4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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Yet every student in Piedmont is given a laptop in school and to take home and, through partnerships developed by the district, can access free or low-cost broadband 24/7. Early college access for later success. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Compared to white and affluent students, low-income and minority students have less access to nearly every type of educational benefit. That’s why Middletown is investing as much in professional learning for teachers as it is in devices and broadband.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Compared to white and affluent students, low-income and minority students have less access to nearly every type of educational benefit. “It’s That’s why Middletown is investing as much in professional learning for teachers as it is in devices and broadband.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. (National) Education Politics.

Education's Online Futures

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It has shaped the administrative imaginary – and that in turn has shaped how schools have built capacity (or much more likely outsourced capacity ) and defined capacity altogether – notably in response to what’s been consistently framed as the challenge of access and the necessity of choice. Meanwhile, the state has cleared the company to become a dropout recovery school. broadband privacy rules.”

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS). Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.