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Every Person Counts: How the 2020 U.S. Census Could Impact Adult Education

Digital Promise

The next census in 2020 will require counting a population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. Getting an accurate count in 2020 is a fundamental step in determining our educational and workforce needs on a national scale. The post Every Person Counts: How the 2020 U.S. Every 10 years, the U.S.

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What School Leadership Can Learn From 2020

Edsurge

Truly 2020 was a difficult year for so many reasons. It has also forced school leaders to become more creative, outspoken and innovative in their advocacy and leadership—lessons they will take with them to help drive change in 2021. Here are some of my thoughts on what 2020 has taught us, and about what lies ahead.

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PROOF POINTS: A third of public school children were chronically absent after classrooms re-opened, advocacy group says

The Hechinger Report

If correct, this means that one out of every three public school children was chronically absent during the second full school year of the pandemic, when most children were learning in person and should have been catching up from the disrupted year of 2020 and the first half of 2021. Before the pandemic, only about 16 percent of U.S.

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Announcing the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools Cohort

Digital Promise

Located in Mississippi, Columbus Municipal School District is committed to advancing advocacy of learners’ parents. In April 2021, the district launched monthly parent advocacy meetings focused on restorative justice, literacy, and college and career readiness.

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CoderZ Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool

eSchool News

CoderZ , an online learning environment where students learn robotics and STEM by coding virtual robots, has been named a 2020 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category. A complete list of winners of the 2020 Tech Edvocate Awards can be found here.

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Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Officials from Cengage and McGraw-Hill said in their statement Wednesday that they will work closely with the Department of Justice and expect the merger to be complete by 2020.

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How Teacher Prep Programs Are Stepping Up Efforts to Recruit Students

Edsurge

And the group found that in the fall of 2020-21, 20 percent of undergraduate teacher-education programs had seen enrollment drops of 11 percent or more because of the pandemic. So how are teacher prep programs responding? Such outreach might be especially important to draw teachers from groups that are underrepresented in teaching.

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