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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.

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. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

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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.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

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Can you give me an example of where you tried to be that teacher that you never had, and it did make a difference? Tom: You know, I think one of the best ways in 2017 is to meet new people, and to really have good access to quality of text in front of us… is Twitter.

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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.

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. Her sisters “were an example and I wanted to be like them,” Alvarado said.

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Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

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We characterize the standards as “smooth curves” in recognition that not every ten year old, for example, is going to be achieving at a fourth grade math level. We recognize that our idea works best when every child has full-time access to a computer.

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

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The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The disparity serves as an extreme example of similar trends across the United States, where the children of higher-income families go to better colleges than those from lower-income ones.

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.

Civic Responsibility

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This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Schools are being called to action to reverse the trend of Americans not participating in civic duties, for example a decline in people voting. You can access Rebell’s article at this URL: [link] ). For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Come for the computers, stay for the books

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based education advocacy group. “It For example, Tressa Norris, a library media specialist at Joppa View Elementary School, recently worked with second-graders on multimedia presentations about American symbols to bolster a unit about patriotism being taught by their classroom teacher.

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

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Elizabeth Forward School District leaders, for example, knew it was time to innovate when local employers informed them the district had hundreds of entry-level coding jobs that needed to be filled. VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Community Engagement and Advocacy.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

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2] Children who experience toxic stress, for example, are more likely to develop the following mental and physical illnesses later on:[3]. 4] For example, children with toxic stress are more likely to fit the parameters for chronic absenteeism , or excessive school absences.[6]

OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

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While 20 percent of elementary and secondary students have a learning disability, 94 percent of those students received some sort of help or accommodation while in high school.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

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Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. Some groups are trying to spread access to private evaluations to low-income families.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

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Can you give me an example of where you tried to be that teacher that you never had, and it did make a difference? Tom: You know, I think one of the best ways in 2017 is to meet new people, and to really have good access to quality of text in front of us… is Twitter.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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Pam: I think that one of the things that particularly — in states like Virginia where the resources that localities have access to can be wildly different.

How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

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Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. Some groups are trying to spread access to private evaluations to low-income families.

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

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It’s a stark example of how children who haven’t even learned to brush their own teeth may already suffer due to the color of their skin or the language that they speak. * * *. The nonprofit offers workshops, one-to-one advocacy, and a monthly Spanish-speaking support group for families.

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. In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth.

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

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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.

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

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The building is not completely ADA accessible. There are some circumstances in which a noncompetitive sale is the better option: when a district has a low credit rating and is unlikely to attract any bidders, for example, or when the bond deal is complex.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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For example, teachers most likely know they can’t just download an app and start using it with their students. In 2017 the district opened MOSAIC, a personalized learning elementary school, and created the MyPath program, which allows high school students to create their own class.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

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And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Tom Loud is first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee.

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‘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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Low tests scores on state tests are endemic: In Holmes, for example, just 17 percent of students are considered proficient in English and fewer than 20 percent of students are proficient in math. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss.

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

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Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

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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. For example, a consultant’s assistance helped a pair of teachers who were at a loss on how to deal with a boy who arrived each day to his preschool classroom crying.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. Many charters hire teachers who don’t belong to a teachers union or haven’t gone through a traditional teacher preparation program, for example.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

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But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. Unfortunately, this lack of access usually leads to a lack of reading. Football is one example of an activity with lots of visibility and multiple opportunities for boys to see modeling before they ever play on a team.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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So what happens when, for example, we share the research that demonstrates that vouchers do not improve student achievement ? Ronald Reagan, for example, ran for Governor of California in 1966 with a promise to “clean up that mess in Berkeley.”

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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S ocial Justice Books (by Teaching for Change): A highly recommended resource for preschool and elementary school educators, this list of books intersects with all kinds of important cultural and social issues and will help students build perspective.