Education Dive St. Louis U brings Alexa to every dorm room on campus 2018-08-17T10:56:00.000000000-04:00 The 2,300 Echo Dots will come with pre-installed skills to provide answers to more than 100 questions about the university. Poll finds most Michigan residents want changes to school funding 2018-08-17T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 The state is among several that have been re-examining funding formulas in recent years. How can administrators make the most of PD time, funds? 2018-08-17T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 Strategies include involving teachers in training around topics they have experience in and keeping individual sessions to a half-hour, with recordings available afterwards. Should states mandate full-day kindergarten attendance? 2018-08-17T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 Research shows full-day kindergarten increases academic gains, but few states fund or require it. Tech may be just what the doctor ordered for teacher sick days 2018-08-17T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 Like snow days before them, sick days for teachers ultimately may be cured by classroom technology. How should higher ed address the problem of losing faculty members to industry? 2018-08-17T09:42:02.000000000-04:00 Solutions include rekindling the spirit of academic research and discovery, alongside fair pay and justifiable workplace demands, some contend. Higher ed finance needs fresh approach 2018-08-16T22:09:47.000000000-04:00 Expert says colleges should look at cost cutting in new ways, emphasizing the need for efficiency in the business model. NCAA promises former basketball players scholarships to return to college 2018-08-16T20:46:57.000000000-04:00 A new Division I rule requires institutions to offer players who did not graduate support if they meet certain criteria — but critics contend it should include other sports. NYU School of Medicine to pay full tuition for all students 2018-08-16T14:30:39.000000000-04:00 Current students will have the remainder of their tuition covered, while incoming students will receive full scholarships. Food hardship presents persistent problem for districts 2018-08-16T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 Mississippi tops the nation in hardship, with almost 26% of households with children lacking the money needed to buy food.