Featured Articles

Thoughts

Closing the Capacity Gap: An Effective Intervention for Title I Students

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is the illusion of knowledge” --Roger Stark The Illogical Logic of Title I Funding Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 ...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Perspective

Students Flourish in the Spaces Between our Focus on the Core Curriculum

What two experts - one in leadership, one in EdTech - say anchors a student’s sense of well-being

Al Kingsley

Share to Care

Second Chances: Transforming School Literacy

Four years ago, our school received the news that no one ever wants to hear: it had been labeled as “CIR” or comprehensive intervention required. As an “F” school, the 200-student institution...

Michael Gollow

Thoughts

Neuro Balance: Color Code Your Mental State to Prevent Burnout and Perform at Your Best

In our fast-paced, hyper-connected world defined by the pressure to do more than ever before, it’s no wonder that today’s workforce is in the throes of a burnout crisis. It’s this crisis that...

Katerina Lengold

Ideas

10 Different Ways to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship

In 2010, world-renowned education and innovation expert, the late and great Sir Ken Robinson released a short animated film, titled Changing Education Paradigms . In the video, Robinson ...

Robyn D. Shulman

Ideas

Tackling Teacher Retention: A Holistic Approach through Family Engagement and Technology

Hiring and retaining teachers is a top challenge facing education leaders today. A number of factors contribute to this challenge including emotional burnout, low pay, and poor working cond...

Elisabeth O’Bryon, Ph.D.

Perspective

Time to Embrace Nondegree Pathways: Awareness, Education, Acceptance

With declining college enrollment and a growing trend toward skills-based hiring, it’s not surprising that more and more young people are interested in more flexible and affordable postse...

Julie Lammers

Perspective

The Future of Schools Because of the Internet

It just seems like things are cracking up in schools with students leaving for alternatives in droves, an epic teacher shortage that has no end in sight, absenteeism, increasing violence on-...

LC Staff

Thoughts

The Rocky Relationship Between Data and Dignity

During my 40-plus years of integrating technology into business and education, the biggest obstacles were not faulty products or excessive costs, but the objections of people. Those same peop...

Joel Backon

Thoughts

Shared Office, Separate Tests: Why Collaboration is key in the Identification and Intervention for Children with Dyslexia

It may sound obvious, but it is important for school psychologists (SP) and speech language pathologists (SLP) to work together in the diagnosis of dyslexia, since they are both integral exam...

Andrew Shanock, PhD, NCSP

Perspective

Six myths about adverse childhood experiences and trauma

No, adverse childhood experiences are not the same as trauma, and not all children respond to adversity with trauma — some respond with resilience.

Marc D. Hauser

Perspective

Student Burnout: Addressing the Growing Epidemic

In recent years, student burnout—which is the mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress, often tied to academic pressures—has become an alarming and ...

Hunter Wesolowski

Video

Driving Educational Innovation: Insights from the Product Trends Panel

Innovation is at the heart of transforming education, and recent discussions at the Product Trends Panel, hosted by LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of Learning Counsel, provided a platform for industry...

Doug Cauthen

Video

Innovations in Classroom Tech: Insights from the 10th Annual National Awards

The 10th Annual National Awards event recently convened a dynamic Product Trends Panel focusing on Classroom Technology, featuring industry leaders Craig Justice, Executive Vice President of...

Doug Cauthen

Video

Anticipating the Future of Education: Insights from the Predictions Panel at Learning Counsel's 10th Annual National Event

As we stand at the precipice of a new era in education, it's essential to examine the pressures and challenges that are propelling schools towards a transformative future. The Predictio...

Doug Cauthen

Video

Empowering Student Learning: Insights from the Digital Curriculum Product Trends Panel

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the integration of digital curriculum plays a pivotal role in shaping engaging and personalized learning experiences for students. The recent Pro...

Doug Cauthen

Video

Celebrating Excellence: Insights from National School and District Recognition

In the pursuit of educational excellence, it's essential to recognize and celebrate the remarkable achievements and initiatives driving positive change within our school districts. Rece...

Doug Cauthen

Thoughts

Higher Learning is Preparing for the World of AI

Five hundred years ago, Nicolaus Copernicus posited a heliocentric model that stated the Earth evolved around the sun. He published his handwritten manuscript in 1543, setting off what some ...

Kiran Kodithala and Lee Lambert

Event News

Learning Counsel Unveils Key Insights at the 10th Annual K-12 Strategies Survey Results & Awards Event

Benton, AR, Feb. 5, 2024 – The Learning Counsel, a pioneering organization at the forefront of educational transformation, successfully concluded its 10th Annual Digital Transitions Survey Re...

Doug Cauthen

Event News

10th Annual Digital Transition Survey Awards

Benton, AR, Feb. 2nd, 2024 – Learning Counsel Research recognized Cobb County School District, Georgia with its Sustainable Tech Practices Award during the 10th Annual Learning Leadership nat...

Doug Cauthen


Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...