Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” future of education reviews trends

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” future of education reviews trends

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Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

For more than 15 years, Project Tomorrow has run the popular survey effort called Speak Up , which polls hundreds of thousands of students and adults about learning trends and makes the local data available to individual districts.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability. From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly. Empower still uses SIF today and its scripts can access data from certain SISs they work with. Education Technology Interoperability Technology Trends Edtech Business

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Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

Recognizing these trends, state policymakers set a goal almost four years ago of increasing the proportion of 25- to 44-year-olds, of all races, with at least a postsecondary certificate to 70 percent by 2025. According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

14] Because of the way childhood trauma affects the brain, it can seriously inhibit a child’s well-being—especially if the child has no access to support. Trends in Neurosciences, 2008, 31(4), pp. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2003, 12(2), pp. Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way.

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Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. Course access has traditionally been mostly for high school students.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

million from the foundation since 2003. The study revealed children under 5 years old lacked access to affordable, high-quality education and care, a trend that continues over a decade later. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form. I’m going to reprogram next week’s Future Trends Forum (Thursday, December 28, 2-3 pm EST) to focus on NMC and its fate.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. FY 2003 $700,500,000. Federal Program Evaluations and Program-Related Reports: National Educational Technology Trends Study (NETTS). National Educational Technology Trends Study: Local-Level Data Summary (SRI International, 2008).

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., As part of MIND's efforts to make edtech research more accessible, and better equip educators and administrators to make informed decisions, we’ve created a repeatable, scalable study method that we have been continuously improving over a number of years. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8(4), 143–145. 2003).

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Working as an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist and investor over the past few decades, at some of the very organizations Watters bemoans, I’ve had a unique vantage point for observing numerous successes, failures and—most importantly—long-term trends that make me optimistic about the next wave of education innovation. Although we were convinced that technology could transform education, simple internet access was patchy at best.

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

The Hechinger Report

Especially in states like Arizona, where families have little access to mental health care, students often turn to school counseling to triage their personal crises. But it wasn’t until the ASCA adopted a national model in 2003 that mental health gained an official role in school counseling duties. Similar trends have appeared in other states.

Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

Edsurge

Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The investment thesis behind the Rethink Education Seed is broad, encompassing tools and services aimed at increasing access and affordability for K-12, higher-ed and workforce development opportunities. Portfolio companies are expected to have access to SNHU’s Sandbox and other resources to further test and refine their wares.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form. I’m going to reprogram next week’s Future Trends Forum (Thursday, December 28, 2-3 pm EST) to focus on NMC and its fate.

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Even as late as 2003, there were only a handful of teachers who had access to digital cameras and the understanding of HTML coding to be able to upload those pictures and share them on their own websites. Until recently, we did not have access to fonts, graphics, and beautiful digital products we could buy for a few dollars then print and go. Can I make a confession? This is the time of year when classroom set-up photos are everywhere.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 Several school districts in Michigan have taken note of this trend and are participating in homeschool partnerships that are building bridges between the two communities and changing public school instruction along the way.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

This begins with expanding access to teaching jobs and continues by giving hardworking teachers a raise. The Shanker report found that between 2003 and 2011 the white teaching workforce in Washington more than doubled, from 16 to 39 percent, while the black share declined precipitously, from 77 to 49 percent. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

The key mission is to provide a professional learning community where librarians can leverage technology knowledge and expertise to improve school library programs, increase access to information, and foster strong teaching and learning environments in a connected world. In Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now , SLJ’s Matt Collette described librarians have long been addressing the Report’s identified challenges. link] (2003).

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

One alarming trend is that the overwhelming majority of 21st-century shooters were adolescents, suggesting that it is now easier for them to access guns, and that they more frequently suffer from mental health issues or limited conflict resolution skills.” Of course, we can also do our part by making guns harder to access, but that’s a whole other column.).

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

The Hechinger Report

While the reasons grandparents raise their grandchildren vary from one family to another, it is clear that the opioid epidemic has had a major impact on the broader trends, particularly within the white community. 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. Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology. This year, nearly half of teachers (47 percent) said their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. There’s a long list of technology products that I’m sure will appear on many “2016 Top Ed-Tech Trends” lists: Chatbots : As eCampus News pronounced in November : “How chatbots will change the face of campus technology.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Ed access to VR growing as low-cost options expand,” says Education Dive. The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right? I’ve written about the growing trend of companies and organizations selling procurement consulting services.). Education Politics.

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Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

“Black students who started college in 2003 had a 50–50 chance of defaulting on their federal student loans, according to a new analysis of government data – a virtual coin-flip of default that stands in stark contrast with a 21% default rate for white borrowers,” Buzzfeed reported in October. This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003,” Inside Higher Ed reported in November.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” But when trying to write about ten “trends,” it’s evident: everything overlaps. ” A few months later, Facebook fired all of its “ trending news team ,” arguing that its algorithms would be able to better and objectively surface stories.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” ” If you repeat these stories enough, it’s almost as if you can convince people to make it a trend. “More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. (National) Education Politics.