Your Internet History is Now For Sale


Republicans that voted in favor of overturning the FCC online privacy rules argued that the privacy regulations would stifle innovation by forcing Internet providers to abide by unreasonably strict guidelines.

‘Bigly’ Education Decisions for 2017


Department of Education (ED) staff, Congressional leaders, state school chiefs, and leaders of major trade associations, think tanks, and advocacy groups.). A new competency-based learning and employment ecosystem is emerging despite traditional federal rules and guidelines. If the President-elect’s Tweet storms are any indication, education policies are in for an adventure next year. While, as American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar.

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How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

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They serve as concrete guidelines, manifested from our school’s mission and vision, as well as from current thinking we find effective for education. This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

The community college “segregation machine”

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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.

Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses

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Demonstrators protest for transgender rights with a rally, march through the Loop and a candlelight vigil to remember transgender friends lost to murder and suicide on March 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. It was the most ever recorded, according to the advocacy group.

MIA in School: Instilling a Sense of Purpose in Students


Whether it was updating guidelines for early learners to encourage active co-viewing of media with adults, or advocating for personalized learning systems to be more attuned to the interests of the students they were designed to serve, we encouraged leaders and educators to put the learner at the center of the active use of digital tools. “Dad, I want a narwhal cake for my birthday.” “A A narwhal cake?” “Yes, Yes, a narwhal cake.” I have a ten year old who knows exactly what he wants. “So

OPINION: It’s not too late for DeVos to make informed changes to current Title IX policies

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Mary Haviland is the executive director of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, an umbrella organization of the New York City rape crisis programs that strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy.

Empowering and Encouraging a Culture of Innovation in School


Students know when they come to the Collaboratory, they are able to exercise autonomy and agency which both are empowering and great keys to building self-advocacy in learners. Innovation has become an omnipresent buzzword in educational technology circles.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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The lying did not start on Inauguration Day – 20 January 2017. How on earth is @BreitbartNews getting the #1 slot in Google results when it comes to Science/Nature News — codyb (@CodyBrown) March 22, 2017.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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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

Recommended Read: Schooling Beyond Measure by Alfie Kohn (Heinemann, 2015)

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A Dozen Essential Guidelines for Educators ( [link] , October 2013). Five Not-So-Obvious Propositions About Play ( [link] , November 17, 2017). Advocacy Leadership Literacy Reading Alfie Kohn Heinemann Schooling Beyond Measure

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

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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


One guideline: The funds are not intended to reward students who earn the best grades. The committee spread word of the resources within the developmental learning and student advocacy departments. The email arrived like a punch in the gut. You have exhausted your Pell Grant funds.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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. Step 2: Develop and communicate a district-wide policy for accessibility including guidelines for accessible purchasing. Most recently, Dr. Muzzey earned his National Superintendent certification from AASA in 2017.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


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.