Media Coverage

Shedd Aquarium program introduces middle schoolers to octopus

BY STEVE JOHNSON FOR THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016 The octopus was not cooperating. Instead of writhing about in its tank, demonstrating for the assembled students its size and movement patterns, the Shedd Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus was just kind of sitting there, up in a corner, a row of tentacles pressed…

Opinion: Schools Expect Too Much of Working Parents

BY ULRICH BOSER FOR U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ON NOVEMBER 2, 2016 While balancing work and family life is never a simple task, it often seems that public schools add to the problem. A few weeks ago, for instance, the school nurse rang me up: My 8-year-old daughter had a headache. Could I come…

6 Ways the Next President Can Improve Education

BY MONIQUE RIZER FOR TIME MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 28, 2016 ‘When our youth do well, our communities do well, and our economy follows’ Economic opportunity is the leading domestic issue of our time—and a key to reinvigorating our economy is providing quality education and training opportunities for the about 5.5 million young Americans who are neither…

Parents Buy into Potential of Ed Tech; Most Don’t See Learning Results

BY DIAN SCHAFFHAUSER FOR THE JOURNAL ON OCTOBER 25, 2016 While plenty of surveys examine the use of technology in schools from the teacher or student perspective, here’s one that looks at the subject from the parents’ point of view. The Learning Assembly polled 1,000 K-12 public school parents around the United States on the…

Parents Bullish on Ed Tech, Skeptical About Its Implementation, Survey Says

BY BENJAMIN HEROLD FOR EDUCATION WEEK ON OCTOBER 20, 2016 Parents overwhelmingly want their children’s school to use more technology, and they believe that devices and digital resources can contribute to a more personalized educational experience. But just 1 in 3 parents think schools are currently doing a good job using ed tech to tailor student learning.…