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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

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Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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Now, some school districts are pushing this job exploration into middle and even elementary school, convinced that helping students connect what they are learning to careers will not only deepen their engagement but also help them make more informed decisions about their educational paths. “In

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

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Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Another net-zero elementary school, also designed by VMDO, is to open in 2019.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. And he always did well in his honors and college prep courses at Noblesville High School in Indiana.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. You can access Rebell’s article at this URL: [link] ). Of course not. Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingLet me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here!

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

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VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. The Python courses have supported students transitioning into International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) pathways and exist at all three high schools. Community Engagement and Advocacy.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. gadoeteachertakeover #spelling #spellingbee #writing #english #competition #googlehangout #google #community #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elementary.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. Created in 2013, Code.org ® is an educational non-profit with a mission to expand access to computer science, and increase participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

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Jumpstart , of course. It’s a really fun way to introduce financial literacy quiz questions, like Quiz Bowl format, questions in classrooms, anywhere from elementary to high school students. Of course, you’ll have to check with the parents and see who’s being claimed where.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG). " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG). " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

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Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

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But that hasn’t stopped Diaz from advocating for parents like her to have better access to and understanding of school data. Those who are proficient can take regular classes, and choose their electives and sometimes enter advanced-placement courses. Though many of these students may retest each year, parents note that their children fall further and further behind as they remain in remedial courses. This story is Part I I of a two-part lo ok at parents and school data.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

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. Registration for the course began November 1, 2017.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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Of course, part of the reason most schools switch to 1:1 is because they want the classroom to reflect the real world—and anticipate what jobs could be when the kindergartners graduate. Make equitable access a priority. Step 1: Make a plan.

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

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Thousands of Mississippi’s third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary School will be intensely focused on a dozen students at this Wilkinson County school.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

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This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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Although she earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in math instruction for both elementary and middle school, she never had to take a class about students with disabilities. Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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Nestled among gated communities, golf courses and country clubs, the school felt like an oasis of opportunity in a county of haves and have-nots, where nearly half of all children live in poverty while others live in multimillion-dollar lakeside houses.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

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But next to nothing is done to provide access to child care for 2-year-olds or to regulate it. Of course, the care a child receives at age 2 is not the only factor determining her life trajectory. We currently spend $634 billion total on elementary and secondary public education. (Of

Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

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Over the course of her 40-year career, Clinton has returned again and again to the trials and tribulations of the nation’s youngest. While at Yale Law School, she added an extra year to her studies to take courses in child development.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year. So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Join the movement to all children everywhere access to education. Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

Those “culture wars” are, of course, not new. Google’s motto , remember, is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Of course, it also ran ads for fake news on fact-checking sites.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

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History Survey Course: Free, Collaborative, and Self-Paced Professional Development - Craig J. Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link]. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The governor of Virginia has approved a bill requiring all public higher education institutions in the state to take steps to adopt open educational resources – freely accessible and openly copyrighted educational materials.” “ Do Online Courses Really Save Money? ” Via Edsurge : “Transcription and Accessibility – New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon.”

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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Karla Pobke Coordinator Personalised Learning Born Accessible STEM: Making Sure Accessibility is Not Just an Afterthought - Anh Bui Director of Product Strategy for Global Literacy Project-Based Learning: You''re almost doing it already!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” Education Politics.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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It holds true for my work too, of course.) ” Why, it’s almost as though there is some other tech billionaire who will now pick up the mantle for that cause… There are many other billionaires – and not just tech billionaires, of course – who are active in education philanthropy and as such, education policy and education discourse.

Passionate About Second Language Acquisition: Meet Inkeri, English Teacher at 51Talk

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The company’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and through an online platform. In 2003-2004, I taught a first grade English immersion classroom for the City of Espoo’s Jalavapuisto elementary school.