Social-emotional skills and neuroscience: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the rising focus on social-emotional skills in K-12. So-called "soft skills" aren't the only thing gaining additional attention, though: Some districts are also now utilizing neuroscience in their instruction strategies.
As for higher ed, we took a look at how customer relationship management (CRM) platforms are an increasingly popular tool in communication and outreach for admissions. Meanwhile, Blackboard unveiled its newly redesigned learning management system, now featuring an increased focus on student user experience.
Be sure to check out our feature on the shift away from standardized testing in grad school admissions and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Social-emotional skills on the rise: A new study from Education Week found a significant bump in support for critical soft skills.
- Districts turning to neuroscience for new instruction strategies: New research has overturned old ideas about how to best teach students, and districts are starting to listen.
- Using CRMs in higher ed recruitment: Colleges and universities are increasingly tapping a number of companies to redesign admissions.
- Are standardized tests approaching their end in grad school admissions?: Programs across disciplines are considering whether to drop exam requirements.
- Blackboard unveils LMS redesign: The New Learning Experience unites all of the ed tech giant’s tools and services in a single platform.
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