TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. As long as we keep assessing the way we are assessing, we are going to keep instructing the way we are instructing. Authentic assessment is needed but is expensive and time consuming. digital content tcea tcea 2011 Texas Texas legislature Texas State Board of Education The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could.

Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

NJIT has seen students more willing to engage with their writing in the digital realm through the guidance of the computer, and Paul references a 2011 discussion of robo-readers that extensively quotes NJIT’s Andrew Klobucar where he states that students are writing three times as many words in the computer programs ( e-rater , Criterion ) in comparison to the more traditional writing practice.

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UPDATED: Live Interview on Monday Jan. 31 - Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Monday, January 31st, 2011 Time : 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple''s leadership and advocacy efforts in education.

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.

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].

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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Among other donations, $26 million came from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to a $15 million grant in 2011 and a $20 million grant in 2014 from the US Department of Education. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

As More Children Show Symptoms of Trauma, Head Start Programs Expand Support Services


She recalls that when she got the job in 2011 as director of early childhood programs for the Butler County Educational Service Center, which encompasses Butler and Preble counties, “It was usually a couple of classrooms that we’d be like, ‘Whoa, this is really chaotic.’

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 students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

The Hechinger Report

percentage points since 2011. percent from 67 percent in 2011, that’s still almost four full percentage points lower than where white students were four years ago. Deering High School graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem


Between 2008 and 2011, the researchers surveyed the study participants yearly. Questions like “I help people I don’t know, even if it’s not easy for me,” and “I voluntarily help my neighbors,” helped researchers assess the various ways teens support others, while statements like, “I am satisfied with myself,” and “I feel useless at times,” helped the researchers evaluate the teens’ self-esteem.

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

The Hechinger Report

One big step forward would be universal broadband access, said Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy with the nonprofit KnowledgeWorks. Education systems will also have to adjust how they assess students and schools.

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

The Hechinger Report

The alternative diploma, attained through the LEAP Alternate Assessment, Level 1 (LAA1) graduation pathway, allows students with severe disabilities to forgo typical academic expectations and requirements, and it doesn’t end with the high school diploma.

Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

Lumen provides for-fee, value-added hosting, integration, assessment, messaging, and other services around openly licensed content. According to the American Association of University Professors , in Fall 2011 41.5%

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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.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

Then, in 2011, Mississippi became a “ model ” for other states when new social studies standards set an expectation that students learn civil rights in depth. Before 2011, Mississippi public school students weren’t required to learn about the Civil Rights Movement at all.

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

The Hechinger Report

DeLorenzo screened the candidates, assessing their capacity for change, and six districts were approved , among them the three districts mentioned above that had already begun experimenting with the model.

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 An accurate and thoughtful assessment of a student’s abilities and interests.

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.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

The No Child Left Behind targets, set in 2001, became more flexible in 2011, after U.S. Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million. Instructure first announced its launch in 2011 in the pages of Techcrunch.

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.

The Business of Education Technology

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” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” ” Via the ACT press release : “ ACT to Deliver Assessment for the Moral Education Program to Students in the UAE.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. As Inc notes , the report has ballooned to 355 slides, up from 66 in 2011.

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

The Hechinger Report

Starting in 2011, several key groups and people in Maine worked to put the state ahead of the pack in terms of legal requirements for proficiency. It should be clear to students which skills will be assessed on any test or project and how those skills will be graded.