Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”. Access to high-quality child care and education during the early stages of a child’s like should not be a privilege reserved for the children of the rich.”

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Transcription and Accessibility—New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon


On the heels of one another, two tech titans recently announced higher-education partnerships that leverage transcription technology to make educational materials more accessible to a broader swath of learners. Nine classes at the university are currently piloting Microsoft Translator, according to Brian Trager, the associate director for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Center on Access Technology.


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Accessing Knowledge and Expertise

Connecting 2 the World

This is a continuation of my dissertation: The last two themes dealt with how the group and members accessed, created, and used knowledge and expertise. In the one theme, knowledge and expertise of perceived value often was used as currency within the power structure, with study participants sharing, accessing resources, or withholding their knowledge and expertise based on their analysis of situational factors within the environment.

PROOF POINTS: Even older teens benefit from catch-up classes

The Hechinger Report

A 2005 evaluation found that the program raised the number of students who passed a series of difficult high school exams required for university entrance, earning what is called a Bagrut certificate, by 13 percentage points compared to similar students who didn’t get the extra help.

PROOF POINTS: College Board’s own research at odds with its decision to axe the essay portion of the SAT

The Hechinger Report

The SAT first added an essay in 2005 because college admissions officers wanted to see authentic writing samples from students. Columnists Higher Ed Higher Education Jill Barshay News Data and research Higher education access Testing writingThe College Board’s decision on Jan.

Research on early college high schools indicates they may pay for themselves in the long run

The Hechinger Report

Three classes of students (those who started ninth grade in 2005, 2006 and 2007) were followed for six years after high school. Columnists Higher Ed Jill Barshay K-12 News Data and research Funding high school Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

A regional public university’s identity crisis

The Hechinger Report

From 2005 to 2020, Vedder said, O.U. We do not enrich our citizens and help ensure equal access if we pour our money into marketing and recruitment.”

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

McKneely was a teacher at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans when the 2005 hurricane devastated the city and closed his school for months. So far, the pandemic has revealed the challenges of conducting education remotely as well as uneven access to Wi-Fi and devices such as laptops.

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

The Hechinger Report

I would say there are maybe five organizations like ours across the country,” said Valeria Do Vale, lead coordinator for the Student Immigration Movement, which was started in Boston in 2005 by immigrant students attending high school with hopes of attending college.

Assessments don’t always translate outside the classroom, but students’ networks do

The Christensen Institute

In 2019, these valedictorians — graduates of Boston Public Schools classes of 2005, 2006, and 2007 — were interviewed. For instance, nearly a quarter of more than 90 Boston valedictorians from 2005 to 2007 told The Boston Globe they wanted to be doctors.

What has happened when campuses shut down for other disasters? A coronavirus case study

The Hechinger Report

during the fall semester of 2005. Community Colleges Coronavirus and Education Higher Ed Higher Education News community college Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionOROVILLE, Calif.

Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

The Hechinger Report

Dzindzichashvili enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2005 after graduating from high school, commuting across the city from her family’s duplex in East Boston for class before heading home again to work at a law firm. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionVictoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

At top colleges that train America’s elite, veterans are an almost invisible minority

The Hechinger Report

As president, Wright said, he thought a lot about enriching and diversifying the student body, but he didn’t factor veterans into those calculations until 2005, when he visited Bethesda Naval Hospital and met with troops who had been wounded in Iraq. He helped craft the Yellow Ribbon Program, a component of the 2008 Post-9/11 GI Bill that expanded veterans’ access to expensive private colleges.

These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Although started in 1995, the Family Scholar House program could serve only a small number of women at a time until 2005. The program’s family counselors are trained social workers, skilled at accessing help with matters like debt refinancing, legal help for restraining orders and child support, or support for mental health and learning issues.

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

The Hechinger Report

Providing students personalized lessons has been a strategy “accessible to people with the means for a while,” said Maria Worthen, vice president for federal and state policy at the International Association for Online Learning, or iNacol, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes online and blended learning. K-12 News Funding Law and policy Technology access

Nearly half of education-vendor websites tested had security problems, audit reveals

The Hechinger Report

More than 780 breaches in schools, resulting in the disclosure of more than 14,790,000 records, have been reported since 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse , a California-based nonprofit consumer advocate. Digital Education K-12 News Data and research online learning Technology access Credit: Frazer Hudson/Getty Images.

A case for educational reparations for the incarcerated

The Hechinger Report

In its 2015 report on TOPS , the state’s governing body for higher education found that “since 2005, the number of TOPS recipients that came from households with incomes of $150,000 or more has more than doubled; whereas, the number of recipients from lower-income households has remained relatively stagnant over time.” Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning community college Funding Higher education access Higher education affordability Race

Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

The Hechinger Report

Four-year schools received an average of 94 percent of their applications online in the fall 2013, the most recent period for which the figures are available, up from 49 percent in 2005, the National Association for College Admission Counseling reported. This has helped thwart efforts to make college more accessible to low-income families. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

Embattled colleges focus on an obvious fix: helping students graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

This fusillade of measures has so far helped UW slowly raise its four-year graduation rate from 54 percent in 2005 to 66 percent last year, the university reports. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Solutions

How one city has been tackling the swelling scourge of brain drain

The Hechinger Report

This is part of what the New Jersey Business and Industry Association calls an “exodus” that resulted in a net loss of population of 682,062 from 2005 to 2014, with a multibillion-dollar economic impact. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion InternationalThe Chill Room at GSoft, a technology firm in Montreal that features over-the-top amenities to recruit and keep employees at a time of intense competition for talent.

Five things American colleges need to do to help black and Latino students

The Hechinger Report

Between 2005 and 2014, only five universities in the country had more black undergraduates go on to earn doctorates in science and engineering than UMBC, which had 93, according to statistics from the National Science Foundation. Higher Ed News Higher education access Race Social emotional

Internet Safety Month–Rules to Live By

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. You don’t really know these people, why are you giving them access to your private life? It’s not disrespecting a kids’ privacy to have access to their email or Facebook accounts.

Dear Mr. Governor: How you can help poor kids in Louisiana go to college

The Hechinger Report

According to the Louisiana College Access Coalition, a group of colleges, schools and non-profits, more than 41 percent of current TOPS recipients come from families who earn $100,000 or more a year. Andre Perry Columnists News Funding Higher education access Higher education affordabilityState Capitol. 900 North Third Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70804. April 4, 2017. Dear Gov. John Bel Edwards, Sen. Dan Morrish and Rep.

I Connect, Therefore I Learn

Catlin Tucker

Instead, humans can access the information they need to make decisions and take actions by tapping into their personal networks, computer networks, and social networks. . 2005). Is it possible to learn without being connected? How does the strength of an individual’s network impact their value as an employee? Why should employers encourage their employees to build robust personal and social networks?

Renaming My Blog

Iterating Toward Openness

Before I had a “real” blog, I published random thoughts on whatever personal website my then-current university would give me access to, starting in 1993. But I quickly ended up moving to WordPress – and – in February, 2005.

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

The Hechinger Report

His mother, Tyra Hales, signed him up for a youth team at a park near their home in Gentilly, a predominantly black neighborhood that was inundated by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters for weeks in 2005. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Higher education access School choiceKIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright. Photo: Emmanuel Felton/The Hechinger Report.

IXL Learning Agrees to Acquire Wyzant Tutoring Marketplace

eSchool News

Founded in 2005, Wyzant offers an expansive digital network of more than 65,000 tutors from a broad spectrum of academic and professional fields. Wyzant and IXL have a shared mission of making personalized learning accessible for everyone,” said Andrew Geant, CEO of Wyzant.

The Power of Podcasts for Learning: Listening, Creating, Sharing, and Growth – SULS0127

Shake Up Learning

Apple introduced podcasting in 2005 with the popularity of its iPods. While in 2005 this project took more time than it would now, Kasey still hears about the positive impact it had on her students from that year. .

How private equity can win big in Africa

The Christensen Institute

In fact, fewer than 5%of people on the continent had access to phones. Ibrahim sold Celtel in 2005 for a whopping $3.4 This spring close to one thousand delegates from more than seventy countries will convene in Washington D.C for the 22nd Annual Global Private Equity Conference.

How to size invisible markets and tap into oceans of demand

The Christensen Institute

Market-creating innovations transform complicated and expensive products into products that are simple and affordable, making them accessible to a whole new segment of people for whom there was always underlying demand, but no adequate solution on the market.

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A Sideways Look at the Future of Higher Education


Newspaper circulation dropped by nearly half between 2005 and 2018, from 53.3 A small percentage of audiophiles still opt for those recordings, but the majority of listeners have clearly opted for access, choice and control.

Internet Safety Month?Rules to Live By

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. You don’t really know these people, why are you giving them access to your private life? It’s not disrespecting a kids’ privacy to have access to their email or Facebook accounts.

How to Prevent the Summer Slide and Help Reduce Educational Inequality


That way, every student has access to resources that can help them retain knowledge over the summer. Scholastic Instructor, May 2005, 114(8), pp. School’s out, and it’s time for both teachers and students to relax before preparing for next year.

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What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer


By learning together in a learning community, students have the opportunity to extend and deepen their learning experience, test out new ideas by sharing them with a supportive group, and receive critical and constructive feedback.” ( Palloff & Pratt 2005 ). Which leads us back to the original question: How do the practices of the educator change in networked environments, where information is readily accessible?

The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning


1: Differentiation Keeps Learning Accessible. 2005). 2005). eSpark’s Theory of Learning is grounded in seven research-based elements – teaching practices or design elements – that are directly linked to student learning outcomes.