Want your child to receive better reading help in public school? It might cost $7,500

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When Ann Civitareale’s father passed away in 2009, she little fathomed that she would spend thousands of her inheritance on medical and educational testing for her two sons.

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. I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S.

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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. The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week.

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

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A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It Carrie Michiels, the physical education teacher at Horizons Elementary School, introduced “Fit in 15” breaks for classroom teachers to give kids the opportunity to move. APPLETON, Wisc.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

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 research and advocacy organization EdBuild called states’ education funding systems outdated, arbitrary, and segregating.

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

The messy reality of personalized learning

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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. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Two years ago, Isaac Paine Elementary won a competitive grant from the Rhode Island Office of Innovation to become a showcase “lighthouse school,” part of a statewide push to bring tech into education.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss. Rand took a job teaching fifth grade at Goodman-Pickens Elementary.

Sessions Announced for "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

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. The Kidango-Ryan Center is located in an elementary school in San Jose.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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Although she earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in math instruction for both elementary and middle school, she never had to take a class about students with disabilities. 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.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Fractus Learning

But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. Girls have easier access to same-gender reading role models (moms, pre-school and elementary teachers, school librarians and children’s librarians are typically female), and now they also have access to role models in male-dominated fields and professions. Advocating for 9–14-year-old boys and their reading lives is my passion and specialty, however, because I’m female, this hasn’t been an easy row to hoe.

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

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In Granite’s case, the district, the United Way, the investors and an evaluator at Utah State University agreed success would be measured by the number of “at-risk” preschoolers who avoided special education once they hit elementary school. 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.

Bullied by the badge?

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Four states — Mississippi, Indiana, Florida and Pennsylvania — passed such legislation in 2013, in the months after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. . 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.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ozelle Stephen, Rev/Director of Education, Miridians Elementary School, Centre of Enabling Support Foundation, Uganda Access to Quality education Opportunities, Good Health + Well-being for all. She joined AFS-USA in 2009 as Business Development Strategist. Dana is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014.

Are we ready? How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

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The last time it comprehensively updated the curriculum standards was 2009, under the leadership of a board chair who told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that evidence for human-caused global warming was “a bunch of hooey.”.

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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. Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others. Peter Cunningham, former press secretary to U.S.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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” 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. The annual Gallup poll gauging the public’s confidence in public schools did reach its highest level this year since 2009. Facebook said it would work with the ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise to teach digital skills.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. Via The Washington Post : “The new lesson plan for elementary school: Surviving the Internet.”