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Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

based education advocacy group. “It In 2012, budget shortfalls led Beaverton to axe more than 40 school librarian positions. Columnists K-12 Tech Smart online learning Technology access

#FactFriday: It’s Computer Science Education Week!

ExcelinEd

Yet not everyone has the chance to access this critical subject. Learn how your state can expand access to high-quality computer science education to unlock lifelong opportunities for students at ExcelinEd.org/ITCS and Advocacy/Code.org.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Waterford

6] Students who are characterized as “difficult” or “bad-mannered” may be overwhelmed with toxic stress and unable to access the support they need because of the way others view them. Pediatrics, January 2012, 129(1), pp.

OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

The Hechinger Report

While 20 percent of elementary and secondary students have a learning disability, 94 percent of those students received some sort of help or accommodation while in high school.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

MindShift

Now the advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety is joining with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association — the nation’s largest education unions, with several million members — in calling for schools to reassess the use of lockdown drills.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. Bloomfield Middle School, where Fair, Rodriguez, and Herrera teach, chose to partner with the iSTeM program in 2012.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. But many of the 747 charters have implemented policies that critics say make it difficult for lower-income families to access them.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

The Hechinger Report

During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. By 2012, about 1.8

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as Wired’s Steven Levy put it in 2012 – and many publications and pundits dutifully cover Meeker’s observations, often adding very little analysis of their own. “My kids have access to awesome things that, as a district, we could never afford,” teacher Nick Provenzano tells The NYT in justifying his relationship with a 3D printer company.