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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. Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and other advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to mandate training for graduate mentors and advisors. Higher Ed News Adult learning Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Universities Inc

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This week, REINVENTING.SCHOOL explores an increasingly common practice--home as a place for learning, and in some cases, as a physical replacement for a physical school facility. Please join us at www.reinventing.school for the live shows as well as access to the recordings (also on YouTube ).

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

Every single child who enters our buildings deserves the right to learn and have the opportunity to succeed. 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. Provide a Rigorous Learning Environment. Those needs are best met when you and your faculty provide students with a rigorous learning environment.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Dr. Gonzales’s district is reaching out to local non-profits for help with the shift to 100% online learning, which cannot be done quickly or cheaply, especially at a time when the district is receiving less state funding. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

edWeb.net

Disconnection between teaching and learning: Teachers often confuse covering the material with teaching to the kids—if they teach to understanding, then the classroom becomes a different environment. The question we should have been asking is: How do we get kids excited about learning?”

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

As an example, she pointed to the Accelerated Learning Program, or ALP, which she spearheaded in her role as a senior VA advisor under the Obama administration. Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the number of veterans using the benefit has doubled, to nearly 900,000 last year.

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].

Climate change threatens America’s ragged school infrastructure

The Hechinger Report

Poorly maintained buildings make it harder for kids to learn, research shows , and can cause health problems for both the country’s 50 million students and 6 million staff , who spend a third of their waking hours in schools.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Advocacy groups like the Young Invincibles and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research have argued that expanding campus-based childcare for low-income families would help boost graduation rates.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling. Do you know that you don’t need to be a certified teacher in any state in order to help your children learn at home and in your community? To have access to the full set of recordings, please purchase the archive set.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Consider a simple academic skill such as learning to name colors. In the end, the child will learn to name two colors, which is good, but it will not impact the life of the family very much. They and their families need access to all reasonable options, including those based on Applied Behavior Analysis, organizational management, community/ecological psychology, cultural psychology, biomedical science and positive psychology (Carr, 2007b). 2003).

‘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

About 76,000 black students learn in schools where they account for 90 percent or more of the enrollment. Related : Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids? Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To watch the live show at 4:00 pm US-EDT, or to access the recordings afterward, please go to [link] (or [link] ). While in that position, Cooper led the development of the state’s Cover All Kids program which expanded access to affordable health care to nearly every child in the state.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling. Webinar #6: Year-Round Learning Opportunities," will be broadcast live from 3 - 4pm US-Eastern Time on Friday, July 31st. To have access to the full set of recordings, please purchase the archive set. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

COST: $99 - includes participating live (not required), lifetime access to the recording, access to attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. Dr. Albrecht will also discuss why these perpetrators strike in the first place and what we can learn from past cases as a way to both understand and stop them. I graduated from Marshall County High School in 1996 and Murray State University in 2003. Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0

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. The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a nonprofit child advocacy and research organization, has been fighting for more financial support for relatives caring for children outside of the formal system for years. Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Challenges to accreditation and certification and the steady drumbeat of “everyone should learn to code” are connected to politics as well as to the business of ed-tech. Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes – think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. ” Accessibility and Technology (and the Role of Governments and Corporations).