Value-Added Schools

A Principal's Reflections

In 2009 as I took a device from a student for failing to follow school policy that student responded to me that school was like a jail. Emphasize student agency (voice, choice, advocacy) as a right for all Re-think homework and outdated grading practices to create a culture focused on R.E.A.L

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling.

A school administrator tries to shame poverty away

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In 2009, students from low-income families dropped out of high school at five times the rate of their high-income classmates. In 2009, students from low-income families dropped out of high school at five times the rate of their high-income classmates.

Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

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percent of veterans using GI Bill benefits who arrived on campus in the fall of 2009 had graduated within six years, compared to 52.9 Veterans in College Source: National Veteran Education Success Tracker.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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Waterford Gets $20M+ Grant for Online Preschool. Its Critics Are Not Happy.

Edsurge

Founded in Utah in 2009, Waterford provides a program that mixes adaptive software for preschool-aged kids, along with child development training and check-ins for parents. In the world of education, some debates rage eternal. How much testing is too much?

Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid

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The backup in Milwaukee is so severe that it is not uncommon for people to wait six weeks to get a first appointment to begin the eligibility process, said Cathy Steffke, an advocacy specialist at Disability Rights Wisconsin. “I See the full list of all states/territories. QUEENS, N.Y.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

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The nation’s school districts spend about $46 billion less per year on facility upkeep than is needed to maintain “healthy and safe” learning environments, according to a 2016 report from the 21st Century School Fund, a research and advocacy organization.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

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India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

Many state flagship universities leave black and Latino students behind

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Starting in 2009, as state budget cuts squeezed resources, out-of-state and international students who could pay full freight became attractive as a source of revenue.

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

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In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

OPINION: Don’t let good news on summer Pell Grants distract from the Trump budget’s damaging higher-ed proposals

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Congress also made the Pell award more generous through three infusions of funding in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Marcella Bombardieri is a senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, a public policy research and advocacy organization.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Dr. Gary Lilly, Superintendent at Bristol Tennessee City Schools in Tennessee since 2009, has been an educator for 24 years. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

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At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It APPLETON, Wisc. Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter school in Appleton, Wisconsin, are constantly moving.

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

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Having accurate graduation rates and alumni earnings information may help students, including those who are undocumented, find the right college, said Chad Marlow, advocacy and policy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. The promise of big data versus the menace of Big Brother.

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Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

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It’s a small start; some 33 students have gotten bachelor’s degrees from Dickinson this way since 2009. Gage Ramirez transferred twice in his college career. The first time, he lost almost all of his credits.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Peter Cunningham, former press secretary to U.S. Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

YOUmedia Alumni Give Back to Program with Spirited Summer Festival

Educator Innovator

The space was created in 2009 with the Digital Youth Network and support from the John D. A poet, she has worked at YOUmedia since its conception, watching as many classes come to embody the values of community and self-advocacy.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

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It’s help teachers need: In 2016 , about 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once, and at least 17,000 were expelled, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal research and advocacy institute, which arrived at the estimate based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. Chari Plumeri, director of the Kidango-Ryan center, plays with children outside on a recent morning. Jackie Mader/ The Hechinger Report. SAN JOSE, Calif.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

” The photographic evidence clearly showed otherwise – the crowds on the mall were visibly smaller than those gathered for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Previously, Sam was the National Director of the Forum for Education & Democracy , an education advocacy organization, and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project , a national program that helps K-12 educators create more democratic learning communities.

‘Bigly’ Education Decisions for 2017

Edsurge

President Obama allowed the program to expire in 2009, but it was reauthorized for five years in 2011. Department of Education (ED) staff, Congressional leaders, state school chiefs, and leaders of major trade associations, think tanks, and advocacy groups.). If the President-elect’s Tweet storms are any indication, education policies are in for an adventure next year. While, as American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Fractus Learning

But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. She dug deep into the results of the 2009 PISA test (administered to 15-year olds around the globe) because she was very curious to learn how the smartest kids in reading and math got to be that way.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

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A local teenage girl named Ty’sheoma Bethea wrote the president and members of Congress in February 2009, pleading for their help in replacing J.V. 23, 2009. Now shuttered, this portion of J.V.

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

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The idea, popular among well-funded education philanthropies and education advocacy groups, is gaining ground across the United States. percent between 2009 and 2017. Senior Remi Savard is part of the last class at Montpelier High School that experienced the system before the school’s switch to a proficiency-based model. “It’s It’s better than it was.” Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. MONTPELIER, Vt.

Bullied by the badge?

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Indeed, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice showed that schools with school-based police officers have higher arrest rates for disorderly conduct than those without.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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A 2009 study concluded that no one explicitly shows teachers how to teach to “different needs.” Mike Flom, a parent and co-founder of the advocacy group New Jersey Parents and Teachers for Appropriate Education, said many factors impact inclusion’s effectiveness.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” This part about a government-created “fake university” caught my eye: Xilong Zhu, 27, who came from China in 2009 to attend college in the United States, enlisted in the Army and was caught in an immigration dragnet involving a fake university set up by the Department of Homeland Security to catch brokers of fraudulent student visas. “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports.

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

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Child advocacy groups and other non-profits, who often oversee the deals and sometimes serve as guarantors, say the arrangements encourage officials to embrace interventions with good track records. Students in a Granite School District preschool classroom learn about the letter T.

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

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The findings “demonstrate more can be done to support the needs of these non-traditional students,” said Barrett Bogue, spokesman for the advocacy organization Student Veterans of America. Cuinn Mulinaro, 26, a U.S.

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

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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

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Thiel, who lamented women’s suffrage in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute, has been well-known in Silicon Valley as a libertarian, and some observers struggled to explain why Thiel would back an authoritarian for president. 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.