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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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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Businesses aren’t the only ones embracing data, metrics and analytics as more schools across the country are working to improve daily operations by using data to optimize their schools’ efficiency. K-12 Schools Data Collection School Improvement

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CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

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However, the new law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, did recognize that there might be a better way to generate data for accountability purposes and offered states the chance to experiment with new ideas.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

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

The Hechinger Report

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

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

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All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. It impedes access to institutions they might be qualified for, because it’s not being accepted.”.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

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.

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. Or they simply distribute screen grabs of dashboard data. ARLINGTON, Va.

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. Data and Privacy and Security.

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How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It APPLETON, Wisc.

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

The Hechinger Report

For those that enroll in two-year schools, the outcomes aren’t much better: 41 percent, according to federal data. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationAdam Salomon at his high school graduation.

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

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This story is Part I I of a two-part lo ok at parents and school data. Goya Diaz can’t pretend that school data is the first concern that comes to mind when she thinks about issues ailing her community in southwest Detroit. After watching officials shut down low-performing schools in her neighborhood, she has mixed feelings about how data-driven accountability has affected community schools. Data] is sometimes bringing us down, unfortunately.”

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

Doug Levin

' Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Hackers Lock Down Entire School District With Threats: 'We Are Savage Creatures' | Gizmodo → As I've reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? 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 20, 2017 Hackers Lock Down Entire School District With Threats: 'We Are Savage Creatures' | Gizmodo → As I've reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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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.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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Make equitable access a priority. Typically, one goal of a 1:1 environment is 24/7 access to learning for both students and teachers. Many students, though, may not have ready access to the Internet at home. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.”.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

The building is not completely ADA accessible. These negotiated sales make up the bulk of money in municipal bond sales, according to data from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, a trade group for broker-dealers and investment bankers.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. But for that concept to work, a child must spend a lot of time on the computer, feeding the system with data that the software uses to improve itself. based education reform advocacy group.

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. Census data.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” ” Via NPR : “Data Shows 99% Of Applicants For A Student Loan Forgiveness Program Were Denied.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. The analysis used federal enrollment data for the 2015-16 school year, the most recent year for which that data is available from the U.S.

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

The Hechinger Report

But next to nothing is done to provide access to child care for 2-year-olds or to regulate it. The result of our minimal investment in 2-year-olds is a stunning lack of access to affordable, high-quality care for families at every level of the socioeconomic ladder.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

It’s help teachers need: In 2016 , about 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once, and at least 17,000 were expelled, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal research and advocacy institute, which arrived at the estimate based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. The Kidango-Ryan Center is located in an elementary school in San Jose.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

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.

Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

The Hechinger Report

As a young attorney, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group. In 2014, 65 percent of children lived in homes in which all available parents worked, according to the Kids Count Data Center , a project of the Annie E.

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

The Hechinger Report

Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year. Bits of student performance data are only just starting to trickle out of the pilot schools, so it’s too early to assess most of them quantitatively.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. But for that concept to work, a child must spend a lot of time on the computer, feeding the system with data that the software uses to improve itself.

What Students With Learning Differences Really Want Us to Know

Edsurge

Middle school and elementary school were extremely challenging for me. I learned things like metacognition, self advocacy, motivation, determination, resiliency. But, it is important to understand that A) I speak about it because it's the truth, and I feel very passionate about it, and B) and more importantly, not everyone can access these resources. A few weeks back, EdSurge traveled to SXSWedu to hear talks about technology and chat with educators and entrepreneurs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. 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.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ NYC Data Science Academy Launches Online Bootcamp.”