Weekly News Round-up: 6.6.2014

By Alex Honeysett 06.06.2014 blog

We may be off air, but we’re still workin’!

Here are a few of the best education articles we’re into this week:

To start, a little something from our CEO that we’re pretty proud of: The American Press Institute recently interviewed our CEO, CJ Kettler, about the evolution of the Channel One News brand since we launched more twenty years ago. For CJ’s thoughts on our unique approach to covering news from a kid’s perspective, the advantages of doing a broadcast-style show when it comes to reaching kids and how social media plays a large role in engaging our audience, read on! 

Student Motivation: Age-Old Problem Gets New Attention

As Education Week explains, “schools are working to make inroads against one of the most common and yet elusive reasons students cite for dropping out: They just aren’t motivated to stay in school.”

Searching for that $1 Billion in ConnectED Commitments

In February, President Obama announced that several U.S. corporations would be donating more than $1 billion to schools as part of the government’s ConnectEd initiative. To find out how each company has pledged to support the program, check out this EdSurge article.

21 Interesting Conferences Educators Should Check Out

Have a little leftover money in your budget? Or, interested in connecting with educators and influencers from around the world? Edudemic put together this helpful list of upcoming education conferences.

This Is The Most Commonly Spoken Language Spoken In Your State

Wondering what other languages your students speak when they’re outside of school? Check out the map in this Edudemic article for a look at the most common languages spoken at home (other than Spanish or English).


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