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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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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.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

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

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This year, Congress is seeking to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and as a part of that goal create equity of opportunity, starting with the country’s youngest children.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a school that embraces data analysis across operations, Motoko Rich writes for the NY Times.

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Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

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Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Another net-zero elementary school, also designed by VMDO, is to open in 2019.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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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. Under her guidance, Albemarle County Public Schools was selected in 2015 for membership in the League of Innovative Schools.,

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

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A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It APPLETON, Wisc.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

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India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

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Thousands of Mississippi’s third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary School will be intensely focused on a dozen students at this Wilkinson County school. In 2015, 52.4

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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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.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year. Nineteen pilot schools participated in 2015; this year, the number skyrocketed, with 113 more joining the Basecamp ranks.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

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But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. Unfortunately, this lack of access usually leads to a lack of reading. Scholastic’s 2015 Kids & Family Reading Report confirms Ms.

Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

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Hillary Clinton reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to a preschool class at a YMCA in Rochester, New Hampshire on June 15, 2015. As a young attorney, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group.

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.” Common App will merge with Reach Higher , a college-access program started by Michelle Obama. percent of student borrowers who entered loan repayment in 2015 had defaulted within three years.”

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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The Pew survey shows dramatic downward shifts in Republicans’ opinions on higher ed just since 2015.) Google’s motto , remember, is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, for its part, has opted for a different organizational structure – an LLC – enabling it to avoid the kinds of disclosure that the IRS requires of foundations like the Gates’ As Jesse Eisinger wrote in a scathing article in The New York Times when Mark Zuckerberg announced the initiative back in 2015, An L.L.C. But it’s down from the record-setting year in 2015 – down by about $1 billion.