A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Argument Analysis : Students compare and evaluate two posts from a newspaper’s comment section. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

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Students in Dillon had little access to Advanced Placement courses, art and music; and teacher salaries were much lower than in other parts of the state. Analysis K-12 NewsNow shuttered, this portion of J.V.

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Sometimes politicians’ lofty promises of free college are too good to be true

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Though “states often describe their programs as universal, in reality they include extensive eligibility requirements intended to either ration the benefit to bring down costs” or target a specific group of students, or both, she wrote in a 2018 analysis of promise programs.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

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Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a nonprofit advocacy group, said many apps have been “falsely marketed as educational” for years, even though there is no evidence that the apps actually help children learn.

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Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

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Last year alone, more than 900,000 low-income students who applied for and were found eligible for state financial aid for college never received it, because states ran out of money, according to a new analysis of state data by The Hechinger Report.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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household incomes by 5 percent by 2060, according to one analysis. based advocacy group Excelencia in Education, said universities need to go beyond that sort of passive outreach, especially for students who may be hesitant to seek out help. “We

Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices

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Undergraduates, on average, end up taking 15 credits more than they need to get degrees — a full semester’s worth — according to the advocacy group Complete College America. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

Billions in federal financial aid is going to students who aren’t graduating

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students at four-year universities and colleges who got Pell Grants in 2011 graduated within six years, an analysis of this data by Seton Hall University assistant professor of education Robert Kelchen shows. The Old Manse, the centerpiece of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.

The community college “segregation machine”

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A Hechinger Report/inewsource analysis of California community college data yielded stark results. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race Testing

Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

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Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Investigations Law and policyA student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C.

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The newest advantage of being rich in America? Higher grades

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This is just another systemic disadvantage that we put in front of low-income kids and kids of color,” said Andrew Nichols, director of higher education research at The Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization.

Colleges say they could lower tuition if they could talk to each other about it

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As many as 150 schools belonged to 24 groups that met each spring to compare notes in this way, according to the advocacy organization The Institute for College Access and Success.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

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However, many informal learning programs compound the privilege of those with access to them while traditionally underserved students are often denied the safe spaces and additional learning opportunities that OST learning experiences can provide.

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Schools collect more data, but how is it used?

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We think that’s the hardest work left,” said Brennan McMahon Parton, director of policy and advocacy at the Data Quality Campaign. “We Instead, data visualizations and user-friendly analysis can help the public make sense of complicated information.

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What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops?

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So the dean asked Perreault and Gretchen Kopmanis, technology services office manager and Mac team lead, to devise a pilot program that would help low-income students get access to laptops—and maybe even improve their enrollment and retention rates, too.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. Long-term planning and investment in infrastructure for widespread and improved access to the internet and mobile devices is critical. Extending access to education technology beyond schools is also key. Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide.

OPINION: At-risk youth aren’t the problem — but they can be part of the counseling solution

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Disaggregating them reveals both race and class disparities in access to college guidance that make them even more troubling. In over 12 years of developing and running peer-to-peer access and success programming, we have come to see this abundance as a resource. That’s why working as peer access and success counselors offers a great opportunity to young people. In the policy world, there are few programs that don’t involve some kind of cost-benefit analysis.

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

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To complete her analysis, Cascio compared the academic outcomes of preschoolers who qualified for federal free- or reduced-price lunch programs, a standard measure of poverty, in states that offered universal preschool to similar preschoolers in states that offered only targeted preschool.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy

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Brennan McMahon Parton, Data Quality Campaign ’s associate director of state policy and advocacy, recently spoke with him about data literacy for teachers. At the Data Quality Campaign, we define a data-literate educator as someone who has the knowledge and skills to access, interpret, act on, and communicate about data to support student success. Teachers have essential access to data, but they need greater understanding of data interpretation and analysis.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

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Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

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There’s a lot of work to be done in offering full access and high-quality care to all children,” says Dr. Diana Robins of Drexel University, who pioneered the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers , the most extensively studied tool used for population-based autism screening.

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

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Urban Institute analysis from 2015. According to a 2015 analysis by the Washington D.C. There are 11,900 at-risk 0- to 4-year-olds in New Orleans who do not have access to a publicly funded, early childhood education program.

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

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Now something similar may be happening with textbooks, as publishing giants start to broker campuswide deals with colleges that give students unlimited access to a publisher’s digital textbooks at cut-rate prices. Inclusive access has already gotten up to acronym status,” he said. “It’s

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a school that embraces data analysis across operations, Motoko Rich writes for the NY Times.

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Republican platform for higher ed: Less red tape and less money

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The GOP would “massively reduce federal support for students,” said Barmak Nassirian, director of federal relations and policy analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Republicans argue spending alone doesn’t improve access to higher education.

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

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GMU is one of a number of schools across the country that have faced challenges from faculty advocacy groups over these partnerships. Public Health Service, Frost had access to the GI Bill to pay for her courses.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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COLLABORATE Space provides persistent space to store messages, documents, whiteboards, recordings, meeting minutes, or anything else exchanged on a specific topic or project during a call or meeting at anytime, and is accessible from any device, whether it be a mobile, desktop, or room appliance.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

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Whether we look at issues with water pollution, access to drinkable water, using water as an energy source, or changing weather patterns; water is impacting us all. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has declared the access to clean water a Grand Challenge for Engineering.

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As economy rebounds, state funding for higher education isn’t bouncing back

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One nonprofit advocacy group calculates that 10 states spend more on employee pensions than on higher education; in Illinois, more than half of the $4.1

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

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In sum, a systems analysis represents a strategy for ensuring that well-conceived and well-meaning plans are embedded in a context that is likely to support and enhance intervention effectiveness. They and their families need access to all reasonable options, including those based on Applied Behavior Analysis, organizational management, community/ecological psychology, cultural psychology, biomedical science and positive psychology (Carr, 2007b).

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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White students account for less than 5 percent of enrollment in these districts, according to a Hechinger Report analysis of state data. English teacher Samara Rand goes over a passage with a student in her class at Holmes County Central High School.

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.