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Educational equity means that identifiers like race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and class no longer predict outcomes for students’ educational pursuits. An opportunity gap occurs when race, class, English proficiency, or other factors perpetuate lower achievement and access. Advancing Racial Equity in Education is comprised of an equity audit, professional development, and ongoing support.

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning


28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA SEL Inventory is available exclusively on Kickboard’s platform and is free to Kickboard customers. Charlotte N.C.


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How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education


Marissa Mierow It’s no secret that voice-enabled technology is taking off in the domestic sphere, but how is this increasingly robust technology impacting education? It offers companionship for some and greater accessibility for those with disabilities.

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Most PreK-12 teachers have at least 20 students in their classroom at any given moment, and often more. One solution to these dilemmas is for educators to weave “help” into the fabric of their classrooms. Teachers can set up structures, habits, and routines that allow students to think deeply about and access the support they need — which can also give teachers more availability to home in on individual students and skills.

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Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster


According to the National Center for Education Statistics , in 2013-14 school year, an average of 75 percent of public schools reported using security cameras to monitor their buildings. Here is a little-known-fact, FERPA laws regarding a parent's right to access video footage is unclear. Blaine scans his ID and enters the classroom. In 2013, HeroK12 began offering educators an opportunity to collect and analyze student behavior data.

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Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.” ” From the Times Higher Education by way of Inside Higher Ed : “Poll of faculty members and administrators in British higher education finds they want their country to remain in E.U. Isn’t Liberia outsourcing its education system to a Gates and Zuckerberg-backed startup , Bridge International Academies ?