FY 2019 budget request retains funds for STEM education, but slashes arts funding

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Music and educational technology advocates are dismayed to see the Trump administration FY 2019 budget request slash Title IV, Part A funding, but STEM education was retained as a key administration priority.

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TIMSS to be administered by computer in 2019 and feature new questionnaire items

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® For the first time, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study will be administered electronically in 2019 and will include new questionnaire items that assess students’ technology use and school climate.

Benefits of Mobile Learning in Distance Education

WizIQ Education & Technology

The number of smartphones is projected to reach the 5 billion dollar mark in 2019, which means that 67% of the world’s population will own a mobile phone.

Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

Published in 2008, “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns” predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

Are We On Track?

Doug Levin

Published in 2008, "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Teaching and Program to be Revised

techlearning

Work will begin in February of 2018, with a goal of completing the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and Online Programs revision in fall of 2018, and the National Standards for Quality Online Courses in the fall of 2019.

The Squeaky Wheel

Doug Levin

The bulk of this work will take place over the summer months during a broader program-review process, and will be reflected in our materials for the 2019 program year, which launches in September 2018. Sometimes it pays to be a squeaky wheel.

Instructional Designers Connect for Career Development in ID2ID Program

Leadership Lounge

The school levy in Greenbrier County will expire in June of 2019, and now administrators are asking the public to 'vote yes' on May 8th. Instructional designers connect for career development in ID2ID program.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: So when do applications open to apply for 2019? Heidi: They have actually selected some finalists for 2019, so the next up would be 2020. Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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DQC Announces New President & CEO

Leadership Lounge

More money for teachers, technology and assessing in Sioux Falls school 2019 budget. DQC announces new President & CEO. The Data Quality Campaign is excited to introduce their new President and CEO, Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger.

Trump’s Proposed K-12 Budget: Six Funding Themes

Leadership Lounge

The Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. (As The Department of Education also states that, “consistent with the Presidential Memorandum on STEM education, the FY 2019 Budget includes $200 million in new grants to improve STEM education.”

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Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

I revisited the central prediction of the first edition of Disrupting Class (2008), which was that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

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Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Educators for Innovative Use of Technology

techlearning

To learn more about the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards and to find details about the 2019 awards program, visit [link]. Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards.

KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

EdNews Daily

are expected to open in 2018 and 2019. The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

When the final phase of the XPRIZE—the Communities competition—launches in January 2019, cities and counties nationwide will be incentivized to encourage use of the finalist apps among their low-literate populations. As we celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy this week, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress happening across the country on behalf of the 36 million low-skilled adults in the U.S. These adults face several challenges.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

He was recently elected ISTE president for 2019. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian. In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice.

New York’s free tuition plan won’t help the neediest students. Should it?

The Hechinger Report

Students whose families earn less than $125,000 would qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship, which would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in. Moises Urena’s college loans from the University of Albany add up to $7,000 annually.

Teaching Adult Learners: 5 Things Teachers Need to Know

EdNews Daily

According to an article on Imo Education , they predict that by 2019, 50% of classes will be taken online. Online courses have become very popular over the course of five short years.

From real estate firm to university of the future?

The Christensen Institute

This partnership involved licensing out the bootcamp’s online platform, Learn.co, to 2U, opening WeWork’s office spaces to 2U students for use as study halls, and building a learning center together in 2019. WeWork, a provider of coworking spaces valued at more than $20 billion, began its expansion into education last October when it acquired Flatiron School, an immersive coding bootcamp.

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

Also, Imo Education predicts that by 2019 at least 50% of all classes will be delivered online. According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 million nationally.

?In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor’s

Edsurge

Coursera last year stated it has plans to expand to 20 online degrees by 2019, and it’s already chipping away at that goal, announcing today the addition of five more master's degrees to its platform. But when the company shared its 2019 target, it gave few hints of offering bachelor's degrees, which have been slow to catch on in the online space compared to masters-level programs.

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Edsurge

Licenses for TenMarks Math and Writing will be honored through June 20, 2019.” A company spokesperson wrote via email that “after a thorough review of TenMarks, we’ve made the difficult decision to no longer offer this service after June 30, 2019.” Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy.

Education and Tech Get a Boost from Latest Spending Bill

Leadership Lounge

Fiscal year 2019 is set to start October 1 Late last week on March 23, President Trump signed into the law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon

techlearning

Next year’s international conference will take place Wednesday, February 27 – Friday, March 1, 2019 at TradeWinds Island Resort in. STEVENS POINT, Wis. 20, 2018) ­– Over 350 administrators, educators, and industry experts from around the world gathered in St.

A Report on the BETT Show in London

techlearning

While it was disappointing that some of the so-called “solutions” seemed to have no pedagogical basis whatsoever, but were solutions looking for a problem, I’ll be back at Bett next year, January 23–26, 2019. WHAT’S THAT?

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

He is on track to pass them all, even with his heavy workload at UPS, and hopes to earn his degree in 2019. All colleges must implement the changes required by the new law by the fall of 2019.

California Could Soon Have Its First Fully-Online Community College

Edsurge

The 2018-19 budget presented on Wednesday proposed to open the online college by fall 2019. California is one step closer to having a fully online public community college. In a state budget proposal issued on Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown called for spending $120 million to create the online institution within the 114-campus California Community College system. The college would aim to help 2.5 million students earn credentials through more-flexible and affordable digital learning options.

What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?

Edsurge

Gartner prognosticators expect that through 2019, health care, the public sector and education will continue to see growing job demand while manufacturing jobs will sag. Sure, coding is cool. But what about those of us who earned a degree in say, English, anthropology or some other classic “liberal arts” degree? Looking to level up in your career? EdSurge is hosting a series of spring fairs this April!

Global Leadership Week Continues - Join Us for the Virtual Conference Today!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

Why coding needs a stronger emphasis in every school

eSchool News

In 2015, it was reported that there was $71 billion spent globally on robotic applications, a figure that is expected to more than double by 2019.

How online high school prepared my sons for NASA

eSchool News

William will earn his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering by 2019, and will finish his MBA the following year. You could say my sons are on an education fast track!

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The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

techlearning

To learn more about the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards and to find details about the 2019 awards program, visit [link].

Long Live the '90s: ‘Edtech’ Crazes Every Teacher (and Student) Secretly Wishes Were Still Around

Edsurge

And if that’s not enough, Netflix has a reboot set for 2019. If you’ve ever been tempted to click on one of those ‘90s-nostalgia posts, we really can’t blame you—I mean, who doesn’t want to skim through pictures of Dunkaroos and Capri Suns to find out if they really were a ‘90s kid? But here at EdSurge, we believe the teachers who taught those ‘90s kids deserve a walk down memory lane, too.

MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

Edsurge

This fundraise is focused on ramping up additional cohorts in the Bay Area and enables us to plan for the addition of one new city in 2018 and one new major in 2019,” Braun says. When it comes to adding subsequent majors in 2019,” he tells EdSurge, “we will do a six to 12-month analysis to make that decision about where to have positive impact on a local economy.”.

The Blended Learning Universe just got a lot more social

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn predicted in Disrupting Class that 50 percent of high school courses would be online in some form or fashion by 2019. Today, the Clayton Christensen Institute is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Blended Learning Universe (BLU) , a comprehensive online hub for all things blended learning.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

Their motto of “All Means All”, combined with innovative thinking from CIO Vince Scheivert, Superintendent Pam Moran and others, Albemarle will be able to provide all families in their county with free wifi access at home by the summer of 2019 as they continue to build out their countywide network; an incredible accomplishment and support for student learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending

Edsurge

The department noted that they have increased oversight efforts and officials hope by 2019 to provide every school with 100 Mbps of internet connectivity (upgrades have already begun). “The baseline, fundamental technology barrier is just being connected,” said Miguel A. Gamino, New York City’s Chief Technology Officer, in an interview with EdSurge earlier this month, noting his office’s desire to close the “homework gap” caused by lack of broadband connection in homes.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

As Heather Staker and I write in our new book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools , the same analysis in Disrupting Class that shows that 50 percent of all high school classes will be delivered online in some form by 2019 also reveals that homeschooling and full-time virtual schooling will not substitute for brick-and-mortar schooling, as their growth flattens out at just under 10 percent of the U.S.

OPINION: Does the Trump budget proposal force the U.S. to pick winners and losers among its children?

The Hechinger Report

The fight for equity will be dealt a serious blow if Congress does not reject this proposal, for fiscal 2019, which reduces overall education discretionary spending by billions of dollars, including the elimination of 29 programs within the U.S. The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

U.S. quietly works to expand apprenticeships to fill white-collar jobs

The Hechinger Report

apprentices to 750,000 from 375,000 by 2019. apprentices to 750,000 from 375,000 by 2019. Jordan Buckle (left) and Priya Kaur, who work as apprentices for the city of London, near the 15th-century Guldhall behind them.