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.

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.

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.

Pearson’s Latest Financial Report Card: Another 3,000 Jobs To Be Cut

Marketplace K-12

More jobs are on the chopping block through 2019 as Pearson plans changes to improve its financial results. The post Pearson’s Latest Financial Report Card: Another 3,000 Jobs To Be Cut appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments/Testing Business Strategy Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Online/Virtual Learning Pearson

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Taking the correct temperature of blended learning

The Hechinger Report

We predict that by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be online in some form or fashion, with the vast majority of these using blended learning instructional models – models that consist of students learning at least in part online and at least in part in brick-and-mortar school settings.

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.

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.

On toilets: Why the Indian government should listen to Bill Gates

The Christensen Institute

Even though India’s government is aggressively working to build 60 million toilets by 2019, the government is finding out that many of those toilets are going unused. On August 2nd, the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, tweeted that, “Many toilets don’t get used because they smell bad. I believe this is a problem we can solve through innovation.” He couldn’t be more correct.

New advances in measuring social-emotional learning

The Hechinger Report

With additional design challenges planned for the spring of 2018 and 2019, the hope is that schools soon will have many good options for measuring social-emotional learning. Core academic subjects have long been the top priority for districts preparing students for life after high school.

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.

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.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. This post was first published on WISE ed.review.

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.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Now, the FCC’s Second E-rate Modernization Order (adopted December 2014) will address the connectivity gap — particularly in rural areas — maximize high-speed connectivity purchasing options, extend the program’s budget through 2019, and increase the E-rate funding cap to $3.9

Google, Lemann Foundation Invest $6.4M to Deliver Lessons to Brazilian Teachers’ Phones

Edsurge

The goal is that by 2019 every teacher will have access to 6,000 lesson plans across all subject areas, from kindergarten to the 9th grade. To be fully implemented in 2019, it must be ratified by the Brazilian government later this year. On March 22, Google and the Lemann Foundation, an education nonprofit in Brazil, announced plans for an initiative that will deliver digital lessons directly to the cellphones of elementary school teachers.

MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

Edsurge

Coursera plans to have up to 20 online degrees by the end of 2019. In Oct 2011, a few Stanford professors offered three online courses which were completely free. The strong public interest in these courses caught everyone by surprise. More than 100,000 people signed up—for each course.

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A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

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.

Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

Edsurge

Innovative Schools Over the past year, NewSchools has invested in teams of educators with plans to open 34 schools by 2019. August is often a sleepy month, when many are focused on enjoying the last bit of summer before the busy fall season begins. But we’re hoping teams of educators and entrepreneurs with bold ideas in education will step away from their vacations to seize a great opportunity from NewSchools Venture Fund.

PBS Show Will Teach Preschoolers How To Think Like Computers

Edsurge

Then the final series will be completed in 2019. “It As society anticipates a future filled with artificial intelligence, experts are theorizing ways that we humans can outperform the computers that are being programmed to perfection. Some believe educators should focus on building soft skills like empathy and interpersonal communication so humans and robots can complement one another.

Changing the T&L Culture of a District – SXSWedu

The Thinking Stick

August 2015 – June 2019: A total of 180 training days equalling 1260 hours of training for roughly 480 educators.

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.

To Succeed, Ed Tech Must Be Easy to Use, Good Fit, Analyst Says

Marketplace K-12

percent per year through 2019, when 5 percent annual growth had been the norm before the 2008 recession. Denver. Ed-tech products that have achieved traction in the market—generating revenues above $100 million a year—must fit into existing teacher workflows, Dave Hoverman, a managing director at Parthenon-EY, said Monday in his keynote speech here at the Education Industry Symposium.

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.”.

Online Degrees Find a Spot in Workspaces in 2U-WeWork Deal

Edsurge

And WeWork and 2U will also work together to make a “Future of Learning and Work” space, slated to open in 2019. 2U said yesterday that it had formed a partnership with shared workspace company, WeWork. Any of the 13,000 students enrolled in the graduate degree programs that 2U hosts will be able to use the WeWork offices for free.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges

Edsurge

Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. “I California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges.

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.

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.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

Amouzou hopes to launch a full-time school in 2019 to serve 400 students, with the support of partners including The Colorado Education Initiative, mindSpark Learning and AltSchool. At Camelback Ventures ’ latest showcase, there were no hackneyed “hockey stick” graphs boasting viral adoption—as one often sees at startup pitchfests and demo days. Gone, too, were the scripted, anonymous testimonials touting the “awesomeness” of a product.

A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017

Edsurge

Coursera plans to launch 15-20 degrees by 2019, while FutureLearn has announced that they will launch 50 degrees in partnership with Coventry University. The MOOC landscape has grown to include 9,400 courses, more than 500 MOOC-based credentials, and more than a dozen graduate degrees. The total number of MOOCs available to register for at any point of time is larger than ever, thanks to tweaks in the scheduling policy by MOOC providers.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech

Edsurge

And perhaps in the future, E-rate can be modified to help districts fund cybersecurity when the current program expires in 2019. Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Access to the identities of staff and students is one of the main attractions for hackers.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

Pennsylvania laid the groundwork for a similar approach when it adopted Keystone Exams, now set to go into effect for the class of 2019. Maria Krajewski, art teacher and internship coordinator, oversees City-as-School students working on individual projects. Photo: Alan Cheng, City-as-School.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

Half of high school classes will be taught online by 2019. This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

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.

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla Closes First $40 Million in New Funding Round

Edsurge

Last month AltSchool added four district leaders , including Devin Vodicka, the former superintendent of Vista Unified District, to its team Ventilla hopes to add 10 new schools—including charters—for the start of the 2018-2019 school year, and have the first traditional public school by 2019. “We’ll AltSchool , the “microschools” operator and developer of a personalized learning platform, has raised at least another $40 million, according to a SEC filing first noticed by Axios.