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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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.

Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

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What they lack is college-educated relatives, counselors, role models or mentors to make sure they take the courses and meet the deadlines they need to, or who encourage them to think about their further educations. Only later did he become an educator. Higher Education.

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.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

In terms of young women, school counselors and really all educators can help young women and really all of our students learn more about computer science and technology by thinking about how it intersects with every area of interest. What are some resources for counselors and other educators?

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A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

But some higher education experts say the proposal misses the point. She hosts a radio show and art salons in her South Bronx living room, partly as a way to earn money to cover costs for her education and her family. Credit: The Education Trust – New York.

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

The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

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My long term goals in advocating for OER are to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners and (2) radically improve access to education worldwide. However, the short-term goals I am currently pursuing as a step toward these longer term goals are to increase the effectiveness, affordability, and access to post-secondary education in the United States, particularly in the context of institutions that serve at-risk students.

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US Dept of Ed Pushes for Expansion of High-Quality Preschools

K-12 Schools - Education News

This year, Congress is seeking to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and as a part of that goal create equity of opportunity, starting with the country’s youngest children. K-12 Schools Department of Education Early Childhood Education Head Start

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

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I spend most of my time doing fairly tactical thinking and working focused on moving OER adoption forward in the US higher education space. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing edtech to fintech, or other “hot” industries, is a dangerous game — one that can severely damage the mission of education. We argue that this progress is achievable only if we make room for new approaches in education—that is, if we innovate."

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing edtech to fintech, or other “hot” industries, is a dangerous game — one that can severely damage the mission of education. We argue that this progress is achievable only if we make room for new approaches in education—that is, if we innovate."

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OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

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During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. No doubt other alternatives to traditional public education, such as charter schools, have encoun­tered some of these same impediments.

Cincinnati Offers Blended Bootcamps for AP Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Last year, the blended AP courses were put into practice so that students whose schools had limited or no access to AP courses due to low demand could still participate. K-12 Schools Advanced Placement (AP) Cincinnati (Ohio) Schools Ohio Education

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. The need for teachers who have both the knowledge and the ability to teach special education students is more critical today than ever before.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Related: Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, ‘thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education. Department of Education.

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

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He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. Students need access to quality high schools, citizenship and real pathways to gainful employment, he added. Read more about education in New Orleans.

Cincinnati Offers Blended Bootcamps for AP Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Last year, the blended AP courses were put into practice so that students whose schools had limited or no access to AP courses due to low demand could still participate. K-12 Schools Advanced Placement (AP) Cincinnati (Ohio) Schools Ohio Education

The Cost Trap, Part 3

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In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” ” Stephen answers that his goal is access for all, and takes me to task for wanting more. In my post I wrote, My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. My goal is to facilitate radical improvements in education for everyone in the world.

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Looking at the World with Eyes Wide Open

RafranzDavis.com

It’s easy to stay out of union based conversations when I live in a state without such advocacy. I don’t want to talk about which device is better than the other or if the wifi is fast enough when I have friends, real ones that I have met, who have access to neither.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program. in Education Technology program at Long Island University.

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

The Hechinger Report

The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. But next to nothing is done to provide access to child care for 2-year-olds or to regulate it.

Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college?

The Hechinger Report

Classes have also discussed self-advocacy, including if, when and how to disclose a disability. Related: Pipeline to Prison: Special education too often leads to jail for thousands of American children. Related: For special education children, diplomas, jobs increasingly elusive.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

Under the fiscal 2017 budget, approved by lawmakers in April, allocations for the state’s public schools will still be about $172 million below what is considered full funding, according to figures from the state Department of Education. billion on elementary and secondary education.

In spite of rising tuition, one country manages to shepherd poor kids into college

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Like him, some will never get much further in their educations. There’s an economic imperative for them to do this,” Ebdon said in the library-quiet headquarters of the Office for Fair Access in London’s Chancery Lane legal district. Department of Education reports.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"

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The 2018 Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program. in Education Technology program at Long Island University.