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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.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

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The family had just moved and now has to wake up earlier to make the half hour drive across town to Jaslynn’s elementary school, which is in their old neighborhood. one early-March morning for the half hour drive to Jaslynn’s elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

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Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources . Discovery Education offers a number of programs, resources and lessons that are specifically focused on helping students expand their thinking on issues of equity and culture.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

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On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. Matt Coe, special education teacher, Tennessee.

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.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

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Fortunately, TGR Foundation and Discovery Education are partnering to help STEM teachers reach a more diverse group of learners and generate student interest in STEM. This post is sponsored by TGR Foundation and Discovery Education.

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. First, the presenters agreed that while there are multiple potential uses for school technology, their main goal is to provide students with a competitive education.

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. 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. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

I went into education for two reasons. And the second reason is that I could ensure that no child would ever experience the educational journey and experience that I did. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

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Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

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access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the ? Code.org Advocacy Coalition ?, of more than 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education. [

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

Digital Promise

Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula. In the contexts of job preparedness and everyday engagement, many educators consider proficiency in computer science and computational thinking as valuable for students. Community Engagement and Advocacy.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. This bill was actively supported by CUE as well as most of the education associations potentially part of the Coalition mentioned in this article. Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students.

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

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BOSTON, Massachusetts – For almost a decade, Simón López, the special education coordinator at Boston’s Sarah Greenwood School, has been fighting against the school district that employs him. based think tank that has studied both special and bilingual education.

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

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Hernandez, who plans to enter California State University at Northridge in the fall to study computer science, is part of a big increase in California in the proportion of Hispanics who graduate from high school, reflecting an effort to get more of them to go on to higher educations.

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‘It’s very hard for us to get things we need’: Thousands of Mississippi teens face hunger and homelessness in pandemic

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Youth from each of Mississippi’s 82 counties applied for emergency aid from the nonprofit, which advocates for high-quality and evidence-based sex education and improved healthcare for teens in the state.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

On top of those issues, there have been seemingly endless attempts to perfect the standardized test itself, at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars and dividing educators and communities. We recognize that our idea works best when every child has full-time access to a computer.

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

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These students are increasingly the children of parents who helicoptered them through elementary, middle and high school or who didn’t go to college themselves and can’t provide much help with it. Those are not necessarily skills that they’re learning in K-12 education.”.

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

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Department of Education. 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.”. Department of Education says.

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

#FactFriday: It’s Computer Science Education Week!

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We’re celebrating Computer Science Education Week ! Computer science education offers students countless opportunities. Yet not everyone has the chance to access this critical subject.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

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Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C., School buses provide Wi-Fi access for downloading homework assignments, as well as lunches, at various locations in South Carolina. With everything shut down, the chronic issue of home internet access became an immense and acute challenge.

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. A photo posted by GA Department of Education (@georgiadeptofed) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:39am PST. The Georgia State Department of Education was inviting educators to apply to takeover their Instgram account for one week. I would like to thank the Georgia State Department of Education for this opportunity.

To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

It was a book I relied on when I taught elementary school. Educators feel the same way when we discover a new strategy or method and then think about all of the students we had in the past who did not have access to this better practice. MY STUDENTS ARE NOT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. At the Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, some Mineral Point Elementary School faculty heard children’s author Mem Fox speak about the importance of reading aloud.

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.

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

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. Higher Education.

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.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

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The stereotypical library can seem like a vestige, making it an easy target when budgets are tight, according to Mark Ray, Vancouver’s director of innovation and library services, “but we want libraries to be the lynchpin of education transformation.” based education advocacy group. “It

Parents are panicking, giving up their careers and spending thousands of dollars on piecemeal solutions for the school year

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Parents would be responsible for bringing kids on and off, on and off, on and off,” said Mancha-Sumners, the associate director for the Texas Center for Education Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. “I An elementary school in east Austin.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Public education receives many requests to implement initiatives within the school day. In an article for Phi Delta Kappan , educator Michael Rebell goes as far as to state that preparing students for capable citizenship is the school’s primary responsibility. You can access Rebell’s article at this URL: [link] ). Let me know what you think in the comments!

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

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were also having an impact on her child’s education. Implementing distance learning for schools like Hopi High would have been difficult even under the best of circumstances — the school is located on a vast reservation where families often lack access to internet and computers.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

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

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About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. based education reform advocacy group.

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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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

I went into education for two reasons. And the second reason is that I could ensure that no child would ever experience the educational journey and experience that I did. Read or Listen to: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence with Billy Krakower.