EduBlog Awards 2010 Nominations

The Daring Librarian

The 2010 Edublog Awards – Nominations Open! I was torn to put this under lifetime achievement but the fact that Doug is an admin position in a real school district shows just how amazing it is to have his thoughts, beliefs, and advocacy on our side! Nominations: Close Friday 3 December! Voting: Ends Tuesday 14 December! Award Ceremony: Wednesday 15 December!

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ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! Send a video letter to Congress – We will have flip cameras at the Advocacy Lounge and a script so attendees can send a video email to Congress. YouTube ISTE Advocacy Channel – We now have an ISTE Advocacy YouTube Channel !

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Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries. action Advocacy ALA Carolyn Foote joyce valenza lettersforlibraries wiki save school libraries school libraries Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

In 2010, I blogged & gushed about the honour of being elected - and said that I "would love to inspire all Admins to share more with the community in an ongoing conversation their hopes, dreams, & plans for their kids! AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter

Wikipedia Is NOT Wicked!

The Daring Librarian

Another step forward in Web Presence and Advocacy - & yes, Socialnomics: be where your customers are. Hi, My name is Gwyneth and I use Wikipedia every day. There, I said it. Somehow that''s pretty freeing! Wikipedia is NOT a dirty word. We''re doing a disservice not teaching our kids HOW to use it and how to cite it.as in - ummm selectively & with forethought.

Shine a Light (on Your Professional) Future!

The Daring Librarian

I was asked to give a short overview about advocacy for school libraries (and librarians) to the middle school media specialists in my district and created a Prezi giving quick highlights. Advocacy Doug Johnson howard county schools joyce valenza library media I based it on the powerful & informative School Library Journal article co-written by Joyce Valenza and Doug Johnson that really spells it all out!

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ISTE10 Conference Reflection: Leadership and Cheese Cubes

The Daring Librarian

Too many scheduling conflicts.Breakfasts, Advocacy, & committee meetings during the same time as presentations and sessions. WARNING : Much like my AASL-Charlotte debrief this is bound to be a bit stream of conscience and edited over a few days. Background: This was a very special & crazy busy ISTE for me.

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Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment

EdTechSandyK

Jennifer Bergland has written about the companion bill in the House, HB 6, at the TCEA Advocacy blog here and here if you would like more detailed information. According to the TEA Progress Report on the 2006-2020 Long Range Plan for Technology, released in December 2010, 59.3% advocacy instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget

ACTION ALERT: Texas HB 6 With Vital Instructional Materials Funding- House is Voting April 6th!

EdTechSandyK

The following is a legislative action alert I received today from Jennifer Bergland and TCEA Advocacy. advocacy educational technology instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget It is reposted here with permission. HB 6 is the companion bill to SB 6 which I testified on before the Senate Education Committee last week. Even if you are reading this late in the day Tuesday, call your rep!

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Waterford

The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy. Monitor, January 2010, 41(1), pp. Most students feel stressed at times in class, but some might be more vulnerable to stress than others. When stress builds up to severe levels for a child, they may be at risk to develop toxic stress—which can have lasting effects on their social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health.

Taking Our Eye Off the Ball

Iterating Toward Openness

Affordability seems to have become the end goal of OER advocacy, instead of being an important step on the path to improving student learning. Graduation rates from first institution attended for first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students at 4-year postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and time to completion: Cohort entry year 2010.

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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

The Hechinger Report

Generation Hope, the nonprofit I founded in 2010 to help young parents earn their college degrees while readying their children for kindergarten, conducted a national survey of student parents this spring.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

The Hechinger Report

The advocacy groups are calling for greater state oversight of these facilities, which were the topic of an investigation last month by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost. Children in institutions in Pennsylvania were physically maltreated at least 156 times over an eight-year period beginning in May 2010, including 114 times by staff, according to a review of publicly available data.

Michelle Luhtala is a Library Journal 2015 Mover and Shaker

edWeb.net

” Michelle Luhtala was selected for her advocacy work. The program was launched in collaboration with Lisa Schmucki, the founder of edWeb.net, in 2010. Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of edWeb.net, commented, “I met Michelle at the CoSN conference in 2010.

Michelle Luhtala is a Library Journal 2015 Mover and Shaker

edWeb.net

” Mich elle Luhtala was selected for her advocacy work.Michelle Luhtala has been a strong advocate for Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD), an annual event raising consciousness about excessive filtering in school settings. The program was launched in collaboration with Lisa Schmucki, the founder of edWeb.net , in 2010.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam: One of the things that’s pretty interesting since the last time we talked, Vicki, is that I was part of a group originally in 2010 that started lobbying of superintendents. Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

Students sick of ‘lip service’ from universities over racism

The Hechinger Report

I think there is optimism based on this worldwide movement and the fact that there’s worldwide attention on the way Black folks have been treated in this country for hundreds of years now,” said Alim, who is the Midwest engagement manager for the Young Invincibles youth advocacy group. Troy Alim, Midwest engagement manager for the Young Invincibles youth advocacy group.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

He then transitioned to the role of Instructional Technology Resource teacher at the same school, which he continued until 2010. In 2010, he was hired by Albemarle County Public Schools as an instructional technology specialist. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different.

How well does your state support children with dyslexia?

The Hechinger Report

The flurry of new state laws over the past five years is in large part the result of pressure from Decoding Dyslexia, a parent advocacy group with chapters in all 50 states. “Intensive advocacy falls on parents who have nothing to lose but the promising future a good education ensures our children,” said Cooper. Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters. One in five American kids struggles to read, and many of them have dyslexia.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

The Hechinger Report

Our Voice Nuestra Voz, a non-profit education advocacy group in New Orleans, analyzed the school performance scores data and found that approximately 15,000 students attend these failing schools. Amidst years of debate in the legislature about how to evaluate and measure the performance of students and schools, the state board of education adopted new, more rigorous education standards in 2010.

Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

The Hechinger Report

While the VA furnished data for the survey — called the National Veteran Education Success Tracker, or NVEST — it was conducted by the independent National Student Clearinghouse in collaboration with the advocacy group Student Veterans of America and reviewed by researchers from the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. Veterans in College Source: National Veteran Education Success Tracker.

New State Charter School Law Rankings Show Improvements and Opportunities for Growth

ExcelinEd

Since that week was also National School Choice Week, you may have missed the shorthand and context provided by Todd Ziebarth , senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the NAPCS. of it in January 2010, three states enacted brand-new legislation relatively well aligned with the model law (Alabama in 2015, Maine in 2011, and Washington in 2012 and 2016).

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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Ohio shutting down its clearinghouse for online lessons

eSchool News

From July 2010 through June 2014, Ohio State received a total of $1 million per year to run the program; in the 2014-15 fiscal year, funding dropped to $500,000. The clearinghouse was in the news recently when ProgressOhio, a liberal advocacy group, charged that officials of Gov. State funding is gone and no longer supports the web resource for teachers to locate high-quality online lessons.

OPINION: How one city removed the police from schools, and why others should follow

The Hechinger Report

Personally, I have been fighting for this since I became a Portland Public High School student in 2010, and I know it was a battle long before then. A strong believer that students are our future and thus the thing most worthy of our investments, Wilson centers her advocacy on ensuring that equity is not just a lens put on during times of planning but is an intentional practice every moment of every day. PORTLAND, Ore. —

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

In 2010, Walters was awarded membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to educational publishing. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman.

Many state flagship universities leave black and Latino students behind

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: “It matters who’s enrolled at flagships, because they tend to go on to be leaders in their states, particularly in politics and in business,” said Andrew Nichols, director of higher education research and data analytics at The Education Trust, an advocacy group that focuses on college access. “It’s African-Americans comprised 10 percent of freshmen at Ole Miss in 2015, an 8-percentage-point drop since 2010. .

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

The Hechinger Report

More than 800,000 people with disabilities found eligible for services received no assistance between 2010 and 2014, according to federal data. 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 She moved to Milwaukee in October 2010 and called her new caseworker there — repeatedly.

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

techlearning

In addition to his business experience, Fuller also served as the Member of Parliament for his home town of Bedford, England from 2010 to 2017. The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. Simi Valley, CA, Feb. 19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. In the U.S.,

From High School to Harvard, Students Urge for Clarity on Privacy Rights

Edsurge

In 2010, Lower Merion School District in Philadelphia was caught— and successfully sued when it was discovered that school officials were taking photos of a student through a school-issued laptop. In an interview with EdSurge, ACLU’s Advocacy and Policy Counsel, Chad A. What rights do parents, students and teachers have in an educational system increasingly awash in data and technology?

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Undergraduate enrollment has, in fact, dropped by 7 percent since 2010 — for reasons that include not only cost and aversion to debt, but also a decline in the number of 18- to 24-year-olds and an improving job market — while the number of graduate students keeps on rising. The American Bar Association reports that law school enrollment was up incrementally this year , but that’s after falling 29 percent since 2010. The St. Thomas University School of Law.

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

said Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning advocacy organization that has been critical of the state’s academic standards in social studies. In 2010, members of the state board of education revised the state’s social studies standards to adjust for what they called a liberal slant.

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways. Pat also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015). Homeschooling, or thinking about it?

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

In 2010 the FCC appointed her to the USAC board representing the nation’s schools and libraries on ERATE. She is a past board member and chair of CoSN and is Vice President of Advocacy and Programs for LACUE. As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.