8-23-19 Education in the News

Chalkbeat--Summit Learning reports highlight big ambitions for personalized learning, struggles to prove academic success

Leaders behind the Summit Learning technology platform and curriculum once set a goal that it be used in half of U.S. public schools by 2025.

That was always a long shot. But now it seems especially so, as Summitís growth has slowed to a near halt. Catherine Madden, a spokesperson for TLP Education, the nonprofit that now administers Summit, says the organization expects to have a similar number of partner schools this year as it did last year ó about 400.

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/08/22/summit-learning-reports-ambitions/

Matt Barnum| August 22, 2019

Education DiveóOp-Ed: 3 ways districts can prepare facilities for back to school

Todd Amiet of the South Brunswick School District in New Jersey details why scheduling and communication are so important in preparing for the new school year.

School facilities house community programs and gatherings all summer long as districts work to improve resources for the upcoming academic year. For school districts across the country, the summer break poses unique challenges to administrators as they accommodate an impending influx of activity.

With back-to-school time quickly approaching, now is the perfect time for school districts to consider how to prepare their facilities for the upcoming school year while keeping schools at the center of the community.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/3-ways-districts-can-prepare-facilities-for-back-to-school/560766/

Todd Amiet | Aug. 22, 2019