Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

Also…these opportunities would be accessible to every child…EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. I am a mother and aunt who is watching her kids being “tested to comatose state”, with zero access to technology.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Join the movement to all children everywhere access to education. Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

In our attempt to identify these youngsters, we hope to better serve them through our advocacy for a school-wide framework to support their learning needs. 2014). The following is a guest post by Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Dr. Maria G. Dove, and Dr. Audrey Cohan.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation.

You Can Still Search Thinkfinity’s Digital Content Resources …. Learn How

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You also might know that Thinkfinity changed its format in the summer of 2014. A click on resources will bring up a host of ideas including advocacy, programs, statistics, and STEM news. I want to share a number of databases of incredible resources for any digital classroom.

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Educators Take Action in the Afterschool for All Challenge

Educator Innovator

All students should have access to these life-changing opportunities, yet 18 million children who would like to participate don’t have a program available in their community. This year, the Afterschool Alliance is excited to team up with Educator Innovator and recognize your advocacy efforts when you take action in the Afterschool for All Challenge. Afterschool Alliance Educator Innovator Blog advocacy afterschool alliance badges

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We will feature guest poet Chaouki M''kaddem , keynote speaker Steve Wheeler , a technology smackdown event that anyone can sign-up for, and seven mini-presentations that give you a sneak peek at what to expect at our annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON5), that will take place July 11-13th, 2014 and feature 60+presentations, 2 plenaries, 10 keynotes, student presenters, and much more.

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Propelling prisoners to bachelor’s degrees in California

The Hechinger Report

Prisoners were restricted to correspondence courses until a law passed in 2014 allowing in-person classes. By 2017, about 4,500 prisoners were enrolled in community college with tuition paid for by taxpayers through a state financial aid program , up from zero prisoners in 2014.

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From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.” DHHS staff work from the Seita office to help students access state grants and to provide other support.

Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

The Hechinger Report

When these programs were designed, it was an acknowledgment that there were low-income students who had need, and of the importance of going to college,” said Carrie Warick, director of policy and advocacy at the nonpartisan National College Access Network.

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.”.

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

Only 1 percent of African-American students and 2 percent of Latino students who enrolled in the lowest level of remedial math in 2014 made it through an entry-level college math class within two years (the amount of time it’s supposed to take to earn a full associate’s degree).

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

The Hechinger Report

Enrollment at the beginning of the academic year just ended was up 13 percent from 2014 , to 2,038. Access without success is not really solving the problems we need to solve, especially for the most disadvantaged,” said Vandal.

At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

By 2014, for lower-income students (those eligible for a federal Pell grant), it reached 51 percent — nearly the same as for non-Pell students. Its graduation rate for first-generation students went up 32 percent between 2010 and 2014. Higher Ed News Higher education access Race

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

The Hechinger Report

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. When he got to Purdue University in 2014, he didn’t have a system for organizing his deadlines.

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

The Hechinger Report

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

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. Keith Krueger, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking, a technology advocacy group, calls the digital divide in the US “the civil rights issue” of our time.

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

The Hechinger Report

Having accurate graduation rates and alumni earnings information may help students, including those who are undocumented, find the right college, said Chad Marlow, advocacy and policy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. The promise of big data versus the menace of Big Brother.

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At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

The Hechinger Report

Among community colleges, a Hechinger Report review of the federal data suggests, an average of only 15 percent of full-time students receiving GI Bill money graduated with a two-year degree in 2014, the most recent period for which the figure is available. Cuinn Mulinaro, 26, a U.S.

Framework: Distinctive Schools’ Map to Personalized Learning

Edsurge

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. Personalized Learning (2014 working definition) Source: EdWeek Distinctive then maps those definitions to its school model , which includes a strong emphasis on professional learning and social justice.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam: I think that one of the things that particularly — in states like Virginia where the resources that localities have access to can be wildly different.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Ann also attended the 2014 White House Connected Superintendents Summit and was named a 2012-2013 NSBA Technology Leadership Network 20 to Watch Educator. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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

The Hechinger Report

That meant he wouldn’t get wheelchair-accessible transportation, tuition help or voice-activated software from the agency — all of which he qualified for under federal law. “I He lives in the Bronx, and in the fall of 2014, he was brimming with hope.

US Dept of Ed Pushes for Expansion of High-Quality Preschools

K-12 Schools - Education News

million four-year-old children do not have access to publicly funded preschool programs. In 2014, 28 states increased their investments , amounting to more than $1 billion in new state resources dedicated to early education.

Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

The Hechinger Report

In 2014, the state had the highest percentage of preterm births as well as the highest infant mortality rate. These programs “really change the future for the most vulnerable babies born into poverty,” said Sarah McGee, national director of advocacy at Nurse-Family Partnership.

The Importance of Technology in Education

eSpark

I attended a tech conference on behalf of Teach For America in fall 2014 and quickly connected the dots and realized the importance of technology in education. I’m deeply motivated to ensure that all students have access to a fantastic, caring, and empowering education.

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

The Hechinger Report

There are 11,900 at-risk 0- to 4-year-olds in New Orleans who do not have access to a publicly funded, early childhood education program. In addition, 84 percent of students enrolled in public school were deemed economically disadvantaged in 2014.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

This means, said Robbins, that principals and superintendents need to understand the realities of home tech access for their students. Dr. Donna Wright began serving as Director of Schools for Wilson County Schools, TN in 2014.

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017

Edsurge

The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. Shanyn Ronis (29), founder of Education Global Access Program. It’s no small feat making Forbes “30 Under 30” roundup, which in 2017 boasts an acceptance rate of less than 4 percent. Shots at getting into Stanford and Harvard are both higher.)

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

The Hechinger Report

11, 2014 in Wake Forest, N.C. Since school superintendents are responsible for all students of compulsory attendance age in their districts, why not allow homeschoolers access to extracurricular activities?

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

That push officially began in 2014, when Deborah Gist, then the state’s commissioner of education, announced a public-private “innovation partnership” to merge traditional and computerized pedagogy.

E-rate funding toolkit aims to make applying easier

eSchool News

Common Sense Kids Action, the advocacy arm of Common Sense Media, and SETDA will work together this year and in 2016 and 2017 to encourage digital leaders to file applications for E-rate program funding.