The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Flagship universities fail to enroll Black and Latino high school graduates from their state

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officials said they are trying to help high school students who may not have access to challenging coursework or expert college counseling. Alarms sounded at the University of Maryland when the Class of 2022 arrived at College Park.


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How to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

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Given the educational and economic divide between rural and nonrural America, this may be the most important college access program you’ve never heard of. RootEd took the model to 13 rural Texas high schools this fall and plans to expand to 30 by 2023).

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Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

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But programs have until 2023 to comply and change has been slow. Higher Ed K-12 News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionFelicida Barajas, a counselor at Jurupa Valley High School, is passionate about helping students get to college.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

In May 2018, in part due to broad-based support for Vision 2023 goals, the district passed its first millage referendum in over 30 years. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.


OverDrive Education Donates Juvenile & Young Adult Titles to Schools Worldwide

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This updated Sora Starter Collection bundle includes high-interest ebook, audiobook and Read-Along titles that are always available to students through September 1, 2023. The company’s student reading app, Sora , provides every student with access to the right books.

Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

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The number of high school graduates peaked in 2013, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education reports , and is projected to remain below that level until at least 2023. This has helped thwart efforts to make college more accessible to low-income families. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

Bill to Regulate Income-Share Agreements Moves Through the California Legislature, Again


The two-year pilot program would begin in the 2021-22 academic year, and the university systems would be required to report back about the pilot to the California Legislature in 2023 and 2026. Education Technology Policy & Government Higher Education Access and AffordabilityUniversity students in California could soon be able to delay paying college tuition until after they graduate and land a job.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Names i-Ready® a Reading Sufficiency Act K–3 State Approved Screening Instrument

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With this approval, schools across the state can start using the award-winning Diagnostic in the 2022–2023 school year to screen students’ reading skills and receive actionable criterion-referenced and normative data to deliver impactful student instruction. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Texas Ramps Up Distance Learning with ST Math

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All Texans can sign up to receive free access to ST Math for K-5 through December 2023 at Since free access was announced in December 2020, over one million students from 1,500 schools across 240 districts have signed up for ST Math.

Singapore’s Nium raises $200m, becomes SE Asia’s first B2B payments unicorn


Through a single API, Nium provides access to the world’s payment infrastructure, including technologies for pay-outs, pay-ins, card issuance, and banking-as-a-service. Asia’s payments sector is expected to exceed $1 trillion in annual revenue by 2022 or 2023.

Korea’s Spoon Radio Targets US$100m Revenue in 2020


The firm also raised funding from Access Ventures and Altos Ventures in 2017. Research firm Market Watch said the internet radio market is expected to grow at approximately US$4 billion by 2023, at 18 percent of CAGR between 2017 and 2023. Bookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark.

Why Summer Learning Programs Are Pushing More Fun Than Academics


High schoolers, whose day ends at lunchtime, will have access to college preparation, job training and counseling. The weather may be warming up, but this year more than ever, “school’s out for summer” won’t be true for thousands of students across the country.

Your Next Great Hire Is Graduating From a Community College


While community college students may have good course content in their classes, they may lack access to internships and other work experience opportunities.

Ascendas India Trust to invest $161m for phase one of first India data centre campus


These factors are expected to result in an expansion of India’s total data centre capacity at a compound annual growth rate of 31% to 1,007 MW by 2023, according to the announcement. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet?

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Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

Show stakeholders that when investing in technology, you need to examine all costs from the impact on bandwidth to teacher training and student-home access. Reach out to the business community to provide your students with internships, apprenticeships, and access to technology.

5G and Edtech?


If the price is right and various regulations and standards fall into place, it could mean a faster, more reliable platform to access online learning opportunities. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools will have access to 5G and continue to offer programs in urban and rural communities that expose students to skill building in augmented reality, machine learning, coding, 3D printing, and more. The program will reach an additional five million students by 2023.

AI Is Changing the Workforce. At This District, It’s Changing the Curriculum Too.


By Deloitte’s most recent count , 37 percent of organizations have deployed AI solutions (up 270 percent from 2016) and a majority predict it will “substantially transform” their companies by 2023.

OPINION: A lot more federal money is on the way to help schools post pandemic — Let’s spend it wisely

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Superintendents and school district leaders can often access federal dollars with limited reporting requirements or active oversight, but ESSER isn’t a blank check, nor is it a rainy day fund for education.

Older cadets at Air Force Academy are a sign of the times in higher education

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Without them, Hansen said, it’s “science fiction” that the state will meet its goal of having 70 percent of its population holding postsecondary credentials by 2023. Higher Ed News Higher education access Policy & ReformMonica Callan with first-year cadets who had just endured the Air Force Academy assault course. Callan has seven years on these 18-year-old cadets, who have nicknamed her “Mom-ica” and who she calls “my kids.” Photo: Thomas Kimmel for The Hechinger Report.

Kaiser Permanente, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Discovery Education Offer New, No-Cost, Digital Resources Supporting Emotional Resiliency

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educators now have access to new, no-cost digital content that supports their own and their students’ emotional resiliency from Ready, Set, RISE!, As of December 2020, there have been more than 20,000 engagements with schools and districts that have accessed RISE resources.

4 Learning Management System Design Tips For Better eLearning

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As of 2020 , there are more than 14 billion mobile devices in use worldwide, a number that’s expected to grow to nearly 17 billion by 2023. What information and tasks need to be accessible at all times? 4 Learning Management System Design Tips For Better eLearning.

Can Colleges Help Early Childhood Teachers Go Back to School?


By the end of 2023, workers who teach the littlest learners in the nation’s capital will be required to have advanced credentials in early childhood education. Prioritizing Access With nearly 500 licensed early childhood facilities in D.C., The clock is ticking in Washington, D.C.

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Counting on summer school to catch kids up after a disrupted year

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The district plans to take full advantage of federal monies, which can be used through 2023. Kuhfeld noted many disadvantaged children, who were unable to access testing because of technological or other barriers, were missing from the data.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated


billion by 2023. For some students who lack access to broadband and digital devices, and for some schools that can’t handle the logistics of a device for every student, print remains the most accessible way to learn. Even the most digitally connected educator will have access to a printer, Fields said. “It’s Print textbooks are the eternal punching bag for the things people think technology should render obsolete.

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STUDENT VOICE: Why don’t elite colleges do more for veterans?

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Our nation’s education-support organizations are breaking down barriers to access. The policy group Ithaka S+ R and the College Board also hosted a recent conference at which attendees such as the Coalition for College Access announced commitments like a new college application fee waiver for veterans and current members of the U.S. On March 29, 2019, it was reported that Harvard admitted six veterans to its Class of 2023.). . Stanford 9, Harvard 3.

How a ‘New’ GI Bill Will Shape Tomorrow’s Education-to-Employment Pipeline


Interestingly, non-accredited providers that cannot access Title IV Federal Student Aid can already become eligible for students to use GI Bill funding, but the process is laborious and time consuming. This pilot program could cut begin to cut through that red tape and dramatically simplify access to federal funding by creating a whole new approval process. The final report will come out two years later, in 2023. First passed in 1944, the GI Bill transformed U.S.

More Latino students are earning high school diplomas as they wrestle the stubborn equity gap. Next stop, college

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To meet the economic and educational goals of this country, we need to ensure that all students have access to higher education. Hispanic students represented 24 percent of public school enrollment in 2011, and are expected to represent 30 percent by 2023. Photo: Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images. This year marks a new record for high school graduation rates across our country, a report from the White House shows.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” In the book’s first half McGee does a great job of exploring transformative forces in economics, demographics, and culture.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” In the book’s first half McGee does a great job of exploring transformative forces in economics, demographics, and culture.

Rundown schools forced more students to go remote

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States have no reason to be surprised by the sharp divide in children’s access to their schools. The increase will bring the district closer to the average property rate in the state, but the tax hike won’t start until 2023. Yvette Alston-Johnson was seething when she got the news.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 4, “Technology Curves.” Just using a clicker for formative assessment makes a big difference (2023) (paging Derek Bruff !). In this chapter DeMillo returns to one major theme, broadening access to higher education.


Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

While the presenters named several reasons they chose to move to the cloud, their top reason was equitable access to edtech. First, all programs are accessible to all students and teachers. If one pathway goes down, students and teachers will still have access. The district is now in the process of implementing Vision 2023, a new five-year strategic plan developed by hundreds of parents, students, educators, and members of the community.

Fall College Enrollment Plummets For 1st-Year Students


Budgets are already tight, and raising tuition goes against the core of their mission: to be an affordable, open-access institution. ” Borup says he is “very aware” of the delay this break is causing — instead of getting a degree in 2023, graduation in 2024 is more likely.

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Could California’s big investment in children and families be a model for the country?

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More low-income parents will receive home visits from nurses and other professionals who can help them identify developmental delays and access resources to help them be the best first teachers to their babies. Massachusetts will begin offering benefits in 2021, Connecticut in 2022 and Oregon in 2023. California is not on the list of states that have managed to create really coherent high-quality early learning systems that are doing a good job of providing equitable access.”.