TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. Second barrier is lack of access to digital high speed connections at home. We need to make sure people have a way to access the content. How can we budget for digital access for those who need it without budgeting for those who don''t? Equal access for children of poverty is an issue. digital content tcea tcea 2011 Texas Texas legislature Texas State Board of Education

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

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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.”

Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


No longer would they be compelled to purchase textbooks each year, but they would have freedom to choose digital content and the technological equipment necessary for students to access the digital content.

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


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!

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

The FY 2011 budget absorbs this grant program, along with a variety of others, into Effective Teaching and Learning for a Complete Education. ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries.

OnTRACK for College Readiness: Digital Tools & Resources #SXSWedu


Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session. Join onTRACK Advocacy Group in Epsilen for announcements about onTRACK roll out: [link] OnTRACK overview Online learning tools (lessons) for students in math, science, ELA, and social studies developed to increse student preparedness and performance on STAAR high school assessments leading to a higher degree of College and Career Readiness. Teachers can have access to see the assessment results from the end of each lesson.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)


2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice.

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free to attend. We encourage all to participate, and ask that you share this information where appropriate. Presentation submission instructions are at [link].

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

The Hechinger Report

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. million kids statewide lacked access to Wi-Fi and computers. This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready?

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee.

Billions in federal financial aid is going to students who aren’t graduating

The Hechinger Report

Federal data show that of the 201 low-income freshmen who began at the college in 2011, none had graduated six years later. Nor had any freshmen who got Pell Grants in 2011 to attend 48 other colleges and universities, including taxpayer-subsidized public institutions.

Eligible for job and college aid, half of Tennesseans with disabilities get nothing

The Hechinger Report

It’s disheartening to families, and it fosters the ‘check mentality,’ ” said Carrie Guiden, executive director of The Arc of Tennessee, a nonprofit disability advocacy group, referring to government checks. More advocacy.”.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

percentage points since 2011, the federal data show. And at private for-profit colleges and universities, more than 44 percent of students leave before finishing, a figure that is eight-tenths of a percentage points worse than it was in 2011.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

The Hechinger Report

Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute. And that’s not the case,” said Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., As recently as 2011, more students with disabilities in Louisiana dropped out than graduated.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

A 2011 federal study that followed students for several years after high school graduation found that special education students are less likely to go to and complete college and, if they joined the workforce, earned nearly $4 an hour less than former general education students.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

The Hechinger Report

A 2011 federal study found that although the employment rate within 6 years of leaving high school for special education students (71.1 K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

Colleges say they could lower tuition if they could talk to each other about it

The Hechinger Report

As many as 150 schools belonged to 24 groups that met each spring to compare notes in this way, according to the advocacy organization The Institute for College Access and Success.

Framework: Distinctive Schools’ Map to Personalized Learning


It relies on a definition of personalized learning developed in 2014 by educators from 16 schools and representatives of a number of nonprofit and advocacy organizations. Operating since 2011, Distinctive sees education as “the social justice issue of our time that can only be addressed by ensuring equity, access and excellence via school choice.”.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


Cybercriminals take advantage of any accessible information and, since adolescent identities and credit profiles are monitored less frequently, activity can go unnoticed until the victim is old enough to access credit.

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Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

Some are also becoming de facto internet service providers as they try to provide WiFi accessibility. in educational leadership in 2011 from Trevecca Nazarene University. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Curt Coy, who was the VA’s deputy under secretary for economic opportunity from 2011 until his retirement in late 2017, said it was hard to find resources for veterans’ educational issues. In a 2011 congressional hearing, then-Sen.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

To give further context, I’ve sorted them alphabetically, into four categories; (1) those organizations that are instructionally-focused; (2) those that provide supports for technology leadership; (3) those that focus on connectivity and access; and (4) those that focus on data privacy and security. Created in 2013, ® is an educational non-profit with a mission to expand access to computer science, and increase participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. The district has already spent more than $3 million since 2011 on tablets, laptops, software programs, fiber optic wiring, and engineers to oversee all the instructional technology.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

The building is not completely ADA accessible. Baum & Company, the same financial firm that underwrote the Fox C-6 bonds, was sanctioned by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for overcharging a school district in 2011.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

There’s a lot of work to be done in offering full access and high-quality care to all children,” says Dr. Diana Robins of Drexel University, who pioneered the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers , the most extensively studied tool used for population-based autism screening.

littleBits Teams Up with National PTA to Further Engage Parents and Kids in STEM


littleBits , the inventor of the electronic building block, today announced a partnership and new grant program with National PTA , the nation’s oldest and largest child advocacy association. littleBits was founded in September 2011 by Ayah Bdeir, an engineer and interactive artist.


California Schools to Add LGBT Contributions to Curricula

K-12 Schools - Education News

For example, seniors will learn about the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, as well as recent court cases about bathroom access for transgender students, reports The Mercury News. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing


Jessica Gosnell (Children’s Hospital, Boston), “Apps, an Emerging Tool for SLPs,” ASHA Leader Online, October, 2011 I think as we progress in incorporating technology into our work thoughtfully, we are getting better at seeing these connections and potential uses of a wider variety of apps.

Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

According to the American Association of University Professors , in Fall 2011 41.5% And to the extent that some proportion of your students would have foregone purchasing a traditional textbook, this will increase student access to learning materials.

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A ‘civil rights camp’ teaches kids a history they’re not learning in school

The Hechinger Report

They were among 450 students, teachers, preachers, child advocates and social justice activists from across the country who gathered for the Children’s Defense Fund’s 23rd Annual Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry. Trevion cited access to “good jobs.”. “If

Who should pay for preschool for the middle class?

The Hechinger Report

Ranges are based on the 2011 poverty levels used in the report and have been adjusted for inflation.) The District of Columbia, Florida, Vermont, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and West Virginia even offer universal preschool access.

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

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Can a nonprofit turn around a school in a juvenile detention facility?

The Hechinger Report

While acting as Maya Angelou’s principal from 2007 to 2011, Domenici crafted short, thematic modules that not only met state curriculum requirements but also grabbed kids’ interest quickly — a necessity, since detained students may stay for only a short time.

One of the worst states at caring for low-income babies and toddlers

The Hechinger Report

According to a 2015 report by the advocacy non-profit Child Care Aware, the average cost of center-based infant care in Louisiana—one of the four poorest states in the nation—was roughly $110 a week in 2014.