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

The Hechinger Report

Ultimately, by offering the poorest families insufficient financial assistance to access excellent child care and by denying help to millions more low-income families who can’t afford such care, the federal government is effectively lowering the quality of child care available to a huge segment of the American public. This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”.

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.

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.”

How one Minnesota university more than doubled its native student graduation rate

The Hechinger Report

Young people may also be arriving at the university more academically prepared: Since 2005, Twin Cities’ admissions rate has dropped significantly. Charles Golding, of Yuma, Arizona, is on pace to graduate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in four years.

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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 completionEarly college high school students graduate college in greater numbers.

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.

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. To expand their scope, they co-founded an organization called Unafraid Educators to organize teachers and to help students access college.

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

The Hechinger Report

during the fall semester of 2005. While it’s too soon to tell how the pandemic will affect the futures of today’s college students, a survey just after campuses were closed by the coronavirus found that 17 percent lacked reliable and safe housing, 28 percent did not have access to healthy food and 75 percent had higher levels of anxiety, depression and stress. OROVILLE, Calif.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 ).

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? We shouldn’t have to worry about hurting someone’s feelings by not allowing them access to our lives and if it’s someone who we don’t choose to associate with offline, we certainly shouldn’t be opening ourselves up to them online.

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?

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 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. But even over summer break, students still need educational opportunities so they can return to school strong and ready to learn more. Unfortunately, not all students have the same academic opportunities available to them during the summer.

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Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons

Shake Up Learning

A Shapegrams membership gets you access to all Shapegrams and gives you a license to distribute them to your students. Since 1998 I’ve been a pioneer in digital learning, having a classroom website before many classrooms even had internet access.

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. By making mobile telephony affordable enough for the average African, Celtel kicked off an industry that now hosts close to one billion cell phone subscriptions and was eventually sold in 2005 for $3.4bn.

To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

Market-creating innovations create new markets that serve people for whom either no products existed or existing products were not accessible for a variety of reasons, including cost or the lack of expertise required for their use. These innovations effectively transform complicated and expensive products into simple and affordable ones so that many more people in society can access them. In 2005 when Ibrahim decided to sell the company, he did so for a handsome $3.4

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


Without innovative learning platforms that deliver results, create opportunities for learners and provide access to those most likely to get left behind, society is at risk for continued upheaval. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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Digital Promise Research Map: A Starting Place for Exploring Research on Learning

Digital Promise

We’re excited to share an updated version of the Research Map , which features the latest research and new ways to access relevant learning science findings. In addition to being able to access research, many users wanted to see how research can be applied in the real world. Busy education leaders and entrepreneurs don’t have time to sift through hundreds of papers, and often don’t know where to start.

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

In 2005, the Bay State became the first to have its students score tops in the nation in reading and math at both grade-levels tested on NAEP. Since the 1990s, education stories emanating from Massachusetts have largely been positive, but that started to change over the last decade.

Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade


In 2005, Sal Khan founded Khan Academy, the online education nonprofit where is now CEO, and in 2014 he founded the Khan Lab School. classrooms have high-speed internet access. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Despite the good intentions of targeted policies and increased attention to equity and accessibility initiatives, the achievement gap persists 2. 2005, September). Assessment. Evaluation. Judgement. Research reveals that students ubiquitously perceive assessment as something that is “done to them [sic] by someone else — and is out of their control.”

Inmates Use VR To Prepare For Life On The Outside

The Hechinger Report

Since 2005, the United States Supreme Court has battled tirelessly to reduce the brutal mandatory sentences of minors by courts and as a result the sentencing of life without parole for juveniles was made unconstitutional in 2012. After being eased into the immersive technology with casual 360-videos, the selected convicts are then given access to more interactive applications via an HTC Vive.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since 2005, LCPS had participated in the Geospatial Semester program through James Madison University, which taught GIS to hundreds of high school seniors (and even juniors) through a project-based approach. And, students who were absent could access the materials from home and arrive prepared upon their return. Every student and teacher in the school receives a tablet device equipped with a 4G data plan regardless of whether or not they have access to data plans at home.

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