s first Teaching with Technology provided information on educators' most-wanted — and most-hated — classroom tech.
Be sure to check out our look at how teacher evals can be made useful with changes and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Chicago principal's literacy focus helps English language learners: Patricia Brekke has encouraged literacy instruction in every subject at Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School.
- What 6 higher ed CIOs wish they knew their first day on the job: IT leaders share their advice and words of wisdom for those aspiring to the role.
- Survey: Teachers dislike smartphones, interactive whiteboards in classroom: THE Journal's Teaching with Technology survey asked teachers about their classroom tech use and device preferences, unearthing an interesting list of most-loved and most-hated tools.
- Real cost of campus carry significantly lower than administrators projected: Fewer than 1% of students are registered to carry guns at Texas' flagship, and the amount spent on increased security measures is dramatically lower than projected.
- Teacher evaluations no longer required, but useful with changes: While the Every Student Succeeds Act removes the federal mandate to evaluate teachers, the nonprofit New Teacher Center says new systems can help with school improvement.
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