Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Users Reveal Top Three Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS) Vendors for User Satisfaction Through SoftwareReviews 1 / 1 Back to Gallery ELMS software users name Sakai, Canvas and Moodle the Data Quadrant Award winners according to authentic software reviews by users. TORONTO (PRWEB) November 13, 2019 SoftwareReviews, a division of the world-class IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group, has published its 2019 Education Learning Management Systems Data Quadrant Awards, naming three gold medalists based on excellent user reviews. The following vendors are leaders according to software users’ answers to some very interesting questions focused on … [Read more...] about Users Reveal Top Three Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS) Vendors for User Satisfaction Through SoftwareReviews
Having ignored questions of economic inequality for decades, economists and other scholars have recently discovered a panoply of effects that go well beyond the fact that some people have too much money and many don’t have enough. Inequality affects our physical and mental health, our ability to get along with one another and to make our voices heard and our political system accountable, and, of course, the futures that we can offer our children. Lately, I’ve noticed a feature of economic inequality that has not received the attention it deserves. I call it “intellectual inequality.” I do not refer to the obvious and ineluctable fact that some people are smarter than others but, rather, to the fact that some people have the resources to try to understand our society while most do not. Late last year, Benjamin M. Schmidt, a professor of history at Northeastern University, published a study demonstrating that, for the past decade, history has been declining more … [Read more...] about The Decline of Historical Thinking
To the editor: I would just add to the L.A. Times’ editorial on school funding for disadvantaged children that it isn’t sufficient to simply know where the money is going. There also needs to be attention paid to whether it is going to things that have been proved, or have a reasonable chance, to improve outcomes for kids. Just stating that a school district is doing more of the same that hasn’t worked, or is doing something with the money that has no research base or track record of improving outcomes, will not get us very far. At UCLA, we’ve offered research-based recommendations for spending for English learners, but this kind of guidance needs to be shared with districts, many of whom don’t know what best to spend the funds on.Patricia Gándara, Los Angeles Advertisement The writer is a professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA...To the editor: Your editorial on “extra funding intended by Sacramento for … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: Don’t just spend money on disadvantaged students, fund programs for them that work
Story highlights First-graders get nearly three times the homework education leaders recommend, a study concludes The cost of excessive homework is "enormous," the study's contributing editor says Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN)Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress. The study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy, found students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, in some cases nearly three times as much homework as is recommended. The standard, endorsed by the National Education Association … [Read more...] about Kids have three times too much homework, study finds; what’s the cost?
The West Coast's largest indoor arts and crafts show is headed to Cal Expo November 22-24, bringing with it thousands of unique gifts, delicious food, and continuous live entertainment. Attendees will be wowed as they browse an expansive selection of handmade and embellished items, including original art, jewelry, photography, pottery, clothing, specialty foods, décor and more. The event falls right before Thanksgiving, giving guests the chance to shop for distinctive holiday themed products like a centerpiece or wreath, fall inspired jewelry, or even a delicious party appetizer. One of the things that makes the Harvest Festival so unique is the atmosphere, combining personal, one-on-one artist interaction in a setting which offers family fun throughout the day. Brand new entertainment act Bri Crabtree will bring her "Totally Sweet Circus Show" to the Harvest Festival stage as she juggles, rides her unicycle, and delights crowds with her silly antics. Doo-Wop group Sister Swing … [Read more...] about Sacramento Harvest Festival Showcases an Array of Handmade Gifts