The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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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. Similarly, when vetting tech tools, the contracts should include the district’s accessibility requirements. Any upgrades should maintain, if not increase, a resource’s support for accessibility.

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.

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

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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.

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America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

But as admissions officers judge the means and merits of applicants for the Class of 2023, what should they look for? But the greater number of applications (also spurred by the elimination of supplemental essays and application fees, spun as “increasing access”) makes holistic review tougher. Higher Ed News Civil rights Higher education access Higher education completion Race

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

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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.

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

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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. contributed by Victoria Rojas. What makes a good Learning Management System? Creating a custom system can be a daunting task, and without the right planning, a simple project can turn into a big headache.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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

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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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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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.

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.

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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.”.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

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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.”.

Why teacher-authors don’t give everything away free (& neither should you)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

At that rate, the club materials might have gotten finished by 2023, if ever, and the quality and support would be lacking because I highly doubt I could convince a team of other people to help me for free. In exchange for paying me a few dollars, I have given you permission to access the resource for your own personal use. The buyer owns a single user LICENSE to access the resource for personal use. .

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used.

Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment

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There’s no upswing likely until 2023, and even then the recovery will be slow, projects the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion SolutionsThere are 2.4 million fewer college students in the United States than there were just six years ago, meaning institutions have to work much harder to fill seats.