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

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FY 2003 $700,500,000. The 2010 request would continue the policy of permitting States to use up to 100 percent of their allocations for competitive grants to local educational agencies. Blog Policy Congress EETT ESEA ESSA IASA SETDA SSAEG TLCF U.S. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

‘We’ve failed them’: How South Carolina education policy hurts ‘Dreamers’ — and costs taxpayers

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While South Carolina taxpayers spend roughly $13,200 annually to educate each K-12 student, state policies obstruct one group of students from advancing their education beyond high school. Victor Perez had to leave South Carolina to be able to pursue higher education.

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

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


In the early 80s there was much hand-wringing among teachers and education policy-makers regarding how to teach computer literacy given that many teachers did not having sufficient training, and “micro-computers” were prohibitively expensive.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

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While the district didn’t admit to improper transfers, it agreed to tighten up its transfer policies. But by 2003, the damage had already been done. Leslie Williams stands in the North Smithfield community park.

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Months After a Devastating Hurricane, Puerto Rican Schools Turn to the Sun


In 2003, the group acquired 150 acres of land with its own effort to found La Olimpia Ariel Massol Deyá School Forest. Education Technology School Infrastructure PolicyOrocovis, Puerto Rico —Eight months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, more than 500 families in this small town in central Puerto Rico remain without power.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. Because our policy is different. And the government is supporting the clusters, who then work to kind of create this ecosystem of workforce development and policy.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education


When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Increasingly, educational technologies are done through outsourced platforms,” says Tracy Mitrano, principal of Mitrano and Associates, a consulting firm, and formerly the director of internet culture policy and law at Cornell University. “It

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates].

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

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trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. But Lawrence Mishel, a labor market economist with the Economic Policy Institute, sees it much differently: “I think we’re way past that tipping point.”.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates].

Classroom prizes and grants available!

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One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. The annual Speak Up surveys are used by schools, districts, states and national leaders as they make decisions about policies and funding. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys.

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Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

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The resistance towards affirmative action policies was in full force by my high school years, and in front of that picket line was none other than Justice Antonin Scalia, a Xavier HS alumni and valedictorian almost 50 years prior.

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

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In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, only Arizona and Illinois have cut higher education spending per student more.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013. For instance, since 2003, the number of schools granting undergraduate statistics degrees has increased from 74 to more than 110 in 2013.


Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate


Zero tolerance policies, while trying to keep kids accountable for their actions, often result in suspensions for even minor infractions like dress code violations or being tardy.

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

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In 2003, the high court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School ’s Grutter v. Last week, the idea of a potential move by the U.S.

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

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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.

New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million


In an op-ed reflecting on his career in the education industry, Palmer wrote that “policy’s invisible hand can be 10 to 100 times more powerful than Adam Smith’s free market.” Today, he believes that the Every Student Succeeds Act is the latest linchpin policy to shape the K-12 market. To date, New Markets has invested nearly $30 million across 23 education technology companies since its founding in 2003.

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


As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. But the bigger driver of our success was new government policies; specifically, No Child Left Behind and specific funding under the Enhancing Education Through Technology program—and our focus on selling multi-year enterprise contracts to large districts. (To

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OPINION: U.S. higher education at risk as DeVos moves to ax for-profit rules

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Among students who took out loans in the 2003–04 cohort, consider the percentage of them who defaulted within 12 years: • 17 percent for those who first attended a public four-year institution. • . Our system of higher education is built on the notion of risk and reward.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

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Consequently, from 1998 – 2003 I focused on the open licensing problem, creating the Open Content License in 1998 (which got very little use) and then working with Eric Raymond and others on the Open Publication License in 1999 (which did quite well).

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Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.


My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. Once your startup picks up steady traction, you, your colleagues or your investors will begin thinking of next steps.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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David Hawkins, executive director for education content and policy for the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

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8, 2003. Fifteen years ago, Brenda Cassellius was an assistant principal at a Minneapolis high school when a local reporter asked her about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the brand-new congressional overhaul of federal education policy. Bush’s education reform policy.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 The lawmakers visited a proficiency-based school in Oakland and attended a policy forum in Freeport.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick


” And according to Jim Shon of the Hawaii Educational Policy Center, civics education needs to extend into college. At one Florida middle school, students learned about laws by writing bills — and in 2003, one of those bills made it to the Florida legislature.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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And it has everything to do with the policies of the states.”. Claire Voorhees, national policy director, Foundation for Excellence in Education. Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003.

One reason so many kids in Mississippi fail reading tests?

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The authors of the report recommended several policy changes to boost literacy instruction in the state, including adding standards to the state’s accreditation of teacher preparation programs that require research-based methods in early literacy classes.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

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In a state that sends one out of every eight black men to prison, the highest rate in the country , this neighborhood bears a disproportionate brunt of the mass incarceration policy, with more African-American men from here locked up than from any other zip code in Milwaukee County.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

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Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency. 2003). The emerging importance of knowledge for development: Implications for technology policy and innovation.

Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education”

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Senator Murray’s staffers sought to pin down DeVos on a range of policy issues, and set a few traps for her. The good : Some of DeVos’ responses reflected good rhetoric and, possibly, good policy.

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

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The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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In 2003, as part of the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Act, Illinois became the first state to incorporate standards for social and emotional learning in preschool through 12th grade. The stairs at Boston Day and Evening Academy are decorated with messages from former students.

Report: Teachers in New Orleans Less Local Than Before Katrina

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“Many of the changes in school policy after Katrina were aimed at changing the teacher workforce…After the storm, all teachers were fired, the union contract was not renewed and charter schools that had more control over the teacher workforce began running more schools.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement


Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, community service, journalism, and academic clubs can be sources for positive playtime for teenagers (Mahoney, Cairns, & Farmer, 2003;Mahoney, Larson, & Eccles, 2005). 2003).

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

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“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.

Mayors and Schools: A Tale of Two Mayors in San Francisco

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It would be hard to find two politicians less alike than the last two mayors of San Francisco.

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Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

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are attaining higher levels of education since 2003, the numeracy scores of U.S. Since 2003, the percentages of U.S. International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.

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Sorting the wheat from the chaff

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Some maintain an 'open for all' policy, and allow any comments to be posted on their blog. In the UK, under the Communications Act of 2003 it is an offence to send messages that are of grossly offensive, obscene, indecent or menacing character.