The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access


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. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

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Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Many of the other grants ask for the ability to provide longer library hours, summer hours, parental use of libraries, family literacy events, professional development on collaboration for librarians, and addition of books or technology for libraries in rural areas or impoverished areas.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York


and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Webinars gives you access to the live Webinar, as well as any-time access to the recording afterward. We have two new Library 2.0

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Second barrier is lack of access to digital high speed connections at home. We need to make sure people have a way to access the content. How can we budget for digital access for those who need it without budgeting for those who don''t? Equal access for children of poverty is an issue. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel.

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


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

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in 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. Under her guidance and with access to connectivity, the students were able to meet virtually with the polar scientists to guide their research efforts.

Global Leadership Week Starting! Event List + Join Us in Boston on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. EVENTS (Go HERE for connecting details, to see in your own time zone, and for any event additions or updates.)

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources


Our students are granted the opportunity to flourish with access to knowledge, resources, the world of literature and the creation of school community. Students, particularly those from homes where books are not readily available, need access to books in every room of the school.

As diagnoses rise, more colleges add services for students with autism

The Hechinger Report

The university also pairs Mosaic students with other UTC undergraduates who take a class about autism and advocacy. He’s also been able to exercise his leadership skills as the treasurer for the Mosaic events committee. Jared Jellicorse with his mother, Marla.

Can a college completion crisis be solved by students sharing their struggles?

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Countless ideas about getting students to and through college have come from policymakers, lawmakers and any number of advocacy groups. In lieu of the event, some of the students are sharing their stories in Forbes, said Eric Waldo, executive director of the Reach Higher campaign.

Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Launch National Event that Connects Students with Real-World Stories of Loss, Triumph and Learning at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic


The immersive virtual event will also introduce students to the science behind addiction and underscore the impact of the opioid epidemic in communities that have been hardest hit. Operation Prevention efforts have expanded through the Operation Prevention Pledge – which brings together educators, advocacy organizations, businesses, think-tanks, and social impact groups – to encourage millions more young people to learn about the science behind addiction.

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

It is treated as this extra piece that is not a central part of education,” said Amanda Seewald, president-elect of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies, a legislative advocacy group.

Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

The Hechinger Report

When these programs were designed, it was an acknowledgment that there were low-income students who had need, and of the importance of going to college,” said Carrie Warick, director of policy and advocacy at the nonpartisan National College Access Network.

Food, Housing and Childcare: Colleges Addressing Basic Needs Are Boosting Success


Hosted by nonprofit Achieving the Dream, the event brought together community college leaders from 48 states to share what has worked and lessons learned from failed efforts as they’ve worked to support diverse and changing student populations. Mei-Yen Ireland, executive director of holistic student supports at Achieving the Dream, later encouraged college leaders at the event to think about student success barriers not just in terms of poverty, but as symptoms of larger causes.

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.”.

Some colleges and universities are bringing the classroom to the workplace

The Hechinger Report

It’s a good way to bridge the gap between what students learn and what employers say they need them to know, said Maria Flynn, president and CEO of the advocacy group Jobs for the Future. One who stayed is Amy Laramie, now the resort’s director of communication, events and special projects.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)


From those, event organizers and the public decided on the roughly 400 sessions that made the agenda. Online education was supposed to provide access to quality education for those who can’t attend or afford traditional college. But what does it take to make access to quality science education truly accessible for every student? This workshops offers educators a glimpse into how science class can be redesigned to be more inclusive and accessible for all cultures.

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

It might also work as an entry event into a genre study in which the author’s work would apply. One student who was in Reading Recovery was so motivated after this event that she was able to decode and comprehend these chapter books while reading independently.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

About three in 10 worked a paid internship or attended an on-campus recruiting event. “We’re Picking a career early not only helps students better organize the rest of their time in college; it can help them graduate on schedule, the advocacy organization Complete College America says.

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Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

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. Equitable access should be a part of a larger discussion about how the schools are serving their students’ needs.

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

The Hechinger Report

They are releasing a flurry of policy papers and hosting events meant to persuade states to try new models of education. K-12 News Funding Law and policy Technology access

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Updates "Reinventing the Classroom" Starts Wednesday Evening! We''ve got an amazing, and FULL, schedule for this week''s Reinventing the Classroom event - all about how ed tech is reshaping the classroom experience. Don''t forget that you can also share local ed tech events using #edtechmonth.

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Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Evan Bush, head children’s librarian, sang songs, told stories, and highlighted the numerous events happening at the public library this summer. Thanks to Get Georgia Reading , all students in Georgia also have access to MyOn from Capstone for the summer.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Evan Bush, head children’s librarian, sang songs, told stories, and highlighted the numerous events happening at the public library this summer. Thanks to Get Georgia Reading , all students in Georgia also have access to MyOn from Capstone for the summer.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

However, many informal learning programs compound the privilege of those with access to them while traditionally underserved students are often denied the safe spaces and additional learning opportunities that OST learning experiences can provide.

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8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to a story or show students a short clip to spark conversation or inspire ideas for writing. 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about


The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know


Jahliel Thurman (Vice President of Uplift Entertainment) and Shalon Bell (Director of Strategic Alliances at the Atlanta Voice)—will discuss how despite limited monetary capital, these institutions continue to boost students’ potential in graduate education, entrepreneurship and advocacy through human capital. But as Lindsey Cook (Data Editor at US News & World Report) points out in this 20 minute talk, that data isn’t always accessible. Education Technology Events Community


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

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Community Engagement and Advocacy. After the events, parents had a better understanding of why the district was implementing maker learning and coding as early as kindergarten.

#FactFriday: It’s Computer Science Education Week!


Yet not everyone has the chance to access this critical subject. Learn how your state can expand access to high-quality computer science education to unlock lifelong opportunities for students at and Advocacy/

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom


6] Students who are characterized as “difficult” or “bad-mannered” may be overwhelmed with toxic stress and unable to access the support they need because of the way others view them. The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy.

How Cleveland revamped its preschool programs in just five years

The Hechinger Report

Smith’s center, A Jubilee Academy, was chosen to participate in an improvement program by PRE4CLE, a city initiative with the goal of expanding access to high-quality preschool across Cleveland.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

For 25 years, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Visit to find out more about CoSN’s focus areas , annual conference and events , advocacy and policy , membership and the CETL certification exam.