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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.

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

The California Acceleration Project, an advocacy group founded by faculty, reported that pass rates for underprepared students at Cuyamaca in college-level math jumped to 67 percent last year, up from 10 percent the year before.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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The lying did not start on Inauguration Day – 20 January 2017. Google’s motto , remember, is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” (For what it’s worth, Kleiner Perkins made just one major investment in education in 2017, participating in Coursera’s $64 million round this summer. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Venture Capital in 2017. Here are some of the numbers from this one: Amount of venture capital invested in 2017: $3.48

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Cascio found that universal and targeted state public programs cost about the same per student and met many of the same quality guidelines. It was first published as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research in March 2017 and updated in December.

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A Faculty-Led Fund Gets Cash to Struggling Students, Fast

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The hope is that this approach will raise awareness among students about other support they might have access to and also raise awareness among college officials of the needs of those students. “I One guideline: The funds are not intended to reward students who earn the best grades.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.