North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. 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).

Connecting SEL with Academic Achievement to Achieve True Education Equity

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In this role, she works to fill current gaps in research, policy, and advocacy to ensure that schools holistically support the well-being and development of students, and especially for low-income students and students of color. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

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Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools. Aggregated over the past 13 years — the length of a child’s elementary and secondary school career — Congress has failed to appropriate $347 billion towards the education of low income students, primarily Black and Brown.

New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

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The transparency mandate was tucked into the 2015 update of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act but didn’t require states to report that data until June 30 of this year. Longtime advocates of this federal transparency mandate hope the new data will spur more widespread advocacy.

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New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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The writing of this description is in a deliberate order which puts slavery in a secondary role in causing the conflict , say some members of the state board of education. 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.

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

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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. All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world.

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

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Edwards University Towards Better Partnership In Learning and and Working Globally By Aligning Foreign Exchange Student Programmes to the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG ) , VERONICA WOO EU CHENG, TESL TEACHER-CUM-ICT COORDINATOR, SMJK POI LAM ( SECONDARY SCHOOL ) Truth and Myths about Intercultural Competence and Communication: A Gamified Dive into Intercultural Competence , Ms. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

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

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The No Child Left Behind targets, set in 2001, became more flexible in 2011, after U.S. Once the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approves charters in Louisiana, the applications are generally set aside and ignored. Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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. “The number of states planning to use the new tests dropped from 45 in 2011 to 20 in 2016,” Education Next observed this fall , and many states and districts have opted to use the SAT or ACT instead of those assessments created by the Common Core consortia, SBAC and PARCC. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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. It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.

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

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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. Former state education commissioner Stephen Bowen was a cheerleader for the idea during his tenure at the Maine Department of Education from 2011 to 2013. For report cards, they convert those scores into letter grades to make it simple for parents, colleges and other post-secondary institutions to understand.