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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

The Hechinger Report

When I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary in 2003, I desperately needed a job. As the country undergoes a period of historic racial reckoning, with nearly every sector of society examining its role in racial injustice, higher education needs to do the same.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

In addition to the academic demands, she and her friends acknowledged, they’re concerned about the cost of their graduate educations, the debt they may accumulate to pay for it and whether jobs will be available at the other end. Graduate students can also borrow an unlimited amount toward their educations, unlike undergraduates, whose borrowing is capped. Department of Education. Graduate education is being used to subsidize undergraduate education. The St.

At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

From 2003 to 2015, according to GSU , its graduation rate (finishing a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting) for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent. From 2003 to 2015, Georgia State University’s six-year graduation rate for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Faced with fast-changing instructional models, varying infection rates, decreasing revenue sources, and a variety of natural disasters, how can education finance officials meet the short-term needs of their districts as well as longer-term requirements? By Robert Low.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar. Amanda Nolasco, school counselor specialist, Arizona Department of Education.

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Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. 1. Access to challenging curriculum and instruction. In many middle and high schools, an advisory or advocacy program is often included. Barbara Blackburn was named one of the Top 30 Global Gurus in Education in 2016, 2017, and 2018. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

edWeb.net

In order to address education equity, administrators must first recognize the common barriers. Unequal access to external support: Staff can’t just assume students will have access to the same resources at home or that they will willingly talk about what they have and don’t have.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Positive behavior support is defined by the partnership between the intervention agent and the family, whereby each educates the other about what is desirable, what is a priority and what is realistic. An intervention agent must help to hire and train babysitters, respite providers, in-home education service staff and job coaches. 2003). Restructuring for caring and effective education (pp. Autism Educators K-12 Research Research Map Research@Work Uncategorized

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Pat Farenga describes himself as a “writer and education activist who addresses academic and general audiences about working with children, not on children, to help them learn.” Please join us at www.reinventing.school for the live shows as well as access to the recordings (also on YouTube ).

Climate change threatens America’s ragged school infrastructure

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education estimated the total cost of needed repairs at $197 billion, or around $220 billion in 2021 dollars. Mike Dunleavy, a former educator. The compromise does provide for electrifying school buses, lead pipe removal and expanded broadband access.

Trump’s budget axes campus-based childcare for low-income students

The Hechinger Report

There are so many cuts to education in President Trump’s budget proposal , it’s understandable that his plan to dispose of a campus-based childcare program hasn’t gotten headlines. But parents who use the Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program have noticed. Since 2003, spending has remained fairly steady at about $15 million. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

But a troubled school system is nothing new in a state that has long failed to provide all of its children with an equal, integrated education. Holmes decision, black students in the Mississippi Delta remain shut out from an equal education. Like federal Education Secretary DeVos, Gov.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. Already a key part of many people’s information consumption, Facebook explicitly wants to become an education company, working with a charter school chain to develop education software.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Are you seeking personalized, bold education options that build on your children’s strengths rather than conventional curricula? To have access to the full set of recordings, please purchase the archive set. Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Today with Howard Blumenthal - "Paying for School" with Andreas Schleicher #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This week, the topic is money--with the economic troubles brought on by the current pandemic, we want to understand how local and global economics intersects with the education of our children.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To have access to the full set of recordings, please purchase the archive set. Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways. Farenga is a writer and education activist who addresses academic and general audiences about working with children, not on children, to help them learn.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education. psid=2011-09-15.1730.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and a portable.mp3 audio recording can be accessed at [link]. Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist.

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

In order to serve this hidden population, the Senior Services Department in Clayton County, Georgia — where Eschman has raised her grandchildren — started the Kinship Care Program in 2003. Angie Burda, the program’s manager, developed a broad range of services, establishing support groups, educational workshops, and recreational activities for families with children of all ages. Read more about early education.