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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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit.

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

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Leave this field empty if you're human: Nearly half of first-generation students who did continue went to community colleges, which spend less per student than many public primary and secondary schools , and where the odds of ever graduating are also comparatively low.

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

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All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

A mother and son go from homeless to college

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We can’t leave behind families who need more assistance to close that financial gap,” said Ian Rosenblum, the executive director of Education Trust–New York, a nonprofit education advocacy group that published a report about the Excelsior Scholarship.

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.

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. ” Our advocacy.

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

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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.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Her previous experiences include being a classroom business teacher at the high school and post-secondary levels, assistant director of a vocational cooperative, principal at East Noble High School, and assistant superintendent at East Noble School Corporation.

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

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

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Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." 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)

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Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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Cincinnati Offers Blended Bootcamps for AP Students

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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.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

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

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

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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. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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Looking at the World with Eyes Wide Open

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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.

Cincinnati Offers Blended Bootcamps for AP Students

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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.

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. Stephen’s goal is access for all. Access for all means access for all.

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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. A 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. Photo: U.

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.

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Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school education reform and adolescent development. All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society.

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

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Classes have also discussed self-advocacy, including if, when and how to disclose a disability. Joanne D’Onofrio, associate director of the Center for Student Accessibility at CSI. “I

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

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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.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

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billion on elementary and secondary education. Nancy Loome, executive director and founder of the Parents’ Campaign, a nonprofit and grassroots education advocacy organization. Access to technology is another funding-related struggle. “If

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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Supports can include services, such as access to a special education teacher, or accommodations and modifications, such as having test questions read aloud, or being allowed to sit in a certain part of the classroom.

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

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Since the higher level of fees have come in, we’ve seen the highest proportion ever of low-income students in higher education,” said Les Ebdon, a former university vice-chancellor, or president, who now holds the singularly British title of national director of fair access to higher education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “For-profit Ashford University , facing loss of access to GI Bill benefits by month’s end, needs approval from a state to stop thousands of student veterans from losing aid.” Microsoft has released an early access version of its Minecraft : Education Edition. That doesn’t seem like much money if you’re selling access to your students as a “case study” for a tech company. Education Politics.

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Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school education reform and adolescent development. All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society.